Whether you believe it or not, you must have heard about the number 108 - a sacred number in Hinduism.
But why is the number 108 viewed as holy?
- The answer lies in math and science. According to Vedic cosmology, 108 is the basis of creation. In other words, it represents the universe and all of our existence.
- It is said that we have 108 marma points (vital points of life forces in our body). These 108 units is the distance between our body and the God within us. That's why all mantras are chanted 108 times. Each chant is believed to bring you one unit closer to our God within
- Our body contains seven chakras and each chakra is known to be an energy center within our body. The heart chakra has108 nadi (energy lines) that converge to form this energy center.
- In astronomy, the distance from the sun to earth is 108 times the diameter of the sun. The distance from the earth to the moon is 108 times the diameter of the moon. Also, the diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of earth.