International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part K
Spiritual and scientific significance of the number 108
AUTHOR(S): Jai Paul Dudeja
In this paper we explore some interesting features of the wonderful number ‘108’. We are often advised by our priests, elders or ancient scriptures to repeat a particular mantra 108 times. Even the rosary (maala) has 108 beads to help the chanter to keep track of the number of repetitions of a specific mantra. The number of flowers in a vara maala (wedding garland) is also 108. Ancient sages from the Vedic traditions recognised that 108 is a ‘Harshad Number’, which means that this number is a ‘Joy-Giver’. The number 108 has a special spiritual place in many religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, and Sikhism. This number has got a great significance in science, architecture, astronomy and many other areas, which is described in this paper.
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Jai Paul Dudeja. Spiritual and scientific significance of the number 108. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):611-615.