Thursday, 14 July 2011

Significance of 108

Aren’t you amazed about this mystical number 108? As every time we go to any guru/astrologer, he normally guides us to chant a particular mantra 108 times. What is this 108 and what is the significance of this 108
All ancient vages were great mathematicians that we can say when we see the complex mathematics involved in astrology and they all would have believed in this no. 108 because of some logical reasons.
Why did they all call this number as the number of this existence or the number that represents the GOD, may be the following reasons would answer the issue.
·         Indian astrology believes Sun as the most powerful planet & all planets revolves around the Sun. You will be amazed to know that the diameter of the Sun is 108 times bigger than the earth.
·         Another amazing fact, all 9 planets travel through the 12 houses in astrology. On multiplying 12X9, the number we get is 108.
·         The numerological total of 108 comes out to be 9. The amazing part is any number multiply with 9, the numerological total comes out to be nine.
·         The 27 Nakshaktras spread over 4 zones, the multiplies number of both also result into 108.
·         On the Yantra Raj “Sri Yantra” there are 54 intersections. Each intersection has shiva and Shakti qualities. 54 x 2 equals 108.
·         Lord Krishna also is said to have 108 gopis.
·         There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditions.
·         There are 108 Upanishads as per the list contained in the Muktikopanishad

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