The significance of the number 108 is open to interpretation. Over time, there has been much spiritual and scientific relevance given to this number. For many, the number 108 is a sacred number.
Sun, Moon & Earth The distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. The distance between the Earth and Moon is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
Mantra & Meditation: On a mala, or set of mantra counting beads, there are generally 108 beads, or some fraction of that number, 27 or 54.
Breath: Tantra estimates the average number of breaths per day at 21,600, of which 10,800 are solar energy, and 10,800 are lunar energy. Multiplying 108 by 100 is 10,800. Multiplying 2 x 10,800 equals 21,600.
Have you ever used a mala to meditate with? Your comment is welcomed.
Mala or Japa Beads