Mala Bead necklaces are made with a total of 108 beads. There are many ideas surrounding the reasons that 108 has such importance and here I'd like to share with you some of what I have learnt.
Buddhist: putting an end to the 108 human passions that impede enlightenment. 36 in the past 36 in the present and 36 in the future.
Hindu: mathematicians of Hindu cosmology believe 108 to be the number of all creation. It represents ultimate conciousness.
There are 108 ancient Vedic texts and 108 sacred sites in India and it is said that there are 108 sacred life points in the human body.
In astrology there are 12 houses and 9 planets, 12 x 9 = 108.
The distance of the sun and the moon to earth is 108 times their individual diameters.
The Chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.
1 = New beginnings, intuition, insight.
0 = Development of one’s spiritual journey and listening to your intuition.
8 = Manifesting positive abundance, personal power, a desire for peace and a love of humanity.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument in England is 108 feet in diameter.