Sacred number 108, know fascinating reasons


Have you ever pondered that Sun and Moon, the reason behind the life of Earth..why they look of the same size? Although there is a great difference between their size and distance from Mother Earth.

The reason behind this unveils the importance of 108. 108 a significant number in Vedic rituals, giving 108 offerings during Yagna, chanting a mantra 108 times. The person who has great knowledge in Yoga might be aware of the sacred reason behind 108.

Sun and Moon appear to be same in size from Mother Earth is due to the phenomena of size and distance that is based on 108. L= Dx108 (length equals diameter multiplied by 108) is the formula that unveils how Sun and Moon maintain this symmetry.

The approximate mean length between the Sun and Earth roughly equals 108 x Diameter of the Sun. Similarly, the distance between the Moon and Earth is 108 x Diameter of the Moon.

The fascinating symmetry can be better visualized by putting 108 Suns between Sun and Earth and 108 Moons between Moon and Earth. Being this just a coincidence is just out of question. This is the beauty and symmetry of nature.

The reason that there is life on Earth at all is that the Sun and Moon have patiently energised Earth with the exact ratio of fire, water and the other elements for over 4 billion years, culminating in the last 95,000 years where the perfect symmetry of 108 has been achieved for humankind to develop.

This is the main reason behind the importance of 108, however, there are few more:


There are 27 constellations(Nakshatras) in our galaxy, and each one they have 4 directions, and 27 x 4 = 108. In other words, the number 108 covers the whole galaxy.

Sri Yantra

On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where three lines intersect, and there are 54 such intersections. Each intersection has masculine and feminine, Shiva and Shakti qualities. 54 times 2 equals 108. Thus, there are 108 points that define the Sri Yantra as well as the human bones.

Sanskrit alphabet

There are total 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each alphabet has masculine and feminine terms, Shiva and Shakti. 54 times 2 are 108.

Vedic scriptures and astrology have so much auspiciousness and logic in them that if we aligned our lives to the Vedic rituals, we can be blissfully happy and healthy. However due to some mean people this has been turned into more of superstitions and fear. We at Vital-Astro are committed to bring the best of Vedic Astrology for you.

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