The number 108 holds various meanings and what is key is that you get to pick what you truly want it to represent.

Some of our favorite reasons are:

**9 x 12**: Both of these numbers have been said to have spiritual significance in many traditions. 9 times 12 is 108, 1 plus 8 equals 9 and 9 times 12 equals 108.

**Desires**: There are said to be 108 earthly desires.

**Lies**: There are said to be 108 lies that humans tell.

**Heart Chakra**: It is believed that there are 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra.

**Sanskrit alphabet**: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine. 54 times 2 is 108.

**Pranayama**: If one is able to achieve 108 breaths in a day, due to practicing meditation, enlightenment will come.

**Pentagon**: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.

**Time**: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.

**River Ganga**: The sacred River Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees (79 to 91), and a latitude of 9 degrees (22 to 31). 12 times 9 equals 108.

**Planets and Houses**: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

**Goddess names**: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

**Sun and Earth**: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.

**Moon and Earth**: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

**Silver and the moon**: In the world of astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is 108.

**Meditations**: Some say there are 108 different styles of meditation.

**Smaller divisions**: The number 108 is divided, such as in half, third, quarter, or twelfth, so that some malas have 54, 36, 27, or 9 beads.

**Dance**: There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditions.