Why 108 Beads Mala Necklace?
I love the fact that it is possible to hear something new every time you talk with a yogi(ni) about the number 108. This is because there are diverse interpretations as to why there are 108 beads. I have listed below the ones that have impressed me the most:
- Mantra meditation is recited by many in Sanskrit, the ancient script of India. There are 54 letters in Sanskrit alphabet and each letter has a feminine and masculine version, totalling 108.
- 108 is considered as a number of the wholeness of existence and this number connects the Sun, the Moon and the Earth.
- There are 108 stages along the journey of the human soul.
- It is associated with the possibility of enlightenment by taking 108 breaths a day, while in deep meditation.