Significance of 108 beads

Each Traditional Meditation Mala has 108 beads, plus the Guru or bindu bead. 

Malas of 108 beads are significant items for a spiritual seeker and are worn for connection with source, the feeling of protection and for japa meditation.

Amazing facts about the Significance of 108:

      • The distance between the Sun and Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. 

      • The distance between the Moon and Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon. 

      • The Diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of Earth. 

      • A mala is often understood to maintain harmony with the sun and moon energies in our body; the ida and pingala nadis and thus enhancing the flow of prana up the sushumna nadi increasing our progress towards enlightenment. 

      • There are 12 zodiac signs and 9 planets 12 x 9 = 108. Through wearing a mala it's believed one can overcome 'the influence of the stars', meaning one has the potential to change their destiny.

      • Each of the 27 constellations in our galaxy has 4 direction; 27 x 4 = 108

      • There are 108 nadis (nerve channels) through the heart.

      • The highest temperature the body can reach is 108 farenheit

Did you Know!
        • That more than two-thirds of the world use prayer/ mala /rosary beads! 

        • When the Roman Empire was trading with India, they mistook the word japa (108 beads mantra mala) for jap, the Latin word for “rose.” So when these prayer beads came to be used in Rome, they were called rosarium, or rosary in English.