The number’s significance is open to interpretation. But 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. The number 108 has held a multi-dimensional meaning throughout history:

**In mathematics:**

**Abundant number**(an abundant number or excessive number is a number for which the sum of its proper divisors is greater than the number itself)**Semiperfect number**(a semiperfect number or pseudoperfect number is a natural number*n*that is equal to the sum of all or some of its proper divisors)**Tetranacci number**(tetranacci numbers start with four predetermined terms, each term afterwards being the sum of the preceding four terms. The first few tetranacci numbers are: 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 29, 56, 108, 208, 401….)- The
**hyperfactorial**of 3 - Divisible by the value of its
**φ function**, which is 3 - Divisible by the total number of its divisors (12), hence it is a
**refactorable number** - The angle in degrees of the interior angles of a regular pentagon in Euclidean space
**Palindromic**in bases 11 (9911), 17 (6617), 26 (4426), 35 (3335) and 53 (2253)**Harshad number**in bases 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 (a harshad number (or Niven number) in a givennumber base, is an integer that is divisible by the sum of its digits when written in that base)**Self number**(A self number, Colombian number or Devlali number is an integer that cannot be written as the sum of any other integer n and the individual digits of n)- There are 108 free
**polyominoes**of order 7 - The equation {\displaystyle 2\sin \left({\frac {108^{\circ }}{2}}\right)=\phi } results in the
**golden ratio**(1.6180339887…)

**In science:**

**108 degrees Fahrenheit**is the internal temperature at which the human body’s vital**organs begin to fail**from overheating- The distance of Earth from the Sun is about
**108 times the diameter of the Sun**(actually closer to 107.51, as per definition of the AU). Actual ratio varies between 105.7 (Perihelion) and 109.3 (Aphelion) - The distance between the earth and the moon is
**108 times the moon’s diameter** - A leap year displays 366 days, and 3 x 6 x 6 gives 108

**Religion and the arts:**

- In some schools of Buddhism, it is believed that there are
**108 defilements** - In Jain tradition is believed that they are
**108 virtues** - The Vedanta, according to the Hinduism tradition, recognizes
**108 authentic doctrines (Upanishad)**aiming to approach the Truth and to destroy Ignorance - There are said to be
**108 energy lines**, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra - According to Chinese and Indian Martial Arts: Marma Adi and Ayurveda, there are
**108 pressure points**in a human body