Mystic Number 108 Why is it that the strings of names of the Gods are always 108? .They could as well be 110 or 112 0r 50? All such mystic numbers have a deep meaning. Man breaths at the rate of 900 per hours, 21600 times per day, 10800 during daytime.and 10800 during night time. so, the figure 216 and its half,108 has deep significance. it is also 9 times 12. 9 being the number indicative of Brahaman, it is always 9, however many times you may multiply it (9 x12 = 108, 1+8=9, 9x9=81,8+1=9) and 12 is the number of suns; also the sun moves through 12 rasis or points, each rasi representing one month. thus 9 x 12 = 108 has special significance. bars62 bharathy.g.