What is so special about 108? The number is considered lucky and auspicious. The reason behind this is not superstition. The addition of digits of number 108 is 9, and number 9 is related with Brahma, that's why 108 is very important. Indian Vedas, treats the Sun as God, and Sun has 12 signs (Zodiac signs). In Yajurveda, the Sun is related with Lord Brahma (the number 9), remember - 12 * 9 = 108; therefore for recitation of the mantra or prayer, the number 108 is very sacred.