Don't Miss

Reason behind ‘108’ as the Emergency Ambulance Number

By on December 12, 2016

Most of the people used the 108 Ambulance service till now, as soon as someone face any health issue they soon call to 108 Ambulance service that will be available at a short span of time. People use this 108 service to rescue the countless people from dying due to any accidents or any illness problems. The Government came up with the plan of 108 Ambulance service to help the people to get the instant medication and the transport to the hospital. The victims just need to call the 108 Toll-free number to get the help. They will locate the address and reach as soon as possible to help the victims to reach the hospital at free of cost.

                                This 108 service is currently operational in 20 states. Here is the reason behind using of 108 as an emergency number for the ambulance instead of so many numbers available. This is to tell the importance of 108 number in every aspect. The 108 Ambulance vehicles are maintained by the GVK group, they had a small piece on the reason of using 108 number. There are some special reasons and scientific and traditional reasons for this.


  1. As Per the Hindu Tradition

The 108 beads of the rosary for 108 incantations is a Nama Japa of a Personal God. The Mantras in Hindu are traditionally repeated for 108 times using the mala beads to count the repetition number.


  1. As Per Science

When the earth is compared with the sun, the sun is enormous. Sun contains the 99.86% of all the mass of entire solar system. The Sun is nearly 1,391,000 Km across and this is about 108 times the diameter of earth.


  1. From Life to Death

It is said by Guru’s that Human Soul goes through 108 stages on a journey. The Chakras are the intersections of the energy lines and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converting the heat from Chakra. One of the line ‘Sushumma’ leads to the crown chakra and that is said to be the path to Self-realization.


  1. As Per the LAW

Everything in the human’s life is uncertain after the birth, and the death is exception and it will certainly happen in everyone’s life. There is a section called Section 108 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 lays down a general rule as to presumption of the existence of a person.


  1. Reason is Logic

The number 108 is technologically acceptable number enables to call faster. This is said as when an accident occurs the eye automatically searches for the number 1 and then the eyes slowly moves down to 0. This number is in order and extracted as 108.


Some more reasons for using this number 108 is that it is a Harshad Number, Sanskrit Alphabet, Pranayama and Time.

  • Harshad Number

108 is a Harshad Number which is an integer divisible by the sum of its digits.

  • Sanskrit Alphabet

There are total 54 letters in Sanskrit alphabet, in that each has masculine and feminine. Shiva and Shakti 54 x 2 is 108.

  • Pranayama

If the person is to be so calm in meditation, then they will have only 108 breaths in a day.

  • Time

Some says that there are total 108 feelings. In that there are 36 related to the past and 36 related to the present and the remaining 36 related to the future.

                     These are some of the traditional reasons behind the using of 108 as the Emergency Ambulance number.

About admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *