Interestingly! 108 is considered as a sacred number in Hinduism.
Malas, or prayer bead garlands, are made up of 108 beads strung together. Vedic mathematicians saw this number as a completeness of existence, connecting the Sun, Moon, and Earth. For Hindus, the number 108 has long been considered sacred.
One interesting fact about India is that it was the first country to develop sugar extraction and purification processes.