7 February 2013 - QA 7

What is the reason for 108 beads in a rosary? Is there any significance to this?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

There are 12 constellations and nine planets according to Indian astrology. Nine planets moving in the 12 constellations can bring about 108 different types of changes.

So the 108 beads are to nullify any malefic effects of any changes.