Buddhist Mala - RosewoodBuddhist Mala beads are a centuries old tool, designed to keep the mind focused on the practice of prayer and meditation. The symbol of the never ending cycle, each bead in the Mala counts a Sanskrit prayer, or mantra in sets of 108 repetitions.
Combining tactile and conscious awareness, the beads are moved sequentially in rhythm with breathing. Each mantra centers and stills the mind, allowing the focus to be on the meaning of the mantra, rather than counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. When using a Mala repeatedly, it is believed to take on the energy of the mantra that is being recited.
Our traditional Japa Mala contains 108 beads. The type of bead combined with a specific mantra, is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
Rosewood is a very special and rare wood that is considered holy and prized in India. This Rosewood mala is a protective wood and believed to shield one from negative energy. It is also known for healing, improving circulation and aids in manifesting what you desire, dream, and need to heal.
Our full sized prayer bead Mala necklace is handcrafted with 8mm beads. Strung on a woven, reinforced cord, accented with coral and turquoise spacers and finished with a turquoise tassel. Measures 30" in length. Free mala bag included to store and protect your beads. Due to the natural materials used, the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly. These Mala are made in Nepal through Fair Trade Practices celebrating the culture of Tibet.