Buddhist Mala - Premium Blue LapisThe Mala prayer bead is an essential tool in Buddhism and meditation. Buddhist 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 Buddhist Mala contains 108 beads. The type of gemstone combined with a specific mantra is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
This Buddhist Mala is made of premium Blue Lapis beads. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Persian word lazhward meaning blue, in allusion to its vibrant color. In India, Lapis is known as 'Lajwart'. It is a rich blue color with some golden striations. Lapis is thought to heighten intuition, enhance awareness and intellect. It is said that Lapis can improve mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. Ancient lore believes that it imparts ancient knowledge and wisdom, bringing peacefulness and self-acceptance.
This full sized Buddhist Prayer Mala necklace is handcrafted with 5 mm beads. It is strung with 9 wire nylon thread for strength and durability and made the traditional way with a knot between each bead. A free mala bag is included to store and protect your beads. Due to the natural materials used, the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly.