Our wooden mallah beads are made using 108 individual beads, which is a particularly auspicious number in Buddhism, and finished with a coloured tassel to represent the end of the chant. The number 108 can be interpreted in many ways. One popular interpretation is that the 1 represents the path, the 0 represents the circle of life and the 8 represents the infinity loop. Malla beads are similar in practice to a Catholic rosary and are used to aid meditation and prayer, approximate length: 84cm
Mallah or Malas are a type of Buddhist rosary. Usually consisting of 108 beads which is a very auspicious number in Buddhism. The first 100 beads are counted as mantras whilst the reamaining eight are dedicated to the sentinent beings. Malla beads are used to aid meditation and prayer with each bead representing a mantra repetition, approximate length: 102cm
A simple and elegant set of our best-selling wooden mallah beads in a lovely Himalyan lokta paper box complete with an information card about the item. The mallah (also known as Japa Mala or Mala) is a Buddhist rosary. Practitioners chant a mantra (usually "Om mani padme hum") for each of the beads, and they meditate whilst working their way through the beads. A complete circuit of the mallah means that the mantra has been said 108 times. By doing this the Buddhists belive that the invisible thread which links the person to the divine and their higher self is awakend. Please note that whilst most mallah have 108 beads, sometimes this number can vary as more beads are occasionaly added in case the practitioner skips some beads by mistake, a paper box, approx: 15cm × 8cm × 3cm
A 28 bead set of mallah beads strung on an elasticated cord, perfect for wearing on the wrist. Each mallah comes in its own little recycled sari pouch with a lokta paper info card making it an attractive gift. In Tibetan Buddhism it is common for 21 or 28 bead mallahs to be used to facilitate counting when performing prostrations (ritual bows.) They contain less beads than the typical 108 bead mallah so that they are easier to carry around, tassel and sari pouch colour varies, these all originate from Nepal, India
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