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Buddhist Necklace, Mala Bead Necklace and Prayer Necklace
Tibetan Buddhist prayer beads, or mala beads, are used to count mantra recitations, for meditation, yoga, prayer & reflection. We design & craft a selection of 108 malas with genuine semi-precious healing beads neatly finished with end beads or, if you prefer, we make a selection of tassel necklace finished with a hand made tassel. Traditionally used for chanting mantra these long malas can be “worn” around the neck or wrapped around the wrist.
Why 108 Beads?
Our mala necklace have 108 beads; in Buddhism 108 is an auspicious number as there are said to be 108 impure thoughts or defilements (known as kleshas). Also, after chanting 100 mantras 8 extra mantras are chanted to allow for any that were chanted when concentration lapsed. The guru bead (the larger 3 holed bead) is not counted. Tibetan prayer beads often have counter beads at 27 bead intervals to aid the mantra counting process (this is why some of our mala necklaces have 111 beads … 108 beads + 3 counter beads = 111 beads)
Hand Knotted Malas
Longevity Malas ~ the thread is knotted between each bead providing extra strength and longevity. As each knot is tied the multiplying mantra OM RUCHIRA MANI PRAVARTAYA HUM is chanted, infusing the mala & the knots with 108 mantras. This multiplying mantra increases the power of the mantras you recite with the mala.
With every mala beads order we include full glossy colour information about the healing benefits of our mala beads, plus mala beads use & care.
Beautifully presented in a neat gold envelope & finished with a Tibetan seal.
This makes for a fabulous gift or keepsake!