Hand Knotted Malas

108 bead Buddhist Malas
Hand knotted mala featuring knots between the beads

Longevity Hand Knotted Malas
Hand Knotted MalasThe Six Symbols of Longevity
The sage (pictured top) represents Buddha Amitayus – the Buddha of Longevity & Long, Limitless Life. He is also known as Amitabha, he is one of the Five Dhyāni Buddhas & his mantra is OM AMI DEWA HRI.
The sage lives a long, peaceful & contented life, untroubled by the cares of the world. The six symbols of longevity are:
1. a rosary mala symbolising continuity and purity
2. the peach tree imbued with medicinal qualities
3. the strong rocks of longevity
4. the water flowing from the rock is pure nectar of immortality
5. a pair of cranes represent happiness, fidelity & longevity
6. the deer symbolises longevity as it is the only animal capable of locating the plant of immortality

Hand Knotted MalasLongevity Malas ~ hand knotted mala ~ 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.

Tibetan mala beads, or prayer beads, are used to count mantra recitations, for meditation, mindfulness, yoga, prayer & reflection. The aim is to feel the beads, recite the mantra and visualise at the same time – involving body, speech & mind. This helps to focus awareness and concentration during meditation.

If you prefer to design your own hand knotted mala please use the custom mala page, it’s an easy step by step process to designing your own custom mala.