Approximately Beads Measures 8-10mm - Total of 108 Beads - 30 Inches Long.Coral and turquoise inlay work.
Price Includes Free Pouch (Pouch Color May Vary)
Beads are from Nepal. Carefully hand strung in the US
This prayer mala (rosary) of 108 beads is made by yak bone inlaid with Tibetan turquoise and red coral. This bone prayer mala (rosary) of 108 beads is indispensable to meditative practice. Each bead is used to count the repetition of a mantra or chant. The number 108 bears spiritual significance across several cultures.
Bone is a traditional material used in malas in both Nepal and Tibet. Bone represents the earth and our connection to it. Bone is also said to signify strength and to amplify prana (life force energy). Using a bone mala is a reminder of impermanence - the more we contemplate impermanence and death the more fruitful our life becomes. Yak bone is also said to maintain good blood circulation.
Malas are used all over by the Buddhists around the world especially they are used in Tibet, Nepal and India. You will always see the monks as well as lay people using them while walking around the stupas or temples or monasteries. A Mala is usually used for prostrations, counting mantras, and so on. It is worn on left wrist while not in use.
Suggested Mantras for this mala
"Om Mani Padme Hum" To Chenrezig
"Om Muni Muni Maha Muni ye soha" To Lord Buddha Shakyamuni
"Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" To White Tara
"Tayatha Om Bekatse Bekatse Maha Bekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" To Healing Medicine Buddha.
All our beads are directly purchased from small artisans in Nepal and India. All our malas are hand strung here in US with love and prayers. When you Purchase this mala it helps and support the artisan and their families in Nepal and India. Your support is highly appreciated