This is from my new line of infinity mala bracelets, called The Vidya Collection. These malas all contain a wood bead as the guru bead.This mala looks great on its own, or layered with several bracelets. For more from the Women's Mala Bracelet Collection, click on this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/moondogtreasures?section_id=5254514
A japa mala, or mala, is a set of prayer beads popular in India and Tibet, commonly made from 108 beads. It is used to keep count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.
It is traditional of Tibetan Buddhism to recite mantras 108 times. Many malas have 108 beads, or are also made smaller but are divided into 108 to come up with 18, 21, 27 and 54 bead malas.
Each time you end a round, you reach the stop bead on top. That helps you keep track of how many times you have gone around.
This mala bracelet has 21 beads and a silver charm. Bracelet has one larger glass bead as the guru bead. The beads are strung on clear strong elastic cord which is double-knotted at the end.
BEAD SIZE: 8MM
BRACELET SIZE: 6 1/2 - 6 3/4 inches
Other sizes available. Contact seller.
Shipping - each mala arrives in a gift box with an explanation of a mala rolled into a tiny scroll (see photos), is securely packaged, and usually ships the same or next day after your payment has cleared.
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Hand-made jewelry with a prayerful purpose. Yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. Materials include quality gemstones, pmc (precious silver), thai silver and tierra cast silver.