This splendid Mala is carefully handmade in Tibet with 108 genuine Natural "Enlightened" Silver-Line Bodhi Seeds and Red Agate beads. The bead diameter is approximately 8mm and the total length of the mala is 34 inches (86 cm). It can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or used for meditation.
Bodhi in Sanskrit translates to “enlightened” or "awakened," therefore the bodhi seed means “enlightened seed.” Bodhi is also a term in Buddhism to reflect a Buddha's understanding of the true nature of things. Many Buddhists wear the bodhi seeds during their meditation practices to ultimately reach enlightenment. The seeds have a special significance to all seekers of divine wisdom as it is under the bodhi tree that Buddha became enlightened. Each seed brings a sense of peace and wisdom on the path to one's own enlightenment.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as Japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.