Premium-quality Japa Malas (prayer beads), in a choice of three traditional styles.
Mala is originally the Sanskrit word for a garland - but it is now generally used to describe the prayer-beads used by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.
These premium-quality malas consist of 108 beads - one of which (often known as the guru bead) is marked with a decorative tassle (colours vary) - as traditionally used in Tibet, Nepal and India. They're employed for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra - the practice known in Sanskrit as japa.
They're usually worn round the neck, or wrapped several times around the wrist.
(Other names for these beads include: juzu or nenju in Japan, shu zhu, nian zhu or Fo zhu in China, ba-di in Burma... or the more familiar rosary, in Christianity.)
You can choose from THREE different styles of top-quality japa mala... traditional Tibetan bone beads (8mm beads, overall length 80cm), genuine polished rosewood beads (6-8mm beads, overall length 70cm), or rudhraksha beads (9mm beads, overall length 95cm), the dried seeds of the sacred rudhraksha tree. (All sizes are approximate, and are for guidance only.)
TOP QUALITY FOR ONLY £9.95 each