108 Natural Bodhi Seeds & Red Agate Stone Buddhist Mala Prayer Beads
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.
Did you know?
Bodhi in sanskrit translates to “enlightened” or "awakenened," 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 Buddhist 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.
The red agate seeds are a little lighter in colour than shown in the picture on the website and the bodhi beads are much darker but it's still a beautiful mala. Just slightly different colours than shown in the picture on the website. Overall I'm thrilled with this mala! And it arrived in really good time despite the strange shopping window.
Wonderful as it looks.
The really odd shipping window was a little concerning at first, but my item arrived promptly and looks better than the website promised.