In the course of years of practice, I ended up with many malas from India, Tibet, Japan and elsewhere. I have many really nice ones but when I received this Dark Bodhi Seed Mala from Dharma Shop, this suddenly became my #1 and favorite. First when I opened the package, my impression was that the color of the beads are not as dark as it shows on the website and no luster on them. Rather looked very dry. I’ve contacted Dharma Shop and chatted with one of the customer service. They were very quick to respond and gave me a good explanation and tips for a good care. Then I understood that this is a brand new mala no one has used. Therefore no oil from fingers were on it and the beads are raw. I started using it as I chanted mantra, immediately the color of beads started to change as if they are alive. Dried up look disappeared and started to shine. I was suggested to treat beads with oil to moisten beads for long lasting protection. I’ve taken avocado oil on my fingers and rubbed each and singled beads and wiped with paper to absolve excess oil and let them dry. The deeper color of the Bodhi seed started to appear and it is very beautiful. I’m sure that more I use, it will darken the color and becomes more mine. The size of large beads are very easy to count. The tightness of the string is just right. The energy was very neutral since it wasn’t anybody’s and now filled with my own energy. I get many complements when I wear it around my neck. It just looks robust and good. I’m extremely happy that I purchased this mala and recommend to anyone who like the authentic look and usability of this Dark Bodhi Seed Mala from Dharma Shop. Namaste!
Hello Adheesh, thanks so much for taking the time to share this thoughtful review! I am so happy to hear that our tips and tricks were helpful, and that this bodhi mala has been a new favorite to your collection!
I love this dark bodhi seed mala feels and looks very authentic and also I love the original look of it and I also thank you so much dharma shop for the amazing good quality of Malas I have purchased from you and looking forward to a adding a couple more to my collection of Malas god bless you all.
Wonderful product and service. Many Thanks
This mala is beautiful. Just enough room left between the beads to move my fingers across.
Wonderful and timely!