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Raktu Seed and Turquoise 108 Mala

34 Reviews   |  
  • Handmade in the shadow of the Boudanath Stupa by our friend Dipendra, this 108 bead mala is made with traditional raktu seed beads and pressed turquoise spacers.
  • There is no greater joy than when we get to sit and drink a cup of sweetened Nepali tea while visiting his shop, and watch the pilgrims walk clockwise around the great stupa.  This simple mala is a staple at Dipendra's shop in Boudhanath.
  • With meaning similar to the bodhi seed, many practitioners use raktu malas for their essence and inherent teachings of enlightenment within each seed.

These mala beads are great if you like a natural seed bead in a smaller size.  Seed malas are some of the most common malas used in Tibet and Nepal.  These seeds are sustainable and are harvested each year, and then drilled and made into mala beads.

Mala measures approximately 28 inches around.  Beads are 8mm.

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My mala shipped quickly and came very carefully wrapped. It’s absolutely beautiful and obviously well made. I can’t wait to start using it. Love DharmaShop!

Chad S.
United States

Raktu seed mala

Very nice mala. All seeds intact and well strung together.Turqouise and coral counter beads quite attractive. Would highly recommend this mala

Ulla G.
United States


Beautiful Mala, exactly the measurement I was looking for. So happy with this purchase.

Antoine V.

wonderful mala

As I was struggling to meditate truthfully, i stumbled upon this website offering this kind of item made by true artisan. the same people who offered the item i was looking for, guaranteed not only the item to be exactly as i saw it in my mind but also that it would be worth every penny and more that i paid for it. i would recommend Dharma Shop to whomever may want a mala or any kind of product connected to the practice of meditation. I send you the aknowledgement of a great gift as it is helping me like nothing as ever did to reach mental peace. I wish you last for the last century and might it be more than that, it shall help mankind to go back to its true nature which isn't the one it is into now.

Dharma Shop

Hello Antoine, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your mala and that it is helping you in your everyday practice! We appreciate your feedback, and thanks again for your support in Himalayan artisans!

Brian W.
United States

Again & Again ... Excellent Again

I've purchased this wonderful mala many times, since dharma shop began offering it years ago. I repeatedly give it as gift, after a time, and purchase another. My all-time favorite. As always, excellently made, as always, prompt service. Thanks!

Dharma Shop

Brian, thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Raktu Seed and Turquoise 108 Mala. We are so glad to hear that this mala has become one of your favorites over the years! We appreciate your feedback and continued support!

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