- A true antique bodhi seed mala purchased directly by the DharmaShop team in Kathmandu. Many of these special beads feature the phoenix eye motif!
- Made of 108 small, well used bodhi beads with a red hue and 1 matching guru bead. Each bead is rich in color with a beautiful sheen as well as its own shape and texture. Mala has been restrung in recent years on yellow cord with two additional bodhi beads below the knot.
- These dark-speckled seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed.
This mala comes from our DharmaShop curated collection. It was hand selected from an antique bodhi seed seller just outside of the Boudhanath temple. The bodhi seeds originate from the Kavrepalanchok District, one of the only places in Nepal so far to produce bodhi seeds! This seller and her family have been involved in the bodhi seed trade for generations. Kavrepalanchok is also the hometown of the head of our DharmaShop Nepal team!
Mala measures approximately 41 inches around. Beads are 10-11mm. Guru bead is about 17mm. Comes with a DharmaShop keepsake bag!
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