After nearly 10 years, we're bringing back a DharmaShop heritage item that inspired our customer favorite Miracle Bodhi Seed Mala! This wrist mala was one of the first items carried at DharmaShop, featuring authentic bodhi seeds and a vintage-style brass dorje accent.
In 2019, we found an unopened box from Kathmandu in our warehouse that was over 20 years old. Inside, we found a handful of spectacular small bodhi seed malas. We restrung and oiled the beads right here at the DharmaShop, adding the iconic brass dorje.
You guys loved the design so much that once we ran out, we had our friend and mala maker inKathmandu, Dipendra, search high and low for bodhi beads of the same quality, size, and age. After a few weeks of searching, he was able to source some equally incredible bodhi beads and create this mala, and now its matching wrist mala, for us once again!
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras as well as other prayers. 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.
Symbolically, a dorje is a protective symbol that represents the 'thunderbolt of enlightenment.' The antiqued brass dorje accent is a meaningful, yet simple addition to the bracelet.
Wrist mala is available in two adjustable sizes. Small measures approximately 6.5 inches around when fully tightened and opens to about 9 inches. Large measures approximately 8 inches around when fully tightened and opens to about 10 inches. Beads are 12-14mm. Dorje is about 1 inch.