Truly antiqued bodhi seed malas purchased directly from a collection of antique bodhi malas from Boudhanath in Nepal. These small, well used, dark wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning; each bead is unique, rich in color with a beautiful sheen. Simply strung and finished with a guru bead.
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. 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.
Seeds are approximately 12-13mm with a 15mm guru bead. Measures approximately 50 inches around.