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Antique Bodhi Enlightenment Mala

  • This true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly by the DharmaShop team in Kathmandu.  This mala features an extra 2 antique beads below the guru bead!
  • Made of 108 incredibly small, well used dark bodhi beads.  Each bead is rich in color with a beautiful dark sheen as well as its own shape and texture. The mala has been restrung in recent years on bold red cord in a unique fashion with added antique bodhi accents.
  • 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 44 inches around.  Beads are around 10-11mm with some 9mm.  Guru bead is about 16mm.  Comes with a DharmaShop keepsake bag!

Antique Bodhi Seeds from on Vimeo.