Antique Bodhi Wonderment Mala

  • This one-of-a-kind antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly from Kathmandu and has an amazing, rich history that you can truly feel when holding the mala.
  • DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, took apart and restrung the antique bodhi mala to include: two old sherpa coral spacers, a stunning carnelian accent bead, a broken antique Chung Dzi to serve as the guru cap bead, and two small brass skull dangles.
  • It features a combination of gorgeous antique bodhi beads that have been used for decades.  Some of the beads are burned and they vary in size and texture.  These elements are so special and help to illustrate the history of this mala.  We can't help but be amazed by the wonder of this mala.

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.

Mala measures approximately 55 inches around.  Bodhi beads are anywhere from 10-15mm.  Carnelian bead is 1 5/8 inch long and about 3/4 inch wide.