One-of-a-kind true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly from a monastery in Nepal, and has been a part of the DharmaShop's personal collection for years. These small wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning as each bead is unique, it also features a bodhi seed guru bead.
It was while meditating under a bodhi tree that Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha. The dark-speckled seeds from this fig tree thus 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.
The 109 beads are approximately 12mm. Measures approximately 42 inches around and hangs about 22 inches.