This one-of-a-kind traditional antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly from Kathmandu, Nepal. These 108 wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning. Simply strung and finished with a guru bead on brown cord. Mala comes with a beautiful embroidered gold silk mala bag.
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.
The 108 beads are approximately 12-13mm. Measures approximately 48 inches in circumference.