One-of-a-kind, true antique bodhi seed mala purchased directly from a Boudhanath in Nepal, and has been a part of the DharmaShop's personal collection for years. These small, well used, dark wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning; each bead is unique with slightly flattened ends, rich color, and beautiful sheen.
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.
Seeds are approximately 12mm with a 15mm guru bead. Measures approximately 36 inches around.