Dzi beads are believed to offer protection for the wearer. The significance of the circle and square sky door design combination is said to bring balance and serenity, and turn an individual's potentiality into actual vibrant and useful energy and achieve greater things in life.
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 38 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 13-14mm. Dzi measures about 1.25 inch long and 0.5 inch wide.
Bodhi Seeds from Dharmashop.com on Vimeo.