- This true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly by the DharmaShop team in Kathmandu. These are some of the smallest bodhi seed beads we have ever seen or held!
- Made of 108 small, well used dark bodhi beads with a red hue. Each bead is rich in color with a beautiful sheen as well as its own shape and texture. Mala has been restrung in recent years on dark red cord in the traditional manner with matching antique bodhi accents.
- 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.
On their trip to Nepal in October 2019, DharmaShop owners, Christy and Sander Cohen were walking a kora around the Boudhanath stupa when they saw an individual seller with a variety of bodhi seed malas. As they began talking with the seller, monks from the nearby monastery came by and they discussed the beautiful quality of the beads. We were able to find the same seller and source a handful of truly incredible antique bodhi seed malas from him once again! We cannot emphasize enough how extraordinary these beads are. A rare and amazing find!
Mala measures approximately 36 inches around. Beads are about 8-10mm with most being around 9mm. Guru bead is about 17mm. Comes with a traditional silk and polyester keepsake bag!
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