Dark Bodhi Seed Mala

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This authentic, traditional mala has 108 bodhi seed beads strung on heavy cotton cord.  The larger size of these beads can be very satisfying for counting.  When not in use, it can be wrapped 3-5 times loosely around most wrists.  Simply strung and finished with a guru bead and black tassel.  Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Dress this mala up with a set of our mala counters or mala jewels!

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 about 42" around.  Beads are approximately 14mm.

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Miguel F.
United States

Beautiful mala but a little bit too big

I really like the look and is great to practice meditation and keep focus chanting, I was a bit disappointed because the beads are kind of large and look funny in my wrist and is hard to twisted the cord and adjusted in my wrist. I hope in the near future you get a similar one with smaller beads and elastic thread. I also got the lava stone 108 beads mala that's a great experience and look fantastic. Best Regards



Hello Miguel, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We understand that the bodhi seeds do have a larger millimeter size, but the smaller the seed the much more costly they become. We are always trying to find high quality bodhi seeds with a smaller size, and we are hoping to have them added to our collection soon! Know that if you find these to not work for your daily practice, you are always welcome to send them back to us, for we want you to be happy with your purchase! We appreciate your honest feedback, and thank you for supporting Himalayan artisans!

Karen A.
United States

Excellent again

Excellent quality and service. DharmaShop never disappoints.

Rich M.
United States


The dark Bodhi Seed Mala is beautiful. The seeds are very dark, textured and flattened on two sides enabling the seeds to lay close together. They are very easy to handle. It is quite extraordinary.

Sean K
Florida, United States

Beautiful simple mala

The mala I received is very dark and beautiful. It has a nice earthy smell. The beads are large and easy to count. The mala looks very similar to the antique bodhi seeds malas sold on this site. I’m very happy with this!

Josh M.
United States

Best Mala I own

My experience with purchasing this mala was exceptional. The quality of this mala is exquisite and the care put forth in making it for me personally was well worth the wait and duely noted. It took just a week for the knitting service of the beautiful bodhi seeds mala and being a collector of malas, I have to say this one is by far the nicest in quality, aesthetic and energy. Thanks Cathy and Dharma Shop! Looking forward to more purchases from this down to earth site and group of hard working people! Not to mention it supports earthquakes victims in Nepal. Not too shabby for the karma going into the malas. ;)



Josh, thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Dark Bodhi Seed Mala and Knotting Service. I can't wait to share this review with Cathy! She will be so glad to hear that you are so happy with your mala. Your support and kind words mean a lot to us! Thank you, again, for your awesome feedback and help in supporting Himalayan artisans!