Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. This basic, 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 tassle. Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dress this mala up with a set of our mala counters or mala jewels!
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.
Size: 14 mm. beads, 42 inch total circumference.