One-of-a-kind true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly from a monastery in Nepal, and has been a part of the DharmaShop's personal collection for years. These small wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning as each bead is unique, it also features a bodhi seed guru bead.
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.
The 108 beads are approximately 10mm with a 13mm guru bead. Measures approximately 30 inches around and hangs about 16 inches.