- Last year we found an unopened box from Kathmandu that was almost 20 years old. In it was a handful of spectacular 11mm bodhi seed malas. You can look everywhere you want in Kathmandu right now and not find beads of this size and quality for this price.
- DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, oiled and restrung the bodhi beads along with a gorgeous true agate modern Dzi bead from his personal collection.
- Although it isn't ancient, this is one of the more exceptional Dzi beads made in the early 1990's. The bead includes stunning agate banding and resembles ancient beads that are now being sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
Dzi beads are believed to offer protection for the wearer. The Nectar Bottle, or Treasure Vase Dzi motif is the focus of all goodwill and gathering of auspiciousness and general fortune. This bead can assist the owner in achieving the good things of 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 36 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 11mm. Dzi measures about 0.75 inch.
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