This simple monk's mala is made of bodhi seed beads that have been cut on each end and polished, making them flat in the traditional manner. Mala includes a naga shell guru bead and features traditional, antique-style, Tibetan bell and dorje mala counters that are hand strung on leather. Perfect monk's mala for everyday meditation.
Bodhi seeds have sacred meaning throughout Buddhism. The dark-speckled seeds 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 33 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 14mm, guru bead is about 20mm. Made in Nepal.