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, dark wood bodhi seeds are truly stunning as each bead is unique. The counter is completely original silver and includes a beautiful coral accent.
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.
Seeds are approximately 10mm with a 20mm bead at its closure. Measures approximately 32 inches around and hangs about 17 inches. Counter is about 5 inches long.