This one-of-a-kind true antique bodhi seed monk's mala from Nepal is amazing! The small, dark bodhi seed beads are absolutely beautiful. They have been cut on each end and polished, making them flat in the traditional manner. Mala features a larger bodhi guru bead as well as hand strung traditional Tibetan style bell and dorje mala counters on leather.
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras and 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 30 inches around. Beads are about 10mm.