This one-of-a-kind true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly from Kathmandu, Nepal and features some really special elements. The 108 dark wood bodhi seeds have been cut on each end and polished, making them flat in the traditional manner. Features carnelian spacers and a unique copal guru bead. Mala comes with a beautiful embroidered silk mala bag.
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 37 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 9-12mm, carnelian beads are 10mm.