Mala Bead necklace black, stretchy cord, 5 mm.
Mala Bead necklace consists of 108 beads, 5mm each bead on stretch cord. The Mala is used so that one can think about the meaning of a prayer or mantra with sincerity, devotion and full attention, while it is being chanted.
Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. Many believe that when a Mala is used in this manner and after repeated use the Mala takes on the energy of the mantra.
There are varying explanations of the significance of the 108 beads that are in this necklace. One of them being that 1 stands for God or Higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity. Another explanation is that the two sacred numbers of 9 and 12 when multiplied total 108.
Color: Dark Brown Wooden beads.