This mala consists of 108 real Bodhi seeds (13mm diameter) painted with gold paint, being a 108 + 1 guru bead rosary strung on a cord.
This mala was made by local tribesmen in the regio of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar.
The Bodhi tree was a great and ancient sacred fig tree (Ficus religiosa) located in Bodh Gaya under which Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Buddha, was meditating until he received enlightenment (i.e. reaching the state of Bodhi).
Bodhi seeds are important for Buddhists and Hindus for they bring happiness, inspiration and dedication.
In India, Bodhi seeds malas are often coated with neem oil as neem has medicinal properties and keeps insects at bay.
This mala is suitable for Japa (chanting of mantras) or for wearing it around your neck for meditation, to obtain inner peace, finding inspiration and dedication.
A personal mala is a wonderful accessory to meditation which, when used regularly with a personal mantra, absorbs the vibrations of the practice.
It then becomes like a close friend or a comfortable piece of clothing!
A mala is a set of beads or rosary commonly used by Buddhists for counting mantra whilst reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating them; it also helps one to focus, concentrate and maintain awareness when meditating.
The mala beads are moved in rhythm with the breath and the mantra, so that both sleep as well as excessive mental distraction are prevented by this action upon the beads.
Material: 108 + 1 Bodhi seeds
Diameter: 57 cm