This prayer beads features a single row of fragrant, high quality sandalwood beads on a sturdy stretch cord that will not break, fray, or stretch out. Made from 108 sandalwood beads, a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition.
Authentic mala bead necklaces / bracelets are made with 108 beads - not 100 beads or 109 beads. Traditionally, mala beads were known as prayer beads, which were used to meditate and repeat a mantra. With every mala bead touched, one would repeat the mantra until all 108 beads are done. This was believed to channel intentions, goals, and aspirations, and is still commonly used for the same thing today.
Sandalwood is a sacred wood and is used widely for prayers. Prayers using sandalwood beads improve over all well being of a person.
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