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108 Black Wood Beads Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Japa Mala


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  • Beads Size: 5 mm
  • Total Beads: 108
  • Material: black Wood
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  • Rosary, Japa Mala
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Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Ovalbuy
Metal no-metal-type
Material Wood
Model number ZZ100

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A Japa mala or mala (meaning garland) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers, usually divisible by 9, are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 19, 21, 27, 54 or 108 beads. In Tibetan Buddhism, traditionally malas of 108 beads are used. Some practitioners use malas of 21 or 28 beads for doing prostrations. Doing one 108-bead mala counts as 100 mantra recitations, the extra repetitions done to amend any mistakes in pronunciation or other faults of recitation. Malas are mainly used to count mantras. These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. The material used to make the beads can vary according to the purpose of the mantras used. Some beads can be used for all purposes and all kinds of mantras. These beads can be made from the wood of the Bodhi tree (ficus religiosa), or from 'Bodhi' seeds, which is a misnomer as the seeds are from a tree related to the Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) and not the Bodhi tree (being a fig tree, its seeds are inside a tiny fig, and are minuscule). The scientific name of this tree, native to Nepal, is yet to be determined. Another general-purpose mala is made from another unknown seed, the beads themselves called 'Moon and Stars' by Tibetans, and variously called 'lotus root', 'lotus seed' and 'linden nut' by various retailers. The bead itself is very hard and dense, ivory coloured (which gradually turns a deep golden brown with long use), and has small holes (moons) and tiny black dots (stars) covering its surface.

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    The cord is elastic so you can fit it easily.
    Ants
    It is a very dainty necklace and wraps perfectly around my small wrists 3 times with no wiggle room.
    Crystal Capitano
    After stretching the necklace, a lot of the elastic band is exposed.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Clair on May 26, 2012
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    This is a very good buy for the price, however you must understand that the beads are VERY tiny. Shipping took some time but in the end it is a beautiful mala and I would be more than happy to purchase from this company again.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ants on May 2, 2013
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    This mala is great if you're looking for one that you can wear on your wrist every day. It has a full 108 beads, but they're so small that it could easily pass as a common decorative bracelet. That also means that it's not going to get in the way like a more traditionally-sized mala would. The beads are pretty small, but they're just big enough that you can still use it for mantras.

    The cord is elastic so you can fit it easily. I'm a big guy, and it's a perfect fit after wrapping it around my wrist twice. It's loose enough to be comfortable but not so loose that it can fall off.

    I have a handful of malas, both full size and the so-called wrist malas with fewer beads, and this is my favorite because it's so easy to always have with you.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Capitano on April 10, 2013
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    These beads are significantly smaller than the other malas that I've purchased. It is a very dainty necklace and wraps perfectly around my small wrists 3 times with no wiggle room. The string is elastic, so it is easy to get on and off.

    Shipping was the fastest I've seen coming from China to the USA. I expected to wait the full month, but it arrived in two weeks.

    The last time I ordered a mala (from a different company), it had an overpowering, obnoxious odor. I purchased three malas from this company, OvalBuy, and there is no odor problem. One of the malas has a faint scent, but it is certainly pleasant and not overpowering.

    I will order from this company again.
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    By Alicia Maher on June 28, 2014
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    Wish the beads were slightly larger but overall good quality
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    By D. Dalton on March 29, 2014
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    It can be a bracelette or a necklace and its nice either way. Very Nice detail on the beads too.
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    By C. Bassett on December 20, 2013
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    I like the wooden light feel (if you can imagine how lightweight small wood beads would be). The one large bead on it has a symbol I wish I could read.
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