Mala necklace, with turquoise and tiger eye, 108 beads
This beautiful mala necklace with turquoise and tiger eye beads is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. The mala has 108 individually knotted turquoise beads. It is decorated with a small silver Buddha head and a turquoise tassel. The diameter of the beads is about 7 mm.
Mala necklace with turquoise and tiger eye
With small Buddha head on pendant
With turquoise tassel
Double nylon cord
Beads individually knotted
The meaning of a mala necklace
A mala is a prayer chain of beads of different qualities and designs used to facilitate the recitation of mantras and to count during a meditation practice. Counting the individual beads can also balance the rhythm of breathing and have a relaxing and calming effect. Similar to a rosary, the beads glide through the hand during the recitation and so the mantra can gradually unfold its effect. The deliberate combination of high quality gemstone beads with suggested mantras creates a powerful synergistic force for healing, spiritual learning and well-being.
The different qualities of a mala
From ancient times, seeds, such as radruksha seeds, have been used to make these necklaces; but beads for mala are also carved from the shell of the coconut or from wood. Only in recent times, since various precious stones were recognized as more valuable, beads made of stones such as rose quartz, amethyst or turquoise are also used to make mala.
The tradition of a mala
From Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the mala has one hundred and eight beads and a "head bead". The number 108 is of a great peculiarity both in religious and mathematical terms. Many of the Hindu deities have 108 names. In astrology, nine planets circle through 12 signs of the zodiac and make up 108 meaningful basic constellations. In mathematics, the checksum of 108 is 9 and the 108 is divisible by 12 different numbers. In the recitation of a mantra, the positive energy is said to unfold properly only after 108 repetitions.