How to Use a Mala?

Answer A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions. The practice of repeating or chanting a mantra is used as a form of meditation.

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What Is a Mala Bracelet?

Malas are a form of prayer beads similar to rosaries used by Catholics and prayer beads used by Greek Orthodox followers. Followers of Buddhism and Hinduism hold malas during recitation of prayers ... Read More »

How many beads are on a mala?

Malas are designed in three different lengths. The most common mala is a full length mala consisting of 108 beads. Hand malas, also known as half-length malas consist of 54 beads. Wrist malas con... Read More »

How many beads are on a standard mala?

Shaivist Hindu malas, or strings of prayer beads, contain 32 to 108 beads, while Vishnu Hindu malas have 108, according to the University of Missouri's Anthropology Museum. Standard Buddhist malas ... Read More »

How to Knot an Adjustable Wrist Mala?

A wrist mala is a traditional piece of Tibetan jewelry used to count Sanskrit prayers. A wrist mala is often handmade and adjustable thanks to the addition of an extra bead and knot. Adjusting the ... Read More »