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Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. This basic, traditional mala has 108 bodhi seed beads strung on heavy cotton or nylon cord. The larger size of these beads can be very satisfying for counting.
The Buddha Shakyamuni first found enlightenment underneath a Bodhi tree, and Bodhi seed mala is durable and its file time guarantee. This is why Bodhi seeds are one of the most important materials used to make Buddhist prayer beads. There are 108 beads on this bodhi seed mala. The number 108 is significant in Tibetan Buddhism because it represents the 108 sins one must overcome to reach nirvana. Each bead on this mala is 7 mm wide. There are six counting beads on the tassel. These counting beads are used for multiple rotations of a mantra. In Buddhism, the prayer beads are used to keep track of how many times you say a mantra. You can choose to recite the mantra as you work your way around the mala for one rotation of 108 times, or for multiple rotations. This mala is handmade in Nepal.