Howlite Mala Kit. Mala kit includes gemstone beads, cord, tassel floss, guru bead, jewelry glue and tutorial link.
Buddhist prayer beads or malas (Sanskrit: mālā “garland”) are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha’s name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and therefore the term “Buddhist rosary” also appears. Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. Mala is used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.