An attractive and unique item, this prayer necklace is handcrafted by in India by Tibetan Buddhists and imported by Global Citizen Fairtrading.
These necklaces are the ones Buddhist people carry round the Temple, chanting ohmmanipedmaehoum on each bead.
One finds 108 beads (a very auspicious number in Buddhism) on a Mallah necklace. According to ancient teachings there are 108 invisible threads from each person to the divine.
Chanting a mantra 108 times awakens these threads and aids meditation
They are continuous and fit over the head when worn. Approx 30" inches / 76cm around. Each item is individually hand crafted so there may be slight size variations. Beads are made of Rosewood, - a nice, dark, reddish brown wood with red tassles.
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