The first prayer beads (“Sanskrit: mala, meaning “garland”) grew out of the Vedic tradition in India and were the prototype for prayer beads in later world cultures. (For more information on history and meaning, see our About Malas section.)
Our stone 108-bead malas are strung on strong flexible wire for durability and adorned with luxurious handmade cotton tassels. Golden lustrous bands of fibrous inclusions create the “cats eye” effect of this captivating stone. In the Tibetan tradition, the color gold is thought to promote prosperity and increase confidence. A Tiger Eye mala is a good choice for Manjushri and Jambhala practices. Finished with a matching guru bead.
Marker beads may be special ordered for an additional $8.00 to $10.00 depending on the number added to the mala. Placement of markers can be arranged according to one’s meditation tradition. Please contact us for more details.