8mm Faceted Tibetan Agate
12mm hand-carved Bone
108 hand-knotted gemstones
3" brown horse hair
Length 33" (Including Tassel)
Mala beads are mysterious and magical necklaces or meditation garlands that have been worn for thousands of years by yogis and spiritual seekers from all over the world.
First created in India 3000 years ago, mala beads have roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and yoga.
The term ‘mala’ is a Sanskrit word for “meditation garland.” Originally, mala beads were used for a special style of meditation called Japa, which means, “to recite.”
During Japa meditation you repeat a mantra softly, 108 times, using your mala beads to keep track.
A mantra is a word or sound repeated during meditation to help you concentrate.
Our EMSUM Mala's have 108 beads, made out of Rudraksha Seeds, Sandalwood, Rosewood or Bone with Gemstones plus one guru stone made out of a large amulet, crystal or tumbled gemstone.
The 109th stone symbolizes gratitude and our connection to the divine.
It is a way to say thank-you to all the spiritual teachers who have helped us on our path to enlightenment.