Om Mani Padme Hum, the mantra of Great Compassion, is hand carved and hand painted on 8mm lapis beads strung with durable elastic. Lapis is the gemstone associated with the Medicine Buddha. Made in Nepal. Fits most wrists.
Behind The "Mala"
Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Stretchy wrist malas are often worn as a reminder to practice mantra at all times. Stretchy wrist malas may vary in the number of beads but may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Many people wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.