Long ago, the Buddha sat under the bodhi tree, saw the morning star and attained enlightenment. This special mala is made of bodhi seeds from the city of Bodhgaya, the place where the Buddha awakened.
The Bodhi Tree was a large and very old fig tree under which the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodhi means awakening or enlightenment. Because of this, the seeds of the bodhi tree are considered sacred.
This mala is accented with turquoise marker beads. 10mm beads w/ guru bead and protection knot.
Please note: Seed malas, like lotus seed and bodhi seed, expand and crack when they get wet. We recommend that you remove your mala before showering or swimming.
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.