Green sandalwood mala is strung with alternating beads etched with the image of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion and the Chinese calligraphy for "Buddha."
Kuan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, her name means "She who hears the cries of the world." Green sandalwood is an aromatic hardwood and is thought to be soothing and to promote a peaceful frame of mind.
10mm beads with 11mm guru bead.
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.