This is a special practice mala crafted from 108 luminescent carnelian beads, each one hand painted with the mantra of great compassion, Om Mani Padme Hum. Carnelian is known for its magnetizing energy that attracts favorable conditions for practicing the dharma.
8mm carnelian beads with ruby quartz markers and guru bead, copper lotus charm and silky tassel. Made in USA. 36" l (not including tassel).
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.