Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. This basic, traditional mala has 108 bodhi seed beads strung on heavy cotton cord. The larger size of these beads can be very satisfying for counting. When not in use it can be wrapped 4-5 times, loosely around most wrists. Simply strung and finished with a guru bead and yellow tassle. Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dress this mala up with a set of our mala counters or mala jewels!
Bodhi seeds have sacred meaning throughout Buddhism. It was under the Bodhi tree that the Buddha first achieved enlightenment.
Size: 14 mm. beads, 42 inch total circumference.
Posted by Rick on 22nd Jul 2013
It has a beautiful smell that lasts. I was a little surprised at the size of the 14mm beads. I thought about returning it and contacted the Dharmashop via email and asked about an exchange. The next day I received an email back with instructions on how to exchange it. I was impressed with the excellent customer service and simplicity of doing business with the Dharmashop. However, I was going to do my meditation one evening and something promted me to use the larger mala. So I took it out of the package I had all set to return it in the next day and used it. I am glad I did! It is now my favorite mala I own! I use it and wear it everyday. I love counting mantras with the bigger beads and get many nice comments on it.
Posted by Carolyn W. on 5th Jun 2013
I was 100% happy with my entire order. Everything was exactly as nice as promised, including this one. Very fast fulfillment too!
Posted by James on 8th May 2013
This mala is great for reciting many mantras throughout the day. I also fits nicely onto my wrist (a bit loosely) it smells wonderful and the smell lasts quite awhile. Sturdy too, I hike a alot, and one time I almost fell and in my flailing put a lot of force on the strands ( I was wearing it around my neck at the time and it caught onto my hand and was pulled forcefully through this.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jan 2013
it is beautiful. i enjoy doing japa on it............
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jan 2013
Just received this Mala in the mail! --Absolutely love it-- the beads are large, however enchanting.
Posted by Brian Kenneth Wilcox on 24th Dec 2012
From the moment getting this, I felt a special energy-connection associated with it. Have never had this large of beads, and like the size much in counting. The mala fits the neck perfectly by doubling, or can be easily wrapped to fit lower arm and wrist. I highly recommend.
Posted by Meg on 24th Jul 2012
It is a bit too big to wrap around my wrist, but I double it up and wear it around my neck. Smells great, love the color and sacred meaning of the bodhi seeds.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jan 2012
I just received my beautiful bodhi seed mala in the mail. I could smell the wonderful fragrance through the box. They are beautiful, I blessed them and put them on. My heart is warm and I feel wonderful wearing them. Thank you for a wonderful & beautiful mala.
Posted by Will on 17th Jul 2011
Just bought another one. A great mala, nice size, easy to use, dark coffee scented beads.