Mala beads are mysterious and magical, which creates curiosity to know “What are mala beads ?”
Mala beads or spiritual garlands have been worn during thousands of years by yogis and spiritual seekers all around the world.
A mala is a set of beads that is traditionaly used for counting, reciting or mentally repeating mantras. This practice has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and Yoga.
The word “Mala” comes from “Japa Mala” and means meditation garland in sanskrit.
A mantra is a word or a sound that is believed to have psychological and spiritual power. During meditation, you have to repeat softly 108 times your mantra. A Mala Necklace is a meditation tool that helps concentration and awareness.
Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. In Tibetan Buddhism, malas of 108 beads are usually used.
Also, Malas are carried during the day to transform energy of meditation into activity..