light weight, hand knotted, 108 ivory cream colored wooden beads inscribed with hindi “ram” .
size – approx 8 mm wide x 6-7 mm (hole to hole).
Bead hole size is approx 2 – 2.5 mm.
quantity – 108 beads .
The relevance of 108 beads:
Some reasons behind the 108 mythology in mala beads.
One explanation for having 108 beads on a mala is related to the chakras (the seven energy points in our body). Love this one….
it has been said that there are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self realization.
many choose to recite their mantra in sanskrit, the ancient script of India. Within the Saksrit alphabet there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version — totalling 108.
the ancient indians were excellent mathematicians and 108 may be the product of a precise mathematical operation (1 power 1 x 2 power 2 x 3 power 3 = 108) which was thought to have special numerical significance.
whatever the significance to you, mala beads are simply beautiful and very useful as a meditation tool.