For both monastics and also lay Buddhists, it is equally beneficial to use a set of 108 mala beads for mantra practice. Also known as Buddhist prayer beads or japamala, they will assist you to accurately complete the correct number of 108 mantra recitations. It is important for devotees to recite each mantra correctly with proper concentration. Our Buddhist prayer beads are ideally created to enable devotees to concentrate 100% on reciting each mantra. Indeed, our Chenrezig statues and thangkas depict him holding the 108 mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”.
The number 108 is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. This special number 108 is derived by multiplying the 12 astrological houses by the 9 planets in our solar system. Additionally, there are 108 desirous mental states that must be eliminated before one can become fully enlightened. As a result, 108 mantra recitations is the ideal number to accumulate the maximum amount of merit. Click here to learn about the most powerful Buddhist mantras.
Our world class set of Swarovski crystal 108 mala beads is man-made in Austria. Swarovski is world renown for using the finest materials to fashion faceted lead glass. Their superior materials, cutting and polishing result in high brilliance and value.