Our world class crystal 108 mala beads are made in Austria. The manufacturer is Swarovski, who has earned a worldwide reputation for only using the finest materials to fashion their faceted lead glass. Additionally, Swarovski has included an additional bonus of three crystal rondelles with this set of 108 mala beads. As a result of Swarovski’s superior materials and polishing, you will enjoy a higher refractive index for each crystal.
Buddhist deities such as Chenrezig are commonly depicted using the 108 japamalas. Indeed, Chenrezig is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”. Additionally, 108 mantra recitations is the ideal number to accumulate the maximum amount of merit. This is because the number 108 is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. The special number 108 is derived by multiplying the 12 astrological houses by the 9 planets in our solar system. There are also 108 desirous mental states that must be eliminated before one can become fully enlightened.
Using the 108 mala beads is important for mantra recitations, this is true for both monastics and also lay Buddhists. This is because using the beads will assist devotees to accurately complete the correct number of 108 mantra recitations and also do each recitation correctly. Indeed, it is important for devotees to recite each mantra correctly with unimpeded focus on the words. These 108 mala beads will keep accurate count while you focus on each recitation. Click here to learn about the most powerful Buddhist mantras.