- Mala beads
Traditionally strung on a necklace and used for meditation or prayer, mala beads are used to count meditations (or prayers) in a mantra-like, rhythmic fashion. They can be made of many materials, including rosewood, sandalwood, ebony, crystal and more. They often have a specific number of beads attached that represents a particular meaning for the user. Compare to rosary.
Mala beads Definition
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