Strand is 18 inches long with 108 round rough Bodhi Seed Beads, each Bead is approx 8 mm in diameter
A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras. Mala beads are an ancient tool that was developed to keep the mind focused on the practice of meditation. Mala beads are seen in other cultures and religions and are related to rosary beads and worry beads. Mala beads are typically made out of different materials, and the properties of the beads are said to have specific energetic effects.
This specific Mala contains 108 Bodhi seed beads.
The Buddha Shakyamuni first found enlightenment underneath a Bodhi tree, which is why Bodhi seeds are one of the most important materials used to make Buddhist prayer beads. In Buddhism, the prayer beads are used to keep track of how many times you say a mantra. You can choose to recite the mantra as you work your way around the mala for one rotation.