Prayer Mala, Sandalwood
Carved of sandalwood, this prayer mala is intended to be held in one hand while one speaks a prayer, or mantra.
The beads are used to count repetitions of prayers, chants or mantras to aid one's focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the bead clockwise with the thumb.
Malas are generally used by the Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh traditions. There are many styles of holding and using the mala and many types of mantras, therefore individual research is recommended to find the style that works for each individual.
A good mantra to get started with is Om Mani Padme Hum which essentially stands for universal compassion.
8mm beads, 36" mala.