Do mala beads have to be 108?
The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition. Malas or Japa beads come in a string of 108 and are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer. … The Meru bead is the larger bead or tassel on the mala and is not part of the 108.
How can you tell if mala beads are real?
One of the major factors you will want to consider when selecting your mala beads is authenticity. Most authentic malas have knots in between the beads to make counting them easier. The ones that are made to be worn around the wrist, however, normally do not have these knots.
What color beads mean?
- Blue: healing, harmony, insight, truth.
- Brown: earth, stability.
- Green: prosperity, fertility, abundance, hope, healing.
- Purple: spirituality, wisdom, royalty.
- Red: vitality, passion, bravery, confidence.
- White: light, truth, purity.
- Yellow: wisdom, clarity, awareness, energy, joy.
Why is the number 108 sacred?
Rae notes that renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
Why are mantras chanted 108 times?
According to Ayurveda, we have 108 marma points (vital points of life forces) in our body. So, this is why all mantras are chanted 108 times because each chant represents a journey from our material self towards our highest spiritual self. Each chant is believed to bring you 1 unit closer to our god within.
Which mala is good for health?
About this Mala: 108 beads Amazonite mala. Nurture yourself with the healing powers of these beautiful Amazonite crystals.
What beads are for healing?
The Color associated with the Root Chakra is red, so some good gemstone beads to help you heal are Coral, Garnet, Bloodstone, Ruby, and Smoky Quartz.
Do mala beads have to have a tassel?
Malas can also be made without a tassel. You may choose to simply finish your mala with the guru bead and skip the tassel, or you may finish your mala with a charm instead. Your Mala design is completely up to you!