This Prayer Necklace is a beautiful and unusual mala made of wood beads.
Black Tulsi Mala Prayer Beads -108 Black Tulsi Beads. 8mm Beads.
The Tulsi Mala is made from the wood or the seeds of the Tulsi plant. Tulsi (Holy Basil) is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means "the incomparable one." Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds. Holy basil is commonly used to help with anxiety and stress. [webmd.com]
A Japa mala or mala (Sanskrit- meaning “garland”) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists. Usually made of 108 beads although other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa.
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