Our world class set of 6mm Swarovski crystal 108 mala beads is man-made in Austria. The manufacturer is Swarovski, who has earned a worldwide reputation for only using the finest materials to fashion their faceted lead glass. Additionally, Swarovski has included an additional bonus of three crystal rondelles with this set of 108 mala beads. As a result of Swarovski’s superior materials you will enjoy a higher refractive index and high brilliance.
Using the 108 mala beads is important for mantra recitations, this is true for both monastics and also lay Buddhists. Also known as Buddhist prayer beads or japamala, using the beads will assist devotees to accurately complete the correct number of 108 mantra recitations. Indeed, it is important for devotees to recite each mantra correctly with proper concentration. Our Buddhist prayer beads are ideally created to enable devotees to concentrate 100% on each mantra recitation.
108 mantra recitations is the ideal number to accumulate the maximum amount of merit. This is because the number 108 is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. The special number 108 is derived by multiplying the 12 astrological houses by the 9 planets in our solar system. Additionally, there are 108 desirous mental states that must be eliminated before one can become fully enlightened. Click here to learn about the most powerful Buddhist mantras.