Sakura Designs offers a variety of accessories to assist with your meditation. Learn more about the options below.
Creating a mala is similar to composing a poem or a piece of inspired art. We have a quantity of 108 beads, in some instances patterns of additional beads (where markers go), always a guru bead that ties the entire into one and often a tassel or knot, although the last is personal preference. The guru bead has three holes. The guru bead represents the guru or spiritual teacher and is not counted.
THE KINDS OF MALAS ARE LISTED BELOW.
- Full Mala 108 beads, 3 markers spaced every 27 beads, as well as the guru bead.
- Hand Mala: 27 beads, 2 makers, and guru.
- Jappa: 99- 36 beads, such as the guru there are no marker beads.
- Wrist mala: 18-24 beads, no guru or markers and is also usually, on the cord made adjustable with a slip knot.
Keep your mala protected and safe in a luxuriously smooth, silky fabric mala bag!
A guru bead ties the entire string of beads into one and often a tassel or knot, although the last is personal preference. The guru bead has three holes. The guru bead represents the guru or spiritual teacher and is not counted. Hindus, when using the beads, never cross the guru bead, but turn back from the guru bead. Buddhists also do not use the guru bead as a mantra, and it is skipped over out of respect.
Enjoy our selection of silky, light patterned- pastel colored scarves.