A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and aguru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
This mala is made with 8mm high-quality crackled Snow Quartz. To create the crackled appearance, the stone was heated and cooled rapidly. This makes for a beautiful sparkling appearance but it means that the stone is more fragile so take care with this piece. Snow Quartz is a stone of clarity, good fortune, and calmness. It is helpful for meditation and looking within oneself. The tassel is pure white and made of silk. The guru stone is a metal bead bought in Nepal. The mala is strung on nylon thread and hand knotted between each stone.