This yak bone mala is carved with a flower pattern and has been dyed to give it an antiqued effect, has three dZi bead spacers and a traditional red tassel. Yaks have played a significant role in Tibetan culture and lifestyle for centuries by being used for transportation of goods, yak hair is used for fabrics and rope, and yak milk is used for cheese and butter. Yak bone represents impermanence and is said to maintain healthy blood circulation. dZi beads are also highly regarded in Tibetan culture for their protective properties and powerful spiritual benefits. Each of the yak bone beads measures approximately 10mm and the dZi bead measures approximately 10mmx14mm; however, bead sizes may vary slightly due to their handmade nature.
Each mala is strung by Hands of Tibet with love. Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left or right wrist while not in use (the wrist it is worn on is typically determined by the mantra or practice).
Suggested mantras for this mala:
"Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Ye Soha" to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni "Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" to White Tara "Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" to Medicine Buddha
**due to the natural methods used to dye this product, these beads are not waterproof