This listing is for a carved/dyed conch shell wrist mala bracelet for meditation with the buddhist prayer for compassion, OM MANI PADME HUM, inscribed on it. The script is the mantra of Avalokteshwara, the Buddha of Compassion, and it translates literally to "hail to the jewel in the lotus". Mani means jewel and pema means lotus. OM includes three syllables, AH, O and MA. OM can also be used as a blessing, OM AH HUM. Many Tibetan people use the powerful mantra OM AH HUM to bless food, animals, the earth, etc. Please contact me with any further questions. Each bead measures approximately 8mm and 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 wrist while not in use. Please contact me with any further questions.
**due to the natural methods used to dye this product, these beads are not waterproof