Mala Beads are hand crafted in the traditional way 108 mantra blessings are tied within each knot. A Mala is simply a string of 108 beads.
The term ‘Mala’ is a Sanskrit word for “meditation garland.”108 is considered a ‘Magical spiritual’ number.
Bracelet Malas have 27 beads which is one-fourth of 108.
Wrist wrap Malas have 45 (usually a multiple of 9)In addition to the “counting beads,” a Mala generally has an additional bead.
Called the “guru bead at the very centre.
A Mala is a tool to help you count mantras or even just your breath, and acts as a tactile guide as you sit in meditation. The Mala Tree