MALA / ZMALA
Sandal Wood mala beads from India. Beads are approximately 8mm. Tibetan Buddhist prayer beads or Mala are similar to other prayer beads used in various world religions. Tibetan, a mala is called a threngwa/ Mala is a Sanskrit word, as are used to keep track while one recites a mantra or the name or names of a deity. Malas are used as a tool to keep count of mantra repetitions. Mantras are spiritual syllables or prayers and are usually repeated many times.