MALA / ZMALA
Black stone beads Mala. 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 meaning. Malas 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.