Mala in Sanskrit means garland and originated in India. Made in: Nepal
Technical characteristics: 108 counts of ± 6 mm. Wood with elastic rubber.
From Buddhism and Hinduism it passed to Islam and from Islam it was passed on to Christianity in times of the Crusades. The malas or rosaries are used to count the devotional words or recitations in the meditation of mantras. This consists of repeating words to generate vibrations. It is placed in one hand and an account is taken. Each time it is recited, the bad one is rotated and passed to the next account. It is an effective way to stay in the present and to appease the mind, managing to maintain concentration and enter into meditation from the japa mantra. They are also a personal accessory that defines our personality and our character. Also, in all traditions, bad ones have a magical protective energy. The complete rosary usually has 108 accounts.