Japa Malas & Rosaries

Price Range

$10.00 USD - $1,000.00 USD

  • Grid List
Rudraksh & Crystal Mala
  • Product Code :3312
  • Material: 54 Crystal Beads & 54 Rud
  • Size: 27"L
Specification Product Code :3312 Material: 54 Crystal Beads & 54 Rud Size: 27"L Description
$29.00 USD $26.10 USD
Tiger Eye Stone Japa Mala 108+1 Beads
  • Product Code :1725
  • Material :Tiger Eye Stone
  • Size :32"L
  • Weight :61 gm.
Specification Product Code :1725 Material :Tiger Eye Stone Size :32"L Weight :61 gm. Description
$19.00 USD
Earthy Jasper - Spiritual Japa Mala
  • Product Code :1615
  • Size: 25"L
Specification Product Code :1615 Size: 25"L Description
$19.00 USD $17.10 USD
Agate Japa Mala
-
-
$19.00 USD $17.10 USD
"Chandan" Sandalwood Japa Mala
  • Product Code :2491
  • Size: 25" L
  • Material: Sandal wood

The beautiful sandalwood mala is nicely designed for meditation purpose. Here pure sandalwood beads, each bead being around 8 mm thick, are nicely used to create the mala. Altogether there are 108 beads in the mala. Sandalwood is considered sacred in Hindusim and its fragrance is believed to ward off evil spirits. Using such a japa mala brings virtuous mentality, peace of mind and even sufficient sleep. It is believed to promote tranquillity and works as an aid to meditation.


A Japa mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Mantras are typically repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead, though some traditions or practices may call for counterclockwise motion or specific finger usage. When arriving at the head bead, one turns the mala around and then goes back in the opposing direction. There are typically knots between each bead. This makes using the mala easier as the beads will not be so tight on the string when you use them.


If more than 108 repetitions are to be done, then sometimes in Tibetan traditions grains of rice are counted out before the chanting begins and one grain is placed in a bowl for each 108 repetitions. Each time a full mala of repetitions has been completed one grain of rice is removed from the bowl. Often, practitioners add extra counters to their malas, usually in strings of ten. These may be positioned differently depending on the tradition; for example some traditions place these strings after every 10th bead. This is an alternative way to keep track of large numbers, sometimes going into the hundreds of thousands, and even millions. The 109th bead on a mala is called the sumeru, bindu, stupa, or guru bead. Counting should always begin with a bead next to the sumeru. In the Hindu, Vedic tradition, if more than one mala of repetitions is to be done, one changes directions when reaching the sumeru rather than crossing it.


There are numerous explanations why there are 108 beads, with the number 108 bearing special religious significance in a number of Hindu and Buddhist traditions.


Some Hindu traditions hold that the correct way to use a mala is with the right hand, with the thumb flicking one bead to the next, and with the mala draped over the middle finger. The index finger represents ego, the greatest impediment to self-realization, so it is considered best avoided when chanting on a mala.


In northeast India, particularly those in the Shakta traditions in West Bengal and Assam, the mala is often draped on the ring finger of the right hand, with beads moved by the middle finger with aid of the thumb and avoiding the use of the index finger. However, draping the mala over the middle finger and using the thumb to move the beads is also acceptable in these regions.


A wide variety of materials are used to make mala beads. Beads made from the seeds of the rudraksha tree are considered sacred by Saivas, devotees of Siva, while beads made from the wood of the tulsi plant are used and revered by Vaishnavas, followers of Vishnu. Other common beads include wood or seeds from the sandalwood tree or the Bodhi tree, and seeds of the Lotus plant. Some Tibetan Buddhist traditions call for the use of animal bone (most commonly yak), but sometimes human bone is used, those of past Lamas being the most valuable. Semiprecious stones such as carnelian and amethyst may be used, as well. In Hindu Tantra, as well as Buddhist Tantra (or Vajrayana), materials and colors of the beads can relate to a specific practice.

Specification: Product Code :2491 Size: 25" L Material: Sandal wood Description: The beautiful sandalwood mala...
$45.00 USD $40.50 USD
13 Mukhi Rudraksha
-
-
$39.00 USD $35.10 USD
Tulsi Wood Japa Mala (8mm. beads)
  • Product Code :3313
  • Material :Tulsi wood beads
  • Size :36"L
      Specification Product Code :3313 Material :Tulsi wood beads Size :36"L Description
      $12.00 USD
      Tulsi Mala (6 mm. beads)
      • Product Code :3325
      • Size :17.7 INCHS

          This beautiful Tulsi beads mala is an ideal for meditation. Tulsi has tremendous significance in Hinduism and using this tulsi japa mala during meditation will make the practice even more effective. Sucha a tulsi mala can be worn anytime during the day. A Japa mala is an essential ingredient for meditation. Basically it is a set of beads usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping a tab on reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or names of a deity.


          Mantras are repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead. When arriving at the head bead, one turns the mala around and then goes back in the opposing direction. There are typically knots between each bead. This makes using the mala easier as the beads will not be so tight on the string when you use them.


          There are numerous explanations as to why 108 beads are used in a japa mala.


          Some suggest that there are 108 paths to God. Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future. There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals and also 108 lies that humans tell.

          Specification Product Code :3325 Size :17.7 INCHS Description This beautiful Tulsi beads mala is an...
          $9.00 USD
          Smoky Quartz Japa Mala - 108+1 Beads
          -
          -
          $27.00 USD
          Rudraksha Mala of 5.5mm Beads
          • Product Code :4891
          • Material :Rudraksha beads of Java 
          • Size :22" Bead size: 3

              Mala of small 5.5mm very fine chikna (smooth, glib) five faced 108+1 Rudrakshas tightly knotted in traditional style , can be used for waering around the neck or for japa of all mantras.

              Specification Product Code :4891 Material :Rudraksha beads of Java  Size :22" Bead size: 3 Description...
              $41.00 USD $36.90 USD
              Rudraksha Mala
              • Product Code :4893
              • Material :Rudraksha
              • Size :25" L
                  Specification Product Code :4893 Material :Rudraksha Size :25" L Description
                  $95.00 USD $85.50 USD
                  Rudraksha Japa Mala 3mm
                  • Product Code :4890
                  • Material :Rudraksha beads of Java o
                  • Size :Length: 13" Bead size: 3m
                      Description

                      Mala of small sized (3mm) fine & clear five faced Rudraksha beads tightly knotted in traditional style , the mala consists 108+1 beads. A handy mala suitable for Japa meditation or putting in temple altar.

                      Specification Product Code :4890 Material :Rudraksha beads of Java o Size :Length: 13" Bead size:...
                      $39.00 USD $35.10 USD
                      Rudraksha and Carnelian Japa Mala
                      • Product Code :BS7317
                      • Material :Rudraksha and Stone
                      • Size :37"L
                      • Weight :51 gm.
                        Specification Product Code :BS7317 Material :Rudraksha and Stone Size :37"L Weight :51 gm. Description
                        $29.00 USD $26.10 USD
                        Rudraksha - Japa Mala
                        Rudraksha - Japa Mala
                        Rudraksha - Japa Mala
                        $30.00 USD $27.00 USD
                        Rudraksha & Pearl Japa Mala

                         Rudraksha & Pearl Japa Mala

                        Description  Rudraksha & Pearl Japa Mala
                        $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
                        Rose Wood Japa Mala28"L
                        • Product Code :3776
                        • Material :Rose Wood
                        • Size :28"L
                            Specification Product Code :3776 Material :Rose Wood Size :28"L Description
                            $12.00 USD $10.80 USD
                            Rose Quartz Japa Mala 28" L
                            • Product Code :1684
                            • Material :Rose Quartz
                            • Size :28" L

                                Description
                                Specification Product Code :1684 Material :Rose Quartz Size :28" L Description
                                $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
                                Red Beads Kashmiri Mala
                                • Product Code :4457
                                • Material :Beads
                                • Size :25" L
                                    Specification Product Code :4457 Material :Beads Size :25" L Description
                                    $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
                                    Quartz Crystal Wrist Mala 27+1 Beads
                                    • Product Code :4465
                                    • Material :Quartz Crystal, 27+1 Bead
                                    • Size :10"L
                                        Specification Product Code :4465 Material :Quartz Crystal, 27+1 Bead Size :10"L Description
                                        $14.00 USD $12.60 USD
                                        Navratna Stone Japa Mala
                                        • Product Code :BS7316
                                        • Material :108 Beads Natural Stone
                                        • Size :28"L
                                        • Weight :50 gm.
                                          Specification Product Code :BS7316 Material :108 Beads Natural Stone Size :28"L Weight :50 gm. Description...
                                          $25.00 USD $22.50 USD
                                          Navratna Multi Stone Mala
                                          • Product Code :4460
                                          • Size :31"L
                                              Specification Product Code :4460 Size :31"L Description
                                              $45.00 USD $40.50 USD
                                              Navratna Mani Mala 25" L
                                              • Product Code :1722
                                              • Material :Assorted semi precious st
                                              • Size :25" L
                                                  -
                                                  Specification Product Code :1722 Material :Assorted semi precious st Size :25" L Description -
                                                  $25.00 USD $22.50 USD
                                                  Lunar Power - Rainbow Moonstone Mala 28"L
                                                  • Product Code :3328
                                                  • Material :108 Beads Rainbow Moonsto
                                                  • Size : 28"L
                                                      Specification Product Code :3328 Material :108 Beads Rainbow Moonsto Size : 28"L Description
                                                      $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
                                                      Gorgeous Amethyst - Spiritual Japa Mala 25" L
                                                      • Product Code :1616
                                                      • Material :Amethyst Natural Stone
                                                      • Size :25" L
                                                          Specification Product Code :1616 Material :Amethyst Natural Stone Size :25" L Description
                                                          $29.00 USD $26.10 USD
                                                          For Vitality - Knotted Garnet Mala 27"L
                                                          • Product Code :1726
                                                          • Material :Garnet
                                                          • Size :27"L
                                                              Specification Product Code :1726 Material :Garnet Size :27"L Description
                                                              $35.00 USD $31.50 USD
                                                              For Purification - Rudraksha Crystal Combination Mala
                                                              -
                                                              -
                                                              $25.00 USD $22.50 USD
                                                              Ebony Wood Japa Mala
                                                              • Product Code :BS7318
                                                              • Material :Wood
                                                              • Size :26"
                                                              • Weight : 26 gm.

                                                                 

                                                                Specification Product Code :BS7318 Material :Wood Size :26" Weight : 26 gm. Description  
                                                                $7.00 USD $6.30 USD
                                                                Coral Stone Japa Mala :28" L
                                                                • Product Code :1723
                                                                • Material :Coral stone
                                                                • Size :28" L
                                                                    Description
                                                                    Specification Product Code :1723 Material :Coral stone Size :28" L Description
                                                                    $34.00 USD $30.60 USD
                                                                    Chandan Sandal Wood Mala 25" L
                                                                    • Product Code :1612
                                                                    • Material :Sandal wood
                                                                    • Size :25" L

                                                                        Pure chandan ( sandalwood ) mala,it is 25 inches in length , each bead is around 8 mm thick). Total there are 108 beads in the mala. Chandan mala brings virtuous mentality, peace of mind and even sufficient sleep. It is believed to promote tranquility as an aid to meditation.

                                                                        Specification Product Code :1612 Material :Sandal wood Size :25" L Description Pure chandan ( sandalwood...
                                                                        $19.00 USD $17.10 USD
                                                                        'Soothing Energy' Peridot Japa Mala
                                                                        -
                                                                        -
                                                                        $29.00 USD $26.10 USD
                                                                        'Awakening Passion' Carnelian Japa Mala 28"L
                                                                        • Product Code :3326
                                                                        • Material :Carnelian stone beads
                                                                        • Size :28"L

                                                                            Here Carnelian stones are used to create the beautiful japa mala. Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker (the difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably). Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony coloured by impurities of iron oxide. The colour can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. It is most commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia, and Germany. Various amulets and charms made from carnelian, because its rich earthy colour and grounding energy is much needed in any carnelian is both an energy booster and stabilizer, too. Carnelian is a joyful stone that feels very secure in its essence and transmits the same warmth, protection and inner security to its surroundings. The energy of carnelian resembles a peaceful, warm afternoon filled with genuine happiness. Its joyful energy has a nourishing and protective quality to it. Carnelian has courage, confidence and creativity at its core; all these qualities being combined in a calm and grounded kind of way. Carnelian also has protective qualities too and can fill one with warmth, joyful gratitude and a genuine simple happiness. This stone activates one's flow of inner power or the sexual energy flow and is often recommended for women.

                                                                            Specification Product Code :3326 Material :Carnelian stone beads Size :28"L Description Here Carnelian stones are...
                                                                            $24.00 USD $21.60 USD
                                                                            "Panchmukhi" Rudraksha Beads (7mm) Mala 26"L
                                                                            • Product Code :3799
                                                                            • Material :Five Faced Rudraksha
                                                                            • Size :26"L
                                                                                Specification Product Code :3799 Material :Five Faced Rudraksha Size :26"L Description
                                                                                $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
                                                                                "For Peace" Lilac Amethyst Japa Mala
                                                                                • Product Code :3329
                                                                                • Material :Amethyst quartz
                                                                                • Size :30"L

                                                                                    -

                                                                                    Specification Product Code :3329 Material :Amethyst quartz Size :30"L Description -
                                                                                    $40.00 USD $36.00 USD
                                                                                    About Japa Malas & Rosaries
                                                                                    Japa Malas or Hindu prayer beads have been used by ancient Hindus for millenniums. The earliest mention of the japa mala comes from the Vedas. Japa malas are made out of many natural things such as Bodhi seeds, lotus seeds, tulsi wood, sandal wood, Rose wood, sunstone, Coral stone, or gemstones.