Rudraksha Bead Mala
Rudraksha means Lit. Eye of Lord Shiva. Made from the seeds of the Rudraksha tree - or the Bodhi Tree, under which Buddha achieved enlightenment, they are also said to have healing properties much like crystals when worn.
Every Mala has 108 + 1 beads ~ a sacred Number of the Universe, also the number of the Upanishads. The extra bead is called the Guru Bead.
Malas are commonly used for meditation ~ for counting mantras ~ much like a Rosary. In this case the extra bead is not crossed ~ you reverse direction when you reach it.
Length 80 cms, Beads 8 mm