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Malas - Types of Malas


We are excited to share with you the benefits of using meditation malas made from different seeds/beads. These unique and stylish accessories offered by Amadara are not only visually appealing but also serve a deeper purpose in enhancing your meditation experience.

Meditation malas are traditionally used as a tool to count the number of times a mantra is recited or the number of breaths taken during meditation. The number 108 is considered sacred in Buddhism and Hinduism and is believed to represent the universe's wholeness and completeness. The mala also has a larger bead, known as the guru bead, which marks the beginning and end of the mala and represents the connection to the divine or to one's spiritual teacher.

One of the key features of these meditation malas is the variety of seeds used in their creation. Each seed carries its own energy and symbolism, providing a unique vibration that can support and enhance your meditation practice. Let's explore some of the different seeds that Amadara offered and their specific benefits:

Rudraksha Seeds 


Rudraksha malas are made from the seeds of the Rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) and are widely used in Buddhism and Hinduism for meditation, chanting, and other spiritual practices. They are considered sacred in Buddhism and Hinduism. In Hinduism, they are believed to have healing properties and are associated with Lord Shiva. They are the most common type of malas. Our rudraksha seeds are from the foothills of the Himalayas. 

Rudraksha malas have been used for thousands of years in Buddhism and Hinduism. People treasure them for their spiritual meaning, healing abilities, and how they help in meditation and prayer. These special seeds are famous for their strong spiritual and healing powers. People think they help you think clearly, focus better, and concentrate when you meditate. They also calm your mind and ease stress and worry.

Bodhichitta Seeds


Bodhichitta (also written as Bodhicitta) refers to a species of Ziziphus, formerly identified as Ziziphus budhensis. The Bodhichitta mala comprises seeds sourced from the Bodhichitta tree's fruit. The Bodhichitta trees are grown only in Kavrepalanchok region of Nepal. The trees are cultivated at an altitude from 945 to 2001m. Thus, making the seeds rare and higher priced than other types of mala seeds. 

In Buddhism, the Bodhichitta Mala symbolizes the quest for enlightenment and kindness. "Bodhichitta" means "awakened heart" or "enlightened mind." It reminds people to nurture these qualities in themselves and show compassion to all beings.

Each bead on the mala marks a step toward enlightenment. Reciting mantras or prayers with the beads helps improve mindfulness and focus. The mala's round shape represents the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, while the string connecting the beads shows how all beings are linked.

Using a Bodhichitta Mala in meditation helps people stay focused on their goal of compassion and wisdom. It's a reminder of how everyone is connected and the desire to ease suffering in the world.