Category:Hindu prayer beads
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Hindu prayer beads' or Japa mala or mala (Sanskrit:माला; mālā, meaning 'garland') is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers, usually divisible by 9, 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.
Media in category "Hindu prayer beads"
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- Japa mala (prayer beads) of Tulasi wood with 108 beads - 20040101-01.jpg 800 × 600; 263 KB
- Portrait of Sawai Madho Singh counting pearl and ruby japa mala beads- Jaipur, c1750.jpg 1,000 × 1,510; 311 KB
- Rudraksha beads.jpg 947 × 1,065; 240 KB