What is a Mala
Mala's are also known as Prayer Beads, Rosaries or Power Beads
Most scholars agree that the earliest use of prayer beads comes from India in the eighth century B.C. The word Mala in Sanskrit translates roughly as "precious garland". The tradition of using beads in devotion can be traced from there.
A Mala is a meditative, prayer, afframation tool, which can be an aide in healing the body, mind, and spirit through your projected intentions. When combined with the ancient qualities of healing gem stones it can be quite powerful.
A Mala consists of 108, 54, or 27 beads; it is strung on silk with one larger (guru) bead at the base, from which a tassel hangs, symbolizing the wisdom held in a thousand lotus petals.