This mala necklace has 108 hand-knotted 8mm gemstone beads, including Lava Stone, Smoky Quartz, and Obsidian. It measures 39”, and was created to bring good vibes only!
Why 108 beads in a traditional mala necklace? Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Also, there are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, Shiva and Shakti. So, 54 multiplied by 2 is 108.