Buddhist prayer 108 beads made of Indian red sandalwood

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Chain is made of high quality Indian red sandalwood, which has beautiful pattern and color. Since long time, this kind of wood has been used in royalty and named as king of wood.
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Buddhist prayer beads or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a Buddha’s name.

The number 108 is considered sacred by the many religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. 108 is a multiple of 9, a number of eternity. Islamic people believe that 108 is the number of God. Hindus people believe that there are 108 deities, each deity has 108 names, etc…

In Tibetan Buddhism, they believe that the average number of breaths per day is 21,600. 10800 is the energy of Sun and same for Moon. So 108 is a sacred number for people who practice Zen or recite mantra.

Indian red sandalwood is quite heavy wood that needs about 800 years to fully grow up. 

This kind of wood is often used to craft Buddhist items, especially praying chain. People believe that this kind of wood will increase the power of pray when practitioner chant.

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