MALA NECKLACES - latona's daughter
A traditional MALA has 108 beads knotted together to create a prayer necklace. 108 is an auspicious number in many cultures representing 108 Gods and Goddesses, 27 Constellations in 4 Padas or parts to equal 108, 12 Zodiac Houses with 9 Planets equal 108 and 108 Upanishads or Vedic Scriptures. Your prayer or mantra can be repeated 108 times by placing each bead between your thumb and first finger, visualizing or verbalizing the thought. At the base of each necklace is a GURU bead, if you choose to repeat your prayer, the GURU bead signifies the start/stop point in 108 repetitions.