Here you can find my hand-knotted 108 bead malas (some smaller 27 beaded ones or 54 bead ones too – I also make bespoke malas of 99 or 33 beads for Muslim customers), with 6mm, 8mm or 10mm beads. I only use high quality semi-precious stones, and because of ethical reasons I don’t use silk thread, only cotton embroidery thread. All malas come in a protective velvet pouch.

I often have people ask me what the difference is between 6mm, 8mm and 10mm beads for a mala – and how do I choose which bead size I want? In the below picture you can see the difference in length for a mala:
Mala length
And here is an explanation on where a mala of each bead size hangs on the torso when worn (for a person of my height, i.e. around 1.70m):
– A 6mm 📿 will hang with the Guru Bead on or just below the heart center.
– An 8mm 📿 will hang with the Guru Bead a little below the diaphragm, with the tassel reaching the belly button.
– A 10mm 📿 will hang the entire length of the torso, with the Guru Bead on the lower abdomen, below the belly button, and the tassel reaching to the pubic bone.
Other differences are of course the weight of the mala, and the ease with which you move the beads through the fingers. Bigger beads are for most people easier to move through their fingers during meditation, unless you have smaller hands of course.

Some malas are ready and can immediately be shipped – they will have the phrase ‘Ready to be sent’ in their description.
Others are pictures of malas that were made as bespoke orders, but that can be re-ordered — there will be a waiting time of a few days up to a few weeks as I might have to order the beads. You can contact me about these malas and the waiting time before you place your order. You’d then also have the option to purchase them in a smaller or bigger bead size, on different thread colour, or with a different guru bead.

If you want to see at a quick glance which malas are ready to be sent out immediately — the ones that don’t need to be made again first — you can always search in the search box on the phrase “Ready to be sent”, OR check my Etsy shop and either buy them there, or search for those malas here on the shop and purchase them here (they will generally be a just a little cheaper here on the webshop).

You can also contact me for a quote on any bespoke mala orders (6mm, 8mm or 10mm beads, choice of guru bead, choice between different thread colours).

And furthermore I also re-thread and re-knot broken malas that need fixing – the flat charge for that is £35 (that includes new thread); if any beads are missing or you need a new or different guru bead, those extra costs will come on top.

Via the 2 links below you can find some useful information on how to use a mala for meditation:

http://www.kundalinirising.org/KRIResource/Meditations/MalaMeditation.pdf 
https://blog.spiritvoyage.com/mala-meditation/

What is the significance of 108 beads?
In short 108 represents perfection in God Consciousness. In Sikhi e.g., Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj composed the second Chand (verse) of Jaap Sahib in 108 lines: it starts with Namastvan Akaalay and has 27 stanzas with four lines in each, equalling 108. This wasn’t done by coincidence but was done to show this perfection of praising the Almighty.
Here is a further explanation of the symbolism of the numbers:
* 1 is the definition of God (Ik Oankar – the one Creator Lord). 1 can make all the other numbers have significance. A thousand 0’s still equals 0, but if you put a 1 in front, it gives them a value and meaning.
* Without God all things equate to 0. When we bring God into our lives it gives everything we do a meaning.
* 0 as a circular shape is also a symbolization of God. It has no beginning nor end (it is eternal).
* 8 symbolises Maya/illusion or matter in the world. Each time you multiply something by 8 the values of the total value when added always reduce:
1 x 8 = 8
2 x 8 = 16 (1 + 6 = 7)
3 x 8 = 24 (2 + 4 = 6) etc.
Thus you always make a loss when interacting with the 8 or Maya by itself.
However, 1 + 0 + 8 = 9.
* 9 is seen to symbolize God: when the values of the total value when added always equate to the same. 9 is also pronounced Nau meaning name, God’s Name (Word/Shabad)
1 x 9 = 9
2 x 9 = 18 (1 + 8 = 9)
3 x 9 = 27 (2 + 7 = 9) etc.
So even Matter/Maya develops a value when it is used in God Consciousness = 1 + 0 + 8 = 9. 108 means a Mastery over Maya/Matter and a complete equilibrium with the Force of the Universe – God/Vaheguru/Allah/Hari/Brahm.

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