Here you can find the hundreds of previous designs of the hand-knotted malas I have made and sold over the past 5 years. They are all 108, 54, 36 or 27 bead malas (I also make bespoke malas of 99 or 33 beads for Muslim customers), with 6mm, 8mm or 10mm beads.

You can re-order any of these, I will just need time to source beads and make them – and they might of course look slightly different as no 2 malas are fully alike.

For all the malas that are currently ready and can be posted out immediately, please click here.

The designs in this section might also give you ideas for your own bespoke mala orders — choosing your (combination of) beads, bead size, guru bead, thread colour, tassel colour.

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.

Furthermore I also re-thread and re-knot broken malas that need fixing – the flat charge for that is £45 (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:

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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