Mala, Buddhist rosary, Tibetan mala. Mala 108 pearls, pipal seeds, sacred fig tree, bodhi seeds. Natural turquoises.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our subjects are expertized and certified.
As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are strung must, theoretically, be a braid of several threads:
three sons symbolize the "three Bodies" of a Buddha (Absolute Body, Body of Glory and Body of Emanation);
five sons symbolize the "five wisdoms" or "five families" of Buddhas (Buddha family, vajra family, jewel family, lotus family, activity family)
nine sons symbolize the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and the eight great bodhisattvas.
Buddha having attained enlightenment under a sacred fig tree, pipal seeds are the most traditional material for making malas. These seeds patinate and take on a beautiful shine over time called "porcelain layer". Our seeds come from hainan island known for growing and drying the finest quality in the world. Be careful many sites and specialized stores name these seeds as Lotus seeds by mistake.
Pipal seed dimensions: 11mm by 7mm
The quality of these seeds is excellent
Natural and authentic turquoises from Hubei province, falsely called Tibetan turquoise
The vast majority of traders call this turquoise, Tibetan turquoise. This is not the case, there have never been any turquoise deposits in Tibet. Hubei Region, China. At the time the wealthiest of the aristocratic class allowed themselves to afford Persian turquoises. But the vast majority of the turquoises of the Tibetan plateau come from Hubei. Blue with shades of green more or less pronounced over time. A multitude of counterfeits, treatments exist, turquoise in general is a difficult stone.
Agate called nan hong from the Yunnan region, This agate holds its exceptionally red color to its cinnabar content (HGs).
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