108 beads buddhist necklace
The necklaces or malas used traditionally in Buddhism or in the practice of yoga are 108 are made with 108 beads. The 108 is a number loaded with a strong symbolism in many asian traditions, it can be said that it is a
number that represents an innumerable quantity. The mala or japa mala also possesses what is known as the guru stone, a larger bead that is used to control the turns that are given to the necklace, reciting once the mantra chosen by each of the beads.