Why Malas Have 108 Beads?
“In the Hindu tradition, 108 – the number of beads on a mala – is considered an auspicious number. So, the number of beads on a mala has nothing to do with semantics or balance or harmony or mathematics…it’s all about how auspicious it is. What’s important, however, isn’t the quantity…it’s the quality.
In this beautiful video filmed on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, Sadhviji brilliantly shares a personal story about her own japa that suggests that God isn’t concerned with how many times you chant your mantra or how many beads are on the mala!”