Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala

$ 52.06



The Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala is an exquisite and spiritually significant piece of prayer jewelry. This mala is crafted using Bodhi seeds, which come from the sacred Bodhi tree, symbolizing enlightenment and spiritual awakening.

Each bodhi seed, also known as the wisdom tree, is supposed to provide the fruits of knowledge for all beings. It is used to express spiritual commitment, trust, and promise. All mantras can be counted using bodhi seed beads, along with other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and other rituals. It removes barriers in addition to imparting knowledge.

What makes the Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala unique is the addition of intricate inlay work. Skilled artisans delicately embed precious and semi-precious gemstones, metals, or other materials into the Bodhi seed beads, enhancing their beauty and creating a captivating visual effect.

The inlay work on this mala adds a touch of elegance and vibrancy to the traditional Bodhi seed design. The gemstones or metals used in the inlay can vary, offering a wide range of colors and patterns. Each bead is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring precision and attention to detail.

Like traditional malas, this antique mala typically consists of 108 beads, although variations in bead counts can be found. The number 108 holds great significance in spiritual practices and represents various aspects of existence and the cosmos. The beads are individually knotted, symbolizing the interconnectedness of all beings and the unity of body, speech, and mind.

At the center of the mala, there is often a larger bead known as the guru bead or the meru bead. This bead serves as a focal point and signifies the beginning and end of the mala. It represents the guidance and wisdom of the spiritual teacher or guru, reminding the practitioner of their connection to the sacred teachings.

The Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala is not only a stunning piece of jewelry but also a powerful tool for spiritual practice. It can be used for meditation, prayer, or mantra chanting to focus the mind and deepen one's spiritual journey. The inlay work adds an extra layer of intention and energy to the practice.

By wearing or using this antique mala, individuals can connect with the sacred traditions and teachings of Buddhism while appreciating the artistry and craftsmanship of the inlay work. It serves as a reminder of the potential for inner growth, mindfulness, and connection to the divine.

Whether used for personal meditation or gifted to a loved one, the Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala encapsulates the beauty and spirituality of ancient practices. It invites individuals to embark on a path of self-discovery and spiritual exploration, while carrying the elegance and uniqueness of the inlay design.

Additional Information


100 g


15 × 5 × 15 cm


Bodhi Seed

Knot Type


  • Materials: Bodhi seed, Resin amber (Mantra Carved Bead) & white metal (rings)
  • Size of beads: 12 mm (Bodhi seed) & 15 mm (Resin amber)
  • Tibetan mantra “Om Mani Padme Hun is patched on the Amber bead.
  • Length of mala: 23 inches long
  • There are 108 beads excluding spacer beads
  • Thread is red in color with a fixed knot
  • Turquoise stone, Coral stone, Brass & Copper are inlaid on the Bodhi seed beads
  • Handmade in Nepal