Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala With Yak Bone Spacer

$ 51.26



The Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala with Yak Bone Spacer is a unique and spiritually significant piece of prayer jewelry. This mala combines the beauty of Bodhi seeds with the addition of intricate inlay work and a spacer made from yak bone.

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.

 The Bodhi seeds used in this mala come from the Bodhi tree, which holds deep symbolism in Buddhist traditions, representing enlightenment and spiritual awakening. The seeds have a smooth and natural texture, making them comfortable to hold and use during prayer or meditation.

What sets this antique mala apart is the exquisite inlay work incorporated into the design. Skilled artisans intricately embed precious and semi-precious gemstones, metals, or other materials into the Bodhi seed beads, enhancing their beauty and creating a captivating visual effect.

In addition to the inlay work, this mala features a spacer made from yak bone. Yak bone has been used in spiritual practices for centuries and is highly regarded for its strength and resilience. The spacer serves as a divider between the main portion of the mala and the guru bead, adding aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

Like traditional malas, this antique mala typically consists of 108 beads, though variations in bead counts are possible. Each bead is carefully hand-knotted on a durable thread, 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 represents the starting and ending point of the mala. It symbolizes the guidance and wisdom of the spiritual teacher or guru and reminds the practitioner of their connection to the sacred teachings.

The Antique Inlay Bodhi Seed Prayer Mala with Yak Bone Spacer is not only a beautiful piece of jewelry but also a powerful spiritual tool. It can be used during meditation, prayer, or mantra chanting to help focus the mind and deepen one's spiritual practice. The inlay work and yak bone spacer add unique energy and intention to the mala.

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 and the symbolic significance of the yak bone. 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 with Yak Bone Spacer embodies the beauty and spirituality of ancient practices, inviting individuals to embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.
Yak bone is used to remind us of our impermanence, the reality that we will all die at some point, and to accept lives filled with kindness, service, and happiness (without the pursuit of pleasure) regardless of the positive or negative events in our lives.


Additional Information


100 g


15 × 5 × 15 cm


Bodhi Seed

Knot Type


  • Materials: Bodhi seed, Yak bone & white metal (rings)
  • Size of beads: 12 mm
  • Length of mala: 23.5 inches long
  • There are 108 beads excluding spacer beads
  • The string is brown in color with a fixed knot
  • Turquoise stone, Coral stone, Brass & Copper are inlaid on the Bodhi seed beads
  • Handmade in Nepal