Buddhist prayer beads (108 Beads) or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths wduring meditation. Sometimes referred to "Buddhist rosary" also appears.
Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. Various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality. A decorative tassel is sometimes attached to the beads, flanked by talismans or amulets depending on one's local tradition.
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