Photos

Photographer's Note

Buddhist prayer beads are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and to Christianity's Rosary.

It is known in Sanskrit as mala and is typically made with 19, 21, 27, 54 or 108 beads. It's commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or names of a deity.

jjcordier, carper, bukitgolfb301, Vato_Law, cbrman, BennyV, Waylim has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3515
Points: 32
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1391 W: 152 N: 6235] (31566)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH