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.

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