Mala Beads are a strand of 108 beads, a larger 109th bead often called a guru bead, and a tassel. Mala Beads are used as a tool to aid us in meditation and yoga practices as we count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. These mala's are typically made of various seeds, woods, crystals and gemstones. Mantrapiece offers a unique collection of Mala Beads from around the world. Particularly from the Himalayas in India.