Saturday, March 24, 2012

What are Prayer Beads or Mala's??

Woof Woof , I keep hearing all this talk about "Prayer Beads" Turchin uses them in their jewelry designs so here is what I found. 
 Prayer beads are used by members of various religious traditions such as Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, Anglicanism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Bahá'í Faith to count the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions, such as the rosary of Virgin Mary in Christianity and dhikr (remembrance God) in Islam.
 The number of beads also vary I read but this depends on the different religion in use, man you human's have a lot of religions already its hard for this puppy to keep up with them all!!! Islamic prayer beads are called "Misbaha", "Tasbih" or "Tesbih", usually have either 99 or 33 beads. Buddhists and Hindus use the Japa Mala which usually has 108 beads, these are the Mala beads that use...ah ha interesting....HOWL!
I also learned that all kinds of materials are used to make mala beads such as seeds of the rudraksha tree, beads made from the wood of the tulasi plant, animal bone, sandalwood, rosewood, ebonywood, or seeds from the Bodhi tree or seeds of the lotus plant. Semi-precious stones like carnelian and amethyst are also used.
So Cool... I LOVE learning new things I also love the fact that uses these very beautiful and deeply meaningful beads as part of their unique love is the answer inspired jewelry, cause we all know I am just a pudding of a poodle mushy to the wooshy as we say in poodle speak, LOVE to you all -
Ringo signing out!!20]

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