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Porcelain Guru/Focal Beads

Bead Size: 3 x 2 cm (approx.)

Weight: 5 g.

Product Type: One of Multiple

A Guru bead is the 109th bead on a Mala (a string of prayer beads used commonly by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and some Sikhs) and is also known as a sumeru, bindu, or stupa. They are used to keep count while reciting, chanting, or repeating a  mantra. A focal bead is a bead that can be at the center of a necklace when making jewelry.

These porcelain beads can be used as either a focal piece or as a Guru bead for a Mala; it only contains two holes as opposed to the traditional three holes found in a Guru bead. You receive two Guru beads with this purchase, and each measures in at 3 cm long by 2 cm wide.

There is an incredible history to the Mala and the 109th bead; the other 108 beads represent religious significance in many Hindu and Buddhist traditions. These traditions lead to many different explanations, some of which say that when you recount the number 108 you are remembering the entire universe.

Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive product similar to those in the listing.

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