The Chakra of Protection.
The word Sanskrit Mala
Means necklace or string of beads threaded onto a string in a sort of necklace or bracelet.
The word in Sanskrit mala means necklace or string of beads threaded onto a string in a sort of necklace or bracelet. The malas were used to keep track while reciting, you sing or mentally repeat a mantra or the name or names of a deity. The mala is comprised of 108 beads. There are numerous explanations as to the reason for that specific number, and the special religious meaning that several Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist traditions have for that number. For example, in the traditional Hindu thinking it is commonly said that people have 108 afflictions. In another calculation, 108 is the number of possible dharmas or phenomenon. The number itself has remained constant along centuries of practice.