One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Hinduism and Sikhism) a string of prayer beads.
- ‘In the outer right hand, Chenrezig is holding crystal beads and moving them the way we use a mala to count mantras.’
- ‘As for the more spiritually inclined, there are malas made of rudraksh, tulasi beads and lotus seeds.’
- ‘I see Westerners wearing chubas and showing off their malas.’
- ‘Saivites wear malas of them always as a symbol of God's love, chanting on each bead, ‘Aum Namah Sivaya.’’
- ‘At the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity of selecting the kind of beads they like and having them stringed into malas.’
From Hindi mālā.
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