Mālā

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which means “garland”, “chaplet”.
The shivaique Rosary consists of 108 Rudraksha seeds (Rudra Aksha, “eye of Rudra”), is used for the recitation of the mantra(s) “japa Mālā”.
The Rosary of the Buddhist practitioner is composed of 108 grains which symbolize the 108 tests of the Buddha.
The Rosary of the vishnouite practitioner consists of 104
Muslim practicing Rosary consists of 101
Rosary Catholic practitioner, is composed of 50 beads
The practice of “japa Mālā”, is a school of prayer, contemplation leading to meditation.

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