Count of beads according to Yuga.

111 for Kaliyuga ?

In Hinduism there is 1 mala of 108 beads.

Is it true that 108 beads mala is for Dvapara Yuga while 111 beads mala is for Kaliyuga ?

Would like to know in Hinduism, are number of beads in one mala decided according to Yuga; Treta , Dvapara and Kali ?

On Wikipedia, Prayer Beads page,

According to Vedic scriptures 103 beads were used during Treta Yuga, 108 beads during Dvapara Yuga, and 111 beads in Kali Yuga.

Wikipedia Prayer Beads

screenshot of prayer beads page

  • No, where did u learn this? There's nothing like that..
    – Rickross
    Feb 12, 2018 at 17:24
  • Only rule i know about yUga and japa is in Kali Chaturguna japa (four times) is to be done whle purashcharana (but this rule does not apply for all mantras)..
    – Rickross
    Feb 12, 2018 at 17:28
  • Read on Wikipedia, trying to find the page
    – Vaibhav
    Feb 12, 2018 at 17:58
  • @Christopher please share the link where you read it.
    – Just_Do_It
    Feb 12, 2018 at 18:02
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    First, the WIkipedia article referenced says 'citation needed'. so somebody just put down some anecdotal story they heard without reference. Never heard of 111. Always 108. Feb 13, 2018 at 4:15


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