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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 '18 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 '18 at 17:28
  • Read on Wikipedia, trying to find the page – Christopher Feb 12 '18 at 17:58
  • @Christopher please share the link where you read it. – Just_Do_It Feb 12 '18 at 18:02
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_beads#Hinduism 3rd paragraph on that section. BTW also similar say just down on buddhism section In Tibetan Buddhism, often larger malas are used; for example, malas of 111 beads . Never heard something like 111 beads nor 103 – Indra Feb 12 '18 at 19:35

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