Questions tagged [japamala]

A japamala, or just "mala", is a chain of prayer beads, often 108 in number.

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If sleepiness come in our body , then we have to sleep or not?

Its my personal experience when im doing japa( hare krishna mantra) in day time i realized after 15-20 minute of doing japa . I am very sleepy and lazy at that time and at moments i thinks that i ...
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About sphatik Mala

I have a sphatik Mala of 107 +1 beads. Can I wear this mala? Can I remove sumeru with other sphatik beads to correct number ? or, I have my old sphatik Mala but I don't know whether it is original ...
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Japa of 111 beads in Kaliyuga​?

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 ...
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Is there a name for a wrist mālā?

Is it called just mālā, or does it have a special name? I'm not concerned about the material, rather about the fact that it's shorter and worn on a wrist.
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What is the significance of '108' beads in the rosary (japmala)?

There are exactly 108 beads in the rosary (japmala). What's the significance of the count 108 here?