This Rudraska Prayer Beads / Mala beads is made of 108 beads with tassel. These beads are 8mm in size and are hand made in Nepal. This mala includes a beautiful brocade pouch. Rudraksha is the seed of a particular tree species which usually grows at a certain altitude in the mountains that are mostly found in Nepal, Burma, Thailand or Indonesia. It is also considered as a shield against negative energies. It is used to practice Yoga, meditation, counting mantras and prostration or it can be wrapped around your wrist approx. 4 times.