Most often mala has 108 beads, but can be applied and the beads with a different number of beads, usually divisible 108: 54, 27, 21, 18 and 7. 108 is a sacred number in Buddhism and other sacred traditions of Asia.
This is the number of names of God in Hinduism. As a result of multiplying 12 by 9, the numbers represent the 9 planets and the 12 signs of the zodiac, by multiplying 27 by 4, we find 4 lunar quarters in each of the 27 lunar houses.
Using beads for prayer and magic is an ancient practice that goes back thousands of years, long before the advent of Buddhism.
Working with the beads increases as the intention and effect visualizations.
**Amber gems is considered that the curative properties when used for intent or during meditation.**