This single-strand rudraksha neck mālā has 108 small rudraksha beads plus one central double-capped bead, on silver wire. The beads measure about 6.5-7 mm and the mala is approximately 54 inches long.
The beads in a rudraksha mālā vary depending on the size of the rudraksha beads. Traditionally, for sacred jewellery, 108 beads are strung into a mālā with an extra ‘guru’ bead to indicate the beginning or end of a round of repetition. The number 108 is an auspicious number, especially for mantra repetitions.