Definition of mala in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːlɑː


  • (In Hinduism and Sikhism) a string of prayer beads.
    More example sentences
    • Saivites wear malas of them always as a symbol of God's love, chanting on each bead, ‘Aum Namah Sivaya.’
    • In the outer right hand, Chenrezig is holding crystal beads and moving them the way we use a mala to count mantras.
    • As for the more spiritually inclined, there are malas made of rudraksh, tulasi beads and lotus seeds.


from Hindi mālā.

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