A mala bead necklace usually has 108 beads, a sacred number in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is believed that if you meditate while counting mantras in sets of 108 repetitions you will become One with the universe. Wearing a mala bead bracelet, which typically has 21 or 27 beads, is worn to help remind you of your spiritual journey and help maintain a feeling of being grounded throughout the day. Wearing four (or five) mala bracelets on your wrist also gives you the same amount of beads to meditate on as the 108 mala.

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