Green Sandalwood Prayer Beads


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In Tibetan Buddhism, the 108 bead Mala made of Sandalwood is believed to be powerful in bringing positive forces of self realization & contentment.

We like to use them to remember to stay mindful, compassionate and grateful. We also find them perfect for reducing stress by rolling them between the fingers or for inducing calm by counting the beads.

Whether you wear them around your neck or on your arm, these wooden beads simply feel good.

A Gift From Team Backpack Buddha

We want you to enjoy our Mala beads as much as we do. To aid you on your path, you'll receive this 14 page eGuide all about Malas & how to use them as a medium for mindfulness, tranquility, and contentment. It's got all the essentials to help you benefit the most from Tibetan Buddhist Mala Beads! 

 Support Nepal

Every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports our team of local artisans who assemble our Mala strands, and "Sherpas" who ensure the highest quality beads, and make sure everything is shipped on time, based around Kathmandu, Nepal.

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About These Prayer Beads

  • Size: 8mm (0.31") beads
  • Size: 48cm (19") long, held end to end including tassel
  • Size: 84cm (33") total circumference
  • Weight: 1.2oz.
  • Material: Green Sandalwood
  • Bead Count: This Mala is comprised of 108 beads
  • Note: Bracelet wraps 4-5 times around the average wrist comfortably.
  • Color: Our beads become their own unique shade of green over time. They may not appear identical in color as the above photo upon arrival.
  • Fragrance: Green Sandalwood emits a calming earthy smell when rubbed.
  • Note: Pure Sandalwood is an endangered species. As a result, our Malas are derived from trees from India within the same genus as Sandalwood known as Santalum. These trees emit a scent very similar to Sandalwood. To help preserve this scent, our beads are rubbed with natural oils. 
  • New: Our Mala now comes in a cotton pouch from Nepal.


As soon as you make your purchase, we will begin processing your order. Please allow between 2-4 business days for your delivery. Contact us at for any assistance.