About Malas

Padma is the Sanskrit word for lotus. It is often referred to as the sacred lotus and plays an important symbolic role in yoga. Padma grows from out of the mud, but blooms in perfect beauty above the surface of the water. Thus, it is often seen as a symbol for those who overcome ignorance and suffering in order to find enlightenment and Self-realization.
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning garland. Also sometimes called yoga beads, malas are made of many different materials that have different influences and effects on us. Traditionally, they are made with 108, 54, 27, 18 or 9 beads and have been used by yogis and those with spiritual aspirations for thousands of years to keep count of mantra repetitions, known as japa, during meditation. Japa engages the mind spiritually and leads the practitioner to a deep meditative state.
Padmala can be used in the practice of Japa, worn for the beneficial effect or can be worn to simply remind us that we have taken the spiritual path.


Here is a sample of some of the types of malas available.

108 bead malas in stock

Presentation and Prices

108 Beads

108 bead malas come with a presentation box, a candle, bag and explanation of the type of beads.


27/18 Beads

27 and 18 bead malas come with a bag and explanation of the type of beads.


Contact Us

For details on how to buy or order malas please contact us.

We also run a repair and restringing service, please contact us with your request.

Email: mail@padmala.eu

Phone: +359 8883 12075