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Why does a japamala consist of 108 beads?

The Hindu mālā (rosary) usually consists of 108 beads in addition to the merubead. In some sects however the number of beads varies, for instance in the Shaiva sect the mala has 32 beads. According to some Holy texts the mala should have only 9 beads and one should count 108 with 12 of its turns. Click here to read more.

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