Malas are a strand of beads used in mantra meditation for counting and to focus attention during mantra meditation. When you meditate, your mala becomes infused with the divine energy you generate in your practice and continues to grow in power. Malas not only store divine vibrations but continue to generate those vibrations around you even after you’ve finished meditating. A mala that’s been blessed by a saint increases that divine power even more.
Malas should be kept and used throughout your lifetime and can be passed on to future generations. All malas can be repaired as often as needed.