Mala Prayer Beads are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. The Sadhana (practice) is known in Sanskrit as Japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. Prayer Malas are used throughout all religions and cultures. All our Mala Beads are handcrafted in the UK, with pride and quality, becoming a signature in itself.