A mala is a string of beads used in prayer and meditation. Often made using 108 beads, a guru bead and a end bead or tassel, each bead represents a truth. Meditate on your mala with a affirmation or mantra. The sandalwood beads used to make these malas are from East India, have a beautiful and natural aroma and hold essential oils well. Each mala has a intention behind it.