This mala is 26 inches long. The beads are raktu seeds, which come from the Banyan tree. This mala was handmade in Nepal. Each bead on this mala is 8mm wide and there are 108 beads. There is a large guru bead in the center of the mala and there are four counting beads at the end of the mala. The counting beads track your rotations around the mala. You can push the beads up as you go around one rotation and track your progress.