There are 108 rudraksha seed beads on this mala. Rudraksha beads are a very special bead because it is said that Buddha wore rudraksha beads. Rudraksha beads are also popular among many yogis, and they are common in India, Indonesia, and Nepal. Rudraksha beads are very rough to the touch. This is actually helpful for meditation, because using rudraksha beads to meditate can help you stay alert. This mala was handmade in Nepal. Rudraksha beads are said to bring prosperity to the wearer. Each bead on this mala is 8 mm wide.