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    Japa mala with 33 beads altogether - good for japa mantra?

    Hi,

    I have just received a rudraksha japa mala from a friend of mine, from India. It has 33 beads altogether. Is that okay for doing japa mantra of Om Namah Shivaya? This specific japa mala is very special to me, though I have heard of ones with 27/54/108 beads before but not 32+1...

    Can I still use it for mantra?

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    Re: Japa mala with 33 beads altogether - good for japa mantra?

    hariḥ oṁ
    ~~~~~

    namast


    ॐ रुद्राय नमः
    oṁ rudrāya namaḥ
    oṁ I bow (salutations) to rudra, the praiseworthy One.

    INformation on rudrākṣa can be found on this HDF string if there is interest:
    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=6228


    praṇām
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

    _

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    Re: Japa mala with 33 beads altogether - good for japa mantra?

    Namaste,

    I just read the question only but found no answer concerning the number of beads. So what is this mala I have if it happens to be inappropriate for japa mantra because of the number of beads it has?

    It's interesting because this one is my number one mala among the others, and felt a special feeling when I caught sight of and touched it...and I counted the beads later only...

    Quote Originally Posted by yajvan View Post
    hariḥ oṁ
    ~~~~~

    namast


    ॐ रुद्राय नमः
    oṁ rudrāya namaḥ
    oṁ I bow (salutations) to rudra, the praiseworthy One.

    INformation on rudrākṣa can be found on this HDF string if there is interest:
    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=6228


    praṇām

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