History of Prayer Beads
The practice of fingering beads while
praying or meditating is ancient and widespread. Using prayer beads first
came into general use in India in the 8th century B.C. among Hindus who used
malas to keep track of the mantras they recited. Hindu beads
consist of 108 beads plus one with a tassel. The number of Mala beads
corresponds to the number of earthly desires to be overcome in order to
reach nirvana. Muslims also use beads for counting the names or attributes
Early Christians took pebbles from one bag
and inserted them into another as a means of counting their simple prayers.
Later the 150 psalms were used as devotions by monks. Since learning 150
psalms was difficult for the illiterate, the "Our Father" and the
"Hail Mary" eventually became the standard prayers for the beads.
The "Hail Mary" was grouped in decades and one "Our
Father" was assigned to lead the ten beads. Ten was a good number as
each person has ten fingers to count and Christians recognize the Ten
Pope Pius the V officially noted St.
Dominic as the originator of the modern rosary. Dominicans today still make
the Catholic rosary which consists of 2250 beads for the "Hail
Mary" with fifteen separator beads used for the "Our Father"
and three or four beads for the "Glory Be To the Father." The name
rosary came from "rosarium" as a rose garden was used for prayer
in medieval times. During the Reformation, Protestants eliminated the
Over two-thirds of the world's population
employs prayer beads as part of their religious practices. Prayer beads can
have a variety of forms and meanings, but the basic purpose is to assist in
reciting and counting specific prayers or incantations.
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