My japa mala broke



I was doing my daily chanting one evening and I must confess that at that point I was very sleepy and I was not chanting with full attention, as soon as I was about to complete my round my Chanting mala broke just 1 bead before the sumeru (is this spiritually relevant - should I be afraid of any apradh?)

Secondly since this is my very first mala and still I am not an initiated disciple - I had been using this mala since the beginning of my bhakti 1.5 years ago.. I tried mending the mala atleast 4-5 times but I am unable to repair it putting new string within it, can this mala be used as a kanthi since I am thinking to buy a new chanting mala?

Sorry for the long question, waiting for a reply🙏🏻



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  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Nothng to worry, dont read too much into it. Simply get the beads re stringed into a new japa mala. Other option is to restring and use as kanthi mala (wont it be too thick for kanthi mala?).


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

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