This listing is for a yak bone pendant with the buddhist prayer for compassion, OM MANI PADME HUM, inscribed on it. The script is the mantra of Avalokteshwara, the Buddha of compassion, and it translates to "hail to the jewel in the lotus". Mani means jewel and pema means lotus. OM includes three syllables, AH, O and MA. OM can also be used as a blessing, OM AH HUM. Many Tibetan people use the powerful mantra OM AH HUM to bless food, animals, the earth, etc. Please contact me with any further questions. Yak bone represents impermanence in Tibetan buddhism.
This pendant measures 2.25 inches in length and is handmade in Kathmandu Nepal. Due to the handmade nature of this item, exact sizing may vary slightly.
**due to the natural methods used to dye this product, these beads are not waterproof