I wore one and people gave me mischievous looks, what do they mean?
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you mean like this:?
these are called mala beads. they often come in strings of 108 beads total with a special "guru" bead that is slightly larger than all the rest. they are used during meditation in mainly buddhist and hindu traditions to count your mantras.
mantras are just words and sounds such as "om" that you repeat during meditation or "I am." after you say your mantra once, you pass your finger over a bead and it helps you count.
some other people just wear them to carry their spirituality with them wherever they go though and some also wear them for decoration. there was a guy at the place where i worked who had a mala bracelet and so i asked him about it. he did not even know what a mala bracelet was xD
the people who were giving you mischievous looks probably just recognized it as some sort of religious jewelry but didn't really know what it was about.0