These Handmade mandalas have 8 petals per side and 8 beads per side. Pluse 8 twin petals in the middle.
A mandala is used to repeat a prayer or mantra over and over again for meditation. Much like a Rosary beads are used to say prayers and blessings.
This video shows how you can manipulate my Mandalas into shapes as you do your meditation. This allows the user not to concentrate on the number of repititions, but on the mantra itself.