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ID: 300266212
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300266212

 

Record Type: concept
malas (prayer beads, religious visual works, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Strings or garlands of beads used in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Mahayana Buddhism; often characterized by having 108 beads, often made of wood or bone, and used as an aid for repititions of a mantra or prayers. A mala may also offer protection to the one who wears it.
 
Terms:
malas (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
mala (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
japa mala (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
japa-mala (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
japamala (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
japa beads (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
mala's (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.PE

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by function>
................ <visual works by function> (G)
Hierarchy of religious visual works
.................... religious visual works (G)
Hierarchy of prayer beads
........................ prayer beads (G)
Hierarchy of malas
............................ malas (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Snoeren of festoenen van kralen die gebruikt worden in het hindoe├»sme, sikhisme en het Mahayana-boeddhisme. Ze kenmerken zich doordat ze uit 108 kralen bestaan, vaak uit hout of been zijn gemaakt en gebruikt worden als hulpmiddel bij het herhaald uitspreken van een mantra of van gebeden. Een mala kan ook een beschermende functie hebben voor de drager. 

Related concepts:
distinguished from ....  rosaries
..................................  (prayer beads, religious visual works, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)) [300262831]

Sources and Contributors:
japa beads............  [VP]
.......................  Beckman, Mantras, Yantra and Fabulous Gems (2001) 35
japamala............  [VP]
.................  Mudaliar, State and Religious Endowments in Madras (1976) 256
japa mala............  [VP]
....................  Sinclair-Brull, Female Ascetics (1997) 121
japa-mala............  [VP]
....................  Beckman, Mantras, Yantra and Fabulous Gems (2001) 35
mala............  [VP]
...........  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 14 December 2006
...........  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1986) 1366
...........  Wilson, Mantra and Meanings (1997)
malas............  [VP Preferred]
..............  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
mala's............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 14 December 2006
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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