Jap

1) Jap has to be performed using your right hand.


2) The mala should sit freely on your fixed thumb and ring fingers.

 

3) Move each bead of the mala inwards (towards you) using your middle finger.


4) Recite the mantra in your mind on each bead. Do not utter on lips.


5) Once you have finished one round of the mala (108 Beads), hold the last bead and touch your forehead, eyes and throat.


6) If you wish to do more rounds, it’s important to note, not to cross the big last bead (crown of mala). Start the new round with the last bead of the previous round after touching your forehead, eyes and throat.


7) The mala should be held in three positions according to the sun.

Before sunrise (3am – sunrise) the mala should be held in line with your naval.

After sunrise (10am – midday) the mala should be held in line with your chest.

At evening (3pm – sunset) the mala should be held in line with your nose.


8) While performing Jhap, the mala should be covered by a cloth or mala bag. 

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