There is a tradition of using certain category of prayer beads as meditation tools in many of the religions. Most the Christian rosaries and prayer bead will include beads or pearls which are grouped together using a thread. The rosary of Roman Catholic Church is a collection of beads that has 5 sets with 10 small beads each. Every set of 10 beads will be split by a bigger bead. Japa mala is a string of beads which is used by Hindu monks while meditating and has 108 beads. It is also used with Buddhist Prayer beads and Jainism. The beads will be counted as the person will recite his mantra till the person has surrounded the mala that is counted till 100 along with eight extra for balancing the lost beads. There are 99 beads in misbaha that is used by Muslims while mediating. Every religion will have their own style of prayer beads which his to be used during mediation as per the preaching.