This 108 Mala Vajra prayer necklace is handmade by highly skilled Tibetan craftsmen.
Matsya is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish. Often listed as the first avatar in the lists of the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, Matsya is described to have rescued the first man, Manu, from a great deluge. Matsya may be depicted as a giant fish, or anthropomorphically with a human torso connected to the rear half of a fish.
Matsya is believed to symbolize the first stage of evolution, as aquatic life were the first beings on earth.