Since ancient times, Tasbih beads, also known as 'Masbahas' or rosaries, have been highly important and influential in people’s lives, whether used for decorative, collective, or praying purposes.
The word 'Beads' originally derives from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Bede', which means prayer. However, rosaries do not belong to one culture or religion but are perceived as symbols in numerous faiths.
The use of a rosary in prayer supposedly originates from India and dates back to the olden days. It had spread to various religions, precisely Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Orthodoxy, and Catholicism.
When used in prayer, each bead represents a short prayer that's recited and repeated continuously, with the help of the beads to keep count.
Necklaces of pearls, teeth, and shells, had been commonly found in ancient or prehistoric tombs without any religious significance.