Brass Swirl-of-bliss Style Counter Clip
Tibetan style counter used on malas/prayer beads to keep count of mantra recitation and accumulation.
In certain Vajrayana practices there is an emphasis on keeping count of one's accumulation of mantras or prayers. In these instances one may commit to accumulating 10,000 or 100,000 or even a million of a specific mantra. Hence mantra-counters have been developed.