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    The evolution of the rosary

    The rosary, known also as Japamālā, is a mnemonic aid used primarly in the religious practice of prayer and incantantions chantings as well as in the repetition of names and attributes of deities, used by devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and by some Jews. Although nowadays the rosary is mainly made of seeds, jems or wood, in ancient times it was just a combination of knots, a sort of abacus to support human memory. A custom, not so far…

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