Best deal on Cats Eye 108 Beads Japa Mala is here at Agate Export. The cats eye stone is a quite fascinating gemstone. Found in various colors of honey, green, black and yellowish green, it is also known as Lehsunia, Vaiduria, and Chrysoberyl. It is the gemstone of Planet Ketu with intense planetary energies and shows effects quite fast. Cat's Eye brings happiness and serenity, along with optimism, generosity and confidence. It can enhance creativity and kindness. Traditionally, Cat's Eye is believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits. The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition. Malas or Japa beads come in a string of 108 and are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer. In the yogic tradition the beads are used in japamala practice to recite mantras in meditation (hence the name). A full cycle of 108 repetitions is counted on the mala so the practitioner can focus on the sounds, vibration and meaning of what is being said.