Bead bag mystery!

Q. Chanting is recommended in every religion. Why do devotees in ISKCON hide their beads while chanting?

A. Chanting beads are very sacred and their sanctity should be preserved. While chanting, beads should not be touching ground or our feet. If they are kept open, they are likely to become more dirty. To avoid these circumstances we use bead bag. I hope this is alright with you.