Buddhist Mala - Rudraksha SeedMala beads are a centuries old tool to keep the mind focused on the practice of prayer and meditation and are the symbol of the never ending cycle. Each bead in the mala counts a Sanskrit prayer or mantra in sets of 108 repetitions.
Combining tactile and conscious awareness, the beads are moved sequentially in rhythm with breathing and each mantra centering and stilling the mind allowing the focus to be on the meaning of the mantra rather than counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. When using a mala many times, it is believed to take on the energy of the mantra that is being recited.
Our traditional Japa Mala contains 108 beads. The type of bead combined with a specific mantra is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
The word Rudraksha comes from the Hindu word for Shiva, Rudra, and aksha meaning eyes. Rudraksha beads are five faced representing Lord Shiva, the symbol of auspiciousness. The seeds are thought to bring self-mastery, peace and enlightenment. It is also thought to have healing properties relating to the heart and blood pressure.
This full size prayer bead mala necklace is handcrafted with 7-8 mm beads. It is strung on high quality nylon coated wire and has a cotton tassle. Due to the natural materials used the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly. Free mala bag is included to store and protect your mala.