A wrist Mala of 27 Rukraksha and Crystal beads. Made in India.
A wrist Mala is useful as it can be worn anywhere. One can use it in the same way as a full Mala but in order to reach 108, that most auspicious number, one must go four times around the wrist Mala. This wrist Mala is strung on durable elastic cord and has a handmade tassel. Wearing a wrist Mala can serve as a constant reminder of your mediation practice and spiritual study, where ever you may be.
Your Mala will come to you in an embroidered bag for safe keeping. (colour of bag may vary).
The word 'Mala' means 'Garland'. Mala beads can be made from wooden beads, seeds, semi-precious or precious stones or gems. A full size Mala consists of 108 beads. This wrist Mala consists of 27 beads and can be used for Japa or Mantra Chanting by working around the wrist mala four times, making the 108 of the full mala. When worn around the wrist, it serves as a constant reminder or one's spiritual practice. Each Mala also has a Guru bead, or tassel to remind us of the teachers in our lives.
When not in use, your mala should be stored in a special, clean and preferably sacred space, for example on a personal altar or on a statue of a deity.
The natural nature of the component parts of these malas may mean that the colours and designs vary slightly, but we feel that this adds to their charm and unique nature, making each one really special and personal. Please note, guru beads hand carved and therefore the carved detail may differ from that illustrated here.
A really beautiful quality, hand made, wrist mala of 27(8mm) Rudraksha and Crystal Beads with traditional knots between each bead . Made in India.
Length: approx. 17cm
Bead size: 8mm
Number Of Beads : 27 +1
100% Original & Authentic
ORIGIN: Haridwar (The Holy Shrine)
Rudraksha beads have been worn by the yogis and saints of India since the 11th Century. The term Rudraksha literally means "The third eye of Shiva". Rudrakshas, often called "miracle beads" are highly revered in India as one of the holiest of all items with numerous mystical powers. Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the beads gave them tremendous tranquillity and the ability to concentrate enabling them to meditate for long periods of time with control over their minds. Rudrakshas are also said to maintain health, ensure protection, help the user gain self-empowerment, fulfil desires and wishes and achieve ambitions and objectives.
Crystal is said to aid the cleansing of both mind and body, enhance meditation and is used to protect from negative energy. It is cooling and calming.
Traditionally, the mala is held between the thumb and middle finger and as each bead is passed through the finger and thumb, a mantra or god is said either silently, quietly or out loud. The most powerful mantras are said to be those repeated silently in the mind. This is done until the Guru bead is reached, the Mala is reversed and the process goes on until the Guru bead is reached again. Repeating a mantra in this way is an excellent way of calming the mind and keeping thought of 'The Divine' (whatever that is for each one of us, whatever culture, religion or belief we hold) in our every day lives.
To empower the mala, and the mantra used in association with this mala, japa (mantra meditation) should be practiced once each day for 40 consecutive days. When the mala becomes empowered, it can then be worn to transmit the energy of the mantra and the energetic qualities of the mala to the wearer. If you use a different mantra, the energy of the previous mantra becomes replaced by the new one. For this reason, many people have different malas for different mantras.