Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent that is excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it perfect for ritual and spiritual practice. Its fragrance is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance.
Material: Natural Genuine Rudraksha Seed from Nepal
Hand Strung: Yes
Size of Guru Bead: 10 mm approx.
Bead Quantity: 108 Beads Pcs
Length of Prayer Bead: 20 inches Approx.
Sandalwood is considered a very sacred wood and is used widely in Puja/prayer. It has many medicinal properties. It is said to reduce stress and generate positivity. Prayers using Sandalwood beads are said to improve the overall well-being of a person.
A mala is a string of beads used for prayer. Malas is made on the principle of the sacred number 108, so they will have either 108 beads or a divisible of that number: 54 or 27 beads. They can be strung on silk thread with knots between each bead to maintain consistent space between each bead. They also have a Guru bead with a tassel hanging from it. The tassel is considered the symbol of a thousand lotus petals.
To use a mala, you hold it in either hand. Starting just after the Guru bead, you recite a mantra while holding each bead between the thumb and one of the fingers, moving from one bead to the next with each recitation. You basically drape the mala over the finger and use the thumb to pull the beads over the finger toward you after each recitation of the mantra. Which makes the bead pass over the intended meridian point. After you have completed a full circle of your mala, you will feel the Guru bead.