Rudraksha Mala - 108 Prayer Beads
Prayer for Lord Shiva
Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya
The mala is a sacred string of prayer beads blessed with mantras that spiritual aspirants use in a practice called “japa.” Each mala has the auspicious number of 108 beads plus the untouched Sumeru bead, which are made from natural materials capable of carrying energetic vibrations.
Traditionally, the spiritual master blesses the mala with mantras and transfers divine energy to a disciple upon giving it. In order to keep this sacred energy pure, no one else should touch the beads. As it is highly important to keep your mala away from external energy, we have designed an attractive encasement, available only at Prabhuji's Gifts, in order to keep the beads' energy sealed and completely protected from unwanted energy.
Rudrākṣa means “the eye of Lord Shiva” in Sanskrit. Rudrākṣa beads are the seeds of a Himalayan fruit tree that the scriptures say sprang from Lord Shiva’s tears while he meditated with open eyes to save the world from evil forces. Rudrākṣa beads are treasured for the manifold powers they bestow, such as tranquility, concentration, and above all, assistance on the path to enlightenment.
“Japa is a type of communication between 'here' and 'beyond', between the part and the Whole. As in all types of communication, it cannot be the mumbling of empty words, it cannot be a mechanical or robotic repetition, but it must express an authentic and sincere intention. The mantra should be recited with highest attention and deeply interiorized.” ~ Prabhuji