Sandalwood Mala - 108 Prayer Beads
Prayer for Lord Ganesha
Mantra: Om Gam Ganapataye Namah
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.
Gaṇeśa, the wise elephant-headed god is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Also called “Ganapataye,” he is the remover of obstacles and Lord of Wisdom and Intellect. His name is invoked at the start of every new endeavor, ritual or ceremony. Kundalini Yoga teaches that Gaṇeśa has his permanent abode in the Muladhara Chakra, the base energetic center within every human being.
“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