Sandalwood 108 Mala Necklace
+++ Prayer Japa Mala for Mantra Chanting +++
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- Number Of Beads : 108 +1
- Bead Type: Sandalwood
- Beads Size: Approx. 8 mm
- Charm: Stainless Steel Golden Om
- Chain Type: Hand Knotted Mala
- Chain Length: 88 cm
- Tassel Length: 6.5 cm
100% Natural & Authentic Sandalwood. Wood is from Southern India, and the artists carved them into beads in Northern India.
.............................. 108 Japa Mala for Meditation ..............................
The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition. Malas or Japa beads come in a string of 108 and are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer.
108 is a particularly significant number in the mathematics of the universe. For example, the diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth and the average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
In the yogic tradition the beads are used in japamala practice to recite mantras in meditation (hence the name). A full cycle of 108 repetitions is counted on the mala so the practitioner can focus on the sounds, vibration and meaning of what is being said.
Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name. It is a practice found in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Shintōism. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to hear it, or it may be spoken within the reciter's mind.
.............................. About Sandalwood ..............................
This genuine sandalwood mala is used for japa (repeating mantras or prayers). This mala is made from genuine naturally fragrant sandalwood and will never loose its aroma. Using the very best quality sandalwood, this mala features 8mm beads and has been knotted in traditional style
A full Mala of 108 White Sandalwood wood beads with traditional knots between each bead. Made in India.In India Sandalwood is given divine status and is thus very commonly used in mala beads. The fragrance of the sandalwood is said to be one of the most pleasing to the Gods and is considered cooling, calming and soothing. Sandalwood also promotes humility and focuses the mind to aid in meditation. Mala is made in traditional way with knots between the beads. Total beads 108+1
There are two kinds of Sandalwood - Red (Rakta) and white (Shweta). Rosaries of red Sandalwood are useful for propitiating the goddesses whereas of white are useful for the gods. Red Sandalwood is the symbol of Brahma and blessed by Lakshmi. It enlightens the super consciousness, provides improved concentration and mental structure changes specifically to renunciation from worldly affair. The wearer enjoys all comforts at his command but still remains unattached. Recommended for Headache, Heart Diseases and Right Eye Defect.
................ Meaning of Om Symbol ................
Om' is a sacred sound that is known generally as the sound of the universe. Om is all encompassing, the essence of ultimate reality, and unifies everything in the universe. Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols and is found throughout many ancient Hindu texts, prayers and ceremonies. Om is a constant reminder of the unification of the self, and peace and harmony with the universe. For many, the practice of yoga is to find this peace, and become part of some larger spiritual idea.