Rudraksha Tree Seed Mala Beads
~ Metaphysical Properties ~
Mala Beads can help you with different aspects of meditationwhich is linked to a range of health benifits. Meditation helps reduce stress levels, improve sleep and lower blood pressure.
~ Rudraksha ~
Rudraksha refers to a stonefruit, the dried stones of which are used as prayer beads by Hindus, as well as by Buddhists and Sikhs. When they are ripe, rudraksha stones are covered by an inedible blue outer fruit so they are sometimes called "blueberry beads". The rudraksha stones are produced by several species of large, evergreen, broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus, the principal species of which is Elaeocarpus ganitrus.
The stones are associated with the Hindu deity Shiva and are commonly worn for protection and for chanting mantras such as Om Namah Shivaya. The stones are primarily sourced from India, Indonesia, and Nepal for jewellery and malas (garlands); they are valued similarly to semi-precious stones. Various meanings and interpretations are attributed to rudraksha stones with different numbers of "faces" or locules, and rare or unique stones are highly prized and valued.
~ Rudraksha Religious Uses ~
Rudraksha stones may be strung together as beads on a garland (mala) which can be worn around the neck. The beads are commonly strung on silk, or on a black or red cotton thread. Less often, jewellers use copper, silver or gold wires. The rudraksha beads may be damaged if strung too tightly. The Devi-Bhagavata Purana describes the preparation of rudraksha garlands.
Much as Christians use prayer beads and rosaries to count repetitions of prayer, Hindus often use rudraksha garlands aids to prayer and meditation, and to sanctify the mind, body, and soul. There is a long tradition of wearing 108 rudraksha beads in India, particularly within Shaivism, due to their association with Shiva, who wears rudraksha garlands. Most garlands contain 108 beads plus one because as 108 is considered sacred and a suitable number of times to recite a short mantra. The extra bead, which is called the "Meru", bindu, or "guru bead", helps mark the beginning and end of a cycle of 108 and has symbolic value as a 'principle' bead. Rudraksha garlands usually contain beads in combinations 27+1, 54+1, or 108+1. The mantra Om Namah Shivaya, associated with Shiva, is often chosen for repetitions (japa) using rudraksha beads.
Rudraksha Tree Seed Mala Beads
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