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“Feel your prayers, feel your mantra, and you will feel God.” –Amma
Our Shivam japa mala features 108 auspicious Panchmukhi (Five-Faced) 8 mm Rudraksha beads on a hand-knotted cord, with a cotton ochre-colored tassel, wrapped in metallic thread. ‘Rudraksha’ has its origin in the Sanskrit words, ‘Rudra’ and ‘aksha’. Both Rudra and ‘Shivam’ are additional names for Lord Shiva, and aksha means ‘teardrop’. Mythological tales say Rudraksha beads were born out of Lord Shiva’s teardrops of compassion for humanity.
Rudraksha beads can help one in attaining tranquility, peace of mind, focus and concentration. Five-Faced Rudraksha beads are known to promote peace, good health and mental strength. They are also considered to protect against negative energies and help wearers align with their life purpose.
Mala prayer bead necklaces have been used for thousands of years to help people focus on meditation, mantra chanting and prayer, bringing more inner peace and harmony into their lives and the world. When not being used for meditation, this neck mala can be stored in one of our mala prayer pouches (sold separately). It is considered beneficial to have at least one mala designated exclusively for chanting and prayer, while others can be worn around the neck, or wrapped round the wrist, for their energy healing benefits and praying ease.
toothbrush, while taking care not to brush or wet the mala thread and tassels. Then allow to dry. At any time, if the beads whiten slightly or become too dry, you can add a few drops of any natural oil, using your hands or a toothbrush. The oil will help freshen the look of the beads, and protect them from drying out.
Note: Also shown is one of a variety of japa mala prayer pouches, sold separately.