There is something very special about this mala as its unusual beads captivate the eyes while the mantra to the Divine Mother gives it a unique spiritual energy. The 108 round beads are carved and polished malachite, a marbled green, crystalized mineral that has the feel of a stone. The corresponding mantra as well as the significance of the mala are provided on an attractive insert.
Corresponding mantra: Om Sri Mahalaksmyai Namah.
Corresponding Deity: Goddess Lakshmi is one of the primary forms of the Divine Mother and is the goddess of spiritual and material wealth and prosperity. With a beautiful golden complexion, Lakshmi symbolizes beauty, fertility and purity. Her four arms represent the four aims of human life: righteousness, wealth, desire, and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
Intention: Meditation, spiritual wealth.
This man-made mala is sought for its capability to carry certain energies and as an item on which a spiritual practice called “japa” is done. Malachite is ideally suited to the mantra to Mother Lakshmi, a great goddess and the consort of Lord Vishnu, the sustainer of the universe. This mala is knotted, providing a space between the beads to allow one to be held at a time for the spiritual practice of japa.
Name explanation: Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, from which the beads of the mala are made. These beads are man-made.
Why customers love it: In addition to each mala being carefully handmade by artisans in India, where the spiritual practice of these prayer beads originated, we explain the importance of keeping their 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.
Collection: Prayer Mala Beads
Collection Description: 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.
Packaging: Our prayer beads come in transparent cases, a design found only at Prabhuji's Gifts to protect and seal their spiritual energy while allowing the beads and their unique textures to be seen. Each encasement is decorated with unique Indian art depicting the Divine form to which the mala is connected, and comes with information on the beads and their ideal mantra. The corresponding mantra is provided in an attractive insert.
Charitable Cause: Prabhuji’s Gifts supports Prabhuji Mission, a New York-based, nonprofit religious organization that is home to a spiritual community. The mission’s volunteers perform devotional service to others, a yogic spiritual practice, and the mission runs humanitarian projects including: Prabhuji Food Rescue Program, in which the organization feeds people in need in the USA, Dominican Republic, Colombia and India. By purchasing Prabhuji’s Gifts products, you help support these causes.
Man-made Malachite Beads, cotton string.
How to use: Sit cross-legged in a meditative place and starting with the bead next to the sumeru (the largest bead often with a tassel), holding it with your right thumb and middle finger. Do not touch the sumeru, the 109th bead. Gently roll the bead back and forth while saying the provided mantra, drawing your attention to the feel of the bead and the sound of the mantra. Do this on each of the 108 beads to complete a round. Do as many rounds as are desired or instructed.