In both Buddhist and Hindu contexts, rudraksha malas are believed to increase positive mental qualities such as concentration, clarity, memory, and inner peace as well as decrease negative mental qualities such as anxiety, anger, greed, and stress. Rudraksha is also traditionally considered to be a source of protection, increased wealth, and a long and peaceful life. Rudraksha is associated with wrathful practices and is an ideal practice items for those practice Vajrakilaya.
This particular rudraksha mala is a five faced, ormukhi, rosary.
All of our malas have been blessed by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and selected by senior Lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The power of rudraksha seeds can be traced all the way back to the formation of Hindu meditation systems in 2300 B.C. The word ‘rudraksha’ is a compound of two Sanskrit words,rudra andakṣa.Rudra is one of Lord Shiva's vedic names andakṣa means 'teardrops'. Rudraksha literally means Lord Shiva's teardrops.This name refers to an Upanishad text in which Shiva was said to have cried out of compassion for sentient beings. The tears then transformed into rudraksha trees, bringing benefit to beings connected with the sacred tree.
108 beads of 6 mm diameter, with Trikaya guru beads. White bead (conch shell) symbolizes Nirmanakaya, red (carnelian stone) Sambhogakaya, blue (lapis lazuli) Dharmakaya. The mala has a sliding knot to make it tighter or looser.
Approx. length 35.4 in, 3.0 oz