Mala Beads

Mala Beads

 


The Mala is the most ancient form fo a rosary, used to count the repetitions of a mantra, a prayer, as the spiritual self is trained. The cord running through the beads symbolizes the thread of Life. Each mala should only be used for repetitions of one particular mantra.

Using Mala Beads (Rosary) For Meditation
What is a Meditation Mala?
A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit bead called a 'sumeru'.
It is a tool used to keep your mind on the meditation practice. Malas are generally made from different materials such as tulsi (basil) wood, sandal wood, rudraksh seeds or crystal. Each type of material has certain properties which subtly affect the subconscious mind of the practitioner.

Why use the Mala?
Meditation can be quite a tricky practice because the mind is like a naughty child. By its very nature, the mind tends to wander off during the meditation practice. If ones energy is low at the time of meditation, falling asleep can result. If the energy is too high, fantasy and distraction become the barriers. At such times, the mala provides the much needed anchor.
The mala beads are moved in rhythm with the breath and the mantra, so that both-sleep as well as excessive mental distraction-are prevented by this action upon the beads.
For wearing: A personal mala is a wonderful accessory to meditation, which when used regularly with a personal mantra, absorbs the vibrations of the practice. It becomes like a close friend or a comfortable piece of clothing!

How to Use?
The mala is traditionally held in the right hand and used in two ways -
In one method, the mala is hanging between the thumb and the ring (third) finger. The middle (second) finger is used to rotate the mala by one bead towards oneself with each repetition of the mantra.

In the other method, the mala is hanging on the middle finger, with the thumb used to rotate the mala just as explained - one bead at a time.

Either way, the index finger is never used to touch the mala.
The mala may coil on the floor with the hand resting on the right knee or used with the hand concealed in the Mala Bag.

The practice begins at the summit bead (sumeru) and continues around the loop until the summit is reached again. The summit bead is never passed over. So if you plan to do more than 1 round, the mala is turned around to proceed again in the reverse direction.

Whenever the mala is taken up, it automatically conditions the mind to the meditative state. The mala that you use for Mantra Japa meditation should not be exhibited and is best kept privately in a special Mala Bag.


Sunstone Round Mala Beads

Sunstone Round Mala Beads
GN80
8mm round

Sunstone Round Mala Beads

Sunstone Uncut Mala Beads

Sunstone Uncut Mala Beads

Sunstone Uncut Mala Beads
SM23
$63.75

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 MALA

MALA BEADS - BODHI SEEDS W/ TURQUOISE 12MM
98019
L: 48.00
$50.00

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 MALA BEADS SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE 98007
L: 30.00
$50.50

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MALA BEADS MULTI MOONSTONE
98006
L: 28.00

$50.50

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Sphatik Diamond Cut Rudraksha Mala In Thread With Silver Flowers

Sphatik Diamond Cut Rudraksha Mala In Thread With Silver Flowers
CS34
Sphatik Diamond Cut Rudraksha Mala In Thread With Silver Flowers

Sphatik Diamond Cut Rudraksha Mala In Thread With Silver Flowers

$98.50
Sphatik Diamond Cut Rudraksha Mala In Thread With Silver Flowers

$175.00

Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Silver Wire 54 Beads 8mm

Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Silver Wire 54 Beads 8mm
CS33
Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Silver Wire 54 Beads 8mm

$88.00

Shiva Lingam With Yoni Base

Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Thread

Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Thread
Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Thread

CS31
Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Thread

$88.50
Sphatik And Rudraksha Mala In Thread

$90.50

MALA

MALA BEADS RAINBOW MOONSTONE*
98005
L: 30.00
$52.00
Moonstone softens the ego, attracting harmony. Increases receptivity and awareness. Can bring emotional balance and flexibility. It promotes nurturing and expression of tenderness.

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Amethyst Mala Beads
Faith Properties: The stone of peace and purity; attracts love. Protects against harm; protection from addiction. Increases psychic and spiritual awareness by stimulating the Ajna Chakra (3rd eye) associated with intuition. A suitable meditative aid.
Planets: Jupiter and Neptune.
Elements: Water
Energy: Receptive
Color: Purple.
Chakra – Ajna Chakra (the 3rd eye) located behind the forehead
Length: 38 CMS Or 14.9" ( 76 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm
Amethyst Mala Beads US$ 52.95

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MALA

MALA BEADS ROSE QUARTZ
98001
L: 3.50 W: 3.50 H: 0.25
$52.00
Rose Quartz is a calming and soothing stone, it brings gentleness and tolerance. The rose quartz stone is ideal for heart related questions. Rose quartz will help removing negativity and fears to replace it by love and harmony.

Rose quartz Mala Beads
Faith Properties: Also called “love” stone, this is associated with emotions, thoughts associated with the heart. Accordingly, promotes gentleness, compassion, sensitivity, love, patience, understanding, faith etc. Dispels, negativity, aggression and evil thoughts. Stimulates love and opens the heart chakra. Promotes inner peace and happiness. Helpful towards ailments of the heart, circulatory system and skin.
Chakra: Anahata (Heart)
Planet: Moon
Energy: Receptive
Color: Clear Pink
Length: 41 CMS Or 16" ( 82 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm

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MALA BEADS RUDRAKSHA SEEDS
98017
L: 42.00 W: 0.50 H: 0.50

Rudraksh Mala Beads

Rudraksh, the sacred seed which literally means the eye of lord Shiva, has a brownish red, wrinkled appearance. Rudraksh beads are generally used with Shiva mantra. However, they are effective with any mantra said with devotion, for they open the Heart Chakra. Rudraksh is believed to help Lower Blood Pressure and Create Stability within the entire system.

Length: 41 CMS
Bead Size : 8-9 MM
Rudraksh Mala Beads $79.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) US$ 89.90

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Rudraksh Bracelet $66.95

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MALA MALA
MALA BEADS CARNELIAN
98021
$42.00

Carnelian Mala Beads
Faith Properties: Boosts individuality, creativity and confidence. It confers eloquence and bolsters courage. Warm and energizing, it promotes sexual energy. It is said to dispel depression, increase patience. It is said to have a positive effect on disorders related to lower organs – the reproductive organs, kidneys, spleen and also the liver. Believed to have a salubrious effect on lower back pain.
Chakras: Swadhisthana (lower)
Planets: Sun
Element: Fire
Energy: Projective
Color: Orange.
Length: 41 CMS Or 16" ( 82 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm
Carnelian Mala Beads US$ 54.50

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MALA

MALA BEADS SANDALWOOD
98022
$42.50

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MALA

MALA BEADS TURQUOISE
98024
Turquoise Mala Beads
Faith Properties: A blue green stone with intermittent blackish striations, this stone is often referred as a master healer for its helpful effect across ailments related to the circulatory, digestive or musculo-skeletal systems. It has a copper content which has much of healing significance in scriptures.
On a spiritual level, it is associated with the throat charka and the heart charka which promotes communication and in an honest, loving and gentle manner; believed to be helpful for those with butterflies in matters of public speaking.
Associated with the moon or female energy. Should be cleansed with Water and not with the sun.
Length: 45 CMS Or 17.7" ( 90 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm
Turquoise Mala Beads $51.95

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MALA BEADS TURQUOISE

MALA
MALA BEADS ROSEWOOD AND TURQUOISE (108 BEADS)
98025
$56.00

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MALA
MALA BEADS BRACELET ROSEWOOD AND TURQUOISE
98026
$32.75

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MALA BEADS TURMERIC
98027
$55.00

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MALA

Tulsi Mala

Tulsi often referred to as the "sacred basil" is the most sacred of the woods used in Indian worship - the only wood that is considered to be divinity itself. Likewise, the malas made of tulsi wood are considered very suitable for meditation.

Tulsi clears the aura. It helps to balance vata and kapha doshas. Saying the mantra on Tulsi increases the spiritual power of the prayer, increases devotion and spiritual growth. It protects and aids in the pursuit of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion.

Superior Grade Tulsi Mala Smooth well rounded full Tulsi Beads Well knotted for strength and convenience
108 +1 Beads ; 41 cms.
Bead Size : 8MM
Tulsi Wood Mala Bead String $47.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) $51.95

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Tulsi Wood Bracelet $26.95

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Crystal Mala

Crystal is a wonderful healing energizer. It stimulates the brain by acting upon the pituitary and pineal glands. It balances all the energy Chakras while reciting 'mantras' during meditation. Also believed to be good for cellulite or cysts. Crystal protects and heals by neutralizing negative influences.
Length: 50 cms., strung on a strong thread, knotted and with a tassel.
Bead Size : 8MM
Crystal Mala Beads Strings $47.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag)  $53.90

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Crystal Bracelet $28.95

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Sandalwood Mala
Fast becoming extinct, sandalwood is naturally fragrant and exceedingly smooth. Sandalwood has traditionally been regarded as one of the purest substances and is valued for its cooling properties and its medicinal value too. It is believed to Promote Tranquility as an aid to meditation.
Turning the sandalwood beads while chanting is supposed to have therapeutic properties that enhance calmness and a positive frame of mind.
Length: 39 CMS, well knotted and with a tassel
Bead Size : 8MM

Sandal Wood Mala US$ 46.00

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag)  $51.95

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Sandalwood Bracelet $28.00

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"9-planet" astrological (Navgraha) Mala
This is made of 9 semi-precious stones, each stone representing a planet of our solar system. It has tremendous astrological significance. Wearing this mala helps to appease any malefic tendencies in the astrology chart.
Length: 41 CMS (16")
Bead Size : 8MM
9-Planet Mala US$ 46.00

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) US$ 51.95

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Mala Bags
Mala bags are considered very sacred because they are used to store your mala away from public gaze.
Mala bags are also used to conceal the mala while doing japa (reciting your mantra) while moving the beads.
MALA BAGS
Mala Bag
Saffron (Radha Krsna) mala bag. Printed with the image of Krishna and Radha   US$28.95

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YOGA DANDA

Using the Yoga Danda
Often, many practitioners of japa meditation, prefer to support their forearm on the Yoga Danda, so that they can practice japa on mala beads without discomfort.
In this case, the yoga danda is placed in front of the seated body and the hand supported on it. The mala is allowed to fall freely from this raised position that facilitates turning of the beads for japa.
The Yoga Danda is also used for balancing breath between nostrils.
$45.95

YOGA DANDA

MALA

Rose Wood Mala
Rosewood is deep ruddy brown color, richly streaked with black resinous layers that take a fine polish. Rosewood is believed to be good for the skin, improving the circulation and strengthening an individual's aura while repelling the negative energy.
Length: 42 CMS
Bead Size : 8 MM
Rose Wood Mala US$36.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag)  $42.90

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Rosewood Bracelet $23.50

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Lotus Mala
Lotus is believed to reduce pitta imbalances. The lotus seeds improve speech and concentration. Mantra invoked on a lotus Malas abounds in spiritual wealth. The oval seeds of the lotus are a smooth matte brown color known for its cooling effect. It is seen as an astringent and rejuvenate, good for first Chakra issues.
Length: 85.5 CMS
Bead Size : 9-10 MM
Lotus Mala $38.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) US$44.90

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Ebony Mala
Ebony has long been the favorite wood among royalty in India. It has a heavy, almost black color, jutting from the heartwood of the tree which is well known for its extreme durability.
Length: 41.5 CMS
Bead Size : 8 MM
Ebony Mala US$ 49.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) $55.90

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Also available as a Bracelet of 27 beads in elastic.
Ebony Bracelet $34.95

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Bodhiseed Mala
Bodhi literally means "enlightenment". The Bodhi tree is renowned in the context in which lord Buddha attained awakening under it. It is often used as an anionic image of lord Buddha.
Length: 53 CMS
Bead Size : 10 MM
Bodhiseed Mala US$ 44.95

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Mala With Bag (Saffron Mala Bag) US$ 50.90

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Citrine Mala Beads
Faith Properties: Believed to be a stone of abundance, it leads to much success and financial prosperity. In specific, recommended for success in business, trade and commerce. It promotes an optimistic outlook overall. Associated with the solar plexus (manipura) charka, it aids digestive health, stomach health, endocrinal health and tissue generation. It is also an effective aid against nightmares. It increases psychic awareness.
Chakra: Manipura (Navel/ Solar Plexus)
Planets: Sun
Element: Fire
Energy: Projective
Color: Clear gold.
Length: 41 CMS Or 16" ( 82 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm
Citrine Mala Beads US$ 50.50

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Hematite Mala Beads
Faith Properties: Associated with natural iron ore, it is said to have a balancing and grounding effect. It is said to draw together dissipated thoughts into balanced, logical and practical thinking. Useful in stressful, panicky situations to restore stability. Due to its connection to iron, it is believed to have a positive effect on disorders related to the blood and circulatory system, including hemophilia, anemia, blood pressure, cardio vascular disorders etc.
Chakra – Mooladhara & Swadisthana (1st and 2nd)
Planet: Saturn
Element: Fire
Energy: Projective
Color: Silvery black
Length: 39 CMS Or 15.3" ( 78 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm
Hematite Mala Beads US$ 74.95

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Jade Mala Beads
Faith Properties: An all encompassing stone for health, prosperity and longevity. Associated with the Heart charka, it is said to have a special positive effect on illnesses of organs around the heart such as lungs, liver and even kidneys. It encourages tranquility while promoting wisdom and clarity. As a result, it is a popular stone for rosaries and associated with keeping worries at bay. Especially revered in oriental cultures.
Length: 41 CMS Or 16" ( 82 CMS all around )
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm.
Jade Mala Beads US$ 49.95

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Tiger Eye Mala Beads
Faith Properties: When polished, the appearance resembles that of an eye, hence the name. It is specially significant for being associated with protection. It protects the wearer from adversity. It also increases courage and confidence and promotes an expansive, clear and righteous thinking. Also believed to promote wealth and prosperity.
It is associated with the navel charka and this helps in digestive health and increased energy.
Chakra: Manipura (Navel/ Solar Plexus)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire.
Energy: Projective
Color : Iridescent black brown and black
Length: 39 CMS Or 15.3" ( 78 CMS all around)
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm.
Gold Tiger Eye Mala Beads US$ 56.50

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Hessonite Mala Beads
Faith Properties: This stone promotes wisdom and stimulates higher intellect. It helps in the elimination of toxins from the body. It is also believed to result in gradual financial prosperity. It helps eliminate inferiority complexes and relieve depression
Length: 39 CMS Or 15.3" ( 78 CMS all around)
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm.
Hessonite Mala Beads US$ 185.00

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Apple Jasper Mala Beads
Faith Properties: Jasper is known for its exceedingly soothing properties. It is supposed to balance all the energy centers (charkas) by balancing the ida-pingala or yin yang. It is nurturing and is said to create conditions for supreme bliss. It has salubrious effect on the stomach and liver.
Length: 38.5 CMS Or 15" (77 CMS all around)
Bead Size: 5mm - 6.5mm.
Apple Jasper Mala Beads US$ 81.95

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Quartz Mala Beads
Faith properties: This is believed to increase the energizing effect of quartz. In particular, a very energizing stone and believed to accelerate the slowing of energy of every chakra. Effective in removing cobwebs of the mind, un-needed hang-ups or feelings of guilt. Helps in understanding the root causes of emotional disturbance and in that, can said to be an effective spiritual aid.
On the physical level, beneficial to the immune system and said to help in the retardation of ageing.
Length: 41 CMS Or 16" ( 82 CMS all around )
Bead size: 5 – 6 mm.
Quartz Mala Beads US$ 85.95

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Quartz – Rudraksha Mala Beads
This specially prepared string may be worn around the neck. Besides being exceedingly attractive, it bestows the properties associated with quartz as well as the rudraksha seed – a suitable combination for creating stability while energizing the body.
Bead size: 5 - 6 MM.
Quartz – Rudraksha Mala Beads US$ 71.45

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 MALA BAGS

Printed soft cotton mala bags. These bags have satin drawstrings with lovely Tulsi beads at the ends.  $29.95

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Sandalwood Mala Beads

RED SANDLEWOOD MALA BEADS
Tibetan 8 mm Red Pure Sandalwood Mala with 100% Cotton Tassel and beautiful yellow tassel is given to make it look more attractive. The natural refreshing and soothing fragrance of the sandal wood beads will purifies your negative energy and bring positive energy. Great mala for both Mediation and Yoga. It is believed to promote tranquility as an aid to meditation.

BLONDE SANDLEWOOD MALA BEADS
Tibetan 10 mm Pure Sandalwood Mala with 100% Cotton Tassel

100 grams
108 Beads
$68.33

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