Rudraksha malas are available in different varieties
You can find malas made of wood, gemstones, seeds and bones. Malas are used to count prayers during meditation and used for thousends of years. A Rudraksha mala is the oldest known mala. Rudraksha are seeds of the Eleacarpus tree.
The first known prayer beads are Rudraksha. The word Rudraksha is Sanskrit and comes from hindu mythology and means, ‘tears of Shiva’. Shiva meditated for wellbeing of mankind. When he finished his meditation and opened his eyes, he let tears out of compassion. The tears crystalised when they touched the ground and formed the Eleacarpus tree. The tree offers a blue berrie and inside you can find the Rudraksha beads. The Rudraksha beads are holy in Buddhist and Hindu religion.
They bring a balancing energy by giving space for positive thoughts. In this way, the rudraksha seeds balance the wearer. In the Vedas the sacred Rudraksha beads are also mentioned as a traditional medicine.
Nowadays the properties of the rudraksha are worldwide known and found a loveble way to leave created bounderies in religion and between different nationalities behind.
Rudraksha beads vary in size from 3 to 40 mm. The smaller beads are most seldom and most expensive. Rudraksha are strong and last till 8 generations! Important is that every bead has different facets, called mukhi. The amount of mukhi vary from 1 till 21, and less often, even more. Each number has significant properties. Mala Spirit uses the rudraksha with 5 mukhi which represents traditionaly Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha are also associated with the 5 elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. De 5 mukhi Rudraksha balance the influences caused by the Elements.
Mala Spirit offers original rudraksha malas in different varieties, from plain Rudraksha mala to a version with gemstones. During the designing process we focus on the properties of the different gemstones. That rudraksha malas also been worn as a fashionable item, is a nice extra.
More info about the Mala Spirit malas, please look at the ‘about’ section of the website. To choose your mala by intention, by chakra you can easily use the selection part in the shop pages.