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Malas made of Rudraksha Seeds or Rudrakshas and Gemstones
These unique handcrafted jewelry pieces are lovingly hand made in Bali by Aum Rudraksha Designs.
Each piece is comprised of the sacred rudraksha bead. Rudrakshas are a symbol of compassion, humanity and a simple reminder of the present. Only Bali Malas has the source for highest quality small rudraksha beads in the world. Making Bali Malas the most sacred, healing of malas.
Each bead has been picked, blessed, and chosen for its "energy" level. The smaller the rudraksha, the more rare and the more potent its energy is. It is traditionally believed that they can destroy negative thought and grant the wearer peace of mind, clarity, and purpose.
Rudraksha are considered sacred and need to be treated with respect and care. Wash them occasionally to remove dirt and dust. Oil them with coconut or sandalwood oil to preserve them. They will naturally turn darker with your own body oil, this is the desired effect as they will grow stronger. Keep in a place of sanctity. Remove when you sleep.
Our beads are authentic, sustainably harvested, fairly traded and ethically produced.
Rudrakshas may be the earliest known form of prayer beads, having been worn since at least 1000B.C. Malas have been used for centuries traditionally to count mantras (prayers) during meditation practices.
Today, malas are being used more and more as a personal adornment by non-meditators and meditators alike, those who are seeking transformation of a calmer mind, body and soul. When one absentmindedly reaches to the neck during the day and feels a mala, it is a reminder to come back to the breath, to be aware. When leaning over the mala dangles into eyesight, another awakening, another gentle nudge.
Malas made with the traditional rudraksha seeds are a great tool to keep your mind with you throughout your day. When worn on a regular basis they can absorb the vibration of the practice of mindfulness.
History & Details:
The divine quality of this bead were first noted in ancient Hindu scriptures and have proclaimed through the ages to; bless one with peace of mind; protect against evil doers and spirits; bless one with peace and prosperity. Buddha wore rudraksha beads, along with the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, and many enlightened yogis. However, anyone can benefit from them irrespective of religion, caste, creed, color or sex.
Rudrakshas may be the earliest known form of prayer beads, having been worn since at least 1000 B.C.
When worn against the skin and especially over the heart chakra, they act upon the heart by opening it and offering it protection. They are immediately cooling to the touch and pleasingly soft to the eye. Bali Malas uses rudrakshas of uncommon size (5.5mm-10mm) more commonly found rudrakshas are much larger than ours. Ours being smaller and hence more rare, are also more potent. The smaller the rudraksha the more auspicious they are. A rudraksha is believed to impart different types of benefits according to the number of segments (similar to that of an orange) or mukhi. The rudraksha berry varies in size and has smooth green skin and pulp much like a green grape. Lodged within the pulp is a single seed which has a rough surface and a hole running through it from top to bottom. It is these seeds which are the Rudraksha beads. Each seed possesses from 1-21 vertical lines running down its surface, like the longitude lines on a globe. These lines are known as mukhi and are a natural formation of the seed. We use only rudrakshas of five mukhi. It is traditionally believed that they can destroy negative thought and grant the wearer peace of mind, clarity, and purpose.
Astrologically five mukhi rudrakshas reduce the harmful affects of the planet Jupiter, such as lack of peace of mind, poverty, lack of harmony. Jupiter governs knowledge and glamour, money and material. Rudrakshas of different mukhi may be special ordered. Contact Karyn@balimalas.com for more information on rudrakshas of a specific mukhi.
Scientifically they contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. When we wear rudraksha against our bodies we are literally carrying sacks of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Soaking up the vibration of living pure living organisms, in doing so helping many to feel "in nature". Many people believe that this helps to produce freedom from stress, depression and lethargy.
Transcending science, there is an unexplainable positive powerful force manifested in rudraksha. Buddha, Gandhi, the Dalai Lama and many enlightened yogi's wear/wore rudraksha beads. Today rudraksha are being sought after in the east and west by those who know the qualities of these rare beads. Anyone can wear them and benefit from these "gem of beads".
The beads we use are grown on sustainable plantations in South East Asia. All beads are authentic. We use first quality untumbled beads. We check the vibration (power) of each bead.