Handmade in the Tipperary Hills by an Irish Yogi these malas are beautiful, use the finest materials and are so so pretty. Watch how he makes them here on his Youtube channel.
These were my first mala made by had, I love them and still use them to this day.
Due to the issues with sandalwood production, please read the end of this post, these are a beautiful quality of imitation sandalwood soaked in sandalwood oil.
Mine are still in perfect condition nearly 10 years later.
Plain Sandalwood Wooden Beads 108 Mala Beads
Sandalwood calms the mind and is conducive to meditation. The wood is naturally fragrant and is said to be good for skin conditions.
The nylon used is spectacular, it flows, has a heaviness to it so it won't go ratty tailed unlike so many other ones I've seen. It is so pure.
Wear a fashionable piece while soaking in the feminine energy of this goddess energy of the crystal.
Bead size 7mm x 7 mm
Thread colour - red
To use- Hold your mala in your right hand draped between your middle and index finger. Starting at the Gura bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it towards you as you recite your mantra. Do 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you once again reach the Gura bead.
- Sandalwood is one of the most expensive woods in the world, prized for it's cosmetic and therapeutic values as well as it's incredible natural fragrance. Due to increasing demand and dwindling resources, sandalwood has become a cut throat business. In 2002 the Indian Government banned the cutting of all sandalwood trees, except by the state forest department. Currently, sandalwood is difficult to source and morally questionable as it is still classified as a 'vulnerable' or 'endangered' species. Until the situation improves, I will be using high quality imitation beads.
- These imitation beads are soaked in sandalwood oil. The scent remains when used for japa, but will fade in time when worn
You probably know more about malas than most, but if you want to read this blog post please do. If you want to add information please email me