Rudraksha seed mala from Rishikesh, India
Associations: Earth Element, Fusion Element, Crown Chakra
Keywords: Transformation, courage
Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya
Rudraksha means ‘Shiva eye’ or ‘Shiva tear’. These seeds of the Rudraksha tree embody the power of Shiva, the Hindu deity of Transformation. Legend has it that once Shiva sat down under the shade of a tree and under the weight and stress of being Shiva, the Transformer who facilitates the cycle of rebirth and essentially the entire universe, he shed a tear. That tear became the seed of the tree he was resting beneath. Rudraksha are believed to relieve stress and they are meant to remind us of the power of Shiva within.
The most affordable mala, this is a great gift for a friend who is just starting a meditation practice, or a way to celebrate a milestone. This mala is from the holy city of Rishikesh, India on the banks of the Ganges River, high in the Himalayas.