A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and aguru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
This mala is made with 6mm high-quality Amethyst and Labradorite stone beads. The guru bead is Labradorite. Labradorite is a stone of transformation and change. It enhances your strength of will and feelings of inner worth. Labradorite has a luminescent quality to it which shifts with how the light hits it (check out the photos to see for yourself). Amethyst helps calm the mind and eases anxiety. It is a stone of serenity and helps you to find balance, patience, and peace. The tassel is a deep grey-purple and made with silk. The mala is strung on nylon thread and hand knotted between each stone.
Purple and Violet are the colors used to show support for awareness for Pancreatic Cancer and Hodgkins Lymphoma. Grey is used to support awareness for Brain Cancer.