Mala's & mala bracelets by Aum Rudraksha
The Rudraksha bead is the heart of Aum Rudraksha Designs creations, bringing today’s world the wisdom and power of the ancient sages in the form of contemporary malas. Adorned with rudraksha beads each piece is handcrafted, blessed and designed in Bali. The Rudraksha beads used are grown on sustainable plantations in South East Asia and are authentic. Aum Rudraksha checks the vibration (power) of the beads, as many have a higher vibration than others. Only the best are used in their mala jewelry. The Rudraksha bead used mainly is five mukhi representing lord Shiva. Rudraksha beads are sacred and need to be treated with respect and care. Wash them once in a while to remove dirt and dust. Oil them with coconut or sandalwood oil to preserve them. They will turn darker with your own body oil when wearing them.
The Mala's made of durable Rudraksha seeds. For many centuries they are spiritually worn and used for puja and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists. Rudraksha seeds are rare and therefore quite expensive.
Rudraksha are considered very sacred. It is known to increase awareness and clarity and to ease the mind, getting free from negative thoughts. Anyone can benefit from wearing Rudraksha.
The name Rudraksha comes from the Hindu mythology and means "the tears of Shiva". It is generally believed that the god Shiva meditated on the welfare of mankind. He emerged tears of compassion. These tears crystallized after hitting the earth, to form Rudraksha trees (Eleocarpus). The Rudraksha is the result of thefruit of the Eleocarpus tree and grows in the wild and on sustainable plantations. They are found in the Himalayas in India and Nepal, Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
The Rudraksha in our Mala's are sustainably harvested in Southeast Asia, fairly traded and ethically produced. They are sorted and checked by hand. The Rudraksha bead varies in size from 3 mm to 40 mm. The smaller the beads, the more rare and the hard to find. The beads have a very long lifetime, sometimes known to last up to eight generations.
Each bead has a number of facets or serrations which are called Mukhis and or Mukhas. The number of Mukhis range from 1 to 21. Each different amount confers a specific meaning and related benefits. The Rudraksha bead is our Mala is five Mukhi.
USE OF A MALA FOR MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
Malas are often used to help counting mantras during meditation. A mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid in your concentration during meditation.The extra bead near the tassel is named the guru bead and represents the crown chakra. This is not a prayer bead but marks the starting point, turning point and endpoint of the mala. The first bead is always the bead left of the guru bead.
Reaching the guru bead during meditation means a time for reflection. If you want to make a new round, turn the mala half over so you can continue clockwise. The last bead will become the first bead.
Additionally as daily wear it is a reminder to return to your breath, to awareness.
CARE OF MALAS
Rudraksha are considered sacred and should be treated with respect and care. Wash them occasionally with soap and water to remove dirt and dust and rub them with natural oil. They will naturally become darker with time. This is the desired effect, since the natural (body) oils penetrate into the beads and makes them stronger. Wear the beads close on the skin.
When not in use store your mala in a special clean and preferably sacred space. Keep the mala off the ground and incense the mala especially when not used for a longer time. Preferably don´t wear the mala while sleeping.
Aum Rudraksha Designs has been working for many years to create the most unique Rudraksha mala and jewelry in the world. Mixing the best quality gemstones with rare small Rudraksha, resulting in malas and jewelry that are healing and spiritual.