Rudraksha is the holiest of beads in Vedic culture and worn for protection and chanting. It is associated with Lord Shiva, who himself wears a rudraksha garland. Such malas have been used by Hindus from the 10th century for meditation and to sanctify the mind, body, and spirit.
Good quality rudraksha has a hard surface and well defined grooves.This mala's rudraksha beads have been sourced from Indonesia, even though such beads are more common in India and Nepal.
The beads measure approximately 8 mms and are of superior quality with 6 faces (‘mukhs’) and an A-grade large rudraksha guru bead. Chakra beads are all made of natural stones (not coloured glass). The mala is approximately 34 inches round in circumference or 17 inches long on one side.