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 8 faces (‘mukhs’) and an A-grade guru bead. These beads are flatter compared to our 6 face rudraksha malas.
The mala is approximately 34 inches round in circumference or 17 inches long on one side.