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Artisan Crafted Sodalite Prayer Bead Necklace, "Pray"

byRituu Agarwal: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (778)
Rituu honors Hinduism and Buddhism with a glistening jap mala that is crafted by... more

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Rituu honors Hinduism and Buddhism with a glistening jap mala that is crafted by hand with sodalite, gem of inner peace. Also known as prayer beads or rosary, it consists of 108 malas or beads, sometimes 109, which are flicked with the thumb during jap or meditation. That way the person may concentrate fully on repeating mantras. In Buddhism, the 108 beads represent the human passions, while in Hinduism their symbolism is more complex. The number may refer to the names of Vishnu and Shiva in the Mahabharat; the 108 Upanishads; the number of deities of knowledge and various sciences; and the various permutations of the soul's defects, amongst others.

According to Hindu custom, the correct way to hold the jap mala is with the right hand, draped over the middle finger and using the thumb to flick through the beads. Since it is believed the index finger represents ego, the greatest impediment to self-realization, it is best avoided when chanting on a mala.

This jap mala features 325 gemstone carats.

  • 65 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 78 cm L x 0.7 cm W
  • 30.5" L x 0.3" W

  • Sodalite with polyester tassel
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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778

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06/21/2016

"sodalite jap mala prayer beads"

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Gorgeous ! Just what I'd hoped for...one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. So glad I'd purchased this.

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Pray, Artisan Crafted Sodalite Prayer Bead Necklace

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09/13/2020

"Stunning and vibrant"

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The colours on the gems were wonderfully vibrant and made a great piece for casual wear.

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09/13/2020

"Gorgeous"

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This is so nice and the lace design makes the slightly wider band look so dainty. Highly recommend!

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09/13/2020

"Love Abounds!"

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I love this bracelet and wear it almost every day. Rose quartz is one of my favorite stones, and I feel the love the beautiful delicate pink stones represent the whole time I have it on. Easy on/off and adjusts to your wrist for a perfect fit.

Best Uses

  • Everyday wear

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09/13/2020

"Simple But Stunning"

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These earrings are lovely. Ear wire is a little thick to add an earring guard, but the weight and curve of the wire seems to keep the earrings securely in place.

Best Uses

  • Dress up, everyday wear, you name it, these earrings go with everything

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From United States

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09/09/2020

"Love these"

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I love the way these fit and look. I bought one for me and then I bought two more to give away as gifts.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Since childhood, Rituu has been drawn to the rich history of Indian jewelry, particularly that of her native Jaipur. She married into a family of jewelry artisans who, for generations, have passed their skills down from elder to younger. Rituu's husband encouraged her to create her own jewelry and she persevered, learning all she could. She now has a workshop where she teaches traditional jewelry making techniques to the people who work with her.

Rituu is a powerful woman who learned the rich jewelry-making traditions of her husband's family and turned them into a thriving workshop. In spite of the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments, Rituu works through her pain and shares her knowledge with others. Through the great success of her jewelry, she has been able to hire a number of other artisans, most of whom are women.

Novica sales account for much of Rituu's income. They have helped her to survive a health crisis and to grow her workshop. She is now one of Novica's most successful Indian jewelry artisans. The stable income that Novica sales bring has profoundly impacted Rituu's life and the lives of her workers.

Rituu has struggled to overcome the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments. It affected her work for a number of years but her determination has driven her forward and she has rebuilt her jewelry workshop in spite of her chronic health issues.

Rituu's husband encouraged her to start designing and crafting jewelry on her own. She has steadily grown her workshop and is now able to provide full-time employment to other artisans, most of whom are women.

When Rituu started her jewelry workshop, she joined Novica. She has steadily grown her project as is now able to employ several full-time assistants.

Rituu Agarwal has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $2900.

 
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