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Rose Quartz Prayer Beaded Necklace Hindu Jewelry, "Pray"

byRituu Agarwal: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (849)
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 rose quartz, the love stone. 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 440 gemstone carats.

  • 88 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 88 cm L x 0.8 cm W
  • 34.5" L x 0.3" W

  • Rose quartz with polyester tassel
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in India.
  • Ships fast from USA.
Gift Info
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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849

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05/07/2021

"Nice work"

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The artist uses good quality natural gem beads and strong thread in her bracelets. I feel the choice of beads has meaning to the artist and those that purchase .I enjoy wearing this artwork.

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05/04/2021

"Song of the Sky!"

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Very well made and very beautiful! Thank you!

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04/29/2021

"So pretty"

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lovely, very feminine and well made

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04/19/2021

"Favorite"

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This is one of my favorites. Comfortable fit and so beautiful.

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04/19/2021

"Perfect fit"

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I hesitated to purchase this only because usually bracelets are huge on me. This fit perfectly! Im a 6 - 61/2 in and the adjustable chain made it fit just right. Its really well made and lovely.

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04/13/2021

"Beautiful!!!!!"

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They look great dressed up or down they look great

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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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