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Rudraksha seed jap mala prayer beads, "Pray"

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Ritu honors Hinduism and Buddhism with a glistening jap mala that is crafted by... more

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Ritu honors Hinduism and Buddhism with a glistening jap mala that is crafted by hand with rudraksha or ganitrus seeds. 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.

Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. Preparing the seed beads must be carried out in a particular way. After the seed is left to dry in the sun, the skin and pulp are removed. The seeds must then be further cured by soaking in various precious oils, including almond oil mixed with musk, and oil from sacred trees. Finally, the prepared beads are roasted in the smoke of a sacred fire in which seven different sacred woods have been consumed. Afterwards, ghee may be used to harden the beads and black ash from the fire may be rubbed into the seeds as well.

  • 43 grams
  • 1.52 oz

  • Dried seeds with polyester tassel
  • Made in India.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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740

Joy

From Indianapolis, IN United States

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07/11/2020

"Classic Beauty"

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I purchased this bracelet because I thought it was very pretty and feminine. When it arrived I was so taken with it I couldnt believe how beautiful it was. The workmanship is awesome and the shinbe of each bead is spectacular. I have never really liked pearls so I have made this my classic beauty piece and I wear it for special occasions, as well as everyday when I need a little pick me up in my spirits. You will love it too!

Best Uses

  • Black goes with everything

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07/11/2020

"A touch of shimmer"

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I just received this bracelet and put it on immediately. In the evening, my husband noticed it and said he liked it a lot. My husband practically never notices my jewelry so this simple bracelet stands out enough to catch the eye in such a nice way. I am very pleased with it! I also love the silver chain so I can adjust the length. Most bracelets are too big for my wrist circumference but I can size this one down easily and that makes me love it more.

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simple yet elegant

Best Uses

  • daily wear, special occasions

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From Fredericksburg, Virginia

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07/11/2020

"Inner Balance Simplicity"

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This is my first anklet. I did not want anything too flashy. The chakra aspect and title hooked me. It is very nice and well made. I love it!

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From Alaska, United States

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07/10/2020

"Just as beautiful as the photo"

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Once again, I got two of these, one for me and one for one of my five daughters. Having a connection with and to one of my girls individually (she is 20) is very special. We share the same birthstone, so that makes it more special. The setting is beautiful, delicate but definitely sturdy!

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07/07/2020

"Simple elegance"

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Finally, a bracelet that can go smaller than 7. Im an adult woman, but have small wrists, and many of the bracelets are too large.

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07/02/2020

"Stunning necklace."

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Very nicely done.

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officewear everyday

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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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