This rosary is made of bulbs of turmeric which is considered one of the most purifying herbs in Ayurveda. It is associated with fertility. It is considered auspicious for getting victory over enemies. It is used for recitation of mantras and yagna of Goddess Baglamukhi and planet Jupiter, to get victory over enemy and in litigation matters.
One who wears this mala attains peace of mind and gets rid of anxiety, depression and tensions. The wearer also acquires a good amount of spiritual powers.
Turmeric has played an important role in both Buddhist and Hindu spiritualism. The robes of the Buddhist monks wear traditionally colored with a yellow dye made of turmeric. Turmeric is associated with Lord Sun and Lord vishnu. Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra, which is relating to the metabolic and digestive systems. Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, and tied to the reproductive system.
The tumeric plant is used in pujas to represent a form of durga who is blamed to reside on this plant as herself. It is used in pujas to make a form of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, is invoked at the beginning of almost any ceremony and a form of Ganesha for this purpose is made by mixing turmeric with water and forming it into a cone-like shape.
Design: Made in thread in traditional style with a tassel.
No. of beads: 108+1
Length: 42 inches
The word ‘japa’ means ‘to rotate’. One way the rotation of consciousness is achieved is by use of the tool of a ‘mala’, a garland or string of beads. A japa mala (rosary) usually consists of 108 beads in addition to the merubead. The number 108 has several meanings. Some of them are:
27 constellations x 4 padas (parts) = 108
12 zodiac houses x 9 planets = 108
Upanishats Scriptures of the Vedas = 108
In other words, 108 beads represent the entire universe.
Benefits of chanting mantra on a Japa Mala?
The primary purposes of this practice is to purify the mind and release us from the samskaras (past impressions) and vasanas (future desires). Our real nature is not our normal state of anxiety, excitement and tension. Our nature is Samadhi, pure consciousness, calmness, tranquility, equanimity. We can use the comparison of a mirror that is obscured by layers of grime and dust. Clean the mirror and its natural quality will be revealed, which is to reflect all objects. It is the restlessness of the mind which causes all unhappiness and complexes, but these are only impositions. Calm and purify the mind through your sadhana (practice)and experience your true self”
How to use a Japa mala:
1. Keep the index finger and thumb spread so that they are perpendicular to each other.
2. Make a group of rest of the three fingers and bring them together to make them perpendicular to the index finger.
3. Place the mala on the middle finger while keeping the index finger pointing away from you. Index finger symbolizes our ego. So, we need to ensure it does not touch any bead. In other words, we must park our ego separately during meditation.
4. Start chanting the mantra from bead next to the Guru bead, i.e. starting bead is above the Guru bead so that the Guru bead is not crossed.
5. Continue chanting the mantra for each bead till you reach the Guru bead.
When the Guru bead is reached, mala should be turned around to start the next cycle of chanting from the last bead(108th). As a matter of respect to the Guru, while counting the beads, Guru bead should never be crossed. Also, remember that the movement of beads should always be towards you, to invite the auspicious Divine Energy into you.
- Shipping ChargesUS$ 12 applicable for following countries:USA, U.K., Canada, Netherlands, U. A. E., Denmark, Italy, Poland.Belgium, France, Bangladesh, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Slovakia.US$ 21 applicable for rest of the world including:Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Congo, Greece, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakastan, Malta, Mozambique, Norway, Panama, Reunion Island, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago.* For shipments weighing upto 500 gms
Rs. 75 applicable within India. Cash on Delivery (COD) available within India.