Durga, the fierce warrior goddess is an incarnation of the divine Mother Goddess. Depicted with multiple arms holding differing weapons and riding a lion which symbolizes Will and Determination- aspects which she has complete control over.
She is also often seen slaying the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Hindus believe that goddess Durga protects her devotees from the evils of the world and at the same time removes their miseries.
This mala bead necklace is traditionally used as a tool for mantra chanting and meditation. Today we also wear them as yoga jewellery and healing jewellery.
Crystal Healing Benefits
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Garnet: Personal Power, Creativity and Passion; works with the Root (1st) chakra.
Carnelian: Courage, Vitality and Motivation; works with the Root (1st) and Solar Plexus (3rd) chakras.
Labradorite: Intuition and Perseverance; works with the Third eye (6th) chakra.
Rudraksha: Traditional seed used in malas, known to calm tension and give clarity to voice.
The mala was hand strung by us in New Delhi, India and finished with our signature Ahimsa (cruelty free) silk tassel.
This mala also comes in a Khadi (organic cotton) pouch which is block printed with vegetable dyes and sewn by our friends SEW NEW FUTURES, a NGO that provides skills trainings to underprivileged young women in New Delhi.
Yes! We support local artisans all around India.
Yes! We support fair trade.
Yes! We believe in non-violence and compassion.
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A mala was traditionally seen as a sacred object and not shown to anyone.
Today we like to wear and absorb the healing vibrations of the crystals, but remember that this is still a sacred object. Treat your mala like you would treat a photo of your teacher, with care and respect.
Our malas as strung on high-grade wire or knotted on fine cotton thread. Please do not put your mala into water, as this will degrade the wire or the cotton string.
You can wash your tassel (only your tassel!) in a little warm water with some baby (or other soft) shampoo. Gently tease out any tangles with a comb after drying.
Certain crystals will loose colour if placed in direct sunlight. Protect your mala in the cloth pouch provided.
Crystals absorb vibrations and it is a good idea to cleanse your crystals once a month either with smoke from incense or by placing your mala under the rays of the full moon outside or on the windowsill.