Raktu 108 Mala with Lapis Lazuli Spacers
This listing is for a 108 bead raktu seed mala with three lapis lazuli spacers. On one of my trips to Nepal I came across the raktu seed, known as "the bodhi seed's brother" because the tree they fall from is similar to the bodhi tree. At this time, small bodhi seeds are very rare and therefor very expensive. This size raktu seeds provides a nice and affordable alternative to the small bodhi seed. Lapis is known as a stone of protection and encourages inner self knowledge and self-awareness. It also aids in confrontation and speaking one’s truth. Lapis resonates with the throat and third eye chakra. Each of the raktu seed beads measure approximately 8-9mm and the lapis measures approximately 8mm.
Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left or right wrist while not in use (the wrist it is worn on is typically determined by the mantra or practice).
Suggested mantras for this mala:
"Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Ye Soha" to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni
"Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" to White Tara
"Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" to Medicine Buddha