This listing is for a raktu seed and turquoise wrist mala bracelet. 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. Turquoise is known for its ability to protect from outside influences and its ability to dissipate negative energy. Turquoise resonates with the throat chakra. Each of the beads measure approximately 7-8mm, but may vary slightly in size due to their handmade nature.
Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. Please contact me with any further questions.
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
How to adjust this wrist mala (you can also reference our instructional video https://www.handsoftibet.com/how-to-adjust-our-wrist-mala-bracelet/):
1. Hold the mala with the long knot at the top. Use thumb and forefinger from each hand to hold beads on either side of the knot (left hand holds the bead on the eft, right hand holds the bead on the right).
2. Pull hands apart and away from the long knot. Our malas are usually knotted a little tight so you can pull pretty hard!
3. To tighten, pull small beads at the end of the strings.