This single-strand rudraksha neck mālā has 108 small rudraksha beads plus one central double-capped bead, on silver wire. The beads measure about 6.5-7 mm and the mala is approximately 54 inches long.
The beads in a rudraksha mālā vary depending on the size of the rudraksha beads. Traditionally, for sacred jewellery, 108 beads are strung into a mālā with an extra ‘guru’ bead to indicate the beginning or end of a round of repetition. The number 108 is an auspicious number, especially for mantra repetitions.
This beautiful Rudraksha pendant in silver cap is from the sacred grounds of Gurudev Siddha Peeth Ashram.
Rudraksha beads are actually dried seeds of a large evergreen tree (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus). The word Rudraksha is a compound of two Sanskrit words; rudra is another name for Lord Shiva and aksha means ‘eye’.
Gurudev Siddha Peeth Ashram, Maharashtra
Ashram grown single Rudraksha bead of 14-15 mm with Silver cap & wire on both ends.