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  Sandalwood Mala, Small - 6-7 mm
Sandalwood Mala, sandalwood japa mala, prayer necklaces, meditation necklaces, japa mala, traditional japa mala, Sandalwood, Chandana, Rakta, Raktachandana, Red Sandalwood, traditional Indian mala, Santalum Album, Santalaceae, calming, helps sleep, calms

Our Price: $18.95

Product Code: MT-MS9

Natural unfinished Sandalwood Mala, approximately 6 - 7 mm beads.  Made in India.
Tassels different from picture--red yarn.

Sandalwood, or chandan, is cooling, and considered to be of the padma (lotus) group and
attributed to Amitabha Buddha, having devotional power for Bhakti practice, the path of
devotion, or love for the sublime wisdom beings.

Sandalwood scent is believed to transform one's desires and
maintain a person's alertness while in meditation. Sandalwood is also one of the more
popular woods used for japa, mala prayer beads, devotional recitation of mantra.

Sandalwood smells somewhat like other wood scents, except it has a bright and fresh edge
with few natural analogues.  Its sedative property clears stress from the nervous system.

Called Chandana, Rakta or Raktachandana, Red Sandalwood, and Santalum Album.  Chandan
belongs to the family Santalaceae. The sandal tree grows almost exclusively in the forests
of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Timor Islands, and Indonesia.

According to traditional Ayurvedic sources, Chandan dispels nervousness, cooling, clears
depression, relaxes headache, lessens insomnia, reduces stomach pains, helps urinary
troubles, relieves Pitta heat conditions, sunburn, acne, rashes, fevers, herpes, sores,
ulcers, pitta, heat, calming, helps sleep, and centers the mind.

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