Moss Agate gemstone wrist mala bracelet. Agate is a gemstone of protection, guidance, purification, and healing. It is useful for energy cleansing and strengthening your aura. Agates also help relieve headaches and overcome addictions.
Agate gemstones are 8 mm rounds, in varying shades of green. The wrist mala is about 7 inches diameter and stretchy and will fit any size wrist, or could even be worn on your ankle.
The mala is used in Buddhism and Hinduism and sometimes they are simply referred to as prayer beads. The Mala is designed to assist the wearer in keep track of the number of mantras he or she repeats. During the twentieth century Mala also started becoming fashion statements.
Malas are mainly used to count mantras. The basic function of the mala is to allow one to think about the meaning of the mantra without having to also concentrate on counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. The mala is generally held in the left hand. One bead is counted for each recitation of the mantra, starting with the first bead next to the guru bead. The guru bead is the three holed bead that is the decorative focal piece. The first bead is held between the index finger and thumb, and with each count the thumb pulls another bead in place over the index finger. Recite one mantra, then move your thumb and forefinger to the next bead, recite the next mantra, then repeat. After completing a full circuit of the mala,the mala is flipped around 180 degrees and continues as before, in reverse order. One avoids passing over the guru bead, as doing so is symbolically like stepping over one's teacher.
Mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. The material used to make the beads can vary according to the purpose of the mantras used. The mala is used to bring peace and contentment and holds the power that you put into it with your prayers and mantras.