women's garnet cosmic dancer mala necklace or wrap bracelet, made from high quality garnet and brass nataraj. photographs can't really do this piece justice or convey how beautiful it is on the wrist. another wonderful feature of this piece is that each beaded side of the nataraj can be snapped upward so that it lays wonderfully when worn as a necklace. nataraj, the cosmic dancer, is one of the many forms of shiva. his dance represents both the destruction and the creation of the universe, and reveals the cycles of death, birth, and rebirth. this dance of bliss is for the welfare of the world. in the form of nataraj, he gives guidance to his devotees within the "heart of consciousness." under his feet, shiva crushes the demon of ignorance, caused by forgetfulness. one hand stretches across his chest and points to the uplifted foot, indicating the release from earthly bondage. but the dance of nataraj is also a dance of creation. it scatters the ashes of the universe in a pattern that becomes the design of creation that follows destruction, and honors the dance of shiva and shakti. the dance of creation and transformation.
garnet is often associated with love, passion, and fire. it is a stone of faith, devotion, stability, and trust, and balances the emotions. it soothes emotional stress and anger that is held in and is not expressed. it encourages an inner strength and personal power, which increases success, a positive attitude, and sparks the energies of creativity. it is known in indian mythology for persistence, stamina, and energizing the fire of kundalini, which is the eternal force that activates the chakras and begins the path to awakening and enlightenment. it has been used to release bad karma, negative energy from the chakras, bring stability and order from chaos, and is associated with the root and heart chakras. it is a stone of protection and general healing, and is said to be useful for blood disorders, the heart, adrenal glands, the reproductive system, and malnutrition.
fits a 6.25" - 7" wrist
this piece doubles as a necklace and wrap bracelet. 6mm stones. 108 mala prayer beads. strung on strong stretch cord to accommodate being worn on the wrist. made with brass and antique bronze accents with brass dancing shiva charm. this design originally listed 7/10/2014.