authentic arizona turquoise and red sandalwood goddess mala necklace or wrap bracelet, made with sterling silver goddess pendant and tibetan carved lotus mantra conch shells. this goddess pendant features the seven mothers (indian goddesses) with an extra figure (a guardian). the seven goddesses, brahmani, vaishnavi, maheshvari, indrani, kaumari, varahi, and chamunda or narasimhi are always depicted together and are known for assisting the goddess devi in her fight with demons. they are traditionally used for protection.
turquoise is most famous as a master stone. it is a stone of protection and communication on every level. it is wonderful for the throat chakra, to encourage communication between the heart and mind, as well as to express desires and dreams. it opens the throat chakra, for clear communication, creativity, serenity, and spiritual bonding through verbal expression. it has been used to bring abundance, balance yin and yang energies, relieve stress, energize, cleanse and clear the meridians or nadis of the body, and is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth.
the lotus mantra (om mani padme hum), translated as the "jewel in the eye of the lotus," is known as the mantra of compassion. it is considered the highest mantra and protects from all harm, sufferings, and ill health. it purifies and frees us from all negative emotions of the mind and speech.
red sandalwood is believed to be good for general prosperity and promotes tranquility as an aid to meditation. it is excellent for grounding and removing negative emotions, and supports the first chakra and achieving personal goals.
this piece doubles as a necklace and wrap bracelet. 7.5 - 8mm beads with silver plated accents. 108 mala prayer beads. strung on strong stretch cord to accommodate being worn on the wrist. this design originally listed 10/2011.
fits a 6.25" - 7.25" wrist.