This mala's metaphysical properties include:
- Increases energy
- Promotes self-confidence
- Subdues agression
- Enhances flexibility
- Grounding energy
- Promotes relaxation
- $10 Small (6.25")
- $15 Medium (7.5")
- $20 Large (8.75-9")
This adjustable mala bracelet is a modified version of our Aranyani mala and is part of our Earth Collection. This particular mala is comprised of Aromatic Sandalwood, with a Sandalwood sliding bead as an adjustable clasp. This bracelet has been hand-knotted with your choice of color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects your beads should the bracelet ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.
Note: this listing features only Sandalwood beads, with no accent or marker beads. While these bracelets do not contain the sacred 27 beads for counting mantras as a quarter portion of a full-size 108 bead mala, these bracelets are designed in groupings of three, and the number three is sacred in Buddhism as well. In Buddhism, the number 3 can be seen to represent the Three Jewels (the Triratna) that make up Buddhism. These are: The Buddha, The Dharma (The body of teachings that describe Buddhist doctrine and belief), and The Sangha (The group of people who follow the Buddha and his teachings). Please message me if you would like to select a secondary stone and I can create a custom listing featuring a beautiful Triratna pattern emphasizing groupings of 3, with marker beads between each set. If you are looking for a compact mala with 27 beads, a guru bead, and a tassel, please see my listings for Pocket Malas!
Note: This bracelet is available in three different lengths, with either 6mm or 8mm beads. Since these bracelets are adjustable, measurements reflect the shortest (fully closed) length of each size. Sizes are as follows:
Small - 6.25" (only available in 6mm)
Medium - 7.5" (6mm or 8mm)
Large - 8.75" (6mm) or 9" (8mm)
Please select a Thread color from the drop down menu. Additional colors may be available upon request depending on availability. Available colors include:
Please note that due to the unique, hand-knotted nature of our jewelry, sizes may vary slightly from one piece to another. Please specify bead size and bracelet length during checkout.
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. Grown in Asia and East India, Sandalwood was originally used at funeral ceremonies, its scent believed to the soul into the next life. The aroma — which retains its fragrance for decades — comes from the wood itself rather than the leaves or flowers. The warm soothing scent of sandalwood helps the mind to unwind and helps open the heart to love. In ancient Buddhist tradition, Sandalwood has been celebrated as the perfect meditation tool for thousands of years. It is widely believed that the sandalwood scent can stimulate sensuality, grant a sense of awareness, invoke tranquility, awaken the divine thoughts within and promote profound relaxation. Sandalwood is believed to enhance trust and self-identity. In the Ayurvedic healing tradition, it promotes energy and enthusiasm; increasing a person's self-esteem and zest for life. You can use the healing aroma of sandalwood to promote feelings of peace and serenity and also to ease various ailments of the digestive system. It subdues aggression and irritability, promotes compassion and openness and enhances meditation.