Nenju Kankin mala - Rosewood
The word “mala” in Sanskrit means garland of roses and it was originated in India. From Buddhism and Hinduism it passed to Islam and from Islam it was passed on to Christianity in times of the Crusades. The malas or rosaries are used to count the devotional words or recitations in meditation with mantras. This consists of repeating words to generate vibrations. It is placed on one hand and a bead is taken. Each time it is recited, the mala rotates and passes to the next bead. It is an effective way to stay in the present and to appease the mind, achieving peace and silence.
The complete rosary usually has 108 beads, symbol of the 108 human passions. You can also have 27 beads or any other number usually multiple of 3.
According to tradition, they have different uses depending on material and colour:
Bodhi tree seeds (Ficus Religiosa) or wood The Buddha achieved enlightenmen under this tree - to achieve goals
Bone and skull shapes - To overcome negative energy
Glass and stones - To calm and defuse
White beads - To create peace and good relations
Red beads - To create power
Rudraksha tree seeds - Healing and calming properties