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108 Large Bead Rudraksha Mala

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Rudraksha refers to a stonefruit, the dried stones of which are used as prayer beads by Hindus (especially Shaivas).  When they are ripe, rudraksha stones are covered by an inedible blue outer fruit so they are sometimes called "blueberry beads". The rudraksha stones are produced by a large, evergreen, broad-leaved tree.

The stones are associated with the Hindu deity Shiva and are commonly worn for protection and for chanting mantras such as Om Namah Shivaya. 

Rudraksha is a Sanskrit compound word consisting of Rudra and akṣa.  Rudra is one of Shiva's Vedic names.

Sanskrit dictionaries translate akṣa (Sanskrit: अक्ष) as eyes, accordingly, rudraksha may be interpreted as meaning "eyes of Rudra".

Bead Diameter: 18mm