Wrist Mala and Its SignificanceThamel Shop
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning “garland”; in Tibetan, a mala is called threngwa. Malas are used for keeping track while one recites, chants, or mentally repeats a mantra or the name or names of a deity. Malas are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions, and they are sometimes called the Buddhist rosary. They are employed to focus one’s awareness and concentration during spiritual practice. Each mala usually contains a set of 108 number of beads representing religious identity and connection with the universe.
Mala bracelets or Wrist Mala are a great alternative to full-length malas. You can wear these items around your wrist wherever you go, enabling meditation practice no matter where your travels take you. Different gemstones and colours make mala bracelets a dramatic fashion statement as well.
Malas are mainly used to count mantras. These mantras are recited for different purposes linked to working with the mind. Malas are also used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.
Wrist malas are quickly becoming a popular trend. They’re no longer strictly for meditation purposes and are now used by everyone who wants to add a chic boho style and feel into their wardrobe. Wrist Malas may also be found in art, fashion, and other modern mediums according to their creativity.
The traditional view of mala beads says that your mala bracelets should be worn on your right wrist. However, that’s not to say that you won’t receive the benefits and style of wearing mala beads on your left hand. Whatever you decide to do, your mala beads will pick up on your energies. So it depends on you on which side you feel more comfortable to use the bracelet.
It is believed that the mala shouldn’t touch the ground. If your mala accidentally lands on the ground, you should touch it to the crown of your head and recite the sacred syllables Om Ah Hum, three times.
To meditate using the mala, hold the bead between the middle finger and thumb, and recite your mantra once out loud or silently. Then move on to the next bead with a rolling motion of your thumb, recite your mantra again and repeat. Once you have completed a full circuit of the mala, then reverse direction by flipping your mala. Then you continue back in reverse order.
To clean most gemstone, wood and seed mala beads, put a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid in a bowl of room temperature water and soak for up to 5 minutes. After soaking, use a very soft small brush to brush the beads gently or use a lint-free cotton cloth to wipe the beads using a circular motion. After cleaning, carefully rinse the beads with water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. Place the mala beads in a warm area to dry. Wood and seed beads may need several days to be completely dry.
This method is recommended for most types of gemstones, but some stones require special care. Do not soak Azurite, Selenite, Lapis lazuli, Opal, Turquoise, amber, emerald, chrysocolla, pearl, and Malachite beads. Instead, wipe with a slightly damp soft cloth and immediately dry them.
Your mala may need occasional energetic cleaning and re-energizing. How often is up to you, but we recommend you perform one or more energetic cleanses after a physical cleansing of your mala. You can sprinkle or mist your mala with holy water or an essential oil hydrosol and let dry, or you can set your mala by a window or protected outdoor space to bathe overnight in the moonlight. You can purify your malas with the resonating sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls. The sound of a singing bowl clears negative vibrations and facilitates. Hold your mala beads over some burning incense or sage while passing the beads through the smoke. Do this several times to ensure thorough cleansing.
Thamelshop has many types of wrist malas, which are made with stretchy or elastic cords, allowing them to be wrapped around the wrist and worn as bracelets, while others come with adjustable pull cords to fit over a range of wrist sizes. You can contact us for more detail as we supply these wrist mala in wholesale and retail. Thamelshop is an online store based in Australia, but we ship our handmade, eco-friendly, and quality product all over the world.