Large Rudraksha Mala Bead

$ 79.00

Why Us

108 Rudraksha beads masterfully strung on a durable string cord by our very own mala maker, Sumchok.

Stone: The seed is produced by several species of evergreen trees. In India, they are used as beads for spiritual worship. They are so widely used they are valued to the same or even greater degree as semi-precious stones.

Properties: According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva went into deep meditation for the well-being of all sentient beings. Upon completion, he felt a deep and strong emotion and shed a tear of compassion. That tear crystallized into the form of a rudraksha seed as it landed onto the earth.

How we directly support the locals

Since 1980 Karma and Zumki Lama have brought thousands of items made from Tibetan Refugees living in Nepal and India. As Tibetan refugees themselves, they were shocked by how much people in America loved our culture and our craftsmanship. After selling for a while, they decided to bring the wealth back home and support the struggling communities and artisans. We only buy directly from the local artisans and make sure there is no middle man to take away their hard earned money. We make sure to visit Nepal and India at least twice a year and always find new items and artists to work with. Over the years we have developed strong bonds with the artisans and always make sure to keep in touch and see that their life improves under our support. 

How we have grown

Due to your support and our continued success, we have expanded beyond just Nepal and India and now source our products ethically, from mainly Southeast Asia. (Thailand, Bali) We have expanded our collection due to the repeated requests of our customers asking for more and more culturally diverse products, and have made some new friends along the way. 

With your support

You can directly impact the local artisans by visiting either Nepal and India and experiencing the rich and vibrant culture. Many small independent businesses fail due to the changing times, and this, in turn, affects the local artisans in small villages in Southeast Asia creating a domino effect. With your support, we can continue supporting our friends from Southeast Asia and continually grow to impact their lives in a positive fashion. 

Customer Reviews

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Wether to be worn, prayed, or kept the beads recived pulsates a new force



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