Mala - Rudraksha Seeds
This is the most ancient form fo a rosary, used to count the repetitions of a mantra, a prayer, as the spiritual self is trained. Beads in scented woods are used to involve the sense of smell of meditation. Stone beads are used to combine the powers of the stones with the meditation. The cord running through the beads symbolizes the thread of Life. Each Japamala should only be used for repetitions of one particular mantra.