Do I need to cleanse My Mala?

If your new to wearing a Shivoham mala and yet to understand the power and blessing that come with each piece, read on; essentially you don’t need to cleanse your mala! It’s made with clarity, clear intention and a powerful blessing process. All of this makes for a very rare piece of jewellery and we're honoured to share with you. When you receive your mala with love and perform your own ritual (guidance included with each package) you’ll make a shift in consciousness and adorn your piece as a symbol of your direction and path. As you purify and awaken internally the energy radiates into the environment and will continue to charge your mala with positive energy. 

Each gemstone and seed is sourced ethically with love and hand prepared/ cut by people we know and trust. Care and intention is in each part of the the beads journey to form your piece. All has been strung together with mantras in a traditional way and blessed by the ganga in Haridwar for your spiritual development. 

To experience the most powerful effect it’s important you honour and use your mala for daily practice, you and add to it’s energy through your presence, prayer and daily spiritual life. If you have a spiritual preceptor you may also like to have them bless it. 

The accumulated intention and blessing ceremonies we perform are in addition to the initial blessings that started Shivoham Malas; for the spiritual realisation of those who adorn them.  

How are the Malas Blessed?

Pure Rudraksha seeds are by their own nature blessed, they are, after all the tears (Akasha) of Shiva (Rudra), they come from source energy, the same source that we all long to unite with. Shivoham Malas begun with the blessing of Priyag Raj, the holy confluence of the three major spiritual rivers in India during the Kumbha Mela; with the intention to bring Rudraksha's divine energy and spiritual benefits to all; whatever we do in life - wherever we are, the mala's shall bring us in union wth our spiritual self and in alignment with our life's purpose. The blessing given was that each person who wears a Shivoham Mala will attain liberation at the end of their life, and spiritual development throughout.

Every design is blessed in Ganga with puja and mantras and everyone who forms part of their journey to you imbibes them with love and devotion, increasing the power in these beads. Each one holds the potential of your realisation and perfect expression, through using them for meditation you too are blessed. Each bead is  carefully selected, cleaned, soaked in precious oils and treated with reverence with mantras throughout. Finally in place of devotion, with prayer and mantra they continue to be consecrated in readiness for you to receive a spiritually charged tool for your evolution and protection.  

Which one is right for me?

The truth is probably a lot of them. Especially on the path of spiritual development as we progress through levels of awareness and require different support structures along the way. To make a decision though it’s important to approach it from a neutral standpoint, like you do in meditation. In the same way you observe your thoughts, come and view the website. Even if this means leaving it for a couple of hours or even days. When you go through the collections there will be one that will speak to both your heart and your eyes, there will be a natural pull towards it. Later (or instantly) your mind might disagree with your intuition, however this is one reason your attracted to the malas; to listen more intuitively. If you'd like some help send us an email or call and let us know where you at, in life! We'd love to help you select the right one that will bring the most value.  

There is a plethora of information about each crystal that we cannot include in each description, so let your intuition talk to you and do some more research into crystals if you need to. Also look at the gems that strengthen your weaknesses, rather than ones that enhance the qualities you already have.  


Can I wear my Mala all the time? 

We recommended to wear your mala as much as possible, just avoid getting it wet. If your going to a party or a club it’s advisable to leave it at home. A mala will pick up energy from the vibrations around you, and even more so it will store the the energy you emit. When you meditate, practice Yoga or other disciplines and consciously live your life, you will take caution to keep your thoughts positively focused and your environments harmonious, this is not quite as easy when people around you are drinking and taking drugs. It’s important to remember your mala is a tool for your spiritual evolution. It’s likely that by wearing it you’ll be less drawn to spend time in environments that are not conducive to your spiritual practices, consider this a blessing, as your energy will continue to strengthen and you’ll find new groups and friends with whom you have a lot more in common, and who can also offer you more positive reinforcement.  


How should I keep my Mala when I’m not wearing it?

As a mala is a sacred item it’s best kept in a safe and sanctified place, leave it on your altar or create a special spot with a candle and some items of spiritual significance to you. If you don’t have such a place then keep it in it’s back next to your bed. Try to be conscious about where you leave it, imagining that it will draw energy from where it’s placed, and also give energy. Do what you can to keep it clean, dry and somewhere it won’t get lost. This is often teh natural feeling anyway, but just be careful not to leave it in a place it’s likely to be moved around or played with my an animal or children, which is often the case as they are attracted to positive energy. Your mala is a sanctified piece of jewelry and as much as we love or family, including pets this is an item that best kept within your own energy to get the most benefit from it. Buy a nice cloth is you don’t have one and place it on that every time you take it off, or hang it over a picture of a saint an feel the mala become more activated. Likewise the more you use and wear it the more powerful it will become. 


What’s so special about Rudraksha Seeds?

Studies have been done and there is growing research that Rudraksha considerably lowers stress, increases blood circulation, produces a positive flow of energy which dissipates depression and keeps the body active. Many who have worn the seeds for decades say they increase mental clarity, perception, peace of mind and offer a protective shield against negative influences. For thousands of years in India, yogis have worn Rudraksha Beads to assist them in experiencing deep tranquility and concentration. 

In recent times Rudraksha has seen a global appeal, far beyond the use of mystics and sages, now many business people purchase and wear them everyday to promote harmony and health, students are also using them for clarity while studying. Best worn against the chest, they can, almost immediately lower blood pressure, calm the nerves and bring peace of mind. 

“One of the best known research papers was published by Dr. Suhas Roy of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Banaras, India confirmed that the healing powers of Rudraksha beads flow from their electro-magnetic properties. When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act to stabilize the heart beat. Similar to magnets, the beads work on the principle of Dynamic Polarity. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Depending on the polarity and intensity of this induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity. According, a proportionate balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it, this action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.

The human body is a complex bio-electronic circuit comprised of the Central Nervous System and the organs and functions it regulates. Streamlined blood flow has a powerful rejuvenating impact on this circuit and serves to prevent stress-related disorders caused by the damaging effects of excess energy on neurons and neurotransmitters. In essence, Rudraksha beads help bring about the well-known "relaxation response" which is the ultimate goal of meditation, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback, and countless other Alternative Medicine methodologies”.


How do I purify the Rudraksha beads?

You can soak your mala (not the tassle or silver) in melted ghee for 24 hours. You may need to warm the ghee first so it is liquid. When you take the mala out and dry any excess ghee off with a cloth or paper towel, leave it on a window sill in the sunlight to dry completely for 1 day. A good time to do this process is on the full moon. You may also use a cotton bud to apply a little ghee on a Rudraksha bead that's the Guru bead on your Mala.  

To care for the beads we also use almond oil. In your palms rub the oil and beads, allowing the oil to soak into each part of the seed. Do this every six months to  keep the Rudrakhsa in excellent condition. 

If you want to do a full ceremony make Panch Amrit with a little ghee, milk, honey, pure water and yogurt. Ritually drop this mixture slowly over the Rudraksha seed (mostly used for pendants) while chanting the Mahamritunjaya Mantra (enclosed in your parcel). Rinse in the same way with some mild warm water. If you have a special vessel for this it's advised to use it. Pour the used mixture in a garden bed.  Feel the purification of this process flowing over you too. 


May the Light of Shiva fill our Consciousness and lead to liberation. May the nectar of immortality bring all chakras into harmony. May fear and sadness be released and may there be melodious love, happiness and contentment throughout the whole world. 



What sort of thread do you use for knotting and tassels?

We use a special cotton polyester mix for knotting and silky nylon for tassels. Its a processed material to look exactly like silk while being Ahimsa, meaning no animal is harmed for our pieces. These materials have also proved long lasting.  


Like all things, mala beads with Rudraksha seeds and crystals carry a vibration. The different vibrations we have all around us effect us in different ways, we’ve been able to measure these vibrations and frequencies using modern equipment and can now scientifically say these seeds and crystals effect the environment around them, in particular whatever they touch and have a prolonged connection to. 

We are constantly surrounded by objects, people and environments that emit different vibrations, and not all are positive. Plants, animals our friends and objects in our home all carry their own frequency which effects us in different ways. The purpose of a mala which embodies a powerful and positive vibration is to create harmony. This energy thus supports us in maintaining our inner peace and alignment with a spiritual way of life. The mala is a remedy, it aligns us through the various crystal combinations and Rudraksha seeds so that we are connected to our spiritual purpose. The power of a blessed mala is that while we pursue our material aims we never depart from our spiritual purpose. “Spiritual life and material life are like two wings of the bird that help our soul soar towards Divinity”.

Not only are malas significant in themselves, all Shivoham malas have been blessed and activated through mantra and prayer, indicating they are more effective in aligning you with your purpose.

We do spiritual sadhana, meditation and receive blessings to elevate our consciousness to an extent that nothing, for us, is negative. The mala is meant to carry the blessing from the beginning of creation or source so that we align our energy with that! Interestingly Rudraksha has been honoured by holy people to store the vibration of consciousness.

When you receive a mala with gratitude, understanding what it means and it’s purpose, it is a deeply significant moment. An enlightened person may not need these tools, the rest of us though who live in the world and face a daily plethora of external energies need support. We all know the power of positive company and of being with the right people, we may convince ourselves otherwise but we inevitably become like the company we keep. 

If your choice is to life positively, harmoniously and spiritually then everything you surround yourself with plays a vital role. It is wise to select carefully and use the aid of blessing, mantra, prayer and meditation if you want to progress on the spiritual path. A mala is a natural component you would observe any holy person wear. 


Combining Crystals? Why is it so powerful 

Combining crystals in energetically harmonious combinations activate their power and effects in several ways, much like a co-operative team of highly efficient experts put together to achieve purpose.

It is an intuitive art to select and draw together the beneficial energies of the crystals and the the overall dynamic and effect is changed when they are placed together, you can read about the many effects in the descriptions on each mala.

Knotted between each bead the mala provides an extremely effective way to experience crystals together, supporting healing, mental clarity and emotional awareness as we grow into a greater expression of ourselves.

For crystals to manifest their true value they should be worn on the body and touch the skin. This quality is somewhat lost when we carry them in our pocket or leave them in our homes. A mala is the most unique and powerful way to use crystals - read about 108 to understand the powerful effects of wearing a mala.

Crystals are said to be living organisms and when measured vibrationally have shown to have, in some varieties, the same energy as a human being, if not more! They support us in life in a multitude of ways, like everything from nature. 

May your Life Meditation be Blessed and Divine.

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