What is a Mala

Malas are Spiritual, Sacred & Healing Necklaces of 108 beads.
Supportive and Protective through transformation

Malas have been used for a very long time in all religions as transcendental catalysts and to assist the connection with primordial universal energy. They traditionally have 108 beads and offer us support in a multitude of ways. Shivoham Malas are designed in harmonious and healing combinations with specific characteristics to embody creative potential and enhance the spiritual vibrations of awakening around you. Malas (spiritual necklaces) are traditionally supportive for the spiritual life and offer a shield against negativity. 

RUDRAKSHA, the seed contained in all our malas is ancient and mystical, it's used by sages and yogis to create a cocoon of positive energy around the body, acting as a shield against negative forces and a powerful conductor of the spiritual process, storing as it were the positive effects of every meditation. It harmonises the environment and balances the bodies biorhythms. The beads, being strung together in a mala; 108 beads plus Guru bead symbolises your inner reality and is meant to awaken the potential of realisation within you.

Shivoham Malas have been used as transcendental catalysts and to assist the connection with primordial universal energy. They support us in overcoming self-doubt and personal insecurities in becoming the person we are meant to be. The blessing given to Shivjyoti by her Master to create these pieces is that everyone may benefit from wearing a mala wherever life may take them.  

You’ll probably be drawn to a particular mala or two and it’s valuable to listen to what your intuition guides at this time, if you follow this inner guidance you’ll select the right mala. We are always ready to help or make a suggestion based on what your currently facing in life if you'd like to share with us, Just drop us a line or email info@omshivoham.com

All Shivoham Malas are authentic, genuine & high vibrational jewellery. They are hand knotted, blessed and honoured pieces of spiritual jewellery.   


It is a common belief that a blessed mala holds the power of returning our mind to pure consciousness. And just like Rosary Beads are used for Prayer and Meditative awareness. 


For meditation a mala of 108 beads is held in the right hand and with eyes closed a mantra is repeated mentally while the beads are turned, one after another, (here's how to use them)holding one for as long as it takes to repeat the mantra. This is said to take one deeply inward, beyond the 'noise' of the mind and the 'distraction' of the senses. 

During Prayer the beads are often held between the palms to promote the flow of energy into them, and thus render the Mala necklace more powerful and healing. In some cases a mala is used to bless others, merely by it's touch, and is often given by a spiritual master to a student. It's the tradition in India that when taking initiation from a Guru, he / she will empower the mala and place it around the disciples neck, it henceforth becomes the daily aid for meditation.

Very often the Mala Beads of a holy person become a heirloom and remain in a sanctified place of worship in their honour, or are buried with them. In a family the mala beads have been known to remain for generations in the care of the elders. It is believed Rudraksha are powerful seeds, used to warn off any kind of negative energy and protect the family while creating an ambience of harmony in the home. 

Traditionally a mala was made of Rudraksha, Sandalwood, Tulsi, or Pure Clear Quartz, in most cases it was very simple. Now we can find a variety of beautiful combinations that provide support and benefit for our modern daily life and the stresses we encounter. For a Yoga practitioner Rudraksha and Clear Quartz are the most valuable, known to enhance and support Spiritual development. Pearl and coral are also considered very important.

If you are unsure which mala to choose, and you are practicing meditation we recommend beginning with a Meditation Mala, if you have a specific purpose for wearing a mala and would like help selecting the right one contact us or you may request a custom piece just for you. 

Wishing you utmost happiness, inner peace, prosperity and spiritual awakening.