Rudraksha Seed Beads Necklace, 51 Aksha Beads Mala, Silver Bicone Beads, 48 Grams
This is a vintage - within the last 10 years, of 51 Beads representing Aksha Mala.
The necklace is of Rudraksha seed beads and high grade silver, lightweight Indian bicone beads, on a wax core. The necklace is hand knotted with a silver 'S' clasp for closing.
As per ancient Indian scriptures Rudraksha is evolved from the eyes of Lord Shiva hence, it's called Rudraksha. Rudra means Shiva and Aksha means eyes.
Aksha also means a group of alphabets in Sanskrit called Varna. As per details found in Halayudh Kosha(Ancient Scripture) letters from A to ksha that is 51 letters are called Aksha. Therefore, Rudraksha can be called as a seed in which a group of Sanskrit letters called Varna reside.
One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of extreme fulfilment, Lord Shiva shed a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree. It is believed that by wearing the rudraksha bead one will have the protection of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha seed beads are also traditionally used for prayer mala beads in Hinduism.
Weight: 48 grams (1.695 oz.)
Length: 85cm (33 1/2")
51 Beads representing Aksha Mala