Our new limited edition mala is hand strung right here at the DharmaShop! It features a bold combination of Golden Obsidian and Pyrite beads with stainless steel spacers. Obsidian is not only stunning but also very unique, as each stone reveals its own translucent banding. It contrasts nicely with the Pyrite beads that are cool to the touch.
The main focal point of the mala is the handmade Tibetan gau pendant from Nepal. Gau features the mantra of compassion, "Om Mani Padme Hum" written along the top along with dorje designs on the sides. The back opens to reveal an image of HH the Dalai Lama and a tiny piece of a prayer scarf.
Obsidian is a very protective stone and is excellent for removing negativity; it is related primarily to the Root Chakra. It is very useful to help you to let go of disharmony that has accumulated from your day to day life. This stone brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. It helps you to know who you truly are.
Pyrite is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
Mala measures approximately 30" around. Obsidian beads are 8mm, Pyrite beads are 8mm and 6mm. Gau pendant measures about 1 3/4" tall from bale, 1/2" wide, and 3/8" thick.