Mala Sandalwood 108 beads
Sandalwood is a wood obtained from the Santalum tree, native to different tropical and subtropical regions such as India, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and Hawaii. Santalum belongs to the Santalaceae family, which includes about 25 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. These trees are usually quite small, rarely reaching more than 9 meters in height, with white, pink or red flowers.
Sandalwood is prized for its distinctive, sweet and warm fragrance. Sandalwood essential oil is commonly used in traditional medicine and aromatherapy. It would have relaxing and calming properties.
Sandalwood has been used for thousands of years to make decorative objects, carvings, and jewelry.
Malas made of sacred sandalwood, can be used to recite mantras, while twisting the beads between the fingers.
The number 108 is a sacred number and it is said that when we recite a mantra 108 times, it is impregnated in the depths of our cells.
Here are some examples of the meaning of the number 108:
- In Buddhism, the number 108 represents the number of temptations a person faces on the path to enlightenment.
- In Hinduism, the number 108 represents the number of holy names of God.
- In Jainism, the number 108 represents the number of virtues that a soul must possess to achieve liberation.
- In yoga, it is traditional to do 108 sun salutations or recite a mantra 108 times.
- In numerology, the number 108 is considered a sacred and powerful number.
- In astronomy, the diameter of the sun is about 108 times that of the earth, and the distance between the earth and the sun is about 108 times the diameter of the sun.
In sum, the number 108 is a symbol of spirituality, knowledge and personal growth in many traditions and cultures around the world.