African Sodalite 12mm Mala Bead or Guru Bead
African Sodalite is named for its sodium content and may be classified as a feldspathoid. It is a brilliant to deep blue with white to gray inclusions. Sodalite is sometimes referred to as “poor man’s lapis” because of its similar color and much lower cost. Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught, was inspired by the stone and chose it for the interior decorations of Marlborough House in England. This prompted an alternative name for the gemstone: Princess Blue.
A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a 'sumeru. ' Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.
Most traditional Malas have a larger bead at the end of the necklace that is called the Guru Bead. ... The Guru Bead is used to create intention within the wearer and to be a reminder of the motives for sitting in meditation. There is also a Tassel at the end of most traditional Mala necklaces that lay below the Guru Bead.
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