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What is a mala made of?
Rudraksha is a seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. The seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leafed tree.
Rudraksha is primarly used in India as beads for organic jewelry and malas and are valued similar to semi-precious stones. They are also the source of superstitious claims similar to beliefs related to magnetic or crystal bracelets, faith healing and other medicinal pseudoscience.
Rudraksha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the name Rudra (“Shiva”) and aksa (“Teardrop”).