Rudraksha seeds are a wonderful gift from Mother Nature, as they constantly radiate tremendous life force energy. For thousands of years, divine sages and yogis have worn or used rudraksha malas for their many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Rudraksha seeds help to calm the mind, lower blood pressure, and fill you with divine energy vibrations. Every kind of sin can be purified through the blessings of rudraksha seeds, and they also protect you from negativity and harm. Rudraksha malas are especially significant for practices related to Lord Siva, like meditation, Siva mantra japa, or Siva puja. Whether held in the hand or worn next to the skin, rudraksha seeds gently stimulate and awaken the kundalini energy, encouraging it to flow upwards through the sushumna. This mala consists of 54 rudraksha seeds strung together by silver links, along with an extra "guru" bead. Silver is a divine metal associated with Saraswati Devi as well as the moon. Silver is an excellent conductor of divine energy and also infuses the aura with a very soothing and healing nectar-like energy. The rudraksha seeds and silver work together to calm the mind, allowing Lord Siva's blessings to flower beautifully in your consciousness. Although this mala has 54 beads and can be used for mantra japa, you may prefer to wear it around the neck as a sacred necklace. The rudraksha seeds will attract cosmic energy and transmit that energy into your body and aura. The 54 beads in the mala will purify and energize 54 main energy centers in the subtle body, filling them with divine nectar and helping you to achieve a refined and elevated state. Wearing a rudraksha mala during any sacred activity, like a puja, homa or meditation, will allow you to attract and retain the divine vibrations of that activity to a very high degree. Whether used for japa or worn as a sacred necklace, this rudraksha mala will help you to release all negativity and attract all positive and auspicious energies. Your spiritual qualities will flower beautifully, your meditation will deepen, and your awareness of the Divine will expand. The more mantras and prayers you recite with this powerful rudraksha mala, the more divine energy you will attract into your life for peace, truth and loving compassion. For more information on the use and care of japa malas, please see The Spiritual Significance of Malas and Murtis.