PĀUA MALA-Abalone Shell and Whitewood Unisex Stretch 6mm Bracelet

PĀUA MALA-Abalone Shell and Whitewood Unisex Stretch 6mm Bracelet


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What is a mala?

A mala, which is Sanskrit for garland, is a string of beads—typically 108, in addition to one guru bead—which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra.

What is a mantra?

A mantra—Sanskrit for sound, syllable, word or group of words—is a personal “motto” of sorts that is repeated during meditation to help create focus and self-transformation.

What is the significance of the 108 beads?

Malas allow the wearer to keep count of mantra recitation, allowing her to stay focused, calm and relaxed while repeating a mantra 108 times. In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, mala beads are often created using 108 beads, as a 108-bead mantra repetition represents the 108 worldly sins in the Buddhist doctrine.

What is the significance of the numbers 3 and 6?

The numbers 3 and 6 are significant in relation to mala beads, with Buddhist malas coming in three forms: 108, 54 and 27 beads. On a traditional Buddhist mala, the three beads above the guru bead represent the Three Refuges: Homage to the Buddha, Homage to the Dharma and Homage to the Sangha. 

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These beautiful bracelets feature 24 hand inlaid abalone shell beads, also known as pāua shell, and grounding whitewood beads.  All of the pāua shell beads are hand-crafted by talented artisans on the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

PĀUA, also known as Abalone shell, is a natural shell known to instill peacefulness, like the sea it comes from. Abalone is also known as "the shell of calm" which can increase the flow of energy, help release fear, protect the aura, and aid in communication. 

The beautiful iridescent colors of blue, green, and purple almost resemble the ebb and flow of waves, symbolizing transition in Maori culture. Abalone can be a talisman to protect you and guide you in your life journey.

Circumference:  7.5"

Beads:  6mm

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I have bought a few times and every piece is thoughtful, beauiful and happy - this particular bracelet with all the stones is a miniature symphony of joy

Los Angeles, CA

I’ve worn my strength bracelet for two years straight wearing it constantly. I feel connected to my stones and they really have help me overcome difficult situations and to have strength. So thankful for this bracelet and the energy it gives me.

Phoenix, AZ

I love to give mantra bracelets as thoughful gifts to friends and family. They are so beautiful and well received every time!

Key Largo, FL

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