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Testimonial about Akarshaya Siddh Mala & Indra Mala

by Srikanth Jyotula

Dear All,

Good Day, Srikanth Here

I told you in my last post that I will post my experiences with Rudraksha

I first purchased a Akarshaya Siddha Mala from RC. Immediately after that I was given the additional responsibility of photographing all my company’s activity. For short it can be called as I became the official photographer of my company. After that I got my bank loan to clear off all my financial issues.  I did that. Along with that I went for an Indra Mala. This time after much delay from my side (funds held up by bank, unable to pay on the RC website, tried to pay through UAE exchange and finally did through western union) I got the mala which was reserved to me by Neetaji (which was energized on the 9 days of navratri). I started wearing both malas and my spiritual levels are increasing very much. Yesterday me and my wife went to the doctor and she revealed the most happy news for us that we are going to become parents. I really started to tremble with a lot of emotions as my family is deprived of this happiness for 12 long years. I thank HIM. And I thank you all for making this group come alive by posting your experiences. And I sincerely thank Neetaji and the Rudra Center team for having the faith in me. Words cannot explain what my feelings are as of now.

With great gratitude and respect I am signing out.

Keep us posted with your experiences.

Thanks and regards

Srikanth Jyotula

Message posted by Srikanth Jyotula in RBSC club (Yahoo Groups) on 25 Nov 2008.

The Secrets of the Mala:(Rosary)
By Sri Radhakrishnan Srimali
Abridged and paraphrased by Sri Dharam Ramkissoon
From ‘The Jyoti’ magazine
Published by the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa

The Japa-Mala occupies a special position in Mantra-Sadhana (the spiritual disciplines consisting of repeating sacred syllables), because it is through the Mala itself that Japa is most effective. Firstly, the Mala is used to keep count of Japa or the repetition of sacred syllables. Secondly, during Sadhana, the mind as always, through its very nature, tends to wander. It is through the Mala, that the wandering mind can be quickly recollected or brought back to the thought of the deity or object of meditation.

Faith and reverence are the essentials of Upasana or worship. It will not be out of place to maintain this reverential attitude towards the Mala itself. It should not be used carelessly or kept in an unclean place or touched by the feet or left hand. Even though it is a lifeless object, it is an instrument through which God is remembered and an aid in spiritual upliftment. Therefore it should be regarded with reverence.

The scriptures say that the merit that accrues from repeating God’s name is multiplied 8 times when done on the segments of the fingers; 10,000 times when done on a Mala of precious stones or crystals; 100,000 times when done on a Lotus-Mala; but infinitely when done on a Rudraksha-Mala.

Ways of Doing Japa:
Japa may be done in three ways.

They are:





This involves the doing of Japa on the fingers and can be done on the fingertips. The second and more effective way recommended in the scriptures is by doing Japa on the segments of the fingers. One of the important rules to observe when doing this type of Japa is to keep the fingers together and not separate.


This involves the doing of Japa using the alphabet of the Sanskrit language. Detailed instructions for this type of Japa are given in the ‘Sanat Kumara Tantra’.


This is the most recommended and the most common way of doing Japa when a Mala (or Rosary) made of beads threaded together is used. The beads used are of various types. Malas are made of Rudraksh seeds, stems of the Tulasi (Basil) plant, shells, lotus plants, gold, precious stones, pearls, crystals etc.

Different types of Malas are used for different purposes. A Lotus-Mala is used to destroy enemies. A Kusa-Mala is used to destroy sins. A Silver-Mala is used to fulfil desires etc.

Different sects tend to use different types of Malas. The Shaktas, Shaivites and Smartas use the Rudraksha-Mala. The Vaishnavites use the Tulasi-Mala. The Ganapatis may use the ivory-Mala.

One complete Mala of any of the above three categories involves the repetition of the Mantra 108 times. The 109th bead called the Meru or summit acts as the guide. An important rule is not to cross over the Meru on completion of a Mala but retract and do the next Mala commencing at the point of finishing the previous Mala. Thus we work back and forth from the Meru. An important interpretation of this rule is that the Meru represents the Guru or Preceptor whose importance in any spiritual discipline is unsurpassed, and he should not be crossed in any circumstance.

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Images and details about 3-faced rudraksha malas:


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Different Types of Rosaries
For the worship and rituals of almost all the gods and goddesses, the Jaap or frequent Chanting of some mantras is compulsory with definite number according to the God and the Goddess each for the fulfillment of desires. In this case Mala is the best means to count beads for counting the mantra. It can be asked why there are only 108 beads in a Mala neither more nor less ?

At first it tells us how many times we have counted the mantra. Secondly a subtle electric current is created in the mind by rubbing of the thumb with finger. This electric current influences the heart through Vegas Veins and makes the mind concentrate deeply. According to astronomy there are 27 constellations (group of stars) in the universe and each constellation (group of stars) has four quadrants (charan) hence there are 24×4 = 108 quadrants in all. The constellation has again been divided into 12 equal parts corresponding 12 signs of zodiac and there are only 9 planets in the universe if we multiply them together the result will be 108 [12×9 = 108]. Thus 108 is the best number to join the Individual consciousness with the Absolute Consciousness.

There are many kinds of Mala used in spiritual and meditation purposes.

1. Lotus-seed Mala (Kamal Gatta Mala) – This mala is used for the worship of the Goddess Lakshmi for Jaap or to Chant her Mantra. There is special importance to chant her Mantra with Lotus and Seed mala.

2. Turmeric Mala – It is used to perform Anusthan (special prayers) and destroy enemies and succeed in law suits. If a man has fallen prey to Jaundice, he should wear garland of 8, 10 beads of turmeric, he would surely be cured.

3. Putra Jeeva mala – It is used in Sadhana for having an off spring in the family.

4. Silver Beads Mala – To fulfill any sacred and virtuous object (aim) silver beads mala is the most effective.

5. Kush’s root (knot) Mala – The mala, made from the roots of kusha grass, is used for all sacred & Virtuous activities.

6. Sandal Wood Garland & Mala – (I) Mala made of white sandal wood is used for peace and empowering rituals and for worshipping other deities. Sandal wood garland is good for welcoming and for giving honour.

(II) Red sandalwood (Rose wood) mala is used in worship of Lord Ganesh and Goddesses.

7. Tulsi Mala and Kanti (Neck Mala) – This mala is regarded as the best for worshipping Lord Vishnu, Ram and Krishna. According to Ayurveda, it is very useful in diseases related to throat . It is also used for the purification of the body.

8. Conch Mala – It is used for special tantrik purposes.

9. Baijanti Mala – It is used by the devotees of Lord Vishnu and for chanting Mantras for worship of goddess Lakshmi.

10. Amber Mala – It is very useful in diseases related to blood and disorder in menstruation.

11. Quartz (Sphatik or Crystal) Mala – It is the best mala for counting beads while chanting Devi Mantras. If it is worn, the mind becomes pacified and quiet. He who wears it, becomes pacified and quiet. He who wears it, becomes favorite of Lord Shiva.

12. Rudraksha Mala – It is very effective and is used in all kinds of rituals while worshipping gods, goddesses and nine planets. If any particular mala is not available, Rudraksha Mala is could be used without any hesitation only with exception of mantras of killing others (maran) and yakshni Sidhi. Thus it is regarded as the best of all rosaries.

13. Kaharwa Mala – It is put around the neck of the patients of jaundice. It cures the disease very soon.

14. Navratna Mala – This is used to pacify nine planets. There are nine precious stones corresponding the nine planets in it. It gives mental peace, when it is worn.

15. Coral Mala – It is used during sadhana or worship of Lord Ganesh, Hanuman, Lakshmi and Mars planet. It is also useful for people who are prone to anemic condition.

Similarly there are many rosaries made of semi precious stones for different planets. For example there are garlands of Garnet, Pearl, Jade, Onex, Sunehla, Blue Sapphire, Topaz Onex, Topaz Zircon, Cat’s eye Emethyst, Rosequartze, Tiger, Agate and Moonstone. These malas are very useful in pacifying the inimical planetary influences in one’s life. Crystal mala in used regarding it as Shiva-Shakti incarnate, Rudraksha as Lord Shiva, Pearl the moon incarnate. Rudraksha-coral mala is worn regarding as incarnate of Lord Shiva and Hanuman. Thus they are used to count Mantras of different deities and are worn to attain peace of mind and happiness.


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