mala seeds of sacred fig (pipal), red sandalwood, vegetable ivory
Buddha having attained enlightenment under a sacred fig tree, the seeds of Pipal are the most traditional material for making Malas. These seeds skate and take a beautiful shine with the time called "porcelain layer". Our seeds come from the island of Hainan known to cultivate and dry the finest quality in the world. Attention many sites and specialty stores name these seeds as Lotus seeds by mistake.
This red sandalwood, originating from India, much rarer than white sandalwood has no characteristic smell and is part of the very precious woods.
In Buddhism, sandalwood is one of the Padma (lotus) and corresponds to the Amitabha Buddha, plus the element of this Buddha is fire and its color, red. Sandalwood is considered capable of transforming desires and retaining the attention of a person practicing meditation.
Sandalwood is one of the main constituents of incense made in China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and is intended to be lit in temples or during worships. It is also widely used in India for these same applications.
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