The Meaning and Power Of Om Namah Shivaya

Meaning Of Om Namah Shivaya

It is hard to think of a more famous, recognizable, and powerful Sanskrit mantra than “Om Namah Shivaya.” It has been in use for thousands of years, and it is an essential form of devotion to the Shaivism sect of Hinduism. The vibration of this mantra activates pure consciousness and resonates with your highest Self. Repeating this mantra with concentration, …

Crystals and Gemstones to Heal Grief and Help Cope With Loss

Heal Grief and Cope With Loss

The difficult and unexpected emotions that arise in the grieving process can be challenging and overwhelming. Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is an individual process yet it usually goes through five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.) Love, forgiveness, acceptance, and kindness are important traits to cultivate during the grieving process. There …

The 11 Most Popular Hindu Deities

Popular Hindu Deities

Learning about the legends and iconography of the many Hindu gods is interesting and inspiring. The ancient captivating Indian epics describe the spiritual and material powers of the many of the popular Devas and Devis, whose names are invoked in sacred Sanskrit mantras. You do not have to belive these deities are real or be a Hindu to benefit from invoking …

Our COVID-19 Update and Response

protection prayer

At Japa Mala Beads, we pray that you are surrounded by protection, comfort, and ease as the world continues to respond and react to the COVID-19 epidemic. In these challenging and turbulent times, a regular meditation practice can be a tremendous help to calm and ground one’s worries and anxiety as well as to protect yourself from harm. We wanted …

The 12 Best Gemstones to Boost Your Immune System

Immune System Boosting Gemstones

Gemstones are more than just beautiful rocks to hold and admire–they have been used for thousands of years for their metaphysical and healing properties. Among these healing powers, crystals and stones can a great way to boost your immune system to stay in the best health possible. There are twelve gemstones that are often carved into beads that can be …

What Do the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism Mean?

Auspicious Buddhist Symbols

The Ashtamangala is a collection of eight ancient and sacred symbols used in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Originally, the eight auspicious symbols were used in India at ceremonies. In Buddhism, it is told that the eight symbols were sacred offerings given by the gods to the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. These symbols are used as teaching tools …

The 8 Best Crystals & Gemstones for Love

Crystals & Gemstones for Love

Receiving and giving love is a foundational facet of our lives. The emotion of love can often feel fleeting and can easily be damaged. You may be recovering from heartbreak and need to remember how to love again. You may be looking to attract romantic love, practice self-love, deepen your current relationship, or simply be more open-hearted to all those …

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