About this Mala:
108 8mm real Jade beads, with Turquoise markers and a real guru bead, finished with a Snakeknot. The shades of green vary from lot to lot. We call this our “Green Tara Mala.”
Perfect for Green Tara Practice. Green Tara female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the “mother of liberation”, and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. In Japan she is known as Tarani Bosatsu, and her blessing is said to work the fastest!
There are two varieties of Jade: Jadeite, a sodium aluminum silicate; and Nephrite, a calcium magnesium iron silicate. Green is the color most associated with Jade, but Jadeite comes in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, lilac, pink, black, white, and brown; and Nephrite ranges in color from mid to dark green or grey-green, white, yellowish or reddish. Jade can be found in Japan, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Guatemala, and in California and Alaska within the United States.
Jade: Considered the most precious of all stones in ancient Egypt and even now in Japan and the Orient. It is credited with five qualities: clarity, courage, justice, wisdom, and modesty. It is folklored to evoke tranquility, so much so that even holding Jade in your hand may cause a feeling of serenity or wisdom. Consequently, it also said to help to the smooth transition to the next world and aids in peaceful death and dream yoga. Jade provides protection from from enemies and during long journeys.
Turquoise: Known as a master healer stone, with the ability to repair physical injury, mental strife and even past life trauma. Turquoise promotes communication and resolution of petty arguments and hostilities. Wear Turquoise to gain wisdom. Turquoise protects the wearer from harm by absorbing negative influences.
All malas have a 30 day guarantee to protect from breakage. Complimentary Silk Mala Bag included!