Sandalwood with Stone Wrist Mala
Sandalwood is a much-prized component of ritual malas, and it is specifically said to aid in relaxation and the reduction of excessive thoughts and nervous energy. Malas are symbols of the never-ending cycle of eternity and are beloved of many deities. Sandalwood is especially sacred to Shiva and to Ganesha, the Lord of Success and the remover of obstacles. Malas are often worn for purification, for protection, and for uplifting the mind, body, and spirit.