Malas are used in Buddhist practice for counting mantras and prostrations. Turquoise, considered a "green" stone in Tibet, is often used for Green Tara practice, as well as practices which dispel obstacles. Carnelian is associated with magnetizing energy that attracts favorable conditions for practicing the dharma.
Turquoise is associated with Green Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightenment and a manifestation of the Buddha-nature that exists in all of us. Her female form represents wisdom, and she is called the Mother of all Buddhas. Tara comes swiftly to the aid of those in need. She is the liberator from karmic obstacles and fear. Her right hand, extended in the giving mudra, bestows the common and uncommon siddhis, or accomplishments. Her left hand is held in the gesture of fearlessness to bestow protection.
The mantra of Green Tara is : Om tare tuttare ture svaha
Made in the USA of high-grade turquoise with carnelian markers and guru bead. 8mm beads. Luxurious cotton tassel.
Behind The "Mala"
Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Stretchy wrist malas are often worn as a reminder to practice mantra at all times. Stretchy wrist malas may vary in the number of beads but may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Many people wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.