We love our collection of seed bead malas that have been hand crafted out of seeds such as Bodhi, Lotus, Rudrasksha, Rattan and Buddha Nut. Pleasantly lightweight, they'll make you feel ready to bloom, whether you're wearing them for style or for mediation.
In sanskrit, "Bodhi" translates to “enlightened” or "awakenened," meaning that the bodhi seed means “enlightened seed.” Bodhi is also a term in Buddhism to reflect a Buddha’s understanding of the true nature of things.
Lotus flowers are symbols of spiritual growth and of overcoming obstacles on the path to enlightenment, because of their ability to remain peaceful, beautiful and pure despite obstacles. Using Lotus seed beads is a great reminder of this concept.
Rudraksha is a seed of a specific tree that grows in a certain altitude in the mountains. The term “rudraksha” is a compound of “rudra” and “aksha.” Rudra is one particular form of Shiva, also known as the Roarer. “Aksha” means “tear drops”. The legend goes that once, Shiva, after many millennia of meditation, opened his eyes. Such was the bliss and ecstasy that pervaded his body, that a tear drop trickled from his eye and fell to the ground, to become a Rudraksha tree. These seeds are said to carry a vary specific energy, and it is said that that they will increase clarity and general awareness, calm the central nervous system, aid in quieting the mind, and free negative thought.
Rattan seeds are sometimes called 'Moon and Stars' by Tibetans, and variously called 'lotus root', 'lotus seed' and 'linden nut' in many areas. The bead itself is hard and dense, ivory coloured (which gradually turns a deep golden brown with long use), and has small holes (moons) and tiny black dots (stars) covering its surface.