Usually the beads are strung together as Rudraksh mala. Traditionally, they believe the number of beads is 108 plus one. The extra bead is the bindu. There must always be a bindu to the mala, otherwise the energy becomes cyclical and people who are sensitive may become dizzy.
The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition. Malas or Japa beads come in a string of 108 and are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer. This is the guiding bead and marks the beginning and end of the mala/chant/prayer/mantra
But 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. … Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters
According to Yoga experts, the following are some reasons for the power of Om: The chanting of Om drives away all worldly thoughts and removes distraction and infuses new vigor in the body. When you feel depressed, chant Om fifty times and you will be filled with new vigor and strength.
Significance of Rudraksh mala
It is very important to take proper advice before wearing a Rudraksh mala. This is because the kind and number of beads used to prepare a mala affect the results it gives. It helps a person to get relief from all sins. A Rudraksha that resembles Amla is considered to be the best of all. A Brahman or priest should wear white coloured a Rudraksh mala. A red coloured Rudraksha mala is well suited for Kshatriyas. On the other hand, a golden coloured mala should be worn by Vaishyas and black coloured by Shudras.
Rudraksha Beads Length – 42.5 inches(Approx.)
Bead Size – 8 mm(Approx.)