The Symbolism of the Lotus Amulet
This pearl neckalce is designed as a heirloom bridal piece for generations to come. It combines AA grade cultured freshwater pearls, that are a brilliant natural white, with a rare 925 sterling silver prayer box. Significantly, this type of charm box pendant, called a gau originated in Tibet in ancient times prior to the arrival of Buddhism.
People throughout the sub-Himalayan region wear the gau in Buddhist practice to protect the wearer, hold precious contents, or hold written prayers. The gau always opens, and is a distinctive form of Himalayan jewelry, so that what is precious is worn near the heart. Selected deliberately for a bridal mala as a way to wear the wishes of your heart in a ceremony of vows. In this particular design, a gorgeous lotus adorns the top of the prayer box. The lotus in Buddhist symbolism represents the human experience, signifying that even in muddy waters beautiful flowers emerge. Finally, the lotus is a symbol of hope and resilience.
About Pearl Mala Beads
Since ancient times, brides have worn pearls as a symbol of purity. Just as many brides today wear a white dress, pearls have been worn across cultures as a symbol of purity during important ceremonies. Before 1900, there were no cultured pearls, and the only way to acquire these gems was through diving and opening oysters. As such, pearls were exceptionally rare and valuable, a gem reserved for special occasions and royalty. Importantly, in modern times, pearls have held this history of being special and appropriate for special events. Oysters make pearls naturally, as water and debris ebbs and flows through the shell. As such, pearls are symbolic of the beauty that emerges from the ebb and flow of life. The pearl is also a symbol of innocence, faith and integrity. Finally, pearls are associated with sincerity, truth, loyalty and purity of heart.
When to Choose this Pearl Mala?
We recommend this necklace as a symbol of love and faithfulness. Pearls are one of the most calming gems. As such, they are perfect for brides. They energetically allow for acceptance of situations, centering, and presence in the current moment. They symbolize love, dedication, devotion, and faith. Thus, they hold perfect meaning for vows of love. Also, the prayer box allows you to write a note to hold your deepest wishes and wear them next to the heart on your special day. Importantly, this is a beautiful and meaningful gesture in a ceremony or as a token of love and affection.
Mantra for Working with Pearls
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
This mantra is a surrender to God, and is the liberation mantra for attaining enlightenment and freedom. It is a mantra that represents faith in the Divine order. Moreover, it is the mantra of the true self, the soul and a devotion to its journey in this lifetime and reminds that you are not body or mind but that you are spiritual being, eternal in your nature. My favorite version of this mantra is a recording by Deva Premal and Miten. Significantly, I believe this is the ultimate mantra for any union of love, as it arrived in my own life by synchronicity when I first met my beloved.
Number of Mala Beads: 108
Meditation Marker Beads: 2, at 27 and 27
Size of Mala Beads: 8 mm
Length: 17″, classic opera length (nape of the neck to end of necklace, sits near the solar plexus)
Full Width: 1″
Sacred Guru: 3″
Gemstones: Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Product ID: 110820181
Also, each necklace comes with a soft cloth jewelry pouch to protect your mala from abrasive objects of a pearl storage quality. A note card explaining the properties of the mala beads is also included.
Care for Pearls
Use pearls in japa meditation on special occasions. Pearls require extra care to maintain their quality and luster over time. In addition, you should always store your pearl mala in the pearl bag provided with your purchase. Never store your pearls in plastic. Also, you should also take care not to submerge your pearls in water and follow the last item on, first item off rule, avoiding contact with perfumes.
Finally, please contact us if you have any questions.