Your mala beads are believed to protect, guide in daily life, and serve you as a constant reminder of the divinity that is with in you.
Activating your mala is a beautiful way to connect the beads to your energy and intention.
Here we offer you a small ceremony you can preform to set the intention and energy for your new mala beads.
It is said that Monday is the day of Lord Shiva and it is most auspicious to preform this intention setting ceremony on this day (if you can wait!).
Intention Setting Ceremony
Create a quite space and find in a comfortable seated posture. Light a candle or your favorite incense.
If you wish to wash your mala first you can do so in pure water with flowers.
Close your eyes and start to lengthen your breath. Breathe.
With a clear and calm mind state your intention to the beads, moving the seeds through your fingers. (Avoid using your pointer finger as it represents ego.)
Visualize yourself finding peace of mind and inner calmness.
A traditional mantra for activating and sealing in the energy in your new rudraksha mala is "Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Om". Chant this mantra at least 3 times.
Sit for at least 5 minutes to seal the energetic bond.