• The seeds of the rudraksha tree are considered the tears of Rudra-Shiva.  The wearing of rudraksha is believed to purify our body and mind, awaken kundalini, destroy sin, develop devotion, and is ideal for chanting mantras to Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother.  The smaller the beads, the more rare and expensive.

  • Often referred to as tears of Lord Shiva, Rudraksha seeds are auspicious to wear and to use for chanting.

  • Often referred to as tears of Lord Shiva, Rudraksha seeds are auspicious to wear and to use for chanting.

  • Often referred to as tears of Lord Shiva, Rudraksha seeds are auspicious to wear and to use for chanting.

  • The wearing of quartz crystal is believed to absorb negative vibrations, bring clarity to our minds, cool our bodies and amplify our spiritual practices.  Ideal for chanting mantras to the Divine Mother.

  • Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment.  It bestows stability, strength and inner peace.  It is a great stone for meditation and enhancing your intuition and psychic abilities with its calming and peaceful energy.  Amethyst provides clarity and enhances conscious perception and understanding.

  • Rose quartz promotes unconditional love, forgiveness, infinite peace and compassion.  It creates harmony in relationships and teaches us about the true essence of love.  It purifies and opens up the heart allowing us to express our emotions.  It reduces stress and tension, allowing us to express love, sensitivity and compassion towards ourselves and others.

  • Coral is a good aid for meditation and visualization.  Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects.  It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace.  This mala consists of coral beads that have been dyed.  Original red coral is endangered and mostly unavailable.

  • Jade is a powerful emotional balancer, nurturing and bringing peace and purity into your life, removing negative thoughts and energy.  It radiates the Divine, promoting unconditional love, serenity, clarity of mind, courage and wisdom.  It is a protective stone that keeps you from harm.

  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach, California. This photo was taken during one of Kali Mandir’s festivals. Ma is adorned with her favorite hibiscus flowers. Sri Haradhan Chakraborty, the main pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, brought this image from Kolkata, India, and installed her in Laguna Beach in 1993. Ma Dakshineswari is being worshipped daily at Kali Mandir.
  • These deities of Radha and Krishna reside at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach. They were custom-made for Kali Mandir by a well-known artist in Kolkata who molded them in the likeness of the Radha Krishna images at the Dakshineswar Temple, Kolkata, India.
  • Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and head of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. He is the author of innumerable books on Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother, Swami Vivekananda and Vedanta.

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