Natural Whitewood with Rudraksha Seed Accent Bead
Bead Size: 12mm ( extra large)
Whitewood beads come from the wild mamalis (pangantuon) trees growing in the Philippines. It is a natural whitewood. The wood is bleached, washed, and dried thoroughly to preserve the natural ivory to off white color. This results in beautiful beads with a nearly perfect finish.
The Rudraksha bead is said to originally come from Shiva’s tears. According to mythology, Lord Shiva was said to have spent 1000 years in meditation for the benefit of all beings, and upon opening his eyes, tear drops rolled down from his eyes and landed upon the earth taking birth as the sacred Rudraksha tree.
It is said that the Rudraksha evolved from the eyes of Lord Shiva, with Rudra being another name for Lord Shiva and Aksha meaning eyes. Aksha also refers to the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet- called Varna- and as such, can be inferred as a seed in which a group of Sanskrit letters called Varna reside.