There are many kinds of Mala used in spiritualand meditation purposes.
|1. Lotus seed Mala (Kamal GattaMala) -|
This mala made of Lotus seeds is used for chanting mantras of Goddess Laxmi. Loose lotus beads are offered to Her during prayer rituals. Devotees often wear this mala around their neck.
|2. Haldi/Turmeric Mala -|
It is used to perform Anusthan (special prayers) and destroy enemies and succeed in law suits. If a man has fallen prey to Jaundice, he should wear a mala of turmeric beads to be cured faster.
|3. Putra Jeeva mala -|
It is used in Sadhana for having an off spring in the family.
|4. Sandal Wood Garland & Mala -|
Mala made of white sandal wood is used for peace and empowering rituals and for worshipping deities. Sandal wood garland is good for welcoming and honouring guests.
|5. Silver Beads Mala - |
To fulfill any sacred and virtuous objective, silver beads mala is the most effective. It is representative of planet Moon and Goddess Parvati.
|6. Kusha root Mala -|
The mala, made from the roots of kusha grass is used for all sacred & Virtuous activities.
|7. Red sandal wood mala -|
Red Sandalwood is the representation of Lord Brahma and blessed by Goddess Lakshmi. Red Sandalwood mala soothes pitta dosha and helps one to conquer the senses. It is said to magnetize positive vibrations. Wearer of red sandalwood mala enjoys all comforts at his authority. It is recommended for Headache, Heart Diseases and Right Eye Defect.
|8. Rose wood mala -|
Rosewood mala imparts compassion and love to the wearer. The energy of rosewood is primarily feminine and focused on spiritual, intuitive health and beauty. Rosewood is especially effective in spiritual healing and nourishing.
|9. Tulsi Mala and Kanti (Neck Mala) -|
This mala is regarded as the best for worshipping Lord Vishnu, Ram and Krishna. According to Ayurveda, it is very useful for healing diseases related to throat. It is also used for purification of the body.
|10. Conch Mala -|
It is used for special tantric rituals. It is said that tantra does not work on a person wearing conch shell mala.
|11. Vaijanti Mala -|
Vaijanti is used for Vashikaran(attraction) and Devi Siddhi ( Meditation) as this Vaijanti seed comes from the forests where the Gods and Goddess eternally make love. This is a glossy seed that grows in the forests of Braj. As per primeval texts Krishna made mala for Radha and Ram for Sita out of Vaijanti seeds . This mala is loved by both Lord Vishnu and Krishna and it has common faith amongst the people that wearer of this Vaijanti mala by no means loses anything in life as it is also called Mala/Rosary of victory.
|12. Rudraksha Mala -|
It is very effective and is used in all kinds of rituals while worshipping gods, goddesses and nine planets. If any particular mala is not available, a rudraksha Mala is could be used without any hesitation only with exception of mantras of killing others (maran) and yakshni Sidhi. Thus it is regarded as the best of all rosaries.
|13. Quartz (Sphatik or Crystal) Mala -|
It is the best mala for counting beads while chanting Durga mantras and Mahalaxmi mantras. If it is worn, the mind becomes pacified and quiet. He who wears it, becomes favorite of Lord Shiva.
|14. Coral Mala -|
It is used for sadhana and worship of Lord Ganesh, Hanuman and Mars planet. It is also useful for people who are prone to anemic condition.
|15. Navratna Mala -|
This is used to get energies from the nine planets. There are nine precious stones corresponding to the nine planets in it. It gives good luck when it is worn.
|16. Amber Mala -|
It is recommended for diseases related to blood.
| ||17. Kaharwa Mala -|
It is put around the neck of the patients of jaundice. It cures the disease very soon.
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|Similarly there are many rosaries made of semi precious stones of different planets. For example there are garlands of Garnet, Pearl, Jade, Onex, Topaz, Blue Sapphire, Topaz Onex, Topaz Zircon, Cat's eye, Amethyst, Rose quartz, Tiger, Agate and Moonstone. These malas are very useful in pacifying the inimical planetary influences in one's life. A combination of Rudraksha and Pearl mala, Rudraksha and sphatik mala and Rudraksha and coral mala is very popular.|