Viveka Dosha Malas
designed by Vivica Schwartz, made by Divine East
All of the gemstones are sourced from a crystal factory in Jaipur, where the stones are faceted and polished by hand. The malas are strung and brought to life by families in Rishikesh.
All malas have 108 beads, are cleansed in the Ganga, the holiest river in the world.
In the classic japa mala, used in Buddhism and Hinduism, there are 108 beads used for prayer and mantra. The number 108 has a range of significance across many different cultures and disciplines.
There are 108 chapters of the Rig Veda, 108 Upanishads and 108 primary Tantras. In in the field of Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred places, or marmas, in the body, identifying intersections of matter and consciousness.
A mala, meaning garland in Sanskrit, evokes a circular, continuous form. In practice, a mala is the devoted offering of repeated cycles (typically in divisors of 108) of mantra japa or yoga asana. Within a mala, there is always a sense of beginning, continuing and completion. Both inside each individual cycle and in the practice as a whole.
Vaijayanti is known as the ‘garland of victory’ and brings peace and calm to the user. The warming energy of Brown Agate grounds and calms Vata, inviting stability and consistency.
Carnelian assists Kapha by rekindling the light, passion and fire within. It is known for stimulating action and igniting courage. Citrine is a stone of bliss and positivity and keeps kapha motivated and focused.
With a deep connection to earth, Sandalwood is grounding and cooling. The calming energy of Rose Quartz brings peace to Pitta, while Moonstone invites emotional balancing and clarity.
Citrine is a stone of positivity, joy and bliss. It invites curiosity and elevates creativity. Smokey Quartz encourages detachment, inviting the user to surrender to truth.