Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beautiful Hand Painted Pendants from Rajasthan, India

I recently connected with an artist in Rajasthan, India who hand paints these beautiful sterling silver pendants. I ordered a few from him and loved them all. I am having a few custom pieces made of a few special Gurus whom I resonate with in my own yogic practice. I am enjoying combining these with beautiful semi-precious gemstones with deep meaning and purpose.

Chandra Mala Bracelet

In Sanskrit, Chandra means 'moon'.

The Chandra mala was created with Lapis Lazuli beads, a Lapis Lazuli Tibetan repousse bead and a beautiful sterling silver hand painted sun/moon pendant (from Rajasthan, India).

The moon (chandra) is seen as a female symbol and was worshipped in ancient times as a powerful, nurturing force. It is believed to be linked to the unconscious and our feminine side. The sacredness of the moon is connected with the basic cycle or rhythm of life. The changing phases of the moon were linked to the rebirth and death seen in our seasons, crops and also the female monthly "moon" cycle that controls human fertility.

All cultures have used Lapis Lazuli to decorate the statures of the deities. It has always been greatly valued by rulers, being used for magical and medicinal purposes. Traditionally associated with the throat chakra, it is known to stimulate the thyroid and enhance one's ability to speak one's truth with courage (not only facilitating 'being heard' but also listening). Brings a heightened willingness and ability to communicate freely. It is said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it and to enhance one's awareness, insight and intellect and revealing our inner truth.

Lapis Lazuli has been referred to as the stone that has existed before time was born. It assists one in gaining admission to the domain of the unknown mysteries of esoteric or spiritual ideas. It is an excellent stone to use when working with dreams (recalling and enhancing) and meditation.

Great combination of Lapis and the energies of the moon!

Measures approx. 7 inches and strung on sturdy expandable cord.

No comments:

Post a Comment