Tulasi MalaA strand of 54 Thulasi prayer beads
Made of the sacred material known as Thulasi, this mala, or rosary as they are sometimes called, consists of 54 Thulasi beads with silver caps, all joined with silver. Thulasi is a form of sacred basil, and it also known to have powerful medicinal and protective properties. Since Thulasi is considered to be the Goddess Lakshmi herself, it is especially sacred to Her and to Her beloved husband Vishnu.
“Complete freedom from the bondage of mind and ego will create a flow of love within. People are bound by the past and the future; that is why it so difficult to find true love in the world. In order to really be able to love, both the past and the future must dissolve and disappear."—Amma.