This rahu mala has rudraksha beads that are hand knotted with hessonite garnet oval counter and accent beads. There is also a dark brown tassel. The mala is 36" long with a 2" dark brown tassel. It weighs about 2.5 ounces.
This is the standard 108 bead mala composed of 9 sets of 11 beads and then the counter bead. Malas are used to count prayers, japa - repitition of Holy names and mantras, and to keep track of breathing exercises in meditation.
Hessonite garnet is the primary gemstone used to influence the planetary energy of Rahu, the North node of the Moon.