In India Sandalwood is given divine status and is thus very commonly used in mala beads. The fragrance of the sandalwood is said to be one of the most pleasing to the gods and is considered cooling, calming and soothing. Sandalwood also promotes humility and focuses the mind to aid in meditation. The beads of this sandalwood mala are made from exceptionally high quality Sandalwood with a fine, pure fragrance. This mala, with the traditional 108 beads, is perfect as a support to your meditation practice or as a decorative item in its own right.