Malachite is a gemstone that signifies Purity, Protection and Happiness. It is connected to the Heart Chakra, and it creates a sense of vitality with its healing property. It blocks the negative energy and helps in generating positive vibes. It is useful in balancing emotions and provides optimism and inspiration to the person.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.