Diameter of cylinders : 10 to 15 mm
Complete length : 97 cm
Strung on a braid of five colours
Coral is a marine organism, actually a symbiosis of microscopic animals (polyps) and algaes (zooxanteles). The colony is formed by constructing a skeleton at a speed which varies according to the species, sometimes very slowly.
Only certain species fournish a useable material. The color varies and is most often soft rose to deep red, containing more or less brown, and can sometimes, very rarely, approach black.
Coral is among the five sacred stones of Tibetans and American Indians. It represents the energy of the vital force, and is linked to the redtiglé. This stone is associated with Amitayus, and is particularly beneficial for long-life practices.
In particular, dark red coral is said to warm and stimulate blood circulation.
The stones of this mala are natural.
(The harvesting of coral is a negative activity, because coral reefs are an essential element in the production of oxygen for our planet, and are actually endangered.
The coral which we use is exclusively coral which has been broken by the shock of water caused by the tsunami and has, therefore, not been destroyed by human hands. It is a Buddhist friend who brought it to us, little by little, from his numerous voyages to Thailand.)