108 bead kadam mala necklace hand knotted with white cotton, large Rudraksha guru bead and a red cotton tassel. The kadam beads are stained a deep, rich brown by simmering in pure Brajbhumi cow's milk ghee, imparting a distinct fragrance and matte finish. The beads will become smoother and glossier with use. A very large, special mala. From the forests of Vrindavan.
Besides having a long history of medicinal value, the kadam (kaim) tree is associated with several Hindu gods and goddesses. Of particular interest, are the tales of Krishna and Radha, his loving consort and the gopis (milk maidens) who spent hours of idyllic pastimes under the fragrant kadam trees in the Vrindavan forests.