The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Persian word lazhward meaning blue, in allusion to its color. In ancient times, lapis lazuli was known as sapphirus, which is the name that we use today for the blue corundum variety sapphire. In India Lapis is known as Lajwart. Its blue in color have some golden marks all over. Lapis is used to calm down shani (saturn) effects. Lapis improves 6th sense. Lapis improves mental, spiritual and emotional states, increasing well-being. Highly regarded by many religions. Lapis lazuli is said to enhance one awareness, insight and intellect. Lapis lazuli is said to help cure depression, insomnia, recurring fevers, vision and hearing problems, and disorders of the throat, lungs and immune system. Lapis aids in healing, is excellent for meditation and cultivating intuitive powers. Lapis is a health stone that takes away sickness and is the stone recommended for using with prayer. Cures depression, insomnia, recurring fevers, vision and hearing problems, and disorders of the throat, lungs and immune system. THE MALA HAS BEEN HANDMADE. Blessed and Energized with proper Mantras, Puja s and Spiritually activated by SWAMI BUDHIRAJA to give best results. Since a Yantra and Mala is a Man-Made object, it requires energization to infuse potency and power to benefit the owner. Before sending the Yantras or Malas, we get Pran Pratishtha (Energization) done by learned Pandits (Priests). WATER FROM RIVER GANGA (GANGES) IS USED FOR THE ENERGIZATION PURPOSE. Total number of beads 108+1, Mala has been made in traditional style. PLEASE NOTE: Size, color texture of the beads, Tassel, string and Pouch may vary, adding to the artistic quality of each individual item. Handmade in USA.