Dzi bead is a type of stone bead of uncertain origin worn as part of a necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit. These beads are generally prized as protective amulets and are sometimes ground up into a powder to be used in traditional Tibetan medicine. Beads subject to this process have small "dig marks" where a portion of the bead has been scraped or shaved away to be ground into the medicine. The meaning of the Tibetan word "dzi" translates to "shine, brightness, clearness, splendor." In Chinese, the bead is called "heaven's bead" or "heaven's pearl".
This Dzi bead is said to represent Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Ksithigarbha and Smantabhadra. It is worn to remove obstacles from the four directions. Wear this Dzi to promote longevity, remove negativity from your life and keep anger under control. Chant the mantras of the deities mentioned to energize this bead.
Material: Natural Agate Stone
Measurement: 4 x 1.3 (cm)