What is Japa
For the worship and rituals of almost all the gods and goddesses, the Jaap or frequent Chanting of some mantras is compulsory with definite number according to the God and the Goddess each for the fulfillment of desires. In this case Mala is the best means to count beads for counting the mantra. It can be asked why there are only 108 beads in a Mala neither more nor less ? At first it tells us how many times we have counted the mantra. Secondly a subtle electric current is created in the mind by rubbing of the thumb with finger. This electric current influences the heart through Veins and makes the mind concentrate deeply. According to astronomy there are 27 constellations (group of start) in the universe and each constellation (group of stars) has four quadrants , hence there are 24 x 4 = 108 quadrants in all. The constellation has again been divided into 12 equal parts corresponding 12 signs of zodiac and there are only 9 planets in the universe if we multiply them together the result will be 108 (12 x 9 = 108). Thus 108 is the best number to join the Individual consciousness with the Absolute Consciousness.
The person who used to Meditate with rudraksha mala will be benefitted by various means. Meditation will help to make mind peaceful and calm. It activate the sleep inducing area on brain thus Insomnia related diseases are cured.Activation on Hypothalamus leads to improve hormonal regulation thus helps to reduction of blood pressure in a person. While meditation with rudraksha , its outer surfaces has many throny projection which stimulate the free nerve ending in finger which are very vital nerve ending sending the stimulus directly to brain thus helps to cure of many kind of diseases and keep mind alert and concious level will be increased.
Mantra to Chant
The best Mantra used for Meditation is :-
"OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA"
Should be repeted as many times as one can count.