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Lal Chandan Mala – Benefits – Rosary Made of Red Sandalwood in Hindu Religion

Lal chandan mala, or rosary made of red sandalwood or its paste, is used for chanting mantras dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is also worn by some Hindus. Rosary made of red sandalwood paste is exclusively used to chant mantras dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Rosary Made of Red Sandalwood

Devotees visiting Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple wear the Lal Chandan Mala.

It is also worn by devotees participating in the Bhavani Deeksha festival at the Sri Kanaka Durga Temple in Andhra Pradesh.

Red sandalwood paste is mainly used by Durga devotees. Rosary made using the sandalwood is used while chanting mantras dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Benefits of Wearing Lal Chandan Mala


  • It provides protection from both physical and mental enemies.
  • It helps in keeping the senses under control.
  • It is an ideal mala for those wishing to lead a spiritual life.
  • Those serious about moksha through self realization should wear the  Red Sandalwood mala.
  • It is a good option for those who are facing property related disputes and other problems.
  • It also provides protection from all kinds of negative forces.