Rudraksha—the eye of Siva.
The seed of the Rudraksha tree holds a sacred place in Hinduism, and is believed to possess mystical and divine properties. The male counterpart of the Rudrani, Rudraksha beads are regarded as auspicious and powerful, and have been worn as a support in meditation practice by spiritual aspirants in Nepal and India for centuries. Ayurvedic texts support the rudraksha’s beneficial electromagnetic effects on ones health by expanding peace and flow on the physical, mental and emotional planes.
Each seed has divisions along it which are called Mukhis—or faces. The number of faces each rudraksha has determines which divine energy it embodies. These rudraksha beads have 5 faces which represent Lord Siva— "The Auspicious One"— and are ruled by the planet Jupiter.
Five Mukhi Rudraksha are also said to help balance the five elements within us—Agni (fire), Jal (water), Vaayu (Air), Aakash (sky), and Prithvi( Earth).
A mala has 108 beads, which is the sacred number for Hindu and Buddhist rosaries—known in these traditions as Malas.