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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Aksamala, AksamAlA, Akshamaalaa

  1. the never dimishing or never ending garland
  2. a rosary or garland made from the seeds of the Eleocarpus ganitrus, or Rudrākşa which are considered to have beneficial and healing influences on the body and mind, either for wearing on the body or for keeping count during the chanting of mantras.