Welcome to Items of Myth and Legend: India 3. Inside you will find a single magic item: the rudraksha. These beads are integral in worship and are deeply rooted in the indigenous religions (Hinduism and Buddhism) in the sub-continent. They appear in many forms, many styles, in necklaces of many numbers, but here I?ve presented them as single beads and only the ultimate necklace, the Indra Mala, is addressed. If you wish to see other Malas pick up Items of Myth and Legend: India 2 and you'll find other necklace styles like the Navrata, Siddh, Sadhana, and Dhyan Yog Malas.