This rough cut, Maha Mantra, 16 pendant, tulsi necklace hangs. Small Center Pendant is a ¾ inch long and less than ½ inch wide. The Large Center Pendant is over an inch long and over a half inch wide. Handcrafted in Vrindavan by Braja basis. Each and every one of these necklaces is a work of art. They will vary slightly in size, color, and design.
We are letting you know that ALL pendants you buy in the market are made of neem wood, not Tulasi. We were informed of this by a couple of honest vendors that reveal the facts and that neem can be of actually any other wood than Tulasi.. not necessarily from the neem tree. This is not just our website, but ALL of the pendants that hang on Tulasi necklaces are of other wood (So-called neem) but our manufacturer guarantees that the rest of the beads on the necklace are Tulasi wood. We recommend that if you wear a pendant necklace that you also wear a Tulasi necklace that has no pendant so that you have one that is fully Tulasi wood. We are the only website that we have seen that is telling the facts of this matter because we want you to know the truth.
If one is a devotee of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu, one should wear Tulsi Neck beads. Tulsi neck beads are for protection. At the time of death, if one forgets to chant the holy names for whatever reason. If one is wearing Tulsi Mala around their neck, the Superintendents of Death, (Yamadutas) cannot touch that soul. They see the Tulsi neck beads and run. They know this is Lord Vishnu's devotee. Tulsi Devi will protect the devotee from all past sins. Tulsi neck beads are a symbol of being a Vaisnava devotee of the Lord. They are pure, beautiful and natural. Make sure your whole family is wearing them. Keep extras on hand in case they break. Never be without them! Srila Prabhupada said to one devotee-
"When I was Srila Prabhupada's servant in Los Angeles in 1970, my neck beads broke one day and I set them aside to restring later in the day. I went into Srila Prabhupada's room and He immediately said, “Where are your neck beads?”
I told Him they had broken and I was going to fix them later in the day. He said very strongly “You must go now and fix them. If you knew how dangerous it is to be in this material world without neck beads on, you would be shaking in your boots!”