Used from cradle to grave, sandalwod plays a significant role in Hindu customs and manners. Gods and goddesses carved out of sandalwood adorn temples and homes. It is widely believed that using sandalwood rosary beads speeds up healing and reduces stress. It should be worn on the body, either on top of or under the clothes to maintain the energies and power gained from meditation and spiritual use. The mala is also used to cure skin-related problems. People wear these beads for good health, wealth and luck.