There are two kinds of Sandalwood: Red (Rakta) and while (Shweta). Rosaries of
red Sandalwood are useful for propitiating the goddesses whereas of white are
useful for the gods. Sandal trees are found mostly in the forests of Assam. It
is heavier than the other wood and sinks in water. Frigidity is its quality.
White Sandalwood has a sweet aroma, which is its main quality. Sandalwood is
useful in the treatment of disorder in blood, loose stools, headache; ailments
caused by disorder of wind, bile and cough in the system, worm and vomiting.
This is called by different names in different languages.
Use: Goddesses shower their benediction on the person who wears a rosary of
red sandalwood and if he wears that of white, gods shower their benediction on
him. The Japs of Vishnu, Ram, Krishna and Jupiter are performed with a white
sandalwood rosary. A man can have virtuous mentality, peace of mind, sufficient
sleep, etc. and faith in gods if he wears a white sandalwood rosary.