Rudraksha beads are the most ancient beads.which grow from Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb trees at selected locations of South East Asia (Java, Korea, parts of Malaysia, Taiwan, China) and South Asia (Northern India and Nepal). Rudraksha means Rudra-Aksha: meaning in Sanskrit is Eye of Shiva. It is a gift of Lord Shiva for the benefit of mankind. He himself wears it all the time. The Tears of Lord Shiva i.e., Rudraksha Beads have been worn by the Yogis of India and the Himalayas for thousands of years for the fearless life on their Path to Enlightenment and Liberation.
Many Devotees of Truth who deliberately live their lives according to Eternal Natural Law that is Sanatana Dharma, know that Rudraksha Beads are a gift from The Almighty God and are a natural birth right of the mankind.
It might be new for some to think that natural beads of vegetable matter from the Rudraksha tree could affect the human Neuro Physiology as they do in the ways described in the Ancient Vedic Literature. However, recent scientific research has again found Vedic Knowledge to be correct.
The term Rudraksha (Rudra i.e. Shiva + aksha i.e. eye) literally stands for the eyes of Lord Shiva or Rudra, implying thereby that it was pleasant to the eyes of Lord Shiva, and hence so named in His honour. This reveals that the merit of Rudraksha beads was realized first by Lord Shiva Himself and He handed down the same for the benefit of the later generations. Rudraksha beads are a plant product, containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and trace elements in combined form. The percentage compositions of their gaseous elements were determined by C-H-N Analyzer and by Gas chromatography. The result shows that Rudraksha beads consist of 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen. In the medicinal and botanical world, Rudraksha is the purest, the most effective, useful, ancient beads which is most popular too. It is a fruit as well as a seed
Rudraksha is the fruit of a tree. It grows in bunches. They bloom in May, June and ripen in September to November. It’s fruit is light green in colour. It is circular like gular (fruit of banyan tree). Its pulp is hard and remains stuck to its seed. It is kept in water for a number of days and then Rudraksha is taken out after peeling off the pulp.
The original whitish colour of Rudraksha is dyed into orange colour which is a symbolic colour of the saints and sanyasees. Orange colour Rudraksha becomes useful to all kinds of people of any age, caste, sect, religion and sex and according to one;s liking for its size, colour or face (Mukh-line).
Even Ladies are allowed to wear Rudraksha.
Rudraksha is a seed of a fruit. .These have powerful Electromagnetic properties in controlling stress, blood pressure, improves blood flow and circulation. Rudraksha beads have many powerful properties in transforming one;s personality and outlook in a positive way. It is a proven fact now that Rudrakshas possess powerful electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties and thus on wearing these Rudrakshas, specific electrical impulses are sent to brain stimulating certain positive brain centers and thereby causing transformation in the personality, outlook, charisma and confidence of the wearer. It is also a proven fact that rudraksha beads control heart beat and thus co- ordinates the blood flow to the brain. In eastern cultures , these beads are believed to possess supernatural powers. Thus, surely Rudrakshas are the wonder beads helping us perform better and lead a more successful life.