Rudraksha Beads are the dried seeds of a fruit. The Rudraksha tree is addressed as the Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb in the botanical world and the seeds from the fruit of this tree are the mystical Rudraksha. It is also called “Tears of Mahadev” and there are many legends connected to Lord Shiva that describe its origin.
Meaning of Rudraksha
Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word that is composed of Rudra + Aksha. Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva and Aksha means eyes. Thus, the word Rudraksha literally means ‘the eyes of Lord Shiva’. Since the dawn of time Rudraksha has been considered to be
the blessing of Lord Shiva for all of mankind, for everybody, across castes, creed, religion and gender.
How Rudraksha originated?
In the Shiva Purana, it is Lord Shiva himself who told Mata Parvati about Rudrakshas. Shiva said, ‘O Devi! Listen to the greatness of Rudraksha. Out of my love for you and desiring the welfare of devotees, I am telling you about it. In earlier times, I observed austerities for thousands of divine years. (The years of gods are different from those of humans.) Though I controlled myself, my mind was agitated. As Paresha, in my self-possessed form, I desired to benefit the world. Hence, in my sport, I opened my eyes. From my beautiful half-open eyes, drops of tears fell down. From those drops of tears was born the tree known as Rudraksha’.
Where are Rudraksha Beads available?
Rudraksha trees are found mainly in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Timor of what is known as modern day Indonesia and parts of Nepal. The magnificent Rudraksha tree grows in abundance in some parts of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% from Nepal and 5% in India.
Rudraksha is available in a number of facets ranging from 1 to 21 mukhis are regularly found even though beads from 14 mukhi upwards become very rare. Each and every Rudraksha has its own special properties which have been described in ancient scriptures like Shiv Purana, Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam, Rudraksha Jabalopanishad, Padma Purana etc.
What is special about Rudraksha beads?
Rudraksha beads are believed to be a bio-generator that balances the wearer’s Chakras, energy field, Kundalini energy and brain nerves. Rudraksha mala helps wearer connect to their meditative state and gain inner peace. It has been experienced by many wearers, Rudraksha brings happiness, calmness, and prosperity to life and leads a person to the path of spirituality.
Describing the Speciality of Rudraksha in Mahakal Samhita, it has been said that:
धारयिष्यन्ति येऽन्येऽपि गुह्रयां तेषां वरप्रदा।
नात: परत: कोऽपि न्यासो शुचिप्रद: । ।
That is to say, any person wearing Rudraksha Mala will be adorned by Siddhis. There is nothing more purifying in this world which surpasses the power of Rudraksha.
The scientific speciality of Rudraksha
Rudraksha has magnetic properties. It has both paramagnetic and diamagnetic properties. It has the unique feature of having the ability to change its polarity. This feature is called dynamic polarity. Many scientific studies also show that Rudraksha beads have powerful electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties. It has also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chemical analysis of Rudraksha
According to Chemical analysis and gas chromatography, Rudraksha contains Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Among other elements it also contains Aluminium, Chlorine, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Silicon, Silver and Gold. The electromagnetic properties are due to these elements.
Benefits of Rudraksha Beads
Rudraksha have subtle electromagnetic properties which help in managing stress levels, blood pressure, hypertension and induce tranquility if worn on the body. Rudraksha Beads also improve concentration, focus and mental stamina. Rudraksha Beads, if worn properly and by practice, elevates one to the alpha state of mind, a state where the heartbeat, blood circulation, a function of endocrine glands, the activity of neurons and breathing are normalized.
Several people who have worn Rudraksha have confirmed that it has given them considerable relief from blood pressure, stress, depression and other health issues including neurotic conditions.
Describing the benefits of Rudraksha in Shrimad Devi Bhagwat, it has been said that-:
न च किंचिद्भयं तस्य न च व्याधि: प्रवर्तते।
न्न कुतश्चिद्भयं तस्य सुखी चैवेश्वरो भवेत्।।
That is to say, the Rudraksha wearer does not suffer from maladies and fears. He stays contended as God himself.
Spiritual significance of Rudraksha
The spiritual significance of the Rudraksha bead is only of interest to those who believe in its divine effects. For centuries, wearing a Rudraksha has brought people closer to God by creating vibrations and emotions that touch the soul. Rudraksha has given positive results by removing negativity from the lives of its wearers and has brought positive changes and self-empowerment from within.
Spiritually, the malas are worn and used for Japa. Wearers of the Rudraksha mala, especially the monks and the yogis have known to experience tremendous amount of tranquility and control over their mind and concentration during meditation. For most people who are seeking spirituality, wearing Rudraksha malas helps them connect to their meditative state, gain inner peace, and avoid distractions.
Healing Powers of Rudraksha Beads
Rudraksha Beads are known for their healing properties and mystical powers. The beads have proven to heal various ailments and illnesses and have curative properties, though have not been widely accepted. The beads are known to resolve psychological issues and problems related to emotions and fear.
Rudraksha has electromagnetic powers that influences the mind, regulates and balances the doshas (Vat, Pitta, and Kapha) of a person thereby helping to regulate health. For medicinal uses, the malas are made without metal capping. Rudraksha can be used in the form of powder, extract, or paste, it can be boiled in milk, worn or converted into ash.
Who can wear Rudraksha?
Everybody can definitely wear a single bead or a different combination of Rudraksha. There are no restrictions on wearing beads based on age, culture, religious background, gender, geographic location, food habits, etc. Wearing Rudraksha is a matter of individual faith and willingness. Anybody who has unflinching faith in Lord Shiva and the pious bead Rudraksha can wear a Rudraksha bead or Rudraksha mala.
How soon can one feel the effect of wearing Rudraksha?
The effect of wearing Rudraksha varies from individual to individual. In some individuals, certain changes are observed almost immediately. For some others, it may take a longer time. As per our observations and experience 45 to 60 days day period is required for results to manifest. Rudraksha has its effects in different ways. It continuously provides acupressure when the beads touch the body for several hours a day. Rudraksha works in its natural form without any side-effects. A person does not require any specialized training to wear or use a Rudraksha.
Wearing Rudraksha brings auspiciousness in your life and it will work continuously for you giving benefits. Also, make sure that the beads are energized by occasional chanting of “Om Namah Shivay” or the seed mantra and Abhishek is done on auspicious days.
How to get Rudraksha?
It is of utmost importance to receive Rudraksha from a trusted and authentic source. Rudraksha offered by Rudralife are carefully selected and checked for their authenticity. Rudralife is a pioneer in providing high-quality, genuine lab-tested Rudraksha from Nepal for the upliftment of mankind.
Rudralife has established an ISO Certified laboratory to test all these beads at the time of purchase or sale. We conduct x-ray studies and several other tests to ensure not only that the beads are pure and authentic but to make sure that these are having inner power and hence efficacy. Rudralife has a vision, to make sure that only genuine beads are made available to the customer.