It is said that even
hearing the word 'rudraksha' is a blessing, and to actually see
these holy beads is a greater blessing. To wear them is the
ultimate blessing, and is reserved for the fortunate few.
Yes, you can buy rudrakshas
here, at the bottom of this page, but please read on first, so you know
what type you need or want.
The round, blue fruit of the Rudraksha tree has
within it a special seed that grows a tiny hole through its center, just
waiting to be strung on a thread. Rudraksha trees are mostly found
in the South Eastern Asian islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran,
Java, Timor (Indonesia), and parts of Nepal. Around 70% of the
Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India.
In ancient times it was discovered that these small
seeds had powerful electromagnetic properties that, when worn, would
impart their sacred qualities to their owner. Buddhist monks,
saints, seers, and gurus have always worn them, for their energy greatly
assists in obtaining higher states of consciousness. Besides giving
the user peace of mind, focus and concentration, Rudraksha beads have proven to
be a great help in curing physical illnesses. They are also said to
have anti-ageing properties.
Rudraksha beads are beads of power and they
work through touch, sight, worship, or possession. You may wear them,
hold them, keep them in your pocket, or at your altar for worship.
If cared for properly, they will last for generations. The name
'Rudraksha' literally means "tears of Shiva". It is said that Shiva
meditated for 1000 years for the welfare of all living things. When
he opened his eyes, tears dropped to the ground, giving rise to Rudraksha
The seeds are naturally marked by one face to
twenty-one, defined by small lines running from end to end. It was
discovered that these subtle divisions gave the seed specific properties,
according to the number of facets, or mukhis. The most abundant seed has five facets, and through observation and testing it was
discovered that it had properties to help regulate blood pressure and
offset the malefic effects of a poorly-placed Jupiter in one's birth
chart. Seeds with two divisions are very helpful in creating peace
and harmony in relationships. Three mukhi beads help to offset a
malefic Mars in one's birth chart, and to more effectively use one's
energy for good rather than combative behavior. Rudrakshas range
from one to twenty-one mukhi beads, and each has its own frequency to
benefit people in many ways, from prosperity to health to higher
consciousness. For more detailed information on the properties of
each bead, and their astrological correspondence, see the page on Mukhis.
Rudrakshas can be worn by anyone. They are
for men, women, and children. They benefit all people, regardless of
race, religion, occupation, or lifestyle. A person can wear beads of
one type of mukhi or several types together. Wearing all at once
will bring in the many energies of the Rudrakshas at once. When they
are charged with mantras they
become like beacons of Light, and they radiate their sacred vibrations to
the wearer and those close to the wearer. The
effects can be felt immediately, but with time (40 days is recommended)
the results are very clear.
On the left is the Akarshaya Siddh mala. It
contains all beads from 2 to 14.
The power of a Rudraksha bead has nothing to do
with its price. What matters is that the bead is genuine (there are lots of fake Rudrakshas around). The mukhi should
be well defined, corns and contours should be natural, and there should be no
cracks near the central hole. Smaller sizes are considered to be
very auspicious. Your best guarantee when purchasing Rudrakshas from
India--since you cannot be there to inspect them first--is to choose a
reputable dealer. I have already done that part for you (you can
purchase directly from the URL at the bottom of this page)! Then
you can be sure you have only the best quality, genuine Rudrakshas.
Rudraksha can be worn at all times. Some
books say that Rudrakshas should be taken off during sex, menstrual cycles,
or visits to a funeral, but more recent thoughts are that Rudrakshas are
for all times of day or month or occasion. Remove the beads while you sleep, and it is
advisable to take off the beads while taking a bath because soap may
dehydrate the natural oil content of the beads. To care for your
beads it is good to wash them every month or so, by soaking in water
overnight and then brushing them to remove collected dust and dirt.
Then let them dry completely and dab a little oil on them to re-hydrate
them. You can use olive oil, sweet almond oil, or the traditional
mustard oil for this.
An affinity develops between the wearer of the
Rudraksha bead and the bead itself therefore it should not be interchanged
with anyone else, including family members. When worn in silver or
gold casing the electromagnetic powers of the bead increase, thus
increasing its effectiveness.
On the right is the Prosperity Bracelet, made
with two x 6 mukhis, two 7 mukhis, and one 8 mukhi, plus aquamarine, lapis
lazuli, and a quartz crystal for added power.
Hindus and Buddhists have their own traditions
surrounding the correct use and respect of the Rudraksha. But people
faiths may wear these beads and user them according to their own
beliefs. Using mantras with the beads enhances their effectiveness,
but so does prayer and meditation and sacred ceremonies. The more
you put into your beads the more they will return, but because Rudrakshas
have such a pure vibration of their own, one can wear them without doing anything, and they will still continue to send you healthful, spiritual, prosperous
With regular wearing of your Rudrakshas, you will
see such wonderful changes in yourself, and even in those close to you,
and you feel a sort of friendship with your beads. Your beads are
helping you to be a better person. In return, you will probably wish
to care for your beads in special ways. This may include the
recitation of mantras or prayers. You may choose to keep your beads,
when not wearing them, at a special place such as an altar or a meditation
spot. You can play CDs of hymns or sacred music near them.
Light some incense or sage and purify the area where you keep your beads
The Rudra Center
shopping site is secure and you can order directly from Ms.
Neeta in India and have your parcel quickly FedEx'd to you.
While there you
can also get your FREE Vedic astrological chart recommendations for your
personal combination of Rudrakshas.
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