Rudraksha is consisted of two words: rudra and aksha. The meaning of rudra is one who
weeps while aksha comprises A (अ) means to receive and ksha (क्ष) means to give. In nut
shell, we can say that the meaning of the sacred seed is the one that gives us health,
happiness and help in eradication of evils. It is grown in the Himalayan regions like
Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Myanmar. About 70 percent of the trees are found in
Indonesia, 25% are found in Nepal and 5% are found in India. The pious plant has
important position in ayurveda. It is regarded as just like
Sanjeevani in ayurvedic scripture because of its diseases and disorders prevention. Its
health benefits were known since the ancient times; however, it had been used
conventionally for prayer beads in some sects. It has been using as organic ornament or
mala that is generally worn either in hand or neck or both.
Rudraksha has fascinated people across the world due to its mystical properties. It is
amazing that a seed of a fruit grown on trees has gone on to receive so much attention
and created so much interest worldwide. Apart from Hindu religious saints, its users and
worshippers vary from artisans, housewives, academicians to businessmen.
Rudraksha is known and has been in use from time immemorail. It's origins are traced to
Lord Shiva, one of the Trinities of the Hindu religion. From ancient times, Shiva's
images and idols are shown wearing these beads.
Rudraksha is for self-empowerment and for bringing about positive changes from within.
It has been generally found that people suffering from hypertension, diabetes, stomach
disorders, stress, arthritis and fear get beneficial results by wearing rudraksha. Even
disorders like asthma, insomnia and hypertension get cured or controlled by wearing
rudraksha alone in some cases and along with fundamental natural therapies or herbal
treatments in other cases. Such therapies can be yoga, pranayam, sun therapy and use of
ayurvedic herbal products.
Rudraksha is a natural seed and can break or have small cracks if it is not handled
properly or is not moisturized as required. Beads that are prone to this include : Gauri
Shanker, Ganesh Rudraksha and Trijuti Rudraksha as they are Fragile and delicate by
No single tree is as rich with scriptural references, spiritual myths and legends as the
Rudraksha. Its beads have long been sought for their supposed medicinal and magical
properties. The word Rudraksha (botanical name : Elaeocarpus Angustifolius) is derived
from the words Rudra (Shiva) and aksha (eyes). Ancient spiritual texts like the Shiv
Purana and the Devi Bhagwatam are replete with the numerous therapeutic properties and
the spiritual significance of these herbal beads. The various colors, shapes, sizes and
the number of cuts, called mukhis, determine the value of the bead. This helps to
determine its significance in treating different ailments.
Rudra Centre has over the years developed Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy which is a
scientific way to tap the power of these beads. Rudraksha beads work on different
chakras of the body and when strung according to this therapy, they start cleansing the
chakras in a very short duration. From regulating blood pressure, to treating skin
problems, backache, headache, psychiatric cases and providing relief from tension,
phobia and insomnia and giving success in business, educations and relationships they
have an admirable success rate. A typical session involves the therapist to have one to
one session with the client in which the problems are discussed and root cause
identified and Rudraksha beads suggested. Once a client wears the beads, he starts
experiencing positive changes in a week’s time and full effects in a month’s time.
With the development of modern science, many scientists have carried research for
evidence to support the ancient beliefs about the Rudraksha. Their findings and research
has validated and confirmed the divine power of Rudraksha beads. Individuals from every
walk of life irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality or gender can use the
divine Rudraksha to attain maximum spiritual, physical and material benefits.
Rudraksha Beads range from 1 Mukhi to 21 Mukhi, each bead capable of aligning our mind
and the energy around us to specific outcomes in health, happiness, spiritual
upliftment, prosperity, creativity, intuitive ability, material fulfilment, family
harmony, attraction, self- empowerment and a fearless life.
Rudraksha Found In Nature: Seeds, Leaves and Trees
Scientifically Rudraksha plant Elaeocarpus is a large genius of broad-leaved evergreen
trees. The trees are almost 50ft to 200ft in height growing in the North Indian River
Plain of the Himalayas to South-East Asia, Nepal and Indonesia. All trees bear white
flowers with fringed petals that develop into drupaceous fruit resembling olive. The
main trunks of the trees are cylindrical with the section being circular. Bark is
grayish white and rough in texture with small vertical lenticels and narrow horizontal
furrows. The branches of Rudraksha spread in all directions are such a way that when
growing in natural habitat, the crown takes the shape of a pyramid. Rudraksha is
basically grown in subtropical climatic region with temperature ranges from 25 to 30
Once the seeds are planted, they grow into trees (15 to 16 years) that start giving
fruits similar to ‘Blueberries’. In its original form, a Rudraksha is this fruit with a
blue husk covering the seed (bead). The blue color is not caused by pigmentation but
evolves as the trees grow, bearing the fruits in around 3-4 years. The fruit is kept in
water for a number of days and then Rudraksha is taken out after peeling off the pulp.
Rudraksha beads contain 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53%
oxygen. The tree has nearly 36 sister species, including Rudraksha. Rudraksha, being a
plant, is specially worn without contact with metal; thus on a cord or thong rather than
a chain. In the single tree Rudraksha beads comes in all different mukhis (faces) at the
same time but higher Mukhis or faces are very rare to find where most of Rudraksha beads
are Five Mukhi. The beads come in seasonal pattern every year around mid-August to