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Every Thing About Rudraksha


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Here its all about Rudraksha.


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 Ganitrus) 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 or faces, called mukhis, determine the value of the bead. This helps to determine its significance in treating different ailments. The powerful Rudraksha beads heal on a mental, physical, emotional, material and spiritual level.


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/she 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 is capable of aligning our mind and the energy around us to specific outcomes in health, happiness, spiritual upliftment, prosperity, creativity, intuitive ability, material fulfilment, harmony in family, power to attract, 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 trunk 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 in 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 degree centigrade.


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 a 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 the 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. A single Rudraksha tree bears Rudraksha beads of different mukhis (faces) at the same time but higher Mukhis or faces are very rare to find and most of Rudraksha beads are Five Mukhi. The beads come in seasonal pattern every year around mid-August to mid-October. As Rudraksha, is a plant, it is best worn without contact with metal; thus on a cord or thong rather than a chain.


Rudraksha trees (scientific name – Elaeocarpus Ganitrus, English name – Utrasum Bead Tree, Indonesian name – Ganitri or Jenitri Tree) are mainly found in Nepal, South East Asia in Java (Indonesia), Malaysia, Thailand and also in India, Burma and other countries. Amongst all, Rudraksha beads from trees found at the foothill of Himalayas above sea-level 2000m in Nepal are regarded as the best. A Rudraksha tree requires 10-12 years to grow fully and bear Rudraksha fruits, a fully grown Rudraksha tree has large leaves and can grow up to a height of 50 to 200 feets. Cold climate as well as the soil quality plays an important part in the growth of a Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha tree first blooms white flowers from which round shape Rudraksha fruits are obtained. The fruit of Rudraksh tree is not very tasty to eat and has a sour taste. The green fruits fall on their own after ripening when it becomes blue colored berry like fruit. When the upper coating is dried and peeled one will get the hard Rudraksha. One may plant a small Rudraksha tree at their home garden.

Science of Rudraksha: Modern Research and Studies

With the development of modern science, scientists researched for evidences that support the ancient belief on the significance of Rudraksha. The merits of Rudraksha were evidenced in the late 1960s by a group of scientists lead by Dr. Suhas Rai, Institute of Technology University in Banaras India. Dr. Rai’s research boosted an ancient belief that, as scripted in the scriptures, the inner structure of Rudraksha beads undeniably contained subtle electromagnetic atoms that had an impact on the body.


Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST)

RRST is the science of using specific Rudraksha and Ratna combinations on a person so that the wearer is transformed for success. This Science taps the power of Rudraksha and Gemstones in a way that 100% of their properties are utilised. Sakhashree Neetaji designed this Unique Methodology based on her study of the Puranas, Upanishads and her Research and Experience of one and half decades in this field. Till date she has over 20,000 satisfied clients across the globe. Her mission is to share the benefits of these powerful cosmic tools – Rudraksha and Ratna – for your Personal and Professional Transformation and Success.


Rudraksha Beads for Various Ailments

Wearing the sacred Rudraksha beads brings one to the alpha state of present moment living. Since these beads are natural and not man-made, they have immense healing impact on the human body. Holistic Healer Sakhashree Neeta with her decade-long research on Rudraksha beads has devised Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) that incorporates the use of Rudraksha and Gemstones for better health. The RRST therapy combined with the ancient Vedic Knowledge and modern scientific proof confirm the effectiveness of wearing Rudraksha beads. Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) is a scientific method based on the Vedic Puranas, Upanishads and Sakhashree Neeta research, knowledge and experience of Aura- Chakra Therapy.


Rudraksha in Vedic scriptures: Quotes From Ancient Texts

From the Vedic and scriptural point of view, the Sanskrit word ‘Rudraksha’ symbolizes Rudra (Lord Shiva). The root word rud means ‘to wail’; Rudra means the one who wails, howls or roars. In fact the name Rudraksha is synonymous with Lord Shiva. Another derivation mentions rud which also means ‘being red’ in Sanskrit, leading to ‘red, intense, and brilliant’. The English word ‘ruddy’ is derived from old English rudig, rud which means ‘red’. The Rig Veda mentions (Rukh draavayathi iti rudraha). Rukha means ‘grief, distress or anguish’. Draavayathi means ‘to eradicate’, ‘iti’ means ‘that’ or ‘who’, and Rudra means another name of Shiva. It means Shiva who eradicates miseries or grief. ‘Rudra’ is Lord Shiva and ‘Aksha’ means tears. Therefore, Rudraksha means tears of Shiva. Lord Shiva is the ardent user and admirer of Rudraksha. In fact both cannot be separated.

A person who wears all Rudraksha becomes become Me I So, one should attempt from all levels to wear the divine Rudraksha II -Shiva in the Padma Purana

Even Rudra attained Rudrahood only after wearing Rudraksha beads I Saints achieve the ultimate truth and Brahma attains Brahamatav. Thus there is nothing higher than wearing Rudraksha beads in this world II -Padma Purana

Just like Vishnu amongst men, Surya amongst all the planets I Ganga among rivers, Kashyap among human I Shiva amongst all Gods, Parvati amongst all Goddesses is Highest praised II Similarly Rudraksha is the Highest amongst All I Hence there is no Sloka or fast above Rudraksha II Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam

In the view of Vedas, Rudraksha beads are divine. They have spiritual charge that affects the mind, the body, the senses and the soul. Even devas (gods) of the heavenly planets seek to wear these beads for their numerous benefits. Before we study the benefits, let’s know more about Mukhis, the faces of Rudraksha beads. The faces are determined by the lines that segment the bead.

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Legends associated with the origin of Rudraksha

Rudraksha commonly are from 1 to 21 Mukhis, but Rudraksha of 1 to 14 Mukhis are most commonly found. Rudraksha beads from 15 Mukhis to 21 Mukhis are more rare and mukhis above that are found in very few numbers every year. Of all these, 4,5 and 6 Mukhi Rudraksha beads are found easily and abundantly. Depending upon the availability and production of Rudraksha different prices have been allocated for different Mukhi Rudraksha.


The Rudraksha bead has a top portion from where the line originated this is called Brahma. The middle portion having the largest diameter that is known as Vishnu and the bottom portion where the lines end is known as Shiva. In the ancient Vedic scriptures such as the Shiva Purana, Srimad Devi Bhagvad , and Padma Purana, Rudraksha beads up to 14 Mukhis have been described along with their effects and purposes for which they are useful. Higher Mukhi Rudraksha from 15 to 1 Mukhis have been described in Katyayani Purana and beads above that do not find mention in any known text till date. There are other Rudraksha beads like Gauri Shankar (two Rudraksha naturally joined), Ganesha (a Rudraksha having trunk like protrusion on its body) Sawar (a Gauri Shankar in which one bead has only one line or Mukhi), Trijuti (three Rudraksha beads joined naturally)


Rudraksha Beads from Nepal and Indonesia

Rudraksha trees are mostly found in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India. Considered a major stress reliever, reducing circulatory problems and of course as the best beads, the Blue Berry (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) was first spotted in Indonesia and is now grown in Nepal and Haridwar, Srilanka, Malaysia.


Nepal beads are sought by Rudraksha lovers due to their large surface and clear lines, while Indonesian beads are sought by many people due to their small size and ease of wearing. Find out the difference between Nepalese and Indonesian beads here:



How do Rudraksha Beads work and what are the benefits?

Rudraksha beads work on the different chakras (energy centres) of human body. It is the chakras that tune one to different planets and Gods. They work best when worn on body. Touching skin is not necessary for Rudraksha beads to show effect, but the method of wearing is very important. Just as gems work when worn on specific fingers, similarly Rudraksha work when worn at the specific parts of the body in a specific manner. We at Maalavya have a wide range of Rudraksha combinations based on Chakra Therapy. These combinations are specially designed for particular chakras and help in opening the blockages in chakras.


Rudraksha beads emit electromagnetic energies that deal with major aspects of our life: health, satisfaction, nirvana, affluence, creativity, intuitive ability, material pleasures, harmony in relationships, attraction, self-empowerment and courageous life. All these aspects are manifested by the current of emotions in our mind and body. A person with positive outlook of life tends to be less affected by the setbacks than those with too many expectations and cynical views on life. The beads when in contact with the body begin to energize the Chakras and bring them to their perfect balanced state by Law of resonance.


Rudraksha beads work on all aspects of life and bring about tangible benefits. Those who face obstacles, failures and suffer from emotional setbacks and for those who are seeking self-empowerment, healing and success should consult an expert and wear a Rudraksha combination.


Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha:


  • Mitigates the effects of karmas

  • Protects against ominous accidents and unfortunate events

  • Removes planetary malefic

  • Aids in memory retention and decision making

  • Regulates blood pressure

  • Minimizes stress and relaxes the mind

  • Attracts abundance

  • Helps in awakening of Kundalini

  • Brings Peace and harmony.

  • Controls stress, hypertension and blood pressure.

  • Increases self-power.

  • Gives peace of mind to the wearer, stimulates the mind and sharpens the intellect.

  • Balances the chakras and heal diseases in the body

Yes. These beads balance the body chakras, change belief systems; remove chakra blockages, and leads the wearer to both personal and professional success. Specific Rudraksha beads are recommended once the person’s blocked chakras are identified. Based on the existing concerns and the desired outcome, Rudraksha beads are skillfully strung so the person can wear easily and positive results can be experienced in a miraculous time period of 8-10 days. Did you know that even celebrities wear Rudraksha beads for their powers and numerous benefits.




Time Duration For Effect of Rudraksha beads

The distinction should be made between how much effect a given item is having versus how much effect you notice and how much your body can stand. The initial effects of losing negative energies, ablation of some negative karmic thoughts may be little easier to notice as feeling of slight discomfort. One should replace them with positive thoughts, and avoid needless monkey chatter of the brain by replacing it with japa or mantra chanting. This process will help in speeding up the process of healing effect to manifest. For each Rudraksha bead, one wears on the body, the body has to make adjustments. Probably one may not be aware of these adjustments bu


t they take place nonetheless. Often it is both subtle and "delayed" (meaning that you don't notice until it is "obvious"). It may be even a slight feeling of euphoria. What isn't obvious is that our brain, chakras, Nadi systems, subtle bodies and other neuro physiological mechanisms takes a great deal of pranic energy to run and adjust. The rudrakshas or other beads, are disproportionate in their overall size compared to the rest of our body, but is very proportionate to what it does. Click on the read more to know the exact amount of time Rudraksha beads take to generate effect.


Pran Prathistha Ceremony of Rudraksha: Purifying the Beads

Praan Pratishtha means filling a divine object with ‘prana’, the life force. Rudraksha beads at Maalavya are purified before being sent out for delivery. Vedas recommend that any object associated with the Divine must be kept in the state of absolute purity. Just like we take bath in the Ganges in order to purify ourselves, divine objects like Rudraksha beads need to be purified. The purification process is called Pran Prathisha, which is performed by experts and qualified Brahmins at Maalavya. The experts are well-versed in Vedas, chant suitable mantras dedicated to purifying divine objects and driving away negative energies. These mantras are powerful and their flawless utterances as written in the Vedas purify the beads. Once they are purified, they are then neatly packed in clean cloth and delivered to the clients.


Daily Puja of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha is a divine bead and it bestows all sorts of spiritual, mental physical benefits to its wearer. It works fully after Pranprathistha is done. However the wearer may choose to energize the bead continually at his end to derive maximum benefits. Click on the read more to find out how to do daily puja of Rudraksha beads



How to Identify Rudraksha Beads: Tests for a Genuine Rudraksha

To meet the ever increasing demand for different faceted beads, traders manufacture rarely found beads such as the one faced Rudraksha(Ek Mukhi) or beads higher than 12 mukhi Rudraksha. Mostly a higher mukhi is fashioned by carving a lower mukhi into having extra segments. Sometimes several lower mukhi Rudraksha are used to construct a higher mukhi Rudraksha. Beads of Areca nut, Nutmeg or wood are used to fashion Rudraksha Beads. In such circumstances the individual who wants to buy a genuine Rudraksha gets duped. There are few methods of testing a genuine Rudraksha: Cut Test: A full proof method is to cut the Rudraksha bead horizontally. One will find the same number of compartments as that of the number of lines. However the drawback is that by this method, the bead gets destroyed.

Properties Test: The other is to find out whether the beads exhibit properties like inductance, capacitance, conduction of electric current etc. Copper Coin Test: It is generally held that if Rudraksha beads are placed between two copper coins it should rotate slightly. This is due to the physical and magnetic properties of the Rudraksha beads. This test requires high level of expertise. Eye test: A fake or the artificial Rudraksha may look like a real one but in these Rudraksha the facets (mukhis) cannot be made as real as those present on the real Rudraksha. In a Rudraksha the facets or the mukhis means deep lines or grooves from the upper part to the lower part of Rudraksha. Looking at these deep lines (facets) with the help of a magnifying glass, one can easily recognize a real Rudraksha.



Why Buying Rudraksha Online from MAALAVYA

Today, many have started using Rudraksha beads for success in their career, professional undertakings, personal relationships, fulfilment of desires. There are numerous studies and research projects aimed to demystify the workings of Rudraksha beads on the body. We at Maalavya are catering to a large community of people who are seeking solutions to emotional and financial problems. Because when your emotions and finances are healthy, your life itself becomes joy and you live in harmony with your near and dear ones. Maalavya offers certified Rudraksha beads sourced from Nepal and Java (Indonesia). These beads are genuine and can work as a cure for a wide variety of diseases, including, chronic headaches and backaches, digestive problems, allergies and skin problems, depression and insomnia and several kinds of emotional problems as well.

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