Rudraksha" has its origin in the Sanskrit words, Rudra
and Aksha. Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva, and aksha means
teardrop. Mythological tales have it that the Rudraksha plant
was born out of Lord Shivas tear drops. Ancient scriptures,
such as Shiva Purana, Padma Purana and Srimad Bhagavad mention
the greatness and wonderful powers of the Rudraksha.
These are the original Vedic Beads of Power worn by the Yogis
of India,who lived in the Himalayas for thousands of years.The
beads were worn by these Yogi's to maintain health and to gain
self empowerment and to live a fearless life on their path to
Enlightenment and Liberation.
The many Devotees of Truth who deliberately live their lives
according to Eternal Natural Law that is Sanatana Dharma know
that Rudraksh Beads are a Gift from The Almighty God and are
a Natural Birth Right of the Mankind. The Holy Rudraksha Beads
are based in the Absolute Field of Consciousness and they manifest
in the Relative Field for the good of all concerned to help
relieve sin and suffering and pain world wide. Rudraksha Beads
have been used for thousands of years as an aid to Self Empowerment
and the Fearless Life.
The bead of the Rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus
granitrus) holds a very special place in Hinduism,
and is credited to possess mystical and divine properties. Necklaces
made of Rudraksha beads are considered auspicious as well as
powerful, and are supposed to have profound astrological and
health benefits. It is believed that one who wears Rudraksha
is untouched by sins, and is protected from all impious deeds
Medicinal Value & Properties:-
According to the Ayurveda, wearing Rudraksha can have a positive
effect on the heart and nerves, and relieve you from stress,
anxiety, depression, palpitations and lack of concentration.
People with high blood pressure have been found have benefited
from the use of Rudraksha.
Types of Rudraksha :-
Rudraksha beads are classified on the basis of the number
of mukhis the clefts and furrows they have on the surface( or
say the number of partitions the bead is divided in). Each bead
has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis
it has. These are vital from the astrological viewpoint, since
it is believed that Rudrakshas of different mukhis please different
planets. The scriptures speak of 1 to 38 mukhis, but Rudrakshas
of 1 to 14 mukhis are commonly found. 15-21 are rare ones.