Rudraksha are available from 2 mukhi till 27 mukhis. The five faced Rudraksha are
found easily and abundantly. One faced Rudraksha round variety has never been found
till date and is thus a myth. A variety of Rudraksha called 1 mukhi half moon is
thus sold in its place which is genuine and belong to a family tree of rudraksha.
It is not very difficult to recognize a real Rudraksha. On account of its increasing
importance and price, it is made artificially also and these artificial Rudrakshas
are also being sold in market. There are many other criteria written to recognize
Rudraksha, such as the sinking and floating of Rudraksha in the water and revolving
between two coins. But it is not a correct criterion. Even an unripe but genuine
Rudraksha may float in the water, and a non genuine ones made out of wood impregnated
with lead or by tampering a real rudraksha may sink.
Are there any definite Tests...