word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are
called Rudraksha. In Sanskrit Rudraksham means Rudraksha fruit as well
as Rudraksha tree.
One who removes darkness or ignorance Rudraksha meaning-the eye of Rudra [Shiva] is considered to be the most
potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object
of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is
often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and the heaven.
These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha
trees. The Rudraksha tree is botanically known as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS
ROXB. Its English name is UTRASUM BEAD TREE.
From ancient times, the power of Holy Rudraksha beads have been scripted
in various religious texts like ShivmahaPurana, Shreemaddevibhagwat,
Padma Purana, ling Purana etc.
For thousands of years Rudraksha beads have been worn by mankind for
good health, religious attainment through Japa and Shakti (power) and
for fearless life. Saints and sages roaming in forests have lived healthy,
fearless and a full life by wearing Rudraksha and its Mala. There is no
saint, God incarnation, who can be identified without these vibrant
Rudraksha beads or Mala. Since ages Rudraksha have been tested and worn
by Yogis and Saints and they found these beads to be very useful for
excellent health and spiritual attainments. The power of Rudraksha is
felt quickly and effectively by the persons who are devoted to religion,
have strong belief in God and surrender to complete Vedic life style.
Others who are Gurumukhi (blessed by Spiritual master) feel the Rudraksha
effects very quickly and effectively. The common mass can get best
results if they tend to adopt the Vedic life style and do regular Japa
Rudraksha, which is a divine form of Lord Shiva, has enormous hidden
power and can be invoked by Yogic Practices and Mantra power. This
Rudraksha is closest to Shiva's heart. It is extremely sacred. It
is said that by the virtue, touch and worshipping of Rudraksha brings
about destruction of all evils.
Rudraksha is a fruit, which is covered with pulp and a thin outer skin.
The skin is green in color like banana skin. But when plucked from the
tree and allowed to remain, as it is, the colors of the skin become
blackish blue. The diameter of the seed is up to 1 inch (2.54 cm) and
is nearly round in shape. There are clefts called Mukhi on the surface
of the beads. The number of Mukhi on the surface of a Rudraksha beads
helps in determining its quality. According to the number of Mukhi the
Rudraksha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asians
have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found
that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly
tremendous amount of tranquility, concentration that helped them
meditate for a long period of time with spectacular control over
Rudraksha as per Ayurveda strengthens the body constitutions. It removes
the blood impurities, bacteria inside as well as outside human body.
Rudraksha cure headache, cough, paralysis, blood pressure, heart disease
and maternity problems. Rudraksha invokes a power in the body which
fights against all disease, so it improves overall health. Rudraksha
rosary is used for Japa which increases spiritual power and confidence
to move successfully in all directions of life. Therefore Rudraksha seed
are found useful both for health and spiritual attainments.