Rudraksha 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 Practices. 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 their mind. 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.