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Rudraksha- The Significance and Benefits...



A rudraksha is the seed of the Eliocarpus ganitrus- is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism. The seeds are known as rudraksha, or rudraksh.


Rudraksha is the seed of species which mainly grow in Himalayan. Also found in Nepal, Thailand, or Indonasia. The quality of Rudraksha depends where it grow- It is said that Himalayan soil and atmoshpeher is best for Rudraksha. Rudraksha beads have between 1 and 21 lines (mukhi),- have different meaning and is used for various purpose.


Rudraksha Beads- Usually, each mala has 108 beads and 1 Bindu bead tied into a thread- Cotton and Silk. The extra beads also known as a Guru Bead; helps mark the beginning and end of a cycle of 108 also has symbolic value as a 'principle' bead. The Mala considered scared and its worth to mention that the rudraksha may be damaged if str