FAQs on Rudraksha
What are Rudraksha Beads? Where are they available?
Rudraksha beads, botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit from Rudraksha trees. Rudraksha trees are found mainly in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Irian Jaya, Timor of what is known as modern day Indonesia and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal, around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% from Nepal and 5% in India. There are clefts on the surface of the beads and they are called Mukhis.
Can all wear Rudraksha?
Yes Everyone irrespective of Sex, Age*, Cultural, Ethnic, Geographical and Religious background can wear it.
Can we wear Rudraksha in ring?
No, please avoid, because hands get dirty often. Purity of the bead gets affected.
How long it takes to feel some effect?
The remarkable effects of a Rudraksha are obvious the moment one holds this in the palm of the hand - it actually vibrates with energy & pulsates like a lively object. It is blessed with so much miraculous energy; it has the power to give you almost anything.
What is special about Rudraksha beads?
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.
How to test the genuinely of the beads?
Tests like the one which sinks in water is original and the one that floats is a duplicate one , are not right. Even the ones made of wood with some lead impregnated in it can sink comfortably in water. The best way is to procure from reliable source.
Does it bring luck?
Yes, Shiv purana specially describe that Laxmi stays where Rudraksha is.
Can childrens wear Ek Mukhi?
I would say 'No'. We must avoid .Ek Mukhi needs high degree of self control which growing children may not be able to cope up.
Are Rudraksha Beads used only for Meditation? Is it meant only for people of certain background?
By wearing these beads one gets tranquility, peace of mind, focus and concentration. This kind of state of mind is equally ideal for meditation as well as for any other mind related activity by modern day professionals. Concentration and focus are the most important requirement for success in any field. Apart from 5 Faceted Rudraksha Beads there are available from 1 Facet to 38 Facet Beads. From 15 Facet to 21 Facet it is available though not commonly. From 22 to 38 Facets it is very rare. . These different faceted beads selectively alter personality and mindset in a positive way. Rudraksha is meant for entire humanity. Rudraksha can rejuvenate our Mind, Body and Soul, make us perform to our full potential and enhance our overall quality of life. The anti aging property of Rudraksha is well experienced. Rudraksha, the Electromagnetic Beads, are the Beads with a utility.
On seeing such powers of Rudraksha beads many considered it to have some supernatural powers, divine and Godsend. There have been countless mentions of these beads and it's powers in various ancient Indian and Buddhist scriptures.
Can one wear the combination of Different Mukhis?
Yes one can wear the combination of all the beads. The individual powers of the beads can be felt simultaneously. One can also wear a pendant of any specific facet of beads. Either more number of a particular facet of beads or a mix of different facet of beads can be worn
* Some Beads are not recommended for those below 8 years of age.
How do we choose a good Rudraksha?
Many get confused with the shape and size. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural, there are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good health. Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.
What are the precautions that need to be taken when wearing Rudraksha?
According to our holy books Rudraksha can be worn at all times. Some books say that Rudraksha could be taken off during sex, menstrual cycles, during visit to funeral grounds and during Bowel movements. Also it is advisable to take off beads while taking bath as excess soap dehydrates the beads of the natural Oil. They need to be worn with faith, respect and love.
Is it that only Hindus can wear?
No, all can wear. Sun, Moon, Stars, Rivers and Plants have No Religion.
What is the life of Rudraksha beads?
Could be any number of years. If well protected, can be passed on from generation to generation.
In what other way can Rudraksha control blood pressure?
Take a glass of water. Dip two pieces of five Mukhis in it, preferably after sun set. Drink it when you get up in the morning, before any other intake. Do not use copper glasses.
Does Rudraksha help Sudden Nervousness?
Yes. Keep a big size 5 Mukhi Rudraksha with you. Whenever you feel nervous due to sudden shock and feel cold, just hold it tight in your right palm for ten minutes. You will regain your confidence and body will start warming up.
Can the family members keep interchanging Neck Malas, Japa Malas or Rudraksha beads?
No. There is a relationship between the wearer and Rudraksha, which is very private and must not be shared. But it can be willed and passed on to the next generation.
Should Rudraksha be worn in thread, silver or Gold?
Rudraksha is best if worn in a metal be it silver or Gold or copper or Punchdhatu. It has electrical and magnetic properties which enhances when worn with metal. This was proved conclusively by scientific tests in Book Rudraksa by Suhas Rai. Also one can see saints and yogis of India wearing rosaries strung in silver or copper. Japa is best done with Punch Mukhi mala made in copper.
Is it true that out of hundreds of beads from a tree only a few are magical ones?
This is not correct at all. A bead that is high in quality, uniform and free from damages is the perfect bead. Puranas and Shastras do not talk of this and this is just said by suppliers to instill fear and indecisiveness in the client.
What is the life of a Rudraksha bead? Can ladies and Non Hindus wear Rudraksha?
The life of Rudraksha beads is very long. If well protected, they can be passed on for generations. Anyone irrespective of religion, caste, creed or sex can wear the Rudraksha beads. However, ladies should not wear these beads during the menstrual cycle.
Is Rudraksha therapy effective?
Yes very much. Only the therapist should be a well experienced person.
What is the significance of?
Shastras do not describe. These are very rare to find, yet available. They are considered to be very auspicious and lucky.
Non-Veg and alcohol have become the part of our food. Are we therefore disqualified to wear Rudraksha?
Make Rudraksha as a part of your body. But it is suggested that while eating nonveg or drinking alcohol remove or place away the Rudraksha from your body.