These beads are seeds grown from Rudrakshra (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) trees. Rudrakshras come with a variety of sides, or “faces”. These beads have five faces, and are known to have Shiva energy. The 5 faced bead is what is used for rosaries or malas, and the other types are typically worn as a single bead. The Rudraksha Mala has been used by Hindus (as well as Sikhs and Buddhists) as rosary for thousands of years for meditation purposes to sanctify the mind, body and soul. The word Rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu God of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened his eyes after a long time dyana or yoga, because of extreme fulfillment he shed out tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree.
Benefits Of wearing Rudraksha
- They generate specific electrical impulses that are sent to the brain through the process of galvanic skin response stimulating certain brain centers that transfer information.
- Their dielectric and magnetic properties initiate and effect positive change in our Neurophysiology
- Reduces stress (Rudraksha beads harmonizes blood flow and decreases stress by giving sound sleep)
- Improved peace of mind
- Improved concentration
- Rudraksha Malas when used in Japa, integrate with the human body. It bring consciousness