Q: What are Rudraksha Beads ? Where are they available?
A: 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, 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. To know more about Rudrakshas,
Q: How do the Rudraksha Beads work ?
A: Please note that the Rudraksha beads are very powerful
beads as per Ancient Vedic Texts and they provide positive
results even if they are merely seen or touched. However,
possessing and worshipping a Rudraksha bead gives maximum
positive effects and therefore one should try to wear a
Rudraksha bead or atleast keep them in pocket / handbag or in
the Home Puja Temple.
Q: How do we choose a good Rudraksha?
A: Many people get confused with the shape and size of
Rudraksha. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see
that the mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural
and there are no cracks near the central hole. The bead has to
be lustrous and healthy and devoid of deep cracks and insect
Q: What is special about Rudraksha
beads ? Are Rudraksha Beads used only for Meditation ? Is it
meant only for people of certain background ?
A: Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. The
ancient vedic texts tell us that Ancient Yogis and Monks found
that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly
tremendous amount of tranquility and concentration that helped
them meditate for a longer period of time with spectacular
control over their mind. This kind of state of mind is very
ideal for meditation as well as for any other mind related
activity. Rudraksha Beads can rejuvenate our Mind, Body and
Soul, make us perform to our full potential and enhance our
overall quality of life The anti ageing property of Rudraksha is
well experienced. On seeing such powers of Rudraksha beads many
considered it to have some Supernatural Powers. Divine and
Godsend. There have been countless mention of these beads and
it's powers in various ancient Indian and Buddhist scriptures.
It is a wrong impression that the Rudraksha Beads can be used by
only a few select people. Actually, the Rudraksha Beads can be
used for general Health, Wealth and Happiness also for general
Q: Do Rudraksha suit all people ?
A: Rudraksha is hot in nature. Some people cannot wear it
since their skin shows signs of allergy. In that case you may
keep the beads in the Puja room and offer daily prayers.
Q: Can ladies wear ? Is it that only
Hindus can wear Rudraksha?
A: Yes, ladies can definitely wear Rudraksha Beads and
get full beneficial results . However they should not wear the
Rudraksha Beads for those 4-5 days when nature is at work. Any
human being in the world, related to any religion, society or
community could wear Rudraksha. But care should be taken that
you give full respect and maintain the sanctity of Rudraksha
Bead while wearing it.
Q: Non-veg and alcohol have become the
part of our food. Are we therefore disqualified from wearing
A: You can continue with your regular food habits even if
you are wearing a Rudraksha. However, in this case, you should
keep the Rudraksha energized by reciting the Beej Mantra " Om
Namaha Shivaya " everyday after taking bath in the morning.
Q: Can one wear the combination of
Different Mukhis ? How do we decide which combination of beads
to wear ?
A: Yes, one can wear the combination of all the beads. In
fact, the most powerful Siddha Malas have 1 to 14 Mukhi or 1 to
21 Mukhi Rudraksha beads in the same Mala. The individual Powers
of the beads can be felt simultaneously. One can also wear a
pendant of any number of Rudraksha beads. A person can wear more
than one Rudraksha beads of the same Mukhi or a more number of
different Mukhi Rudrakshas as per his requirement which may have
been suggested to him by any Guru ji, Astrologer or a Healer as
per the person's horoscope and the placement of planets or the
current transits of planets. Unlike gems and stones, Rudrakshas
are said to be always beneficial for the wearer. As the direct
blessings of Lord Shiva is involved, no question of illness or
negative results arises. To know more about the planetary power
Q: What is the life of Rudraksha Beads?
A: The life could be any number of years. If well
protected, they can be passed on from generation to generation.
Q: Can we wear it in a ring?
A: No, Please avoid this. Hands get dirty often. Purity
of the bead thus gets affected.
Q: Does it bring luck?
A: As per Ancient Vedic Texts, a Rudraksha bead is blessed by
Lord Shiva himself and therefore wearing a Rudraksha bead is
bound to bring Good Luck as well as Health, Wealth & Happiness
to the wearer.
Q: Can children wear 1 Mukhi Rudraksha?
A: A One Mukhi Rudraksha bestows a state of Serenity, Peace,
Contentment as well as a feeling of detachment which is very
ideal for Meditation and therefore it is not advisable for
children to wear this Rudraksha. Children however respond very
well to other lower mukhi Rudraksha.
Q: Can the family members keep Interchanging Neck Malas, Japa
Malas or Rudraksha beads ?
A: A Rudraksha bead is Energized for a particular person so that
he / she can get maximum beneficial results. Hence, they should
not be interchange even between the members of the same family.
However, A Rudraksha bead can be willed from one generation to
Q: We read in the Puranas that Rudraksha are to be worn in
different numbers on the different parts of the body like head,
neck, both wrists, both forearms, waist, abdomen etc. What is
A: Yes. It is true for those who desire to acquire special Siddhis. The number of beads is very important when wearing on
different parts of the body like 27 or 54 or 108 for the neck,
32 for throat, 6/11/15 for arms, 5 for waist etc.
Q: Does Rudraksha beads have any medicinal value ?
A: Yes, the Rudraksha beads definitely have medicinal values
which is very well documented in our Ancient Vedic Texts and the
same has also been established by the researches done by various
Researchers of Modern days. Rudraksha beads are widely used in
the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines.
Q: In what other way can Rudraksha control Blood Pressure ? Does
Rudraksha helps in Sudden Nervousness ?
A: The following method is prescribed as per the translation of
the ancient vedic texts: Take a glass of water. Dip two pieces
of five Mukhis in it, preferably after sunset. Drink it when you
get up in the morning, before any other Intake. Do not use
Yes. Keep a big size 5 Mukhi Rudraksha with you. Whenever you
feel nervous due to sudden shock and feel cold, just hold it
tightly in your right palm for 10 minutes. You will regain your
confidence and body will start warming up.
Q: Is Rudraksha therapy effective?
A: Yes. Very much. This knowledge is thousands of years old, as
per the vedic texts. But the therapist should be a
well-experienced person. Rudraksha beads work on physical,
emotional and planetary and karmic levels to heal a person and
this kind of healing is most deep-rooted.
Q: What should a person do if after wearing Rudraksha he gets
uncomfortable, unusual feelings, allergies, stress or depression
A: Please note that none of the above happens by wearing
Rudraksha. Mostly the above things happen due to physical
discomfort or due to the metal or silver caps of the beads. In
such a case ( which is very rare ), you should try to wear
Rudrakshas without caps and they may be worn around the wrist or
arm as a Bracelet instead of Necklace.
Q: How much time is required to feel the positive effects after
wearing Rudraksha ?
A: A person may feel some positive effects immediately after
wearing Rudraksha while other more prominent changes may take
some time to manifest. Generally, it has been observed that a
period of 4o days is required for getting proper tangible
results. However, this period can also increase or decrease
depending upon the wearers own situation and horoscope. A
Rudraksha bead definitely brings Positivity and Auspiciousness
in a persons life thereby improving the quality of life. A
person should regularly keep the beads Energized by chanting "
Om Namaha Shivaya " or the seed Mantra of the Rudraksha bead for
atleast 11 to 21 times daily for getting beneficial results on a
continuous basis. Even the Aura of a person becomes more
Powerful, Sharpen and Brighter by wearing Rudraksha beads.
Q: How to test the genuinely of the beads ? How do we choose a
good Rudraksha ?
A: Tests like floating and sinking of beads to test originality
are not correct tests as even an unripe or dry but genuine
rudraksha may float. And a non-genuine bead may sink. Copper
coin tests etc do not give conclusive results, as nowadays fake
Rudraksha are made by tampering original rudraksha beads So the
client needs to be aware about the ways in which a rudraksha is
faked and use simple procedures like observing the mukh lines by
magnifying glass, soaking in warm water to observe tampered mukh
lines if any etc Best way is to procure from reliable source.
Many people get confused with the shape and size. One should not
seriously Worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well
defined and that there Are no cracks near the central hole and
bead is healthy and not eaten By insects etc.
Q: What should be done if I unknowingly purchase a fake
Rudraksha bead or if a original Rudraksha bead that I am wearing
gets damaged ?
A: Please note that it is not Auspicious to keep a fake /
damaged Rudraksha bead with you and hence the same should be
disposed off in any water body. To know more about
Identification of a Genuine Rudraksha
Q: What is the truth about One Mukhi Rudraksha ?
A: A round One Mukhi Rudraksha from Nepal is a myth. Any
Rudraksha sold as a Nepalese One Mukhi Round Rudraksha is 99% a
fake Rudraksha and hence an alternate variety of One Mukhi
Rudraksha from South India is a best alternate / substitute.
This Rudraksha is known as " A Half Moon Shaped Rudraksha " and
it is available at reasonable price with very good results.
Q: Should I wear Rudraksha on body while attending a funeral or
going to a cremation ground ?
A: It is advisable to remove the Rudraksha bead while attending
a funeral or going to a cremation ground. However, if you forget
to do so then the Rudraksha may be cleaned with water and then
you should wear it after reciting the general Mantra " Om Namaha
Shivaya " or the Beej Mantra of Rudraksha for 108 time after
taking bath when you returned back from the funeral.
Q: Care and Precautions?
A: A Rudraksha Mala should be taken off while taking bath as
regular Soap could dehydrate the beads and clog the pores of the
beads. Also Talcum powder clogs the pores of the beads and hence
one should protect the Rudraksha bead from soap and powder. To
know more about the Care & Precautions for the Rudrakshas