What is Rudraksh? Rudraksh is a bead that is obtained from the seeds of the tree Elaeocarpus ganitrus roxb. It is used as a prayer bead in Hinduism. The seed is mostly used for worshipping Lord Shiva. Rudraksh is made up of two-word combination; Rudra means Shiva and Aksha means teardrop. So when combined, the word Rudraksh means teardrop of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Rudraksh appeared as teardrop from the eyes of Lord Shiva, fell on Earth and formed the tree. The tree is mostly found in the Himalayan region, Nepal, Burma, Indonesia, Java, and Sumatra. The seeds that grow in the tree have vertical lines of it that are referred as the face of the seed.
Nine Mukhi Rudraksha
9 Mukhi Rudraksh
The ruling god for the bead is Goddess Durga
The ruling planet is Rahu
“Om Hreem Hoom Namah” is the beej mantra for the this bead
The bead is a symbol of dynamism. The person becomes fearless and is able to face tough situations in life. It gives energy and power to the person.
Interestingly, it is able to provide both the requirements in life; material things and the power to detach with it. In simple words, it helps the wearer experience bhogha and moksha in life.
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