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Rudraksha (rudraksh) are dried seeds of the Elaeocarpus ganitrus tree and play an essential role in the life of a spiritual seeker. There are different types of rudraksha, varying from one Mukhi to 20 Mukhi Rudraksha. As per Hindu scriptures, Rudraksh is formed by association with RUDRA and AKSHA. Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means tear. It is said that the plant of Rudraksh originated from the teardrops of Lord Shiva.
Anyone irrespective of gender, culture and religious background can wear a rudraksha. It can be worn by children, students, and elders for many benefits and protects its wearer from negative energies.
Rudraksha should be avoided during the birth of a newborn. Rudraksha must not be worn at funerals and cremation grounds. You should also avoid wearing it while doing any inauspicious work.
Rudraksha possesses healing properties, and hence it is good for your health. It enhances your life force and gives victory in everything. It has meditative powers which increase your concentration power. The diseases that are cured include blood pressure, heart ailments, and diabetes.
Anyone can wear a Rudraksha. It holds several benefits for the person who wears a rudraksha. It is just important to choose the suitable rudraksha based on one’s time of birth and other factors. There are no side effects of these divine beads.
Yes, you can wear a combination of different Mukhi rudraksha in one mala, depending on the purpose, as every rudraksha has a different vibration and acts on specific body chakras. You can get this different faced Rudraksha made either in silver or gold metal.
Rudrakshas from 2 Mukhi to 14 Mukhi are readily available in the market. You need to check if the mukhis are running from the head to tail of the rudraksha bead without being cut or broken in the middle.
Once a rudraksha is broken, it is regarded as inauspicious. Hence, it is not advised to wear a broken rudraksha. Also, individual beads need not be replaced as long as the total bead count on the mala is 108.
To experience the full benefits of Rudraksha, it should touch your body, ideally the centre of your heart. You can also wear it as a bracelet.
You can wear the beads all the time. If you cannot wear it all the time, keep it safely in your temple, and offer daily prayers to it.
Yes, gold/silver metal enhances Rudraksha healing and properties. You can also wear a rudraksha using a silk thread due to its quality and strength. Even thin Gold or Silver chains can be used if malas are threaded to take utmost care.
You can soak the bead in lukewarm water for 10-15 hours and then clean it with a clean, stiff brush and dry it naturally, Or apply a small amount of sandal oil and rub it gently with a brush. If you have Gangajal available, you can soak the Rudraksha in it overnight.
There are different rudrakshas based on your time of birth. Which channelizes the energy of your body with rudraksha. For more information, check out our rudraksha custom_calculator, which suggests the correct rudraksha based on your Kundli.
Yes, you can wear a Rudraksha in Mangalsutra. However, only Two-Face and Gauri Shankar Rudrakshas are best recommended to be added in MangalSutra.
To gain the full benefits of Rudraksha, correct processes must be followed. It's best to wear it as a pendant. The pendant can be made of silver, copper, or gold and hung on a plain-thread chain or rudraksha mala. In an auspicious Muhurta of Monday, Rudraksha should be worn. For more appropriate information, consult our Principal Astrologer today.
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