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Rudraksha Guide

What is a Rudraksha?

Rudrakshas are dried seeds of a tree, which grows in select locations of South East Asia, botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus. It is also called “Tears of Shiva” and there are many legends connected to Lord Shiva that describe its origin.


What are the benefits of wearing a Rudraksha?

Rudrakshas are very supportive in maintaining physical and mental balance. For spiritual seekers, it supports to enhance one’s spiritual growth. It’s curative properties have been utilized worldwide for a number of physical, mental and psychosomatic illnesses.

 

Who can wear the Rudraksha?

Anyone, irrespective of gender, cultural, ethnic, geographical or religious background can wear Rudraksha. They are intended for persons at any stage in life irrespective of mental and physical condition. It can be worn by children, students, the elderly and ill for special benefits.


How to choose the bead size (varies between 5 mm to 8 mm)?

All our Rudrakshas have the same quality, impact, and benefits regardless of the size. The smaller beads are extremely rare to find hence the difference in the price.


What are the benefits of each type of Rudraksha?

Rudraksha offered by us are carefully selected, checked for quality and consecrated. The benefits of each type are mentioned below:

  • Panchamukhi – These are five faced Rudraksha which can be worn by anyone above 14 years of age. It helps cultivate inner freedom and purity.
  • Dwimukhi – These are two-faced Rudraksha intended for married persons. It is supportive for marital relationships and should be worn by both husband and wife.
  • Shanmukhi – These are six faced Rudraksha intended for children below 14 years of age. It aids in proper physical and mental development.
  • Gowrishankar – These are beads which look like two beads fused together and can be worn by anyone above 14 years of age. It aids in prosperity and balancing of Ida and Pingala Nadis (energy channels) and activates the seven chakras.


How to condition new Rudraksha? 

To condition new Rudraksha beads, immerse them in ghee (clarified butter) for 24 hours and then soak them in full fat milk for an additional 24 hours. Wipe the beads with a clean cloth but do not wash them with soap. Conditioning should be done every six months. Due to this conditioning, the color of the Rudraksha may be altered and it is perfectly normal as these are natural beads. It is also normal that some color of the thread may also come out during the conditioning.


General instructions:

  1. Rudraksha can be worn at all times including during sleep.
  2. Rudraksha may be worn during bathing times, but care should be taken so that it does not come into contact with hot water or soap.
  3. They should not come into contact with metal, so it advisable not to place them in metal containers.
  4. They can be cast in gold or silver but extreme care to be taken as improper handling can lead to damage of the beads.
 
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