Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha Beads were worn by great men like Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. Famous personalities like Dalai Lama and almost all Indian Yogis are always found wearing them.

The word Rudraksha is derived from sandhi or combination of the two Sanskrit words Rudra – Another name of Lord Shiva and Aksha - means “eyes”. Lord Shiva himself is the first avid user and admirer of Rudraksha. Worshippers of Shiva and sages started using Rudraksha as a blessing from Lord Shiva himself in order to protect mankind from worldly torment and hardships. The botanical name of Rudraksha tree is “Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb”. Along with the development of modern science, many scientists have researched for evidences that strongly support the ancient thesis on the paramount significance of Rudraksha. All the scientists emerged with their research that certified and established the divine power of Rudraksha beads. The Seed of this plant has a coarse outer surface and has a hole passing through it from top to bottom. On the outside of each seed there are from 1 to 21 vertical lines running down its surface, like the longitude lines on our Globe. These lines are known as Mukhas, or Facets, and are formed naturally on its own. Seeds with one vertical line are called Ek-mukhi (one facet); those with two lines are called Two-mukhi (two facets) and likewise. Every bead has a specific effect on you, depending on the number of Mukhis it bears. Anyone on this earth irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality or gender can use Rudraksha to gain ultimate mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and worldly benefits.

For awareness it’s necessary to mention that there is sub-division on types of Rudrakshas depending upon the country in which they are reared. There are Nepalese Rudrakshas & Indonesian Rudrakshas. The similarities and differences between the two Rudrakshas can be learned by clicking the given link :


Rudraksha Overview - Various Aspects of Rudraksha Beads
Introduction of Rudraksha Beads Rudraksha Beads Legend Various Types of Rudraksha
Purity and Identification of Rudraksha Medicinal Value of Rudraksha Scientific Properties of Rudraksha
Tips for caring Rudraksha Beads Planetary Powers of Rudraksha Puja of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha can also be worn according to Ruling planets and Zodiac Signs

Zodiac Ruling Planet

Suggested Rudraksha

Aries Mars 3 Mukhi Rudraksha Red Coral
Taurus Venus 6 Mukhi / 13 Mukhi Rudraksha Diamond
Gemini Mercury 4 Mukhi Rudraksha Emerald
Cancer Moon 2 Mukhi Rudraksha Pearl
Leo Sun 1 Mukhi / 12 Mukhi Rudraksha Ruby
Virgo Mercury 4 Mukhi Rudraksha Emerald
Libra Venus 6 Mukhi / 13 Mukhi Rudraksha Diamond
Scorpio Mars 3 Mukhi Rudraksha Red Coral
Sagittarius Jupiter 5 Mukhi Rudraksha Yellow Sapphire
Capricorn Saturn 7 Mukhi / 14 Mukhi Rudraksha Blue Sapphire
Aquarius Saturn 7 Mukhi / 14 Mukhi Rudraksha Blue Sapphire
Pisces Jupiter 5 Mukhi Rudraksha Yellow Sapphire