Importance of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word that is composed of Rudra + Aksha. Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva and Aksha means eyes. Thus, the word Rudraksha literally means ‘the eyes of Lord Shiva’. Since the dawn of time Rudraksha has been considered to be the blessing of Lord Shiva for all of mankind, for everybody, across castes, creed, religion and gender.

In the Shiva Purana, it is Lord Shiva himself who told Mata Parvati about Rudrakshas. Shiva said, ‘O Devi! Listen to the greatness of Rudraksha. Out of my love for you and desiring the welfare of devotees, I am telling you about it. In earlier times, I observed austerities for thousands of divine years. (The years of gods are different from those of humans.) Though I controlled myself, my mind was agitated. As Paresha, in my self-possessed form, I desired to benefit the world. Hence, in my sport, I opened my eyes. From my beautiful half-open eyes, drops of tears fell down. From those drops of tears was born the tree known as Rudraksha’.

Rudraksha trees are found mainly in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Timor of what is known as modern day Indonesia and parts of Nepal. The magnificent Rudraksha tree grows in abundance in some parts of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% from Nepal and 5% in India.

Rudraksha is available in a number of facets ranging from 1 to 21 mukhis are regularly found even though beads from 14 mukhi upwards become very rare. Each and every Rudraksha has its own special properties which have been described in ancient scriptures like Shiv Purana, Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam, Rudraksha Jabalopanishad, Padma Purana etc.

Rudraksha beads are believed to be a bio-generator that balances the wearer’s Chakras, energy field, Kundalini energy and brain nerves. Rudraksha mala helps wearer connect to their meditative state and gain inner peace. It has been experienced by many wearers, Rudraksha brings happiness, calmness, and prosperity to life and leads a person to the path of spirituality.

That is to say, any person wearing Rudraksha Mala will be adorned by Siddhis. There is nothing more purifying in this world which surpasses the power of Rudraksha. Rudraksha has magnetic properties. It has both paramagnetic and diamagnetic properties. It has the unique feature of having the ability to change its polarity. This feature is called dynamic polarity. Many scientific studies also show that Rudraksha beads have powerful electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties. It has also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rudraksha have subtle electromagnetic properties which help in managing stress levels, blood pressure, hypertension and induce tranquility if worn on the body. Rudraksha Beads also improve concentration, focus and mental stamina. Rudraksha Beads, if worn properly and by practice, elevates one to the alpha state of mind, a state where the heartbeat, blood circulation, a function of endocrine glands, the activity of neurons and breathing are normalized.

Several people who have worn Rudraksha have confirmed that it has given them considerable relief from blood pressure, stress, depression and other health issues including neurotic conditions.

That is to say, the Rudraksha wearer does not suffer from maladies and fears. He stays contended as God himself.

The spiritual significance of the Rudraksha bead is only of interest to those who believe in its divine effects. For centuries, wearing a Rudraksha has brought people closer to God by creating vibrations and emotions that touch the soul. Rudraksha has given positive results by removing negativity from the lives of its wearers and has brought positive changes and self-empowerment from within.

Spiritually, the malas are worn and used for Japa. Wearers of the Rudraksha mala, especially the monks and the yogis have known to experience tremendous amount of tranquility and control over their mind and concentration during meditation. For most people who are seeking spirituality, wearing Rudraksha malas helps them connect to their meditative state, gain inner peace, and avoid distractions.