Rudraksha Frequently Asked questions
1. What is Rudraksha ?
Rudraksha is one of the rarest holy beads representing Lord Shiva. These are grown naturally on trees in Himalayan region of Nepal, Indonesia and India.
2. Why Rudraksha is Important?
Human life is full of burdens. Starting from birth and till death, man is attached to some form of religious practice to find some form of release from their burden. So Rudraksha is one of the holiest bead that links the man directly to god (Lord Shiva). Specifically it is to change man Spiritually and Physically. Rudraksha also plays an important role and has major influence on human physiology and central nervous system.
3. Where Rudraksha is Available?
Majority of Rudrakshas are available in and around Nepal. Rudraksha trees require special climatic condition for high quality and good production of beads , which is available only in Nepal. Unusual things may occur in every subject so that some of the trees can also be grown in other parts of world like Indonesia, India , Sri Lanka but in very few numbers.
4. What Rudraksha Have in Special?
Rudrakshas have natural hole in it. The face or mukhi on the outer surface represent the seeds inside the beads. Each beads have the capacity to give as many trees according to face or mukhi on its outer surface.
5. Who Can Wear Rudraksha?
Rudraksha can be worn by people of any religion. As rudraksha have natural energy within it, there is no need to have strong faith on the beads to work for Human. Even if the person doesn't have faith on rudraksha, it still work for them and give result.
6. Does Rudraksha causes harmful effect on using or wearing it ?
Rudraksha itself represent Lord Shiva and it has many herbal remedies within it because it is mostly grown in Himalayan region. In reality the Puranas specifically state that Rudraksha do not harm under any circumstance and Contemporary Scientific Studies have found that Rudraksha do not harm. It has found that The Holy Rudraksha will never harm and never give negative influences because this is not their nature and this is not what Lord Shiva intended for them to do, when he shed his Tears for the benefit of Mankind.
7. How do we recognize or identify head and tail part of a Rudraksha beads?
To do this physically take any Mukhi bead and place the flattest end on a smooth table surface so it stands squarely by itself without any tilting from one side or the other. The end sitting on the table surface will be the tail part of Rudraksha. Normally the mouth part of the Rudraksha can be a bit pointed or elongated so it will not stand squarely on its mouth and it will lean to one side or the other.
8. How much time it will take to see the effect of rudraksha after wearing?
After the first 45 days of wearing, the user can feel the vibration of energy surrounding them which exerts its beneficial effect slowly afterwards. Some people have felt benefits within 2-3 days of wearing the beads.
9. What are other materials (holy items) that can be used for combination with rudraksha?
Rudraksha should be worn by itself. If people want to add more benefit of other holy items, then the combination that is used along with Rudraksha are Sphatik (Crystal), Coral, Sandalwood Beads, Tulsi Beads, Pearls (MOTI). These are the ONLY holy items that puranas said that can be used along with Rudraksha. According to Puranas, Sphatik with Rudraksha is a very special combination. It is said to be the dwelling place of the Devi and all the Shining Ones.
10. How do the beads work ?
The beads are ancient vedic beads of power and they work by Touch , Sight , Worship or Possession. So you may wear them or hold them or keep them in your pocket or keep them in altar for worship.
11."What is the life of Rudraksha beads?"
Could be any number of years. If well protected, can be passed on from generation to generation.