Divine Bead 'Rudraksha'Say it with us: “Rud-ruck-sha”
Often referred to as beads, rudrakshas are actually seeds that grow inside of what looks like a blueberry.
Our beads are sustainably harvested, fairly traded, and ethically produced.
The name rudraksha stems from Hindu mythology and means “the eyes of Shiva.”It is believed that Shiva, who is known as the patron for all Gods, meditated on the welfare of mankind and emerged crying tears of compassion. It was these tears that upon landing on the earth crystallized to form the Rudraksha trees.
The beads have a very long life and are sometimes known to last up to eight generations.
Each bead has a number of facets or serration’s on the face, which are called mukhis and or mukhas. The rudraksha bead we mainly use in malas is five mukhis, which is the bead that represents lord Shiva, and is the most commonly sought after bead.
Rudraksha beads contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. Medicinally, they are known to heal the mind and body ailments, reduce heart disease and lower blood pressure.
They are also believed to increase clarity and general awareness, calm the central nervous system, help quiet the mind, and free negative thought.
In addition, they are known to be cooling when worn against the skin, and increase energy and stamina while providing rejuvenating qualities.
We believe that anyone can benefit from wearing them.
Rudraksha beads are derived from the seeds of the fruit of a tree which grows in the Himalayas. Rudraksha beads are the most valued and are commonly used for malas, garlands, prayers and medicines. It is legend that the Rudraksha seed was created from the tears of Rudra, the fierce form of Shiva, and is endowed with medicinal, occult and beneficial spiritual properties. A quality Rudraksha mala worn around the neck is supposed to bring good health and well being to the wearer. Rudraksha malas used as japa mala are considered highly effective for meditation and prayers. Rudraksha beads are especially potent when undertaking spiritual practices devoted to Lord Shiva.
What are Rudrani Seeds?Tiny Rudrani seeds are from the Rudrani tree and are rare to find. Malas made from this seed are said to be sacred and of great spiritual importance. They are known as the most religious beads and bring good luck and abundance to the wearer. The energy of these Malasis active and embodies the unknowable but universal female energy of Shakti. The positive vibration that is stored within these beads make them powerful pieces that increase the flow of positive energy in one’s life.
Coming from the ancient wisdom of Hindu Mythology, RudraniMalas are known to be the sacred jewelry of the divine female goddess Parvati, who is a form of Shakti - the universal female energy. Parvati was actually the wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesha too. Her life helped Shiva defeat demons and evolve from a dark, depressed God into a reborn and inspired leader of all Gods; with her help he accepted pleasure back into his life, became a patron for all of the Gods and as the Great Warrior became the Lord of Dance. Her son Ganesha is known as a loyal protector, as half human and half elephant, he is the Keeper of the Threshold and God of Good Fortune.
These many powerful qualities of Parvati are housed in the Rudrani seeds. The RudraniMalas will help us bring forth nourishment in the midst of what might seem like rejection or disapproval. These Malas will bring you divine female energy, positive affirmation for success and loving confidence. Women will benefit by wearing or keeping this Mala close when trying to conceive a child and manifest easy birthing. The RudraniMalas will help us see the learning in our relationships while increasing our female intuition. It is said that when we embrace love, Parvati is there to bless us - by wearing a Rudrani Mala you will hold the spirit of Parvati close!
Wearing Rudrani and Rudraksha together combines the auspicious energies of Shiva and Shakti or the Divine Mother and Father. These energies help to harmonize the energies of the husband and wife, as well as the feminine and masculine within the individual.