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 vary in size, from 3 mm to 40 mm, with the smaller beads being the rarest. 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 serrations on the face, which are called Mukhis or Mukhas.
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.