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 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 Mukhi and or Mukha. 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 that grows in the Himalayas. Rudraksha beads are the most valued and are commonly used for malas, garlands, prayers, and medicines. It is a 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.