Rudraksha comes from the Utrasum Bead Tree, botanically known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus. The word "Rudraksha" is a Sanskrit compound word combining Rudra and Aksha, where Rudra is one of Lord Shiva's Vedic names, and Aksha means tears. So, it is defined as Lord Rudra's teardrop and hailed as supremely holy and magical. That is why many people use it on prayer beads and buy rudraksha mala online as well as offline.
The tree is found in the Gangetic plain in the foothills of the Himalayas to Nepal, South and Southeast Asia, parts of Australia, and Guam and Hawaii. There are about 300 species, and out of them, 35, are found in India.
There are two known legends of the Rudraksha. The first one is mentioned in the Devi Bhagwat Puran. In it, we can read about a demon known as Tripurasur, who was strong and had divine energy. When he started troubling the deities and sages, everyone prayed to Lord Shiva for resolution. Lord Shiva closed his eyes to meditate, and when he opened them, tears fell from his eyes onto the earth becoming Rudraksha. The demon was later destroyed by Lord Shiva.
The second legend mentioned in the Shiva Mahapuran says that Shiva meditated in penance for thousand years once, and on opening his tired eyes, tears fell and became Rudraksha.
It is widely believed that by wearing the bead, people can have the protection of Lord Shiva, and it sanctifies the mind, body, & soul. It is also known to have several scientifically proven health benefits.
Rudrakshas are known to have 1 to 21 lines or mukhas. Recently, one bead was found to have 27 lines. The ek mukhi or one-lined Rudrakshas are the rarest.
Gauri Shankar Rudrakshas are rare pieces where one bead is attached to another naturally, and it represents the divine unification of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. It is believed to help awaken the inner conscious, open up the Hrit Padma Chakra, help in meditation, and harmonizes personal relationships. Due to its rarity and vast importance, people seek to buy Gauri Shankar Rudraksha all the time. The challenge, however, is to buy an authentic one and you can only get it at reputable places like Brahma Gems, a natural gemstone store in Delhi.
Rudraksha has ameliorative effects and helps people feel better when they have a fever. Research has also shown that it has immune-stimulatory effects that can fight off infections. It reduces restlessness, body aches, and burning sensation due to fever.
Rudraksha has shown the probable anti-diabetic effects on people using it in the form of churna or wearing it. A significant reduction, when taken as churna, is detected in blood sugar levels in experimental animals.
It has antihypertensive and cardioprotective effects, making it a good alternative measure for hypertension. Research suggests that soaking Rudraksha in water in a copper vessel, then taking it in the morning on empty stomach is more beneficial for high blood pressure. In fact, copper is known to increase the anti-hypertensive property of Rudraksha.
According to recent research, Rudraksha helps in reducing the severity of chickenpox symptoms by reducing malaise, tiredness, headache, burning sensation, and pain of the rashes. It also aids in speedy recovery.
Rudraksha helps keep blood pressure balanced, protecting people with heart disease. You can simply buy Rudraksha mala online & wear it around your neck, keeping it on your heart, to benefit from it. You can also put a panch-mukhi Rudraksha in a copper pot filled with water on a Sunday and then drink the water on an empty stomach.
It's anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties are proven to be beneficial for curing acne and pimples. It also decreases recurrence and gives off a calming feeling by alleviating acne symptoms.
If you use the Rudraksha regularly, it can treat arthritis or joint pains and pain in the muscles. Not only that, but it also treats swollen skin.
So, is Rudraksha all that it is made to sound like? Yes, it is. But, just like buying any Vedic gemstone online or offline, buying Rudraksha is also tricky because of the many fakes floating around. So, if you choose to buy a Rudraksha mala online or if you are thinking about getting a rare Rudraksha, you should only consider buying certified gemstone online or offline from a reputed gemstone store like Brahma Gems which has expert gemologists on board, making the process more authentic.
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