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Rudhraksh Beads

Rudraksha is a Hindu name for the hard and dark Elaeocarpus ganitrus fruit. The word Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word which is a combination of two words 'Rudra' and 'Aks'. 'Rudra' is another name of Lord Shiva and 'Aks' is used for eyes in Sanskrit and Hindi. So, Rudraksha means eyes of Lord Shiva.

Rudraksha is one of the most revered and sacred object in Hinduism. Rudraksha is very common among Sadhus, Yogis, Priests. Rudraksha is used in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. Sadhus wear it for spirituality, Yogis for concentration, Common people as a astrological remedy, for peace and welfare.

Rudraksh Beads can be worn by everyone, irrespective of sex, age, religion etc and it helps to overcome difficulties and obstacles in life. Rudraksh Beads does not have any negative effects. Each bead is identified by number of faces (Mukhs) or vertical lines on the beads. Each type of Rudraksha bead is associated with a ruling planet, ruling god and beej mantra. One can choose a specific bead associated with ruling planet for which astrological remedy is sought. If you believe in astrology then there is no doubt that you will also believe in astrological remedies provided by wearing Rudraksh.

Each Rudraksha bead from 1 Mukhi Rudraksha to 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is associated with a ruling planet.

1 Mukhi Rudraksh: Sun 2 Mukhi Rudraksh: Moon 3 Mukhi Rudraksh: Mars
4 Mukhi Rudraksh: Mercury 5 Mukhi Rudraksh: Jupiter 6 Mukhi Rudraksh: Venus
7 Mukhi Rudraksh: Saturn 8 Mukhi Rudraksh:Rahu* 9 Mukhi Rudraksh: Ketu*

* called Shadow Planet in Indian Astrology

Rudraksha is not an ornament which can be used as one likes. Rudraksh is a holy bead and requires proper handling. One has to follow wearing rules, in order to feel its power.

Rudraksha is a holy fruit which is worshiped before and after it is used. Each type of Rudraksha is treated with religious rites on an auspicious day before it is used. It is respected and honored in order to get the same honor and respect from it.
A wearer is said to establish a one to one relationship with the holy bead and one should respect this relationship.

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