|Rudraksha Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Elaeocarpus ganitrus|
|Origin||North-East India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Manila, Myanmar|
|Shapes||Drupaceous fruit resembling olive. Globular in shape, 1 cm. in diameter|
|Health benefits||Restlessness & Body Ache in Fever, For good health, Diabetes, Gives relief from three basic health ailments, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Chicken Pox, Protects from heart diseases, Acne & Pimples, Helps to increase the memory power, Remove skin diseases, Enhance beauty, Black Spots & Blemish, Gives relief from body pains, Burning Sensation, Help to treat cold and cough, Reduce stress, Cough, Breathing Problems & Asthma|
|More facts about Rudraksha|
Commonly the beads of Rudraksha are threaded together as a mālā. Traditionally, it is supposed that the number of beads used should be 108 plus one. The additional bead is the bindu or “guru bead”. If the mālā lacks a bindu, the energy is said to become cyclical and wearers who are sensitive may become dizzy.
When the beads are strung, it is advisable to do so with either a silk or a cotton thread. It is then advised to change the thread every six months to prevent it from snapping and the 109 beads from scattering. The Rudraksha mālā may also be strung with copper, silver or gold, typically by a jeweler. A common issue with mālās wired with such metals is the mālā being tied too tightly. This may result in the insides of the Rudraksha seeds cracking and crumbling from excessive pressure. Thus, it is essential to ensure that the mālā is tied loosely. Wearing the mālā while in contact with chemical soaps and warm water is best avoided, however, as it can result in the Rudrakshas becoming brittle and eventually cracking.
Rudraksha scientifically known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus is a large perennial, evergreen broad-leaved tree growing almost 50ft to 200ft in height. It is normally grown in subtropical climatic region. Rudraksha tree starts bearing fruit in three to four years from germination. As the tree matures, the roots form buttresses, rising up near the trunk and radiating out along the surface of the ground. Stem is normally cylindrical with grayish white and rough in texture bark with small vertical lenticels and narrow horizontal furrows. Leaves are simple, glabrous, oblong-lanceolate, sub-entire or irregularly crenate, acute or acuminate, pyramidal shape, shining green on the upper side with a dull leathery on the dorsal side. Flowers are white or yellow colored, in dense racemes and mostly from axils of fallen leaves, fringed petals, anthers are linear, flowers normally appear in April-May.
As soon as the flower falls off drupaceous fruit resembling olive appears. They are globular in shape, 1cm. in diameter. The fruits have bluish black color when it’s ripe, and becoming brown colored when it’s already dry, and it has size approximately as big as marbles. Rudraksha seeds are sweet in taste. Rudraksha colors can vary with brownish shades. Ripe fruit is fleshy and has a seed with blue shell. Inner part or bead lying in the seed is called Rudraksha. Rudraksha is actually a round & near-round, symmetrical- oval, nut or cashew. They are medium brown to almost dark-chocolate colored beads.
In the single tree Rudraksha beads comes in all different mukhis (faces) at the same time but higher Mukhis or faces are very rare to find where most of Rudraksha beads are Five Mukhi. The beads come in seasonal pattern every year around mid-August to mid-October.
Rudraksha trees are mostly found in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal. About 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India. Considered a major stress reliever, reducing circulatory problems and of course as the best beads, the berry (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) was first spotted in Indonesia and is now grown in Nepal and Hardware. However, because it is expensive, clinical research of its medicinal properties has not been possible, often resulting in the berry being subjected to esoteric mumbo jumbo.
Health benefits of Rudraksha
The holy seed has distinctive properties to know whether the water is poisoned/contaminated or drinkable. To know the drinkability of water, one should hold the blessed beads above the water, if it is good, the bead will move clockwise. If the water pool is poisoned, it will move anti-clockwise. It was largely used by the Sadhus and Sanyasis who wander in the forest. The revered bead will move clockwise if it is hold over a positive pranic substance while show anticlockwise movement if it hold over negative pranic substance.
1. Restlessness & Body Ache in Fever
Rudraksha is one of the best options to makes person feel better in fever. It has ameliorative effects. Research show it has immune-stimulatory effects. Thus, it can help as adjuvant to fight off infections.
Taking Rudraksha Churna (1 to 3 grams) with warm water helps reduce restlessness, body aches and burning sensation due to high fever. Though, this remedy is not commonly used, but it can be used to relieve extreme restlessness and irritability due to fever.(1)
2. For good health
The spiritual bead helps you settle down at new places which are not favorable as per your body energy. It is quite helpful in eating and sleeping at a new environment. Firstly, this advantage was valued by the Sadhus and Sanyasis. But in the modern days, it can be used by those people who travel different places for their works and businesses. Wearing of holy beads means ensuring good health as it is termed as the incarnation of God Shiva.
Research shows the probable anti-diabetic effects of Rudraksha. The significant reduction is detected in blood sugar level in experimental animals. Taking 1 gram Rudraksha Churna along with 10 ml Juice of Neem Leaves helps controlling blood sugar level.(2), (3), (4)
4. Gives relief from three basic health ailments
Diseases related to air, bile and phelgm are three basic health disorders. Their imbalance in the body disturbs the health of a person. Rudraksha helps to keep them in balance. Consuming a glass of Rudraksha powder mixed in water alleviates the diseases caused by phelgm.
5. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Rudraksha has antihypertensive and cardio-protective effects, so it is a good alternative measure against hypertension. The research suggested that soaking Rudraksha in water in copper vessel, then taking it in the morning on empty stomach is more beneficial for high blood pressure. Copper may increase the anti-hypertensive property of Rudraksha.
Ayurveda has recommended following ways to use Rudraksha to manage high blood pressure.
- Take 250 ml water in a copper vessel and soak Rudraksha in this water overnight. Drink the water on empty stomach.
- Alternatively, eating 2 grams Rudraksha powder with water kept in copper vessel is more beneficial as compared to first one.
- The decoction made with 400 ml water and 5 grams Rudraksha powder and then reduced to 100 ml water is also beneficial in hypertension.(5)
6. Chicken Pox
Rudraksha help to reduce severity of chickenpox symptoms. It reduces malaise, tiredness and headache. Further, it decreases burning sensation and pain on chicken pox rashes. It speeds up recovery process and prevents complications.
7. Protects from heart diseases
Rudraksha helps to keep the blood pressure under control, which is quite beneficial for a person with heart related problems. Wear Rudraksha in your neck in such a way that it touches your heart. Other than this, on Sunday, put Paanch Mukhi Rudraksha in a copper pot filled with water and drink it next day an empty stomach. Following this process for a long period of time will keep heart troubles away.
8. Acne & Pimples
Rudraksha anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties are quite beneficial for curing acne and pimples. Its local use is quite helpful, decreases recurrence, and offers calming feeling by alleviating acne symptoms. The following mixtures using Rudraksha are used in Ayurveda.
- Mix Rudraksha powder and Arjuna bark powder in equal proportion. Take a teaspoon of this mixture and mix it with 2 to 3 teaspoons honey. Make a thin paste. You can add more honey in this mixture. Apply this Rudraksha paste on the affected parts or on whole face. Wait for 30 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water.
This remedy provides glowing effect to the face and skin. It also reduces acne and prevents recurrence.
- Rudraksha powder can be mixed with lemon juice to make paste and applied on the face.
This remedy is more beneficial for improving skin glow. It makes you feel fresh.
9. Helps to increase the memory power
Rudraksha helps to increase the memory power and intelligence. Chaar Mukhi Rudraksha is quite beneficial to treat speech impairment, poor memory and intellect.
10. Remove skin diseases
To deal with several skin related disorders put Rudraksha in a copper pot filled with water overnight and drink the water next day with an empty stomach it will keep away all the skin related problems. Similarly apply the paste of Teen Mukhi Rudraksha powder on your naval to get relief from diseases caused by metals. Applying a paste of Nau Mukhi Rudraksha and Tulsi is beneficial to treat wounds and injuries. Make a paste of Rudraksha and Neem leaves to treat skin irritations and itchiness.
11. Enhance beauty
Rudraksha is quite beneficial for making skin radiant and flawless. Apply the paste of Rudraksha and sandalwood powder to get soft and radiant skin. This paste gives relief from body odor. Rudraksha can also be used with rose water and almonds to get beautiful skin.
12. Black Spots & Blemish
Rudraksha fades dark spots and reduces blemishes. It is used internally as well as externally.
Internal Use: Internally, Rudraksha is taken with Mulethi (Licorice), Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) and Manjistha. The mixture of these four herbs is beneficial internally to reduce hyperpigmentation, black spots and blemish. A teaspoon (5 grams) powder should be taken with water an hour after meal twice a day.
External Use: Fine powder of Rudraksha mixing with rose water is applied over the skin with dark spots, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. The regular use fades the dark spots and makes skin clearer.
13. Gives relief from body pains
With the regular use of the Rudraksha arthritis or joint pains and pain in the muscles can be treated. Apart from that it helps to treat swollen skin. Use the powder of Rudraksha mixed in mustard oil to the affected area to get relief from body pains.
14. Burning Sensation
If patient feels burning sensation in whole body, then the decoction of Rudraksha powder and sandalwood (Chandan) is used in amount of 50 to 100 ml. It gives relief in burning sensation.
If patient has burning sensation on the skin, the Rudraksha paste made with rose water is applied over the skin.
15. Help to treat cold and cough
Make a mixture of Rudraksha and Tulsi leaves in a powdered form and have it with honey every morning with an empty stomach to get relief from cold and cough.
16. Reduce stress
Drink a glass of cow’s milk boiled with Rudraksha to get relief from mental problems. This treatment helps to relax the mind and gives peace. You can also apply the paste of Rudraksha and sandalwood on your forehead to treat headaches.
Rudraksha is hardly used for treating cough, but its powder can be used with honey to cure cough. It is more beneficial when patients have cough with chest tightness and cough starts with irritation in the throat.
18. Breathing Problems & Asthma
Rudraksha is beneficial in severe cases of asthma and breathing troubles. Rudraksha and Turmeric powder are mixed in equal amount with honey. In acute attach, the patient is requested to lick the paste after every 15 to 30 minutes. In chronic cases, this mixture should be taken 2 to 3 times a day.
Types of Rudraksha beads
Rudraksha commonly come from 1 to 21 Mukhis, but Rudraksha of 1 to 14 Mukhis are commonly found. Rudraksha beads from 15 Mukhis to 21 Mukhis are rarer and mukhis above that are found in very few numbers every year. Of all these, 4, 5 and 6 Mukhi Rudraksha beads are found easily and plentifully. Depending upon the availability and production of Rudraksha different prices have been allocated for different Mukhi Rudraksha. The different kinds of beads with their significance and importance are given below:
1. One Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
It bestows happiness and revival from the depressions arising from loss of wealth. Prosperity or richness, luck, fortunes grow wherever it is honored in House or put on in the body in the form of necklace. All forms of ill-effects related to wealth are dispelled. It increases the concentration and will power of the wearer. According to Vedas it avoids diseases of head such as stroke, paralysis, etc.
2. Two Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
It gives source of fertility in all living beings and the blessings of marital happiness. Fulfillment of material desires between husband and wife along with unity and love between each other. Garlanded it expands and maintain harmonious relationship within the family members. Good for impotence, infertility, left eye and Kidney.
3. Three Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Strengthening of memory power and concentration on the subject are the prime effect of this Rudraksha. It helps to boost the power of creative intelligence when garlanded. The wearer feels it by realizing success in his work, constructive resources, wisdom and knowledge. Good for – depression, retrograde amnesia, epilepsy, Parkinson disease.
4. Four Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
5. Five Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Five face is the most commonly available Rudraksha. Wearing this rudrakshas removes the nature of human like Kama (Lust), Lopa (Greed), Mooha (Attachment), Krodha (Jealousy), and Ahankar (Unwanted Ego) thus bring sound health. Wearing in the mala of 54+1 or 108+1 in the collar is extremely beneficial for people with heart diseases, blood pressure, stress, anxiety.
6. Six Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Six Face rudrakshas helps to build and increases emotional character. These characters like Love, Kindness, Attraction Etc. and will be good and strong .It increase the intellectual area in our brain which controls how to love and appreciate others. Good in the prevention of eyes, nose, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, and bladder related diseases.
7. Seven Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Seven face Rudrakshas bring pleasure, peace, cheerfulness, simplicity, easiness and happiness in the person while wearing. It strengthens digestive system in the body. Wonderful for preventing cold, cough, bronchitis, rheumatism.
8. Eight Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Eight faces rudraksha have the energies for success and killer of evils and obstacles. Eight face is a vital instrument in strengthening one’s will power and converting even an enemy into a friend. It uses before new work/scheme to bring good fortune in work and businesses or services is well powerful. It is also the killer of arrogance, egoism and pride when adorned. Those people having mental troubles, insomnia as well as having habits of excessive expenditure finds eight faces the best remedy for the solutions of their problems. Diseases of stomach are prevented by wearing this Rudraksha.
9. Nine Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Energies from Nine faces demonstrate when evil forces threatened the very existence of balanced health of the wearer. Wearing it encourages the nine hormones within the body. It increases will-power, body strength, invokes fearlessness, dynamism leading to a balanced healthy life. Those who are prone to fatal diseases of a mysterious nature will be benefited by use of nine faces. Nine mukhi beads will help to destroy sins, injustice, irreligion, cruelty, laziness and evil habits. Normally it is recommended for all kinds of diseases.
10. Ten Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Ten face one of the most powerful rudrakshas has wide variety of benefits. Wearing it attracts luck and prosperity, helps to attain wealthy life, works as divine protection tool from all kind of negative forces, energies and spirits .It calms the nerves, quiets the mind, and relieves depression .It brings out the inner spiritual energies leading to self-healing . From the experiences with many people we have seen that it improves business and social life .It works as pacifier of all the nine planets dosha and malefic effects.
11. Eleven Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Wearing it one gets success in each and every work he/she do. Wearing or worshipping of eleven faces is accomplished by the family person for comforts and prosperity in family life, by unmarried for early marriage, by old and sick for perfect health, by those under some threat for fearlessness and by Yogis and Sanyaasis for spiritual success of the highest order. In other words everyone gets fulfillment of their respective wishes. Good for diseases like lingering body pain, backache, alcoholism, and liver.
12. Twelve Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
It is believed to be the source of vitality and the physical make up. Wearing twelve faces improves variety of traits in an individual, both physical and psychological which helps them to move continuously with brilliance and strength in their life. It helps in one’s personal honesty and integrity, and the ability to command respect and authority, to impress and influence others. It is good for politicians and people looking for higher positions in society. Twelve faces improve leadership qualities and put the person in forefront. It gives intellectual capabilities and improves one’s writing and speaking powers. Diseases like bone diseases, rickets, osteoporosis will get improvement by using it.
13. Thirteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
It prepares the person to tackle the physical challenges you are likely to encounter in future. Even in hard situations one can overcome with ease. Wearing this bead along with other Rudraksha beads lead to faster display of their result. According to the feedback received from numerous clients, wearing this Rudraksha helps to attract opportunities for search of right partner, maintain relationship which are on the verge of breaking. It harnesses the strength and direction of the physical force that increases your personality, fires your emotions and passion, and encourages your mental endeavors and communicative skills.
14. Fourteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
It is considered as the most valuable divine Rudraksha according to Scripture. Fourteen faces invoke sympathetic qualities making individuals more kind to living things. It sustains good health, increases prosperity and knowledge. Wearing or placing them in cash box, this Rudraksha helps in making good profits in business, shows the power and capabilities of attracting clients to business. It has abilities of reviving immobile business to speedy recovery and success. Practitioners shall be able to see changes in terms of monetary gains, a success in ventures and free from all financial difficulty. Wearer always feels very close to Lord Shiva and feels his breath with “Omkar” vibration. Wearing it prevents all sorts of diseases and he/she never suffer from any terrible situation. This Rudraksha completely protect the individual from Saturn Mahadasha (Sade-Sati Dasha).
15. Fifteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Fifteen Faces create energies that impact the wearer’s mind in improving intuitive, abstract and lateral thinking. Additionally the wearer finds high energy levels to put into action his thoughts and ideas leading economic progress. Unconscious or conscious wrong doings in life are cleared so the person becomes free of sins and he/she feels fresh with new life. After its uses by many people it has been seen that especially old people who are debilitating and have frequent health problem finds it a very important remedy to keep the energy level intact to maintain their body for normal health. The energy level that emits from the fifteen face are good to maintain a constant promotion in jobs for those who are working in companies, good for those who are getting interruptions in their mobilization due to karmic imbalance.
16. Sixteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Sixteen faces are used for multi-dimensional purposes. In ancient religious texts, saints and sages have been recommended to wear sixteen mukhi Rudraksha beads for invasive the wearer with positive energy, harmonious body function, peace of mind and prosperity. It has positive hypnotic properties so it’s good for attracting love and affection and appraisal from the people around the wearer according to the Rudrakshajabalopanishad. It has also been stated that fire, theft or robbery never touches the wearer as well as his/her Properties. In all kind of jobs, legal problems etc. victories always follow the wearer. From the experiences that have been received from various wearers, sixteen faces are good for the following conditions as well:
– To win Legal problems
– To improve the chance of conception for the ladies
– To destroy the evil thoughts of enemies.
17. Seventeen Mukhi (face) Rudraksha
Seventeen faces Rudraksha helps to remove negativity and attract all success in life such as day to day life, love life, family life so wearer growth will be wonderful in all aspects of life. According to the scripture, wearing this bead Kundalini can be awakened. Experiences retrieved from the people who are wearing this Rudraksha find this a best remedy for:
– Gaining unexpected money, attaining property, vehicles and all material assets.
– Circulation of high energies therefore removing lack of memory, inability to do hard work or laziness.
– Provide strong power to speed up love, marriage and relationship with longevity.
– Help to relax and improve concentration.
18. Eighteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
One of the rarest and powerful rudraksha,18 Faces Rudraksha offer spiritual as well as material energies associated to protection, strength, success and removal of fear and worries weak Mind) .Wearing it removes as well as avoid the negative energies of black magic coming to the wearer as well as to their property. Wearing this bead help to completely remove fears and phobias, unknown thoughts and worries from the mind due to improvement in bodily function especially strengthening the autonomic nervous system. Its wearing is very useful to win over your enemies, success and all materialistic comforts. Even the enemies of the wearer become friends.18 mukhi Rudraksha is good for protecting from energies where there are malefic planets in natal Lagna or when natural malefic are transiting in person life.
19. Nineteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
The possessor is bestowed with all worldly pleasures and there is no scarcity of nutrition, wealth, knowledge etc. in their life. It acts like an armor protecting wearer from blows, adversities, wrong thoughts, deeds, and the disease of the human ego, bondage of karmas, all kinds of health problems, dualities (joy, sorrow, pleasure, pain, like, dislike etc.) and ignorance which are interferences in prosperity of business or jobs. It always offers the wearer with intelligence, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. From the experiences collected from the wearer it brings:
— Wealth, health and prosperity.
— New ideas to establish oneself in society with name, fame and success.
— Change characteristic of the person positively into gentle and polite behavior – Inner peace and perennial joy.
20. Twenty Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Twenty Face Rudraksha wearing or keeping in home offer protection, family growth, health, Luck and success. Energies coming from it represent strength, achievement of ambitions, strong health, perseverance and fame. This Rudraksha is very good for those who are finding difficulties in completing the studies with great success. Not only these benefits, it also attracts prosperity and abundance. Wearer is bestowed with continuous progress in their divine faith and spiritual knowledge. Wearing this Rudraksha all his/her sins is completely removed, obtains continuous happiness, and achieves all good fortune.
A look of this Rudraksha makes even an unfortunate person fortunate. It gives material enjoyment in the life and freedom after the death of this present body. It destroys the sins of all and saves people from the miseries of repeated rebirth. Worshiping it in the house balances and produces vital positive energy in the house preserving the environment of house from ghost, devil and spirits. There is always a harmony in the family. By wearing it, the devotee will achieve the fulfillment of all desires.
21. Twenty one Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
One of the rarest and most powerful Rudraksha is Twenty-one faces Rudraksha. Because of diverse powerful energies emitting from this rudraksha it is always advisable to keep it at home altar. The owner of this Rudraksha never falls short on his/her achievements. Wealth, health and prosperity always remain within the family possessing this Rudraksha. The family will be famous for prosperity and spirituality, and always remains in the path of Sanatan Dharma. Feedbacks received from the worshipper of 21 faces Rudraksha:
– Improvement in financial position
– Removes hurdles, obstacle, loss and slowness in career of each family member
– Harmonious and cooperative family environment.
There is no loss of happiness in family members. Family members never become sick. – Respect and fame in society and nation. 21 face rudraksha is good for those who are doing online trading business, owners of multiple companies, political leaders, directors, legal consultant etc. who are always taking risks. By wearing this, even those who knowingly or unknowingly did sins of Bramahatya are wiped off.
Traditional Uses and benefits of Rudraksha
- When worn on an mālā, Rudrakshas were also said to ward off and shield against “negative energies”.
- Mitigates the past reactions of karmas
- Protects against ominous accidents and unfortunate events
- Cures the effect of adverse planets
- Aids in memory and decision making
- Regulates blood pressure
- Reduces stress and relaxes the mind
- Increases self-power
- Gives peace of mind to the wearer, stimulates the mind and sharpens the intellect.
- Balances the chakras and heal diseases in the body.
- For the bite of a Scorpion or other such creatures panchamukhi Rudraksha can be rubbed on a grind stone with the juice of a lemon and the paste applied on the affected spot. Pain will diminish.
- Those who takes the bath by keeping 9 (nine) Rudrakshas in water will get benefits equally to Ganga Jal Bathing and energy gaining.
- They are effective in controlling stress, therefore help in eliminating worries and blessing the wearer with greater peace of mind.
- Rudraksham bring clarity, sharpen the mind, and increase the power of Intuition.
- It reduces headache and beneficial in mental disorders.
- Rudraksha acts as blood purifier and reduces blood impurities and increases blood circulation.
- It helps as adjuvant therapy in breathing disorders and chronic cough.
- Rudraksha powder paste with rose water increase skin glow and brings charming effect on the face.
- When taken with milk, Rudraksha increases memory and brainpower.
- It helps in liver disorders and abdominal diseases.
- Rudraksha fruit or bark is a good remedy for controlling epilepsy.
- Leaves and seeds are known for various medicinal properties and traditionally used to cure stress, anxiety, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine, lack of concentration, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases.
- Pulp or flesh of drupe in green and fresh state is sour in taste, stimulates appetite and is given in epilepsy, diseases of the head and mental illness.
- The stone is rubbed with water and then it is applied to small-pox eruptions.
- It is applied on organs having burning sensation and in other conditions i.e. eruptions, measles, fevers, etc.
- Rudraksha is also useful for women suffering from hysteria and coma.
- It can be used as a cure for skin diseases, pimples, boils mental diseases, ringworm and possess anti-ageing property.
- Combination of bark, stem and leaf of Elaeocarpus floribundus has been used as mouth wash and fruits has been used as antiseptic.
- Elaeocarpus is used in ulcers, rheumatism, piles, pneumonia, and leprosy.
- Rudraksha can be used for improving memory power when taken with milk.
Tips and Care for Your Beads
Rudraksha divine beads can be worn by anybody irrespective of age, sex, caste, creed, culture and location. However, it is sensible that certain precautions should be taken while using Rudraksha since it is a divine gift and therefore very religious. We have a selection process through which we offer you energetic, healthy beads to give you best results. You may wait for a Monday as it is a favorable day to start wearing your bead or you may wear your Rudraksha early morning on any auspicious day of the week after an early morning bath.
- Taken an early morning bath.
- Chant ‘OM Namah Shivay’ nine or one hundred and eight times.
- Chant the seed mantra of your Rudraksha bead nine or one hundred and eight times. (Seed mantra is given in the booklet given along with the bead)
- After this mantra chanting, wear it remembering the face of all-auspicious Lord Shiva.
- Wash beads with water or water mixed with Ganges water every week.
- Allow to dry under fan. If you reside in a humid climate, then you may soak the beads in water overnight and scrub with a hard plastic brush to clear the pores. Note that beads are strong and do not break with scrubbing. Once they are dry, apply a light oil like Olive and Sandalwood oil with a toothbrush.
- One shouldn’t wear the holy bead during sex.
- The sacred bead should be taken off during menstrual cycle.
- At funeral visit, one should not carry it.
- It should be taken off while visiting a newly born baby.
- It is advisable to take off the beads while taking bath as excess soap may dehydrate the natural oil content of the beads.