Rudraksha

by labdagatic on Dec 18, 2014

          Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad-leaved whose seeds are traditionally used as prayer beads in Hinduism. An evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year, always green, a unique feature that contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season. Rudraksha in a Sanskrit compound consisting of the name Rudra ("Shiva") and aksha ("eyes"). The specific epithet ganitrus is derives from ganitri, the name for this species in Sundanese and Malay. The seed is produced by several species of Elaeocarpus, with E. ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of organic jewellery or mala. Rudraksha, being organic, is preferentially worn without contact with metal; thus on a cord or thong rather than a chain. Rudraksha has been identified as a medicine since 1500 BC in India. Since then, many studies have been carried out by Indian Ayurvedic physicians to better utilize the Rudraksha as potential medicine.

          Before being used as a medicine in the tradition of Ayurveda, Rudraksha has been found to have great healing power when used. Rudraksha healing power comes from its electromagnetic properties. When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act by stabilizing the heart rate. Like a magnet, the beads were working with the principle of Dynamic Polarity (Dynamic Polarity) where the electrical impulses and smooth induction and intensity emitted with opposite polarity. Thus, given a stabilizing force in proportion to the heart to regulate if the pulse is above or below the normal level. This action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.

 

Myth Of Rudraksha

          According to ancient Hindu tradition, Rudraksha signifies "Master Shiva Tears", numerous traditional pictures demonstrated Lord Shiva always convey rudraksha praying beads. Some legends say that there was an evil presence called Tripura Sur who was gaining more and power and becoming powerful. The God Brahma, Vishnu and fellow Gods and Goddess went to Lord Shiva for help. They requested him to control the evil entity and defeat him. Master Shiva utilized his ultimate fire weapon called "Aaghor" to pulverize the devil. Then, Lord Shiva thought about the destructive impact of this weapon and tears fallen out of Lord Shiva’s Eyes. When he opened his eyes, a couple of teardrops fell to the earth. Wherever his tears fell, trees grow and were named the Rudraksha trees signifying 'Tears of Lord Shiva', the English name for the Rudraksha tree is 'UTRASUM BEAD TREE' . Ancient scriptures, for example, 'Shiva Purana', 'Padma Purana' and 'Srimad Bhagavad' mention the enormity and sublime forces of the Rudraksha. For many milleniums, they have enhanced the bodies of sages and saints heading a dauntless life in far-flung wildernesses looking for enlightment and liberation.

          Rudraksha beads are categorized based on the quantity of the clefts and grooves they have at first glance. Naturally grown grooves, starting from the natural vertically or horizontally stalk point* reaching the opposite point, are termed MUKHI/Face. Any kind of artificial modification by any means to complete the natural incompletely grown MUKHI/face precludes the seed being known as a natural MUKH/Face. Each one dot has an alternate impact on the wearer, according to the quantity of mukhis it has. These are vital from the astrological view, it is believed also that each type Rudraksha mukhi influenced by specific planets and symbolizes deities in Hindu for example the one mukhi rudraksha symbolizes Lord Shiva while two mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Parvati the wife of Lord Shiva.