Rudraksha (also called as Rudraksh) a very important and mystical Bead of Hindu Mythology & Medication is a kind of natural fruit that grows in eastern hilly areas of Nepal. Rudraksha fruits outer covers are edible in nature & also used in ancient medicine. There is a great importance of Pious Bead which is found inside the Rudraksha Fruits. Its main use is wearing it in the body with devotion. It is known as Rudraksha or Rudraksha Beads. Beside it, Rudraksha Mala(rosary) is used for Japa (chanting mantra/hymn of God). Usually, Rudraksha Malas have 108 Rudraksha Beads and Chanted 108 times which is considered as very much auspicious number. We can also wear the Rudraksha Mala beside doing a mantra Japa. Whereas there are different types of Rudraksha which are usually worn in the Body. Different types of Rudraksha is known as different Number of Mukhi or Faces of Rudraksha. Normally Rudraksha Mala is made up of Powerful Five Mukhi Rudraksha of small, medium, and big size rudraksha which is a normal kind of Rudraksha among the Rudraksha Varieties.
Rudraksha has a very high profile in Tantrism and Spiritualism. It is very widely used and worshipped as a source of good luck, good health, prosperity, medicinal values, success, gains, and most importantly eradication of evil and immortal forces. It is mostly used as a pendant, garland(mala), and bangles. Devotees around Pashupati are seen wearing these mystical Rudrakshas. These belief are very deep-rooted in Hinduism.
Rudraksha’s birth story is related to God Shiva. Whereas Lord Shiva himself has mentioned different Mukhi/Faces (Rudraksha types) Representation to Different gods and goddesses. Hence, Every types of Rudraksha has the presence of the god shiva with different gods and goddesses. There is also some type of Rudraksha which symbol to only God shiva with the goddess Parvati (wife of god shiva).
Three gods are known as Hindu trinity and patron. God Brahma (creator of universe), Lord Vishnu (Protector of universe) and God Shiva (destroyer of Ignorance).
God Shiva is also known as God of God and one of the name of God Shiva is ‘Mahadev’. Maha means Great and Dev means God. Sacred Rudraksha is also used with devotion to resemble Shiva. It is said that the wearer attains Shivoham (inner peace & pleasure of Shiva) and he/she is also considered as Shiva himself/herself by wearing rudraksha.
In Sanskrit word Rudraksha Meaning originates from two words, they are ‘RUDRA’ + ‘AKSHA’ = Rudraksha. Rudra is one among many names of God Shiva and Aksha means Eye of Shiva. Rudraksha is known as Favourite to God Shiva (Eye of God Shiva). Many and intelligent People also describe Aksha as immortal water drops and holy tears of God Shiva. ReadMore