Rudraksha beads


  • worn as necklace by Shiva
  • Rudra-a-ksha – rudra ->to weep; a-> to receive; ksha -> to give
  • Rudra ->Shiva ; aksha -> eyes
  • astrological benefits:
    • wearer untouched by sin; impious thought; impious deed
  • powers associated with no of faces on beads (thought to range from 1-38 with 5 most common)
  • four color shades – fair, light brown, dark brown, black
  • take care of sanctity
  • found from foothills of Himalayas to Indonesia




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