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Rudraksha Shastra

"Rudra" is a name of Lord Shiva whereas "Aksha" means tears, The word Rudraksha has its etymological beginnings in the two Sanskrit words.

According to "Shiva Purana", Lord Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, he opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the Earth. These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha therefore means 'The Tear of Lord Shiva'. The dry seed-capsules from the Rudraksha tree form the rudraksha beads, which are being used as a rosary and are also worn as a chain.

It is believed that the seed of Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it.

Botanically, the holy rudraksha tree is known as 'Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb' and belongs to the family Tiliaceae, a large evergreen broad-leaved tree with a wide crown.

Rudraksha is a rare gift of nature to mankind in the sense, that most beads come with a natural hole drilled in the centre, as if nature intended man to use the rudraksha bead to form a chain. Such rudraksha beads are considered especially auspicious. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between earth and heaven, between man and god. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also a source to reach the higher self.

Rudraksha, is the most powerful awesome bead ever, offering protection to its wearer. This bead can help you achieve all you want - a healthy mind, body and soul, a wealthy life that many dream of and only some achieve, and a happy soul.

The human body is a complex bio-electronic circuit comprised of the Central Nervous System and the organs and functions it regulates.

Streamlined blood flow has a powerful rejuvenating impact on this circuit and serves to prevent stress-related disorders caused by the damaging effects of excess energy on neurons and neurotransmitters.The beneficial powers of Rudraksha are by virtue of its Electrical and Magnetic Properties.

What ever we feel, think, hear, taste, see, and perceive all depends on the flow of Bio-electric current. This flow of bio-electric current occurs due to the existence of potential differences or the different energy levels that exist between different parts of the body.

As long as the flow of Bio-electricity is smooth the body functions normally and we have the feeling of being in control. But there is a third element to the body and brain bio-electronic circuit interface, that of the mind.

Rudraksha beads act as a stabilizing anchor. When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act to stabilize the heart beat. Similar to magnets, the beads work on the principle of Dynamic Polarity. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region accordingly; a proportionate balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it if it starts beating above or below normal rates. This action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body and stabilizes the heart beat.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the connection between Rudraksha and planets ?

There are TWO forces that influence the life and existence of every person :- the Nakshatras (Birth Stars) and the Greh (Planets). The Rudraksh , Nakshatra and the Planets have an interesting relationship. Rudrakshas are very important in removing the malefic effects of the planets.Each Nakshatra is under the influence or ruled by any one of the 9 planets. Each Rudraksh from ek mukhi to naun mukhi is governed and is representative of atleast one of the 9 grehs or planets and gets power form these planets. This unique relationship between the Rudraksh and the Planets gives it the power to influence the nakshatras. Therefore, wearing a Rudraksh that is governed by a planet, keeping in mind the janam nakshastra of the concerned person shall prove to be very beneficial for the wearer.

2) Are Rudraksha Beads used only for Meditation? Is it meant only for people of certain background ?

By wearing these beads one gets tranquility, peace of mind, focus and concentration. This kind of state of mind is equally ideal for meditation as well as for any other mind related activity by modern day professionals. Concentration and focus are the most important requirement for success in any field.

Rudraksh can be worn by any people of any religion. Those who wear rudraksha and have 100% faith in it, will have maximum benefit in all respects. It is meant for entire humanity. Rudraksha can rejuvenate our Mind, Body and Soul, make us perform to our full potential and enhance our overall quality of life. The anti aging property of Rudraksha is well experienced. Rudraksha, the Electro Magnetic Beads, are the Beads with a utility. On seeing such powers of Rudraksha beads many considered it to have some supernatural powers, divine and Godsend. There have been countless mentions of these beads and it's powers in various ancient Indian and Buddhist scriptures.

3) Most auspicious time to wear a Rudraksha ..

The most pious day for wearing a Rudraksh bead is Thursday falling in Pushya Nakshatra. Push Nakshatra is ruled by the planet Saturn and enjoys favourable influence of the planet Jupiter. It comes once every month. But, a Thursday in a Pushya Nakshatra comes only once or twice in a year. So if one can afford waiting, such a thursday shall be the most auspicious day to wear or "Dharan" a Rudraksh.

For other favourable periods, one should consult a 'Panchang'. If unable to wear on a Thursday falling in Pushya Nakshatra, one should find other 'shubh mahurat' in the Pushya Nakshatra.

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