Benefits of Rudraksha Mala


Rudraksha Literally means: Rudra is the name of Shiva and Aksh or Aksha means the tears. Hence, Rudraksha means the tears of Shiva. The shiva is one of the trideva or trimurti (3 major gods), who are: Brahma "the creator", Vishnu "the preserver" and Shiva "the destroyer". This question always comes to Yoga and Meditation practitioners that why Rudraksha is called "the tears of Shiva". Actually, when the Sati who is also called "Dakshayani - daughter of Daksha", Sati is generally considered the first wife of Shiva, who was also Parvati and was Sati's reincarnation after her death.

When the father Daksha humiliated Sati in front of all guests during a fire ceremony, saying that Shiva is nasty and disgusting. Sati felt very disrespected and jump into the Agni Kunda (fire pit). When Shiva knows this happening, he became angry with Daksha and he plucked a hair lock and stroke it on the ground and from that strike, 2 deities born called Virbhadra and Bhadrakali. Shiva ordered them to destroy the yajna (fire ceremony) of Daksha and kill him immediately.

After the death of Sati, Shiva was holding the corpse of Sati in his hands and flying towards Kailasha (the mountain where Shiva lived), At that time Shiva was in deep sorrow and some teardrops fallen into the earth from his eyes and that become Rudraksha. The body parts that fallen on earth became "Shaktipeeth" such as Kunjapuri Temple, Surkanda Temple and Chandrabadni Temple. After the death of Sati, Shiva was so sad and he Meditatated for many years, when he opened his eyes, the teardrops started to fallen as a deep sorrow or attachment for many years. This is how the Rudraksha Tree born.

Scientific benefits of Rudraksha

  • Remove negative energy
  • Improve sleep
  • Improves energy layers
  • Improves temperature of body
  • Improves focus
  • Reveal the poisonous water
  • Improves Physical Health

Spiritual benefits of Rudraksha

  • Improves devotion
  • Protect from dark energies
  • Improves the power of thinking
  • Increases wisdom
  • Improves concentration
  • Remove unnecessary fear
  • Improves decision ability power
  • Remove the fear of death
  • Improve the power of detachment
  • Balance Kapha Body Type and Water Element
  • Increases the level of consciousness
  • Cleansing of Aura
  • Removes Tiredness
  • Gives the blessings of Shiva


How to start wearing Rudraksha?

In the Vedic Culture, the Rudraksha Mala was gifted to the disciple for starting the life and he took mala as an honor or the remembrance of the Guru. So if a Guru gifts you a mala, never deny just accept it and start wearing. The Shiva day "Monday" is the best day to start wearing the mala. Before wearing the mala, I recommend you to keep this mala in a holy place or burn incense there.

If you are eating meat someday, it is recommended that you keep your mala in your bag and wear it again after the next day's bath. If you have any menstrual period, you can also keep the Rudraksha in the bag and wear it again after your periods.


What if I lost some beads of Rudraksha?

If you unconsciously lost some beads of Rudraksha, you can open the string and add some beads to it. If you wear the cracked Rudraksha beads, it is also not good because the energy in cracked mala will not work as before.

The Rudraksha should touch the body and also the beads should touch each other too. Rudraksha should be washed only with water rather than any soap etc., Shiva always loves nature more than material things, that's why offering only water to Shiva Temple is also enough to continue the devotion in the spiritual path.

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