Frequently Asked Questions


Que.1  What are Rudrakshas?

Ans.  Rudraksha are the beads which grow from Rudraksha- Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb trees from select locations of South East Asia (Java, Korea, Parts of Malaysia, Taiwan, China) and South Asia(Northern India and Nepal).

Que.2  What is the meaning of Rudraksha?

Ans.  Rudraksha means Rudra-Aksha: meaning in Sanskrit is Eye of Shiva. It is a gift of Lord Shiva for the benefit of mankind. He himself wears it all the time. The Tears of Lord Shiva i.e., Rudraksha Beads have been worn by the Yogis of India and the Himalayas for thousands of years for the Fearless Life on their Path to Enlightenment and Liberation.

Que.3  What is the Chemical Composition of the Rudraksha?

Ans.  The term Rudraksha (Rudra i.e. Shiva + aksha i.e. eye) literally stands for the "eyes" of Lord Shiva or Rudra implying thereby that it was pleasant to the eyes of Lord Shiva, and hence so named in His honour. This reveals that the merit of Rudraksha beads were realized first by Lord Shiva Himself and He handed down the same to the benefit of the later generations. Rudraksha beads are a plant product, containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and trace elements in combined form. The percentage compositions of their gaseous elements was determined by C-H-N Analyzer and by Gas chromatography. The result shows that Rudraksha beads consist of 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen.

Que.4  Where I can get the Rudrakshas?

Ans.  In the medicinal and botanical world, Rudraksha is the purest, the most effective, useful, ancient thing which is the most popular too. It is a fruit as well as a seed . Its origin place is in Malaya, India, Java & Sumatra (Indonesia) Burma and Nepal.

Que.5  What is the time when the Rudrakshas grow?

Ans.  Rudraksha is the fruit of a tree. It grows in bunches. They bloom in May, June and ripen in September to November. It's fruit is light green in colour. It is circular like gular (fruit of banyan tree). Its pulp is hard and remains stuck to its seed. It is like blackberry. It is kept in water for a number of days and then Rudraksha is taken out after peeling off the pulp.

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