Mythology can be both fascinating and intriguing. The Rudraksha beads have garnered attention and have piqued the interest of many. These brown, wooden beads are more than that meets the eye. Originating from the Hindu mythology, Rudraksha also has an interesting story behind it. It is believed that, as an act of benevolence, Lord Shiva meditated for years to bestow love, happiness and prosperity on all mankind. Upon opening his eyes, Lord Shiva witnessed the unrighteous conduct of the demon Tarkasur’s sons and shed tears of grief.
These tears crystallised to take the form of Rudraksha seeds which grew to be Rudraksha trees. Our ancient Hindu texts and scriptures have recorded the significance of these seeds rather well. These trees are found in selected regions of South-East Asia and South Asia. Mostly found in the hilly mountain regions of Nepal, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sumatra. The fruit of this tree is known as the Rudraksha bead which is brown in colour and sour in taste.
The Rudraksha bead has been worn by human beings for centuries. This piously divine bead has such inherent quality that enables one to be free of sin and lead a life filled with peace and prosperity. These seeds are believed to possess powerful electromagnetic properties which have proven to be effective in controlling stress levels, blood pressure, and hypertension. Not only this, rudraksha beads induce a placid disposition in the wearer, improves concentration and mental health. It enables one to transform one’s outlook on his/her life.
Since ages, Rudraksha has found many takers in people from Eastern cultures such as Chinese, Buddhist, Japanese, Korean and Indian. But its popularity took a turn for the better in the late 80’s after many researches proved its positive effect on the human body, mind and soul. No wonder, these are beads with a purpose. Sages, who lead a nomadic yet powerful life in the Himalayas, have attained spiritual knowledge with the help of Rudraksha. These beads when coupled with the right Mantras can work miracles in the lives of people who wear them.