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Rudraksha

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Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Definition
  3. Significance
  4. Benefits
  5. Spiritual use
  6. Identifying & wearing method
  7. Scientific Research
  8. Rudraksha Therapy

Introduction

Rudraksha, also rudraksha, Sanskrit: rudrākṣa (Sanskrit: रूद्राक्ष)(“Rudra’s [Shiva’s] Teardrops”), is a seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. The seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus, with Elaeocarpus garnitures being the principal species. Rudrakshas are primarily used in India and Nepal as beads for organic jewelry and mala and are valued similarly to semi-precious stones. As such, they are also the source of superstitious claims similar to beliefs related to magnetic or crystal bracelets, faith healing, and other medical pseudoscience.

Definition and meaning of the word Rudraksha

The word rudraksha is derived from two words – Rudra (रुद्र) and aksha (अक्ष).

A. Aksha means “Teardrops”. Rudra and aksha together mean “the one that is capable of looking at and doing everything” (for example, the third eye). Aksha also means “axis”. Since the eye can rotate on one axis, it too is known as “aksha”.

B. Rudra is one of Shiva’s Vedic names. A (अ) means to receive and ksha (क्ष) means to give. Hence, aksha (अक्ष) denotes the ability to receive or give. Rudraksha is the one that has the ability to wipe our tears and provide happiness.

Significance

Usually, the beads of Rudraksha are strung together as a mālā. Traditionally, it is believed that the number of beads used should be 108 plus one. The extra bead is the “meru”, Bindu or “guru bead”. If the mālā lacks a bindu, the energy is said to become cyclical and wearers who are sensitive may become dizzy.

When the beads are strung, it is advisable to do so with either a silk or a cotton thread. It is then advised to change the thread every six months to prevent it from snapping and the 109 beads from scattering. The Rudraksha mālā may also be strung with either copper, silver or gold, typically by a jeweler. A common issue with mālās wired with such metals is the mālā being tied too tightly. This may result in the insides of the Rudraksha seeds cracking and crumbling from excessive pressure. Thus, it is necessary to ensure that the mālā is tied loosely.

The mālā can be worn all the time, including when showering, but in Hinduism during the consumption of non-veg (meat/fish) or alcohol mālā should be avoided. Wearers may believe that it is beneficial to allow bath water to flow over the beads on the body when bathing in cold water without chemical soaps. Wearing the mālā while in contact with chemical soaps and warm water is best avoided, however, as it can result in the Rudrakshas becoming brittle and eventually cracking.

Benefits

Health Benefits

  • there are innumerable physical, mental, psychological and psychiatric benefits of wearing Rudraksha.
  • it is believed that Rudraksha touching your body part tap the energy reservoir of your body and unleashes an abundance of energy.
  • it cures diseases related to throat, stomach, heart, kidney, limbic, system, mental ailments, and emotional imbalance.

Spiritual Benefits

  • wearing Rudraksha enlightens and awakens your spiritual self.
  • it gives emotional balance, unity & harmony.
  • it also burns karmas, relieves from past memories of shame, anger & low self-respect.
  • brings immense wealth & success in all spheres.

Chakra Benefits

wearing Rudraksha helps one in the opening blocked chakras nad Balancing it. each chakra has specific characteristic depending on which we have to wear a particular Rudraksha.

Rudra center, after extensive research and wide experience, has developed a unique scientific therapy called RRST for the benefit of all.

Spiritual use

Rudraksha beads are the material from which mālās are made. The term is used both for the berries themselves and as a term for the type of mālā made from them. In this sense, a Rudraksha is a rosary, used for repetitive prayer (japa), a common aid to worship in Hinduism and other faiths. Rudrakshas are also used for the treatment of various diseases in traditional Indian medicine.

A common type has five divisions, and these are considered to be symbolic of the five faces of Shiva. It should only be worn on a black or red string/thread or, rarely, a gold chain.

Rudraksha Malas have been used by Hindus as rosaries from at least the 10th century for meditation purposes and to sanctify the mind, body, and soul. The word rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of strong feelings He shed a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the rudraksha tree. It is believed that by wearing the Rudraksha bead one will have the protection of Lord Shiva. The Rudraksha fruit is blue but turns black when dried. The central hard seed may have 1 to 21 faces.

Identifying the genuine Rudraksha (properties):

  • One must discard Rudraksha if they are defiled by worms, are cut & broken and have cracks.
  • One must look for healthy, lustrous, having a natural hole and thorny bead.
  • Bigger size Rudraksha’s are better than smaller ones.
  • The mukhis/lines should be clearly visible and well defined.

Wearing method

To wear right Rudraksha one must know which one is most suitable Rudraksha for him/her. also knowing right product is crucial like wearing single wearing or a combination of Rudraksha or wearing it as a bracelet or neckless or on the wrist or upper arm. correct stringing of Rudraksha is cardinal.

Rudraksha can be worn with silk or cotton threads. Rudra center specializes in making bracelets of RUdarkasha in silver, gold & panchdhatu. Wearing Rudraksha of Nepal origins is recommended for enhanced benefits and results.

Value and Mukhi definition

Rudrakshas are valued and graded similar to semi-precious stones in India and the quality is judged primarily by the size, texture, color and the number of facets (or “mukhis” – naturally occurring grooves in the pod running vertically or horizontally from the stalk). Naturally occurring facets are valued higher than facets that are manually created or modified in a pod.

Most Rudrakshas have a small opening at the stalk point resulting from the extraction and cleaning process; this is sometimes further expanded by drilling, so as to allow the Rudraksha to be used for its benefits. The opening might be limited to the surface or it might be like a drill-hole.

Depending on the quantity of the grooves present on the bead, beads are named and traded in the industry. The 1-mukhi Rudraksha is one of the rarest types, whereas 5-mukhi Rudrakshas are the most commonly used and available.

Size

Size is always measured in millimeters. they range from as small as pea seeds to larger ones, some almost reaching the size of a walnut

Surface Texture

A Rudraksha’s surface should be hard and the projections should be well grooved, as found in most of the Nepalese Rudrakshas. Indonesian Rudraksha has a different appearance. Rudraksha from India shows very high and deeply grooved projections resembling natural deep hills and valleys.

Face appearance/Mukhi appearance

There are many examples of undeveloped, naturally joined, partially formed, or unformed faces in Rudraksha from all locations. Fully developed faces are the easiest one to count and can command greater value than their normal market standards. Undeveloped faces, joint faces, partially formed faces, and unformed faces create confusion among traders, and can actually alter the price of the Rudraksha considerably. There is not a single standard used amongst traders to describe the method of counting a Rudraksha’s faces.

Modification

Sometimes an incomplete groove is completed by the human process to increase the sealability of the bead or to fetch more value…in other words, to fool the customer. Such work on grooves is done with basic tools like saw blades, files, etc. A Rudraksha face should be naturally formed not made by any human effort; if any Rudraksha has any modified faces, those faces should not “count”, and the bead should be classed as Modified or Tempered Rudraksha.

Worked

If incorrectly maintained, Rudraksha pods are susceptible to fungal infection which can affect their integrity and value. Sellers may wrap Rudrakshas in a cotton cloth to avoid surface contact and pesticides to preserve the dried pod.

Some sellers may use vegetable or mineral oils to coat and protect the surface and/or darken the color of the pod. Many sellers include a note if explicitly using treatments that affect the color.

Description of the tree

Elaeocarpus garnitures grow in the area from the Gangetic plain in the foothills of the Himalayas to Southeast Asia, Nepal, Indonesia, New Guinea to Australia, Guam, and Hawaii. Rudraksha seeds are covered by an outer husk of the blue when fully ripe, and for this reason, are also known as blueberry beads. The blue color is not derived from pigment but is structural. It is an evergreen tree that grows quickly. The Rudraksha tree starts bearing fruit in three to four years from germination. As the tree matures, the roots form buttresses, rising up near the trunk and radiating out along the surface of the ground.

The Rudra (rudhir, rudraksha) tree

A. Creation of the rudraksha tree from the tears of deepest meditation shed by Rudra ( Shiva ) upon seeing the unrighteous conduct of demon Tarakasur’s sons, and their destruction by Shiva:

“Through their righteous conduct and devotion unto Shiva, Tarakasur’s sons Tadinmali, Tarakaksh, and Kamalaksh attained divinity. After some time, seeing that they had returned to their original unrighteous conduct, Shankar (Shiva) was grief-stricken and went into deepest meditation, and His eyes were filled with tears. A few of these tears fell onto the earth; a tree sprang up from these, which came to be known as the Rudraksha tree. Later, Shiva destroyed the sons of Tarakasur.” -Gurudev Dr. Kateswamiji

B. General information on the Rudraksha tree: found from sea level up to 3000m above. The Rudraksha tree grows in a narrow space, not on the open ground. Its leaves resemble those of tamarind or nux vomica but are longer. It yields one to two thousand fruits annually. The Yatis (Ascetics) in the Himalayas survive only on these fruits. These fruits are also known as amritphala (Fruits of Nectar). They satisfy thirst.

Scientific research on rudraksha

Although there is no rigorous research done on Rudraksha (maybe people does not recognize its importance or due to its holy status they don’t want any research) but yet, some scientist and scholars have done a great job in exploring Rudraksha’s medicinal and scientific parameters.

Dr. S.P. Gupta, in the year 1985 have shown that consuming Rudraksha powder orally can cure high blood pressure without any side effects.Mr. Vasantrao Vaidya from Maharashtra has shown that when Rudraksha is dipped into water, the electrical property of water changes. Dr. Gode has proved that Rudraksha has sterol and polyphenolic compounds and does not have any alkaloid. The Rudraksha have been found to balance/neutralize any excess charge deposited on the human body.

One of the best-known research papers was published by Dr. Suhas Roy of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Banaras, India.Dr. Roy’s research confirmed that the healing powers of Rudraksha beads flow from their electromagnetic properties. 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. Depending on the polarity and intensity of this induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity. 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.

Scientific Properties of Rudraksha

Rudraksha Bead has Electromagnetic, Paramagnetic, Diamagnetic and Dynamic Polarity or the ability to change its polarity. Rudraksha also has Anti-Ageing Properties based on their Electromagnetism.

have certain Electromagnetic and Inductive properties and when worn over the heart they send out corresponding signals differing for different mukhis to the brain, activating or controlling certain brain chemicals and neurotransmitters thereby inducing states of mind as described in ancient scriptures. For example the mental agitation’s and Dopamine levels (Increased amount of Dopamine cause overactivity of neurons resulting in mental agitation, restlessness, tension, fear lack of control etc. conversely decreased levels of Dopamine, result in peace, tranquility, stability etc.) of those who wore 5 Mukhi Rudraksha was found to be less and the serotonin levels (low levels of Serotonin, one such neurotransmitter cause depression, worry, lack of energy, low self-esteem and higher levels of it causes happiness, energy, drive, high levels of confidence and self-esteem etc. )of those who wore 1 Mukhi and 12 Mukhi Rudraksha bead was found to be high.

The activity of neurons in the right part of the brain was found to be high in the wearer of 14 Mukhi Rudraksha bead (right part of the brain control abstract and lateral thinking as against logical and structure thinking of left part of the brain). This perhaps is the reason behind the change in personality and attitudes of the wearer of different types of Rudraksha beads. When the persons get a positive confident frame of mind the impact goes deep into his subconscious mind sending out powerful vibrations thereby changing the way nature and others react to him/her.

Dynamic Polarity-

Rudraksha has the ability to-Change its polarity. This, in turn, is by virtue of its property, Diamagnetism. Diamagnetism is termed as the ability of any material to acquire temporary magnetic property in presence of an external magnetic field. The polarity of the charge induced is opposite to that of the external field inducing the charge. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart Region. Bioelectricity automatically gives rise to Biomagnetism Depending on the polarity of the Induced magnetic field. Rudraksha bead acquires a polarity that is opposite of the inducing field. As a result of this the opening up the passages of Arteries and Veins are far better than that of magnets.

Capacitance or the Dielectric Properties -Rudraksha beads act as a dielectric (i.e.) as a storage of electrical energy. This property of Rudraksha makes it capable of stabilizing and anchoring the Bioelectric current. The values are measured in units of Farad. This property is very helpful in controlling hyperactivity, palpitations of the heart, streamlining heartbeat etc. Due to stress when there is increased physical activity heart beats faster and the overall activity of hormones and nervous system increases. This causes increased energy levels or increases in potential difference. As a result of this the magnitude of the Bioelectric Current increases. Rudraksha beads acting as Dielectric store this excess Bioelectric Energy, thereby streamlining the overall activity to Normalcy.

Inductance:

Rudraksha beads by it have permanent magnetic properties. They have been observed to send out Inductive vibrations with frequencies measured in units of Henry (Volt Seconds/Ampere). This perhaps is the reason why people have felt better even when Rudraksha beads do not touch them physically.

Rudraksha beads act as a Stabilizing Anchor. Rudraksha beads’ electrical property can be broadly categorized into:

Resistance:

There is a continuous and subtle flow of bioelectrical signal throughout the body due to the potential difference between parts of the Body. Rudraksha beads of particular Mukhis or Facets have a definitive Factor of Resistance. It is measured in Ohms. When these beads resist the flow of bioelectrical impulses a specific ampere of current flow is generated depending on the factor of resistance. This acts in tandem with a heartbeat, streamlining it and sending out specific impulses to the brain. These impulses stimulate certain positive brain chemicals. Making us feel better, more confidants, poised and more energetic. It has been observed that specific Mukhis or Facets of Rudraksha beads send out specific signals acting on a particular brain chemical and thereby by affecting specific positive changes in personality. It is well proven that the state of mind and our personality is governed almost completely by the Brain, it?s functioning and that of Central Nervous System

Use of  Rudraksha in Medical Science

Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy

Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) is the science of using specific Rudraksha and Ratna combinations on a person so that the wearer is transformed into success. This Science taps the power of Rudraksha and Gemstones in a way that 100% of their properties are utilized. Neeta Singhal designed this Unique Methodology based on her study of the Puranas, Upanishads and her Research and Experience of one and half decades in this field. Till date, she has over 20,000 satisfied clients across the globe. Her mission is to share the benefits of these powerful cosmic tools – Rudraksha and Ratna – for your Personal and Professional Transformation and Success.

Rudraksha and Ratna are alive with powers that can change your life. They have the power to change emotions, circumstances and the path of planets in your favor. They work on specific chakras, which are the very basis for transforming your life of suffering, obstacles, and confusion into love, success and happiness. For this, it is important to choose the right Rudraksha and Gem depending on the horoscope, the blocked chakras and the desires of an individual. But most important of all is the wearing methodology.

A typical RRST session involves the therapist having a one-to-one chat with the client during which the problems are discussed, the root cause identified and the Rudraksha and Gemstone combination suggested. Once a client wears them, he starts experiencing positive changes within a week’s time. An overwhelming 20,000 testimonials from people from all walks of life have proved that this therapy gives success in the spheres of business, career, education and interpersonal interactions and relationships. This Therapy is extremely beneficial in regulating blood pressure, treating skin problems, allergies, backaches, headaches, digestion issues, knee/ankle pains, migraines, psychiatric disorders and provides relief from stress, depression, phobia, and insomnia.

Why RRST?

Works on the Chakras, the focal points of life force and the very basis of human life. Every Chakra is ruled by a specific planet and deity.

  • Works in a Holistic manner to heal your deep-seated blockages on the physical, mental and emotional level.
  • One-time investment on a product that you wear as daily jewelry to keep your chakras balanced.
  • A proven therapy backed by research, with over 20,000 testimonials.
  • Cost effective compared to other remedies.
  • No taboos, routines or dos and don’t associate with this. Wear it and carry on with your usual routine.
  • Practical solutions for modern life where people don’t have the time for meditation, yoga, and visits to therapists.

How to get Maximum Benefits out of RRST?

  • Consult an RRST expert who’ll identify your blocked chakras & suggest remedies.
  • Wear the combination 24×7 firmly against your skin; not too tight, not too loose.
  • You may remove Rudraksha before the bath to prevent soap, talcum powder or other chemicals going into the beads.
  • To clean your Rudraksha, soak every month in lukewarm water for up to 10 hours, scrub with a plastic brush, dry under fan & apply lightly perfumed oil with a brush.
  • Rudraksha works on front chakras & Ratna on back chakras to elevate you in mind, body & spirit. When first worn, they take 8-10 days to align with your body. You’ll notice the release of stress and a general easing of pain related to the chakras whose combination is worn.
  • With RRST, you will experience rejuvenation, positivity & lessening of mental and physical lethargy. This translates into success in the outside world & equips you to handle the challenges of life. Avoid distractions from your true path & turn to meditation and self-discipline.

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