In this era of modernism, let’s be some traditional and wear this traditional piece of beauty . Rudraksh bracelet enhances the beauty of overall personality and also heals our mind spiritually and body biologically .
So why not make it a new trend ?
Rudraksha (Rudrākṣa) is a seed traditionally used as a prayer bead in Hinduism (especially shaivism). Rudraksha seeds are covered by a blue outer shell when fully ripe, hence also being called blueberry beads.
They are associated with the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and are commonly worn for protection and for chanting the Om Namah Shivay mantra by devotees.
Rudraksha is a Sanskrit compound word consisting of Rudra (Sanskrit: रुद्र) and akṣa (Sanskrit: अक्ष ). Rudra is one of Lord Shiva’svedic names and Akṣa means ‘teardrops’. Thus, the name means Lord Rudra’s (Lord Shiva’s) teardrops.
There are sources like Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and Kamal Narayan Seetha who translate Akṣa as eye. In this case the meaning of Rudraksha could also mean “Eye of Lord Shiva” or “Eye of Rudra”
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.
Rudraksha beads may be strung together as a mala and used to count the repetition of a mantra or prayer, similar to the use of rosaries in Christianity. Most garlands contain 108 beads plus one, as 108 is considered sacred and a suitable number of times to recite a short mantra. The extra bead, called the “Meru”, bindu or “guru bead”, helps mark the beginning and end of a cycle of 108, as well as having symbolic value as a ‘principle’ bead. While counting the mala the meru should not be overtaken but when meru is reached then mala is recited in reverse order. Recitation should be done after covering the mala and it should not touch the ground. After recitation mala should be kept in cotton bag. Rudraksha mala’s usually contain beads in following combination: 27+1, 54+1 or 108+1. 54+1 needs to be recited twice for one complete round. 27+1 needs to be recited four times for one complete round. It is possible to carry a single seed or several seeds strung on the same thread.
Rudraksha exhibit pharmacological properties that include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, antidepressant, anti-asthmatic, hypoglycemia, antihypertensive, smooth muscle relaxant, hydrocholeretic, antiulcerogenic and anticonvulsant.
In Ayurveda the bead, bark and leaves of Rudraksha are used for treating various ailments like mental disorders, headache, fever, skin diseases etc. It is used for treating cough, breathing problems, controlling epilepsy, liver related problems, jaundice, stomachache, high blood pressure, improving memory power, controlling brain fever, doing blood purification, having antibacterial effect and is used on burns. Rudraksha fruits are thermogenic, sedative, is used against cough, bronchitis, neuralgia, cephalagia, Anorexia, migraine, manic conditions and other brain disorders. The flesh or pulp of drupe is given in epilepsy, diseases of head and in mental illness.