The Rudraksh Mala

#1 Aug 4th, 2005, 10:23
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Can anybody tell me the significance of the rudraksh mala?
#2 Aug 4th, 2005, 11:21
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I'm not sure if I get your question right but the "Rudraksha" beads are said to be literally "Tears of Shiva (Rudra)," hence their significance. Google around for it, will lead you to plenty goofy sites btw and less so of a serious nature. They are the dried seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus to be precise. Commonly worn on necklaces and the likes and held to be sacred by many Hindus. If you've had people trying to push a necklace involving somewhat bulky round nuts on it on you this was probably it, or more likely a substitute.
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#3 Aug 4th, 2005, 12:52
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The Rudraksha Seed is very holy and people in India wear it.

It has lot of medicinal properties and divine powers. It can keep you healthy and away from evil.
#4 Aug 4th, 2005, 20:46
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thanks... I did look it up. Does the mala have to be 108 beads or does it have similar healing properties if it less than 108?
#5 Aug 4th, 2005, 20:59
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The Rudraksh Mala always has 108 beads.
If the size of the seeds is small it costs more.
Its cost also depends on the no. of faces it has (rather partitions). The one which has only one face (vertical lines divide the seed into faces) is the costliest. You also have 5 faced rudraksh and 7 faced.
The one faced one costs in hundreds of rupees, and is considered to be most effective, but that is rarely put in malas, as each such bead costs in hundreds of rupees, you can get a good mala with small 5 faced beads for around Rs 150-200 in places like Badrinath.
It is supposed to have properties like keeping a person calm, and also many medicinal properties, like helps heart patients etc. (dont know how true it is)
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just like rosary beads, it is also used to count off while repeating mantras -- hence the 108 beads.
#7 Oct 2nd, 2017, 23:43
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Can someone suggest any good store for buying original rudraksha beads/ rudraksha mala in Haridwar?
Today I visited one shop in Motibazar area in Haridwar, but the bracelet alone was 250 rupees. But i could notice few beads were damaged, hence didn't buy it.
Any suggestions for other sources/ stores in any other location?


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