Rudraksha Mala – SCIENCE BEHIND IT

YUVA SHAKTI BANARAS/ February 12, 2015/ Science & Spirituality/


Aapko pata he Rudraksha ki Mala me 108 rudraksha  hi manke kyu hote he…

Kyuki Hamare Rishi gan hazaro saal phle ye jaante the ki suraj or dharti ki bich kitne duri he.

Diametre of sun = 1 391 000 kilometers

Distance between sun and earth = 149,597,870.7 kilometers

The distance is exactly equal to that figure which will come if you multiply sun’s diameter with 108.

Also for those who say the figure is no exactly 108, Please see here we have considered the Mean Distance betwee Earth & Sun, so you an see at one point of Time, the distance is exactly the same as required.

According to Puranas, Its written as…

“ Suraj or dharti ki duri ko 108 suraj bich me rakh kar bhara ja skta he.”

Don’t Believe, then check it. 149597870 / 1391000 = 107.54699.

Medicinal and Magical Properties –

No spiritual emblem is more closely associated with the path of yoga than the rudraksha mala or rosary. Rudraksha beads are synonymous with Lord Shiva, the overlord of the current reawakening of yogic science around the world. Similarly, no single tree is as rich with scriptural references, spiritual myths and legends as the rudraksha. Its berries, which are said to represent the tears of Rudra, have long been sought for their supposed medicinal and magical properties.

The Rudrajabalopanishad tells us that Lord Shiva was in the state of meditation for many thousands of years. When he opened his eyes from his prolonged samadhi, he beheld the whole vast sufferings and pangs of the unenlightened beings enmeshed in their struggle and confusion, and lacking any way of recognising their plight and the possibility of evolving themselves out of these seemingly insurmountable difficulties. Out of compassion, tears came to his eyes, and these fell to the earth giving rise to a tree called Maharudraksha. Rudra is the name given to Shiva in his destructive aspect and in Sanskrit it means ‘howl’ or ’cause of tears’.

The physical form

The botanical classification of the rudraksha tree is genus Eleocarpus, family Eleocarpaceae. Over 300 distinct species of rudraksha have been recognised, but of these only six are common. Rudraksha, in the form of large trees or smaller bushes, is found in Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Java, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Mauritius.

The rudraksha tree flowers in the rainy season, the flowers being white and hermaphroditic. Rudraksha trees usually first bear fruit after about five years, but Some take up to twenty years to do so. The fruit appears in the months of November and December and the seeds lie concealed in the centre, covered with a bluish-purple pulp.

The making of a bija

Preparation of rudraksha beads must be carried out in a particular way. The seeds are sun cured and the outer skin is torn away, revealing the round, oval or almond-shaped seed often with adhering strands of pulp. This pulp is removed by boiling in water mixed with lime (sodium bicarbonate).

The seeds must then be further cured by soaking in various precious oils, including almond oil mixed with musk, and oil from sacred trees. Finally, the prepared beads are roasted in the smoke of a sacred fire in which seven different sacred woods have been consumed. Afterwards, ghee may be used to harden the beads and black ash from the fire may be rubbed into the seeds as well.

Quality and classification

The best quality of rudraksha beads are divided into crescent-shaped sections, like the segment of an orange. These segments are referred to a ‘mukhas’ or faces, and its significance is determined by the number. Multi-faced beads are commonly divided into 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 22 mukhis, although rare aberrations which provide more faces are found.

According to ‘Yoga Sara’, spiritual attributes and powers corresponding to the gods abide in the beads according to the number of faces or mukhis. This determines the suitable mantras to be recited upon the mala and the particular value of the mala for the wearer.

The single faced rudraksha (ekamukhi) is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself. According to one legend, every year Lord Shiva endows three such seeds to the world- one passes to his most precious devotee, the second to a political leader, king or statesman, while the third is kept by the Lord himself. It is rare and precious and carries the properties of all other rudrakshas. Whoever wears it will be absolved of sin, and if self-control is practised, he becomes one with the absolute (pure consciousness). It bestows both pleasure (kama) and liberation (moksha).

The two-faced rudraksha is considered sacred to Ardhanarishwara, who is hermaphroditic, (half Shiva- the male principle and half Parvati- the female principle). This reflects the tantric conception of the divine personality possessing both male and female attributes which are deserving of worship. The seed is also known as Gauri Shankara and makes possible the attainment of all desires and wishes. It bestows concentration and one-pointedness of mind, confers tantric powers, and brings peace in conjugal life, and facilitates the awakening of kundalini shakti in serious sadhaks.

The five-faced (pancha mukhi) is the most common and readily available type of rudraksha. It is worn by religious devotees, sadhus, yogis and swamis alone. It is sacred to Shiva as Kaala-asi (kalagni), destroyer of Yama, god of death. It symbolises Lord Shiva in his five aspects or panchabrahma (Sadyajata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Ishana); and is said to ward off the five heinous actions (panchamahapataka). According to Shiva Purana, ‘It is lordly. It bestows all sorts of salvation and achievement of all desired objects’!

The bija mantras for wearing rudraksha beads, according to the number of mukhis, is as follows: (1) Om hring namah, (2) Om namah, (3) Om kling namah, (4) Om hring namah, (5) Om hring namah, (6) Om hring hrang namah, (7) Om hrung namah, (8) Om hrang namah, (9) Om hring hrung namah, (10) Om hring namah, (11) Om hring hrung namah, (12) Om krong kshang rong namah. (13) Om hring namah, (14) Om namah.

In psychological terms, the different mukhis act as voltage regulators, determining the intensity and frequency of the current of spiritual energy drawn from cosmic sources and integrated into the psychic personality of the individual wearer. This depends upon the personal attributes, samskaras and level of evolution, and the type and number to be worn.

Rudraksha beads can be of five colours and were worn according to one’s caste. According to Rudrojabalopanishad, white beads are produced only in heaven and are to be worn only by gods; brown beads should be worn by brahmins; red beads are for kshatriyas, yellow beads are for vaishyas and black beads are for sudras. The most highly prized are white, followed by red, then golden, black and brown. The first and third varieties are rare, so the traditional association with each caste is not on a basis of value or rarity.

Sometimes red and black are not the natural colours, but are produced after soaking the beads in oil-dyes during the preserving process.

Blood pressure and rudraksha

Rudraksha occupies a unique place in the Hindu Materia Medica. It has always been considered to possess properties which prevent ageing, prolong life and rejuvenate the human organism.

Rudraksha beads are recognised as antipyretic (will lower elevated body temperature), anti-helminthic (ridding the body of worms), and anti-paralysant. They help their wearer to maintain a perfect balance between the three vital airs- namely bile, wind and phlegm.

The major physiological influence of rudraksha on the human body is to control the blood pressure. This is very important, not only for those with hypertension and hypotension, but also for those who wish to meditate successfully. This is because the blood pressure changes during meditation and people can have experiences which they mistake as spiritual; or feel heat or cold in the body; or even feel irritability.

Physiologically, this is how rudraksha works. In the side of the neck there is a group of pressure sensitive cells called baroreceptors. They continually monitor the changing blood pressure accompanying each cardiac impulse, and relay this information to the vasomotor centre in the base of the brain. This centre makes any minute adjustments in heart rate and cardiac output, which enables a constant blood pressure to be maintained. At the time of meditation, when rudraksha is worn in contact with the baroreceptors, control over the cardiac impulse is enhanced so that variations do not occur and meditation is not disturbed by these transitory influences.

Therefore, upon the basis of their own clinical experience, doctors, healers and physicians of every healing science in India today, routinely prescribe the wearing of rudraksha as an adjuvant in controlling blood pressure and managing heart disorders.

Further medicinal uses

Various species of Eleocarpus are utilised in many traditional systems of healing. For example, an infusion of bark and leaves is used as a mouthwash for inflamed gums. The fruit, which is high in citric acid, is used in some organic brain disorders, pneumonia, ulcers, dysentery and diarrhoea, and as an emetic. The leaves are high in vitamin C content and are used for rheumatism and as an antidote for poison. A bark decoction is also used for rheumatism, indigestion and bileousness. The seeds are used, again for rheumatism, typhoid fever and epilepsy. Sufferers from smallpox, chickenpox or leprosy may be given the paste derived by rubbing the dried fruit or seed on a stone.

The Atharva Veda, puranas and Upanishads delineate curative and healing properties of each type of bead, but expert advice should be sought before using any of these methods.

Spiritual significance

In spiritual life, the rudraksha mala is received from the guru at the time of initiation. When received from a guru, such a mala is of infinite value, and no price can be set for it. Perhaps its value can best be assessed as all you have or can offer to the guru forever, be it in the form of service, prayers, devotion, money, material goods or everything. In fact, a mala worn without the blessings of a guru, or saint is considered ineffectual or even detrimental to its wearer, as such a mala has been purchased for ego gratification, while the mala is intended to eradicate the ego of a sincere aspirant.

The number of rudraksha beads worn is variable. According to the scriptures, the benefits attained by wearing 1100 beads cannot be described in thousands of years. ‘Let those who have faith wear 3 beads in the top knot, 6 in each ear, 12 round each wrist, 36 over the crown of the head, 32 or 27 tightly around the neck, and 108 as a garland. They will surely attain Rudrahood’, enjoins the Rudrojabalopanishad.

Rudraksha should be worn by all those who wish for both pleasure (kama) and liberation (moksha) in life, and especially by devotees of Shiva or his consort, Kali, Uma, Parvati Devi, enjoin the scriptures. It is equally venerated by householders engaged in active worldly life in order to work out their karma.

Other tantras claim that the wearer of the rudraksha mala will obtain riddhi (psychic prosperity). Rudraksha mala is also used in various sadhanas for repetition of mantras, charms and incantations, and as a protective armour against ill-luck, accidents and diseases.

Kundalini tradition

In the tradition of kundalini yoga, rudraksha is symbolic of the ajna chakra (bhrumadhya), the seat of spiritual insight and intuition. By virtue of kriya yoga, or by force of long and vigorous austerities, the emotional and reproductive energies are redirected upwards within the body of a yogi. The ‘seed’ commonly released through the urethral meatus of a man is transmuted by the practices of yoga into the more subtle secretions of the regenerated pineal and pituitary glands in the brain itself.

This transcendental ‘seed’ of Lord Shiva is then released in the world by the sages, yogis and masters as their compassionate works and actions having a far reaching influence upon the evolution and destiny of mankind as a whole. Rudraksha is the symbol of this transmutation of sexual energy into spiritual energy within the yogi’s nervous system, and its subsequent ejection from the third eye (ajna chakra) as tears of divinely inspired, compassionate, intuitive and spiritual action for the evolution of our race.

Rudraksha Benefits –

1.       Rudraksha is considered as incarnation of Bhagwan Shiva. The person who wears Rudraksha possess always good health, is respected by all and is capable of attracting everybody & any body.

2.       Rudraksha is a very important and mystical bead of Hindu Mythology & Meditation & Rishi Cult.

3.       Rudraksha has a high profile in Tantrism and spiritualism specially Nara gosha & Graha dosha.

4.       Rudraksha worshipped as a source of good luck, good health, prosperity, medical values, success, financial gains and for eradication of evil forces.

5.       Faceless Rudraksha ( Nirankara) is most powerful.

6.       One chaturmukha ( 4 faces) Rudraksha and one shanmukha (6 faces) Rudraksha tied together with copper wire and wearing with red thread as a (talisman) shiva shakti locket will improve the attentiveness, memory growth, interest in studies, etc., Boon for studies and aged, pandits, astrologers, leaders, etc.

7.       For the bite of a Scorpion or other such creatures panchamukhi Rudraksha can be rubbed on a grind stone with the juice of a lemon and the paste applied on the affected spot. Pain will subside.

8.       Those who takes the bath by keeping 9 (nine) Rudrakshas in water will get benefits equally to Ganga Jal Bathing and energy gaining.

9.       Rudraksha can be worn by any person without the consideration of nation, religion, caste, sex, with full confidence to get desired benefits in mandalam (40 days). One should wear the malas at all times except sex time, going to burial grounds and ladies should not wear during menstrual periods. It is also helps for longevity and avoids untimely death.

10.    One can wear first time Rudraksha on any Monday, maa shivarathri, maha shivarathri, sun or moon eclipse and sankranthi days, amavasya, poornima, etc.

11.    Rudraksha mala with 108 beads is purnamala, with 54 beads ARDHAMALA with 27 beads NAKSHATRA MALA, mala with 21 mukhis of Rudraksha is known as INDRA MALA which is very rare one.

12.    At the time of wearing Rudraksha mala it can be of honey or other colour but during the course of time all malas will become black and hard due to the contact of fat containing sweat and yogaagni of the human body.

13.    In various countries of the world people belongs to different religions are making their children to wear Rudraksha like Talisman for the health protection and planetary problems and for higher education.

14.    Rudrakshamala is the best mala to wear and for japa for perfect health than any other malas, Nepali Rudraksha mala is the best and powerful.

15.    Rudraksha malas got characteristics of gold, copper & electro magnetic power, which is energized by cosmic rays and transmit in to human body for perfect health due to its good conductor properties.

16.    Natural Rudraksha will have seeded pockets inside the Rudraksha equalent to the number of mukhas (ferrows) are seen as on the face of Rudraksha.

17.    Bhagwan shiva’s pooja is incomplete without

§       Rudraksha

§       vibhuti

§       Bilwa

18.    shakti Rudraksha can be saved from cracking or any other type of damage by keeping in olive oil or mustard oil for 3 hours as a preventive once only. Then taken out wipe of oil clearly and use.

19.    Rudrakshas when kept in pooja they should be rested on bottom side. Panchmikhi minimum 9 beads.

20.    Rudraksha are available in 5mm to 12 mm size. By various researchers it is found for wearing small Rudraksha malas and for japa and puja big size Rudraksha are beneficial and easy to use.

21.    Any one by looking at Rudraksha of Rudraksha malas, like thrantaka in yoga, touching in japa or wearing like mala etc. will get full benefits regularly.

22.    Rudraksha is a herbal diamond hence on mala shivarathri day Rudrakshas prepared like rakhi and potentised with mantra siddhi is tied on right hand wrist near jeeva nadi. The prana shakti will be activated and fully circulated to the all parts of body and all impurities in the body are cleaned.

23.    At the time of first time wearing the Rudraksha to get the full benefits. In the morning before 9 am and before the shiva photo on shivalinga chant 108 times OM NAMAH SHIVAHYA or Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantram, then touch the RUDRAKSHA or mala to shiva photo or linga and then wear get desired benefits positively.

24.    Rudraksha mala japam with the pointing finger is for Shatru Nashanam with middle finger for dhana prapthi, with ring finger peace of mind, with little finger for beauty care. This is experimented and experienced.

25.    when Rudraksha is boiled keeping in the milk, it will be effective for only one time. Hence for using 40 days treatment with same Rudraksha, we have to keep Rudrakshas in hot milk and take out when it is cooled. Like this you should do for 40 days.

26.    to prepare Rudraksha medicated water for the treatment of chronic diseases. Rudrakshas should be kept in night times in one cup of water for nearly six hours and early in the morning after taking Rudrakshas from water, medicated water can be 20 minutes. After 40 days these Rudrakshas are not useful for medicinal purposes.

27.    generally Rudrakshas either kept unused or by not wearing they will loose their medicinal utility after three years as their will be no interaction of energy.

28.    after wearing the Rudraksha the fat in the human body, sweat, external dust, etc, will close the fine pores of Rudraksha, and the Rudrakshas medicinal inter-action with the human body is disturbed. Hence clean the Rudraksha / malas once in six months keeping in soap-nut (Reetha) water for ½ hour and clean it with new tooth brush and wear again for desired benefits it is like recharging.

29.    It is observed among the lakhs of Rudraksha s NO TWO RUDRAKSHAS are of similar shape, colour, etc. By wearing Rudraksha kundalini jagrithi will be fast and easy, some people wear Rudraksha on ear lobes, gullet place at the throat and the fore head touching the Agna Chakra etc., on chest in common.

30.     It is advised one should have separate mala for wearing and separate mala for japam and one must not use the Rudraksha used by others.

31.    Big sized 54 Rudrakshas with nylon thread may be prepared as Dwarabandana and tied on the top of inside the main door. This will cure some vasthu doshas, drusti doshas and nara gosha.

32.    in pooja, drawing room, photograph of gods and important personalities may be decorated with Rudraksha malas. By this there will be cosmic radiation activity in the room and by the way of thrataka when we look at photo our eyes will be benefited. This removes vasthu dosha too.

33.     People who suffer with undesired irritability, anger and anxiety, mental illness. Just a day or two before full- moon or no-moon days will get 90% cure by wearing Rudraksha mala in a prescribed way.

34.    it is seen in various reputed ashrams, mandirs Rudraksha malas of many decades old are with the peetadhipathis which are given to them as a symbol of authority from their gurus along with giving the charge of ashrams. Thud
Rudraksha dharana by swamyji is a must & essential and symbol of authority to run the ashram.

35.     In rudraksha satyavani (dowsing)- bhavishya vani forms cosmo electro magnetic field and radiation comes out after teletherapy message. Rudraksha pendulum gets the movement. The directions of movements is helpful for prediction & disease diagnosis.

36.    “Beads in the shape of ardha chanrakara (cashewnet) is not at all Rudrakshas but they are bhadrakshas some businessmen, sellers, frauds persons are cheating the innocent public for huge amounts naming them as ekamukhi Rudrakshas.”

37.    Rudraksha therapy by itself and also in combination with other healing systems can cure any illness. Apart from the healing at physical, mental and emotional level, Rudraksha increases body-energy, self-confidence, money growth, intelligence, intuition and so on. It is also harmonises and balances all the body systems, glandular organs and immune central nervous system. It also balance the brain waves bringing peace and harmony clearing the mind and making medication & meditation easier.

38.    Thus the benefits of this miraculous Rudraksha plant having been flowing to the users, wearers from the time-immemorable. Even in the latest researchers it is proved that Rudraksha got more medical effectiveness and spiritual effects and withstood to various laboratory tests and scientific experiments. It is proved installing Rudraksha & malas in the houses in particular method removes the Gruha dosha – vasthu dosha – nara gosha, etc..

39.    Thus by this reason the age old Rudraksha therapy is gaining more momentum all over the world in different countries and practicing benefits lakhs of patients and suffer with different problems in this computer age. Day by day acceptance of this Rudraksha’s super natural & holistic medicinal system is spreading all over the universe.