Rudraksha: Eyes of Lord Shiva

What is Rudraksha?

The term of Rudraksha originates from the two Sanskrit terms of 'Rudra' and 'Aksha' which respectively refers for 'Shiva' and 'eyes', and which mutually refers for ‘eyes of Lord Shiva’.

Basically, the reason behind calling it so belongs to an ancient and extremely prominent Hindu mythology belief. Rudraksha grow up and found over Rudraksha trees. They are believed to have been originated out of those places where tears from the eyes of Lord Shiva fell on the ground.

Significance of Rudraksha

It is considered as amongst the most powerful and most auspicious of all astrological objects and forces. It is the string which helps one cord a connection with the heaven. It is a source of reaching out to the inner self. It is the source of immense energy and positivity. All these attributes certainly make it to be one of the most desired of all astrological objects, equally popular amongst masses and sages.

Besides this extremely powerful attributes which reflect on rare of those many who choose to bring it in purpose with perfection, there are certain attributes which precisely reflects on almost everyone. It increases concentration, makes one more calm and serene, inclines one to get more spiritual, and heightens one’s ability to meditate. It confers powers with which one can gain effective control over physical, mental, and spiritual aspect of ‘self’.

Types of Rudraksha

There are numerous forms of Rudraksha, which vary on the grounds of ‘Mukha’. Mukha is thick natural line(s) which flows over the shell over a Rudraksha. It is the prime identity of any Rudraksha. It determines the form of Rudraksha.

A form with one Mukha is referred as 1 Mukhi Rudraksha, a form with two Mukha is referred as 2 Mukhi Rudraksha, and so on. There are as many as 108 different forms on these aspects, ranging from 1 Mukhi to 108 Mukhi. However, in astrology, most of them are not actually brought in use. Also, not all of them are easily found. Precisely, those falling within the bracket of 2 Mukhi and 21 Mukhi form are comparatively easily available, and are those which are brought for astrology based use besides the rarely found 1 Mukhi form. Some even claim that rest of all the forms has gone extinct.

Besides these forms, there are few other popular forms, which are categorized on different aspects. They are Garbha Gauri Rudraksha, Gauri Shankar Rudraksha, and Ganesh Rudraksha. These forms are completely different from the rest. They have two Rudraksha beads blend into one.


Different forms of Rudraksha are found in different parts of the world. Precisely, Burma, India, Nepal, Sumatra, Java, and Indonesia are its sources, amongst which Nepal is considered to be the most prominent source.

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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Thanks for educating me on this.

I always had a fascination towards Rudraksha, but usually only elderly people seemed to be using it

Thanks for sharing

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Wow, You have done it splendid job friend, it has really a special space in our religion too, awesome.

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theastrology 4 years ago from New Delhi Author

thanks thumbiz for your support.

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theastrology 4 years ago from New Delhi Author

Myownlife.. I'm very happy that you liked my work.

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