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How to wear Rudraksha Beads Mala? Procedure and Rituals for wearing Rudraksh rosary

Updated on March 24, 2013
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Procedure of Wearing Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha Beads are the most auspicious for wearing. These beads have numerous health benefits and can be used as astrological remedy for planets. They are also widely used for japa and meditation.

When to start wearing a Rudraksha bead mala? Hindu Festivals like Shivarathri, Deepavali, Ganesha Chaturthi and Navarathri are some of the auspicious days on which one can start wearing Rudraksha Beads Mala or pendants for the first time. If that is not possible, wear the bead for the first time on a Monday morning or on the days representing the ruling deities of the beads. It is best to visit a Shiva Temple in the morning and get the beads sanctified by a priest and wear it immediately after the worship at the temple itself. Many reputed sellers do the rituals of purification and charging of the beads with mantras before it is send to the buyer. However, They do it in bulk and not individually. Though many vendors may claim that they have done the rituals related to the bead, there is no harm in doing the rituals by yourself again.

How to wear a rudraksha rosary? Wear the beads on any Monday morning after bath and prayer seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva with the rituals of offering gangajal, panchamrit, flowers, incense, ghee lamp etc with a pure heart and utmost devotion. If that is not possible, just wear the rudraksha beads with utmost devotion, faith and acceptance to Lord Shiva.

Procedure of wearing Rudraksha Rosary
Procedure of wearing Rudraksha Rosary

Mantra for Rudraksha

The Rudraksha beads can also be kept in the Puja altar and worship daily instead of wearing or carried in a pouch. If you prefer to wear the beads then you should not wear the beads

  • while going to bed or sleeping
  • indulging in sexual activities
  • going to cremation ground or attending funerals
  • visiting newborn babies
  • during menstrual bleeding
  • while drinking or smoking or taking non vegetarian food

Everyday in the morning after bath wear the rudraksha beads after chanting the appropriate beeja mantra of the beads 108 times. When chanting the mantras hold the rosary on the right hand. The beej mantras of different beads are given below or simply chant ‘Om Namashivaya’ instead.

  • 1, 4, 5, 10, and 13: Om Hreem Namah
  • 2 and 14: Om Namah
  • 3: Om Kleem Namah
  • 7 and 8: Om Hum Namah
  • 6, 9, and 11: Om Hreem Hum Namah
  • 12: Om Krom Srom Rom Namah

The rudraksha mala should be washed occasionally with warm soapy water and allowed to dry naturally. Also oil the beads with sandlewood oil so that the beads do not break or crack.

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Public Figures Wearing Rudraksha Mala

Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi | Source
Bal Thackeray
Bal Thackeray


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    Rishi Ranjan Raghav 

    7 years ago

    Can We perform the Rudraksha Energizing Pooja, in evening as well or only Morning is allowed as per our religious procedure ? Which time will be better for maximum result. Please suggest.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @karan No! You have to maintain separate rosaries for both.

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    7 years ago

    can the 108 beads mala used for jap be worn around the neck after doing japa in the morning..?

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    Anamika S Jain 

    7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @Bansal.sneha You could use any oil (even coconut oil) to prevent your beads from cracking. However,I prefer to use sandalwood oil as it gives the beads a nice smell too.

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    8 years ago

    miss Anamika is it necessary to oil the bead using sandalwood oil ?can i use mustard oil ?.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Comment Saurabh.

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    Saurabh Gokhale 

    11 years ago

    You have mentioned the rituals as any normal person could do. But I do much more before wearing the beads and after wearing as well for charging the Beads.


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