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How to clean Rudraksha Beads? Cleaning and Caring for Rudraksh

Updated on March 24, 2013
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Procedure of Cleaning Rudraksha Beads

The Rudraksha Beads should be cleaned with utmost care. Wearing a Rudraksha while taking bath is said to be beneficial. These Beads are strong and have a life of thousands of years if they are well taken care of. They should be cleaned at least once in six months. How to clean rudraksh beads?

Regular usage can result in dirt and grime getting fixed in the pores of the beads. For cleaning this, dip the beads in warm water overnight. Scrub them thoroughly using a plastic brush in the morning. Keep a dedicated brush for the purpose of cleaning the beads. After cleaning properly wash the beads with normal water and then let them dry well. Apply olive/sandalwood oil on the dried beads using a brush after which the beads should be purified by offering incense, sandalwood paste and mantra's. Whenever the bead seem to be dry, apply oil on it so that it does not develop cracks and break.

How to clean Rudraksha Beads? Procedure of Cleaning Rudraksh Beads Mala
How to clean Rudraksha Beads? Procedure of Cleaning Rudraksh Beads Mala

Rudraksha Beads can cure diseases!

Rudraksha Beads are known to be helpful in curing several diseases. These beads are also worn as planetary remedy. As per research, rudraksha bead therapy is known to be more effective than magnetic therapy. Rudraksh rosary is also used while doing rituals and practicing meditation. For more information on 1-21 mukhi and other special rudraksha beads, their health benefits, astrological impacts, mantra's to be chanted etc visit my Blog "The Power of Rudraksha Beads".


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    Rahul Anand 8 years ago

    Thanks for suggestion about how to clean the rudraksha beds.

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    Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Comments Saurabh and Valliappan. I prefer to use sandel wood oil as it gives a nice smell to the beads.

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    valliappan R 9 years ago

    I like all and it is very essential to the beholder.

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    Saurabh Gokhale 9 years ago

    I did not know that olive oil is used on Rudraksha. I use ghee on Rudraksha and sandel wood oil. Some people even use Keo-Karpin Oil.