Rudraksha

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The rudraksha seed, produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved trees in the genus Elaeocarpus, is traditionally used as a prayer bead in Hinduism. The different types of seeds have between 1 and 21 mukhi or faces, and each type has different gods, planets and benefits attached.

All our rudraksha are 2 mukhi, i.e. with only two lines on each bead. The ruling god of the 2 mukhi rudraksha is Ardhanarishvara, the composite androgynous form of Shiva and Parvati, and the ruling planet is the Moon. The 2 mukhi rudraksha is supposed to control the destructive impact of the Moon (anger, frustration and lack of concentration). It is also said to reduce the likelihood of developing diseases of the left eye, kidneys and intestines. But, most importantly, the 2 mukhi rudraksha is used for aiding the development of harmonious relationships, unity or oneness between guru and disciple, parent and child, husband and wife or between friends.

The rudraksha have been washed in soap berry liquid, but is otherwise untreated.

Growing area

All our rudraksha originate from the same tree located in the Western Ghat mountain range on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu near Kumily Town. The tree is mature and grows without interference from humans, i.e. it isn't pruned or damaged in any way. The tree photo is the actual tree.

Resources (rudraksha)

For inspiration, information and entertainment, you may want to check some of the information about rudraksha at Wikipedia, Speaking Tree and rudraksha.co.in

Resources (Hinduism)

Ardhanarishvara: Wikipedia
Shiva: Wikipedia
Parvati: Wikipedia
The Moon: Wikipedia

Benefits

Sadhguru about rudraksha on Youtube: part 1 and part 2.

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25-29 mm, 30-34 mm, 35-39 mm, 40-44 mm