Often referred to as beads, rudrakshas are actually seeds that grow inside of what looks like a blueberry.
Pronounced “Rud-ruck-sha”, our beads are sustainably harvested, fairly traded, and ethically produced.
The name rudraksha stems from Hindu mythology and means “the eyes of Shiva.”
It’s believed that the God meditated on the welfare of mankind and emerged crying tears of compassion.
The tears, upon hitting the Earth, crystallized to form the trees that grow rudrakshas. The beads have a very long life and are sometimes known to last up to eight generations.
Each bead has a number of facets or serration’s on the face, which are called mukhis/mukhas.
The rudraksha bead we mainly use is five mukhis, which is the bead that represents lord Shiva, and is the most commonly sought after bead.
Medicinally, they are known to heal the mind and body ailments, reduce heart disease and lower blood pressure.
They are also believed to increase clarity and general awareness, calm the central nervous system, help quiet the mind, and free negative thought.
In addition, they are said to be cooling when worn against the skin, and increase energy and stamina while providing rejuvenating qualities.