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The seed of the Rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus granitrus) holds a very special place in Hinduism, and is credited to possess mystical and divine properties. Necklaces made of Rudraksha beads are considered auspicious as well as powerful, and are supposed to have profound astrological and ayurvedic benefits. It is believed that one who wears Rudraksha is untouched by sins, and is protected from all impious deeds or thoughts.


Nowadays, they seem to come in all shapes and sizes, and available at every little
shop that sells alternative medicines, including a host of online stores. But
make sure you get the real stuff. Imitations look real but don't work! Here's
how to identify a genuine Rudraksha seed:

1. A real Rudraksha bead will never float on water.
2. Even if you boil a real Rudraksha in water for 6 hours, there would no effect
on the bead. A fake will easily disintegrate.
3. A good Rudraksha bead will not be broken at any end.
4. A 'healthy' bead should have well defined and natural corns and

January 17, 2010 at 10:52 am
(1) abhinav mishra says:

your concept is not at all clear.

December 15, 2010 at 1:07 am
(2) Abbal Singh Negi says:

Can you send me news letter in Hindi? this is be treated as a request.

December 15, 2010 at 1:43 am
(3) Subhamoy says:

Sorry Mr Negi, About.com does not publish newsletters in Hindi.

December 16, 2010 at 9:15 am
(4) Mag. Klaus Neyer says:

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March 26, 2011 at 11:06 am
(5) sashi kanth says:

i vl also be favour wid love marrage
y becoz it vi be understandable wid ur life patner
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October 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm
(6) James Hunter says:

Thanks to Shuvamoy for his fantastic article. I heard about Rudraksha tree to use in religious views in Hindu myth-on but made me clear. I know its use on Positive sign and used to make medicine. I will try when will be in India.

December 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm
(7) Arunangshu Hor says:

Thank you so much for this write up on Rudraksh. Now I know how to get a real seed.

December 14, 2011 at 4:45 am
(8) Rugmani Vasudevan says:

If possible can you send me in Malayalam language Hinduisum letters? Some of the contents specially in” Vedas” and our Holy Books in English I cannot understand.

December 20, 2011 at 5:51 am
(9) Agnes says:

Dear Subhamoy Das,

I think we should pay respect and remember for an other great loss of this year 2011..

It is Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi) (March 21, 1923 February 23, 2011) , who was the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a new religious movement.To her devotees she declared that she was the complete incarnation of the Adi Shakti.She has been nominated twice for the Nobel Price and honored numerous awards for her contributions to the peace, health and well being of the humankind in almost 100 countries.

“Within us lies the peace, the beauty, the glory of our being. We cannot seek it outside. We have to go within.” Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

She has been a great teacher and her teachings always will be remembered.JAI SHRI MATAJ!!!

December 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm
(10) hinduism says:

Thanks, Agnes for this information. I would love to do an article on her.

November 26, 2013 at 2:46 am
(11) Bandi Thaguru says:

Dear Mr. Subhamoy, we admore about your passion and efforts making in giving a life to Hinduism with new Electronic media help. we are knowing many new things about own religion which many of us dont know. we salute you. further to conclude, We too want to contribute something to protect our religion and spread. please suggest/ help how we can help? what we can do.? I am from Hyderabd, andhra pradesh.

November 28, 2013 at 12:03 am
(12) Nirmal says:

Dear Subhamoy,

Greetings and Good work.
Nice informative article on Rudraksh.

Best Rgds,

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