The word ‘Rudraksha’ has originated from two Sanskrit words of ‘Rudra’ and ‘Aksha’ which means ‘tears of lord shiva’. Rudraksha is said to be Rudra's gift to the mankind and who wears Rudraksha with devotion is like Rudra himself.

Rudraksha is popularly known as Utrasum Bread tree. Botanical name for Utrasum Bead is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb, commonly called Rudraksha Tree in India, also called Ganitri Tree or Jenitri Tree in Indonesia.The fruit of the Utrasum bead tree is called Rudraksha fruit. The seeds of the Rudraksha fruit are called beads. There are clefts called MUKHIS on the surface of the beads. The classification of the Mukhis is done on the basis of the number of mukhis on the surface of a Rudraksha bead.

There are 1 Mukhi to 38 Mukhis in Rudraksha but normally 1 to 14 mukhis are used for astrological purposes and the rest are rare and special beads.

Around 70% of the Rudrakhsa trees are found in the Javanese Islands of Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India. Rudraksha beads are said to contain approximately 50% carbon, 1% nitrogen, 18% hydrogen and 31% oxygen.

All the people are allowed to wear Rudraksha beads. There is no sex or age bar for people desiring to wear these Rudraksha beads.

The common chanting mantra for all Rudraksha beads is "Om Namah Shivaya"

Rudrakasha beads

The important rudrakasha beads are as follows.

One Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Two Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Three Mukhi rudraksha bead

Four Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Five Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Six Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Seven Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Eight Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Nine Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Ten Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha bead

Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Twenty one Mukhi Rudraksha Bead

Ganesh Rudraksha Bead

Gaurishankar Rudraksha Bead

Astrological significance of Rudraksha Beads

>> Ruling Planets and deities of Rudraksha Beads

>> Rudraksha Beads uses

>> Rudraksha Beads mantras

>> Rudrakha Beads wearing method and Mantras

>> Selection of Rudrakha Beads

>> Rudraksha Beads genuine tests

Rudraksha Beads genuine test 

Original Rudraksha gives us enormous fortune by the grace of Lord Siva. Find the original Rudraksha Beads through the following Tests 

01. Appearance of Rudraksha:


Rudraksha beads are nuts of Rudraksha trees. They will be in Reddish-brown / Pale-Yellow color with many groves on their surface. There are three sizes of Rudrakshas. Amla fruit size (Dhatri phala pramana), Zizyphus fruit size (Badari phala pramana) and Chick pea size (Chana matra).

02. Magnetic field test:

Original Rudraksha will have a magnetic field around it. Place Rudraksha between two copper coins. If Rudraksha rotates itself it is original.


Place Rudraksha on the coin vertically with it's poles facing up and down. Bring the second copper coin slowly, so that you can see the movement.


Rudraksha must rotate in Clockwise direction (Pradakshina). There will be some Rudrakshas which rotate Anti-clockwise (Apradakshina). But never take them. They are also Rudrakshas but will have Negative energy.

03. Water test

Real Rudraksha will sink in water or milk. For testing the genuity of Rudraksha Beed, placed the bead inside a glass full of water for one hour duration. After taking out if the bead remains solid, the bead is genuine. The remaining water inside the glass should not contain any worms, and color of water should remain transparent. Now clearly observe the bead for tiny holes or damages. If everything is ok, dry the bead under the fan and wear it as per proceesure.The bead when worn should touch the body.

04. Temperature test:

This is an important property of Rudraksha. Place Rudraksha in a glass with small amount of water up to shinking level. Record the temperature by using a Thermometer. Again Record the temperature after 30 minutes. You can observe 1 or 2 degrees centigrade rise of temperature.

05. Milk test:

Place Rudraksha in a glass of fresh milk. See after 2 days. The milk will not spoil. Some quality Rudrakshas can protect milk for even 3 days. Ek mukhi Rudraksha will work for 5 to 7 days.

We can use above tests to find out Original Rudraksha.

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