Rudraksha The Eyes Of Lord Shiva
Rudraksha beads denote the “eyes” of lord Shiva. Hence they are considered to be very auspicious and pious. These beads are obtained from a plant Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. The Rudrakasha trees are very tall and bear small white colored sweet smelling flowers on blooming in the rainy season. These flowers turn into black berry like fruits, which yield brownish red colored Rudrakasha seeds on maturing. These seeds have sutures running throughout their diameter determining their type.
Rudraksha beads are composed of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and some trace elements in combined form. The percentage composition of these gaseous elements was determined by C-H-N Analyzer and by Gas chromatography. These beads consist of 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen.People of all castes creed and religions can wear Rudrakasha. There is no sex or age bar for people desiring to wear these.