Rudraksha is a kernel of a fruit or as said a type of seed. Usually, this tree is found in hilly areas. According to religious beliefs, Rudraksha originated from the water glands of Lord Shiva's eyes. It is believed that after severe austerity, when Lord Shankar opened his eyes, some tears came down on the Earth and Rudraksha tree was born from those tears.
Rudraksha is composed of two words, “Rudra” and “Aksha”. Rudraksha is considered to be a symbol of Lord Shiva, as "Rudra" is a name for Lord Shiva and “Aksha” means "tear". That is why it is said that the person who adorns Rudraksha is dear to Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha is also used within the spiritual realm. By wearing it, the person attains positive energy. Rudraksha is a boon by Shiva which has been revealed to eliminate the physical grief of the world.
Many of us are not even aware of the fact that when it should be worn. Let us tell you that you can adorn a Rudraksha on any Monday in the month of Shravan or anytime during the entire month of Shravan. Apart from this, you can also wear Rudraksha on Shivratri or any Full Moon day.
It should be kept in the mustard oil for 7 days before wearing. On the holy day, soak it in the Panchamrut (milk, curd, honey, tulsi and gangaajal) and bathe it with Gangaajal. After applying tilak on the Rudraksha with the havan ash, chant the mantra "ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विदमहे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रूद्र: प्रचोदयात / om tatpurusaya vidamahe mahadevaya dhimahi tanno rudra: pracodayata” and wear the bead around your neck. If havan’s ash isn’t available, then you can opt for Kumkum.
Apart from this, whenever you go to Shiv Mandir, you must touch the Rudraksha with Shivling. Also, bathe the bead in Gangajal and Panchamrit on two Mondays in a month. Doing this will eliminate negativity and problems from your life. You will also attain the blessings of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati.
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