The Sacred Tree ‘Rudraksha’.
Rudraksha (Sanskrit:रूद्राक्ष, English: Rudraksha) (Scientific name of Rudraksha: Elaeocarpus ganitrus)
Rudraksha, a very important & mystical Bead of Hindu Mythology and Medication, is a kind of natural fruit that grows in Sacred Rudraksha Trees in Eastern hilly areas of Nepal.
Rudraksha Trees is a long broadleaf tree. The fruits which grow in rudraksha trees are also known as Rudraksha Fal. The Pious Bead which is found inside Rudraksha fruits(fal) is Known as Rudraksha or Rudraksha beads.
Rudraksha is used for wearing in the Body with Devotion. Rudraksha Beads fruits cover are edible in nature and also used in ancient medicine. We can find the importance of Wearing Rudraksha in Ancient Hindu Scripture like Shiva Purana, Padma Puran, etc.
I have sent before 4-6 years ago some holy plants to my clients from Nepal. I received news that Rudraksha, Bel Patra, and Peepal plants sent by us have been developed in the USA.
Nepal Rudraksha and forest is famous all over the world.
In the west Rudraksha is planted in Hawaii, the USA making it forest for more than 40 years ago by American-Hindu monk ‘Satguru Subramuniyaswami’.
In Nepal, Balguru Sadanand Maharaj has grown a rudraksha tree making it forest before more than 80 years ago which spread ancient God Shiva Rudraksha. Due to rudraksha cultivation from Sadanand Maharaj, many farmers practice it which now has spread all over the world.
Mostly Rudraksha is found in Nepal, Indonesia Java Sumatra Bali, India, and many known and unknown places. Nowadays Rudraksha provides good returns to farmers. In Nepal Rudraksha is grown mostly in Sankhuwasabha Khandbari Dingla Bhojpur, Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, etc.
According to Scripture, Lord Shiva’s favorite leaves(Patram) is Belpatra leaves which grow in Bel Patra plants/trees and Dearest Beads and garland is Rudraksha or made up of Rudraksha beads. There is one thing similar which makes us wonder is that both rudraksha leaves and bel Patra leaves look similar but the only difference is rudraksha leaves and trees are larger. These holy plants/trees/leaves/beads are worshipped and used in Hinduism to please God Shiva.
The Tree of Rudraksha starts giving fruits after 4-6 years when we care nicely.
In Rudraksha Trees, the Rudraksha Beads grow with its cover similar to orange and other fruits. These fruits changes from smaller to larger. These cover are green when it is underdeveloped and turns to blue when developed. The best time to collect rudraksha beads is when it turns to blue so that Mukhi/faces(variety) build according to nature. If we do not open the cover after develop it starts drying and do get hard to open it. If we would like to take out the dry beads cover in this case we should keep it in water for a few hours and try taking out its covers.
It is also believed in ancient medicine that Rudraksha’s cover is very helpful for stomach pain relief when we use Rudraksha fruits soaked Water after a few hours. We must use water when the colors of water change.
We (NepalRudraksha.com) owned more than 25 Rudraksha trees in Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk District, Bagmati Zone Nepal.
The fact of Rudraksha trees is that mostly it produces powerful 5 Mukhi rudraksha which is also known as 5 face rudraksha or Panch Mukhi Rudraksha. It is a normal kind of Rudraksha beads and it occupies mostly 65% of Single rudraksha trees. Mostly Rudraksha Garland or Rudraksha Mala or Rosary is made up of five Mukhi Rudraksha. Malas usually have 108 rudraksha beads and it is used for Japa(chanting) as well as wearing. There are also different types of Rudraksha.
Another normal rudraksha after 5 Mukhi is 4,6,7 Mukhi rudraksha, after it 3,8,9,10 Mukhi rudraksha, etc. And rare and expensive one is 21 Mukhi.
Rudraksha trees never grow in very hot nor very cold temperatures. It needs a suitable evergreen and suitable climate to develop. Rudraksha trees are very big and long so they need a big amount of land or jungle/forest for suitable growth. We can plant rudraksha in our garden. But not in a small amount of land or vessel. When developing in pot/vessel. We must establish it in a suitable place when it starts growing bigger after a few months.