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Rudraksha Seeds are used in the Far East to heal all manners of imbalance, physical to spiritual. These seeds are considered sacred to Shiva and are often used to make prayer beads for malas. Rotating them over your skin helps bring their balancing energies into your field.

Historical Folklore

In Hindu mythology, there are various myths and legends detailing the creation of the Rudraksha seed. In most of them, these are considered to be the sacred tears of Lord Shiva, one of the most important Hindu gods. These tears are said to have grown great fruit trees.

These seeds have been historically given as traditional gifts for a variety of occasions, including as “get well” tokens for the sick and joy talismans for newlyweds.

Rudraksha seeds are said to contain miniature faces in their grooved surface. Called mukhis, seeds with a number of faces higher or lower than five are considered rare.


Rudraksha seeds are found within the fruit of the Elaeocarpus ganitrus tree, which is native to Nepal. This has earned these seeds the nickname “blueberry beads”.

Chakra Association

These seeds are believed to be able to connect to any of the chakras.


You can place rudraksha seeds in full moon moonlight to energize. They can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

Rudraksha seeds are not known to connect with any astrological signs.

Health Folklore

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Rudraksha Seeds at Crystal Life

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