Tests like the one which sinks in water is original and the
one that floats is a duplicate one , are not right. Even the
ones made of wood with some lead impregnated in it can sink
comfortably in water. The best way is to procure from reliable
Many get confused with the shape and size. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural, there are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good health . Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.
Rudraksha can be worn at all times . Some books say that Rudraksha
could be taken off during sex , menstrual cycles , during visit
to funeral grounds and during Bowel movements . Also it is advisable
to take off beads while taking bath as excess soap dehydrates
the beads of the natural Oil . They need to be worn with faith
, respect and love .
Life of Rudraksh could be any number of years. If well protected,
can be passed on from generation to generation.
How to Identify the real Rudraksh:
Boil the rudraksh in water for continous 6 hours, if it is
real rudraksh there would not be any effect on the rudraksh
bead, else if it is artificial or two rudrakshs are joined together
artificially(in case of Gauri shanker bead), they will get seprate
3 Rudraksh should not be confused with
the shape and size. One should carefully examine that Rudraksh
bead have well defined, corns and contours are natural, there
are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good
health . Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.4.
Rudraksh Bead shall not be broken from any end.
Rudraksh is of special importance in religious ceremonies and
prayers of God - Goddesses. It is difficult to get one faced
and 9 to 14 faced Rudraksh. One faced rudraksh is very rare
and is very powerful. The five faced Rudraksh Chain (mala) is
therefore considered ideal for pooja purposes. A chain of 26
beads of rudraksh is placed on head, a chain of 50 beads is
placed over the heart, while a 16 beaded chain is kept on the
Rudraksh should surely be placed in one's place of worship at
home. This rosary is so powerful and effective that you can
yourself experience it. When a Sadhak places such articles at
home and regularly uses them then a time comes when he realises
While stringing the beads each bead is energised with Shiva Mantra and then the rosary is washed with pure water chanting
the Sadyojaat Mantra which is as follows.
Sadyojaatam Prapadyaami Sadyojaatave Namo Namah.
After this sandalwood paste, Agar and fragrance
is rubbed on the beads chanting the following Vaamdev Mantra.
Namo Jyeshtthaay Shreshtthay Namo Rudraay Namah Kar Vilarannaay
Namo Val Vikarannaay Namo.
Next the following Aghor Mantra is chanted while
Ghorebhyo Ghor Ghor Tarebhaya Savebhya Sarva Sharvebhyo Namaste
Astu Rudra Roopebhyo.
After this the rosary is smeared with saffron
chanting the following Tatpurush Mantra.
Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Mahaadevaay Dheemahi Tannorudraay Prachodayaat.
following Eeshaan Mantra is chanted on each bead.
Sarvavidhaanaam Eeshwar Sarvabhootaanaam Brahmaadipati Brahmaadhi
Patim Brahma Shivoham Astho Sadaa Shivom.
Next chant one round of the Mantra-
Tatvaay Naaraayannaay Gurubhyo Namah.