Rudraksha bead is a divine gift from Lord
Shiva to the mankind for helping them to combat
their miseries and sorrows. Therefore these
divine beads can be worn by any body
sex, caste, creed, culture and location. However
it is desirable that certain precautions be
taken while using Rudraksha since it is a divine
gift and therefore very pious.
First of all a person who wants to wear a
Rudraksha, should make sure of the type of
Rudraksha which is most suitable and idle for
him taking in to account his zodiac sign,
problems or desires for which he wants to wear
While Purchasing a Rudraksha one should make
sure that he is purchasing a genuine Rudraksha
only otherwise he will not get the desirable
effects. One of the best way is to purchase a
Rudraksha from some authentic source only and
not from any street vendors.
While wearing a Rudraksha for the first time, it
is advisable to do so on the particular day of
the week which again depends upon the type of
the Rudraksha. Also it is necessary that a
proper Puja (Pran Pratishta) is done before
wearing a Rudraksha for the first time to get
the maximum beneficial effects.
A Rudraksha can be worn around the neck ( as a
mala or pendent ) or around the wrist as a
bracelet. It can also be kept in the Puja room
to be used for japa.
A Rudraksha mala, Bracelet or a pendent can be
made using gold, silver or even a strong thread
preferably of red color.
Rudraksha mala should be cleaned after 15 to 20
days using Lukewarm water and mild liquid soap.
One should never use a strong detergents or very
hot/ boiling water.
One may periodically apply mustered oil/
sandalwood oil to the Rudraksha bead so that
they remain shiny and perfumed. Rudraksha beads
are very strong and if a proper care and clining
is done and if protected from getting physically
damaged, these beads can be passed on from one
generation to another.
A person can wear more then one Rudraksha bead
of the same mukhi. Alternately he can also wear
a mala/ bracelet having a combination of various
Rudraksha beads are a product of nature. Hence
they vary in their size and colors even if they
are identical in Mukhas (facets) . However this
variation of size and color dose not increases/
decreases the effectiveness of this divine bead.
Children should not be allowed to wear one mukhi
Rudraksha should not be worn while attending a
The best way is to keep the Rudraksha in Puja
place before going to sleep and wear the same
next morning only after taking a bath.
Females may avoid using Rudraksha for three four
days when nature is at its work.
Family members should not keep interchanging
Neck Malas, Japa Malas or Rudraksha beads. The
bond created between a wearer and Rudraksha is
very private and hence the wearer must not share
her/his Rudraksha with a third party. But it can
be willed and passed on to the next generation.