What is a Genuine Rudraksha? How to identify Fake Rudrakshas? Let us discuss in detail about this topic.
Why Fake Rudrakshas are created?
Nobody will create Fake Panch mukhi Rudraksha. Because, they are available ample in the Nature. But, Ek mukhi Rudraksh, Gauri shankar Rudraksha, Trijuti Rudraksha, and some Rare Rudrakshas are limited. They are not available up to the demand. This lead to creation of Fake Rudrakshas.
What is a Genuine Rudraksha?
It must be a Rudraksha. Not Bhadraksha or some other. Compartments inside Rudraksha must match the number of lines (Mukhi) on it. No alteration should be done to prove it as a different Rudraksha. No art-work should be done.
Genuine Ek mukhi:
Availability of Ek mukhi Rudraksha is very limited. Best Ek mukhi is Round shaped with a single line on it. It is not at all available commercially. But, business people sell half-moon shaped Ek mukhi. This is also Ek mukhi Rudraksha.
How Fake Ekmukhi Rudraksha is created?
By removing a line on Two mukhi Rudraksha with fine instruments.
By using glue to cover the lines of Two mukhi or Three mukhi.
By printing Shivling, Serpent, and Aum on Bhadraksha.
By using Zizyphus (Badari) seeds.
By using and Dalbergia (Simshupa) and Chestnut wood.
By using Lac or some Synthetic material to create it artificially!
How to identify Fake Ekmukhi?
Use the tests explained in Original Rudraksh page to find out whether it is a Rudraksha or not. Closely observe for alterations. Boil the Rudraksha in water. It removes the glue if applied. Soaking in liquid Nitrous oxide is useful to remove more sophisticated glues. The best way is to take an x-ray photograph and count the compartments.
Genuine Rudraksha - Fake Rudraksha:
Gauri shankar Rudraksha :
Two Rudrakshas are joined artificially to create it. Normally Gauri shankar is made up of two Panch mukhi Rudrakshas. If you see a different variety, be careful.
We can't find many Trijuti Rudrakshas in the Nature. These are also generally formed out of Panch mukhis. Don't believe Trijuti made up of three Ek mukhis!
There are 14 mukhi Rudrakshas created from 12 mukhis. X-ray test is the only solution to be 100% sure. Rare Rudrakshas above 14 faces are also present. But, purchase only from Genuine persons.