Saturday, January 3, 2009

Original Rudraksha : How to test Rudraksha



Rudraksha borne out of tears of Lord Shiva. It is divine. It is holy. Original Rudraksha gives us enormous fortune by the grace of Shiva. But how to find it?

Rudraksha test:

Many people think that we can find Real Rudraksha by a single test. That is only half-true. Sadhus identify Original Rudraksha by a collection of tests. The tests are simple. Now I'm going to illustrate them.

Appearance of Rudraksha:

Rudraksha beads are nuts of Rudraksha trees. They will be in Reddish-brown / Pale-Yellow color with many groves on their surface. There are three sizes of Rudrakshas. Amla fruit size (Dhatri phala pramana), Zizyphus fruit size (Badari phala pramana) and Chick pea size (Chana matra).

O.k. Let us concentrate on important tests to identify Real Rudraksha.

Magnetic field test:

Original Rudraksha will have a magnetic field around it. This character can be used to find out a Real one. Place Rudraksha between two copper coins. Rudraksha rotates itself.

Precautions:
Place Rudraksha on the coin vertically with it's poles facing up and down. Bring the second copper coin slowly, so that you can see the movement.
Results:
Rudraksha must rotate in Clockwise direction (Pradakshina). There will be some Rudrakshas which rotate Anti-clockwise (Apradakshina). But never take them. They are also Rudrakshas but will have Negative energy.

Density test:

Real Rudraksha will sink in water or milk. Rudraksha beads from unripe fruits will also float on water. But they are useless.

Thermometer test:

It is a simple test which explains an important property of Rudraksha. Place Rudraksha in a glass with small amount of water (just enough to cover Rudraksha). Record temperature by using a Thermometer. Record the temperature after 30 minutes. You can observe 1 or 2 degrees centigrade rise of temperature.

Milk test:

It is a time consuming test. But, it shows the superiority of Ek mukhi Rudraksha over all remaining Rudrakshas. Place Rudraksha in a glass of fresh milk. See after 2 days. The milk will not spoil. Some quality Rudrakshas can protect milk for even 3 days. Ek mukhi Rudraksha will work for 5 to 7 days. Really!

Tantrics and Yogis can identify the Power of Rudrakshas by keeping Rudraksha in their fist and observing pulse (Nadi spandana) . That is impossible for normal persons. But, we can use above tests to find out Original Rudraksha.

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"This article is dedicated to Lord Ganesh who gives us Buddhi (Wisdom) to find the real Truth."

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

the information is very usefull.
thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

who sells the original ones or where to get it from

Anonymous said...

OM Siddhidata Shree Ganeshaay Namah!

I am extremely impressed with your erudition and dedication. May God bless you for educating the curious and the ignorant.

OM Namah Shivaay!

Anonymous said...

i have one face rudraksha i think its fake now i will use these test

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir, I am genuinely impressed with your knowledge in the field. I have been given a Five Mukhi Rudraksh by someone for wearing, to counter my high BP.The bead was brought from Nepal in the form of unripe fruit, has been processed in India. It floats in water & does'nt sink.I'm wearing it in red colour thread, should I continue wearing it or not since you have stated that beads which float(might be unripe) are useless or do not have any power. Kindly advise please.I shall be highly obliged.Regards, Ashish.

Srihari said...

OK, anyhow, you can wear it. Sorry to use the word 'useless'. A Rudraksha is always useful. But, you can either purchase a better Panchamukhi. It just costs around Rs.5/- and is available easily.

pasgal said...

Dear Srihari thanks for everything you write, thanks.

I bought this Mala:
http://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/c11/c32/Rudraksha-Beads-p285.html?SRFBOOKS=36kakpcad3r2c5apha5qshn3l7

I hope it is of good quality.

I can write a web shop where I can buy original Rudraksha Mala, please?

Thi site male:
http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/dispProduct.php?prodId=780
is nice?

Sorry for my terrible english and involuntary advertising for a web site.

I can write a web shop where I can buy original Rudraksha Mala, please?

I desire a god Rudraksha Mala for my wife.

Anonymous said...

does Rudraksha wearing depend on rashi as well??i mean for kanya different for meen different of that sorts??

Srihari said...

Hi pasgal,
Happy to welcome you here. I believe that you are really interested in wearing Rudrakshas. OK, both the links provided by you are selling "Five faced Rudrakshas". Though I can't really judge any website, (actually I shouldn't,) I can give you a simple rule of thumb : Five faced Rudrakshas are not rare. Creating duplicates costs much more than the original ones. The appearance of the given Malas is also good. So, Don't fear go ahead.

Anonymous said...

is there any miraculous benefit for eka mukhi rudraksh?Did anybody experienced like that?

Prince Raj said...

Hi Doctor,
I been very much impressed with the content and information present here. I have done little R&D to find the genuinty of 1 mukhi round faced Rudraksh, but its said its very rare and only 1 in 1000 such rudraksh can be found. Recently I am planning to buy 1 faced rudraksh and the vendor told me that he can give 1 faced for 1500 Rs only there I doubted, can you help me in this whether I can take that or go for Cashew faced one. He also said he will provided Govt's. Genunity Certificate.
Many Thanks,
Raj

Srihari said...

Better you go for Cashew nut shaped one. The price told to you is unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Hi Doctor,
I had been to ooty( tamil nadu) recently, There is a tree park , in front of he park i saw a lady selling rudrakshas, I got a Ek mukhi Rudraksha for just 100 rs, since then i was wondering how to find the genunity of it, since i knew ek mukhi rudraksha is costly, I just knew abt water test and coin test, now i came to know the one i have is real, Thanks for writing abt the tests. So what is the mantra i should be chanting for ek mukhi rudraksha daily and hw many times. Please also tell me if i can wear it for some hrs , like early morning or evenings

Srihari said...

You are lucky. Better, wear it in the morning times. No Mantra is better than Panchakshari (Namasshivaya). Of-course, there are other Mantras to get fast results. I'll write about them, if I can get some time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Doctor,

Could you please tell us, from where we can get any rudraksha (shop or online)?

Also, thanks for providing such good information. :)

JK

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE COPPER COIN AND THE RUDRAKSH?

Anonymous said...

hello sir,
first of congratulations on creating such a wonderful blog..
Now what i would like to inform is, i Have a ek mukhi(half moon shaped) do mukhi and teen mukhi rudrakh ...i live in bhutan (near nepal and east india.. and these were given to me by smome one..but i read on some site that thr are many beads which look like rudrakha but actually are not ..Hence i was wondering is it so and also i read a real rudrakha has a natural passage and there is no need to drilla hole through it to make a passage for thread as its naturally present is it so..

Anonymous said...

One more thing i heard was ekmukhi round rudrakha is more of a myth and only one is available in chennai museum for 41 lack ....is it so

Srihari said...

Hello Sir,

My friend was having Panchamukhi Rudraksha, he got it in Isha.

I thought of testing it, as per the procedure in your website.
I have done the "Magnetic field test: ", but it didnot rotate. Then is it duplicate?

And I heard, if we bring some food (say banana), close to the Rudraksha which is hanging on thread, the also it should rotate.
Is it true? I tried that also, but it didn't.

Kindly can you please assist on this.

Thank you and Regards,
Ramakrishnan K

No one will sell Duplicate Panchmukhi. Don't get confused. Magnetic testing requires some skill. In the beginning, I tried a week to understand that. Believe in Lord Shiva. That gives results.

Srihari

munna said...

Thanks ...really a nice blog.......thanks a lot for this useful information.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,


Thanks a lots for wonderful-wonderful information.I think I am happy that i got to see your blog before buying a rudraksha. I want to buy a 14 mukhi rudraksha. can you kindly tell me from where can i get it. I went siddhivinayak ans rudralife.com people were selling the same rudraksha over there. But they are asking for 45000 rs. Can you kindly tell me some good place where i can get this rudraksha.

thanks once again for your eye opening information

Srihari said...

Normally I keep silent on this type of discussions. I even don't publish such comments. But, the price you are telling is extremely high. (say, MORE THAN TRIPPLE!) But, we should also think from the murchants' side. Such Rudrakshas are rare and it's very hard to procure them. Second thing is, they often can't get buyyers, who are willing to pay huge amounts. It's a game economics. Choice is yours.

SORRY. I can't give suggestions on "where to by?". I often purchase Rudrakshas from 'Lepakshi crafts emporium' or from good sellers in Varanasi.

prasad said...

Hi Srihari & all
I have 1 query about copper test
where i found copper coin? new 5 Rs. coin [golden coin] is pure copper coin?
Also i have 2 rudraksh, 1 is panchmukhi & 2nd is onemukhi[black & rounded marked with om sign & trishul sign], both sink in water are they original?
plss help me
plsssss reply me
prasad

Srihari said...

The test works even with normal one rupee coin. But, don't think that it rotates 360 degrees, it's only a simple jerk.
Regarding your one mukhi rudraksh,
How can I judge? Ask it yourself. Have you got it from your fore-fathers? Have you purchased it from well-known persons?
because, Round Ekmukhi is very very rare.

prasad said...

Hi Srihari,

I am purchased ekmukhi rudraksha from Trimbakeshwar for 100/- Rs. [sink in water]
but 1 test for knowing its orginality [sink in water] is enough, also what about the om sign & trishul sign? on original rounded ekmukhi rudraksh have also markded with such sign?

prasad said...

Hi Srihari,
I find in one site about rudraksha purification
site link = http://www.astrocent.com/articles/rudraksha.asp
they said,"Rudraksh works only when it is original and is purified with the help of correct mantra otherwise there is no such difference between a Rudraksh on tree or a Rudraksh worn by someone. On the other hand, we also tried to purify Rudrakshas but we found that different mantras should be used for purifying different faceted Rudrakshas. (which we will describe in our future articles related to Rudraksh)."
it is true?

Srihari said...

NO. COMPLETELY FALSE.
Such statements will come out of lack of belief.

"Rudraksha taru sambhuta vatodbhuta trinanyapi
Punyalokam gamishyanti punaravritti durlabham"
--- Devi Bhagavatam

Even the grass, touched by air coming from a Rudraksha tree, will attain paradise and will not return back.

No special techniques or mantras are needed to get 'something' out of Rudraksha. Hara Hara! I can't even hear such words. Remember, always, "Not just Rudraksh on tree, Rudraksha tree itself WORKS.

I can show many a quotes from Puranas and Upanishads. Never confuse yourself by reading quasi-scientific and quasi-traditional articles...

NAMASSHIVAYA

prasad said...

Hi Srihari,
still 1 query in my mind
I am purchased ekmukhi rudraksha from Trimbakeshwar for 100/- Rs. [sink in water]
but 1 test for knowing its orginality [sink in water] is enough, also what about the om sign & trishul sign? on original rounded ekmukhi rudraksh have also markded with such sign?
u said about coin test, but my ekmukhi rudraksha jerk right hand side
pls reply me

Anonymous said...

Hi srihari,

I read your thermometer testing method, and suddenly a question got stuck in my mind. While the temprature raises when you keep rudraksha in water, the same effect should happen with human body as well right? My body temprature is going to keep raising when i wear the rudraksha continously. Wouldnt this make the human body abnormal. Pls Explain scientifically how rudraksha is good for man kind and what are the changes one will face when he wears it?

Thanks
Jay

Anonymous said...

hi srihari
thnx for the imformation...
Iam from northeast ...but one thing i would like.... a villager from our place have discover a rudraksh tree in the interior of the forest and he says he got around 300 round 1mukhi rudraksh from that tree and m planning to buy the rudraksh beads from him ...so is it possible for someone to have one mukhi rudraksh in such a huge number....and please advise me which is the best possible method to check the genuine of the rudraksha....

Srihari said...

Hi Jay,
What you observed is right. But, don't forget that human body has thermo-regulatory system. Your body adjusts itself within two to three weeks.

Hi Anonymous,
Don't believe such words. It is impossible to have 300 Round Ek mukhi Rudraxas.

prasad said...

Hi Srihari & all
I have 1 query about copper test
where i found copper coin? new 5 Rs. coin [golden coin] is pure copper coin?
Also i have 2 rudraksh, 1 is panchmukhi & 2nd is onemukhi[black & rounded marked with om sign & trishul sign], both sink in water are they original?
plss help me
plsssss reply me
prasad

Srihari said...

Hi Prasad,
Jerk towards right is a good sign. Thats what we should get in a coin test. If you really need a copper coin, go to a goldsmith.

Sorry for not replying to your specific question. But, actually I can't. You may be lucky enough to get Round ekmukhi for that much low price. One thing I can surely tell that, if you purchased it from a normal merchant, it's fake. Another thing, I never saw a Round ekmukhi with the signs of Trishul or Aum. But, one of my friend told that his relatives have such Rudraksha, in their locker. They don't allow others to see that. I too don't have substantial evidence, How can I answer? I keep silent to not disturb your belief. Thats it.

manoj said...

Hello Srihari. Can you please tell me about the effects of wearing 4 mukhi, 6 mukhi,5 mukhi and 8 mukhi rudraksha in ones locket ?

Srihari said...

Sorry, I'm preparing for my exams, But, I can do it by the end of this year.

Mani said...

Hello Sir,
Recently, we purchased one 6 six face rudraksha. It sinks in water. We conducted the test with 2 one rupee coins, we haven't seen any jerks. Whether one rupee coin is copper coin?
Other than this, Is there any other way to find real one?

Thanks,
Mani.

Srihari said...

Present one rupee coin doesn't contain copper, I think. But, you can see the jerk with old coins of 80's. Another thing is, be sure that you won't be cheated for 5mukhi, 6mukhi and 4mukhi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Srihari,
Thanks for the immediate response to my previous question. I have one more question. Currently I am wearing a five mukhi rudraksha. I have put a "kavach" and have put it in a gold chain. Now I am planning to buy ek mukhi rudraksha. Can I wear both in the same chain ? Is there any rule about wearing combination or is it ok to wear two different type of rudraksha together at a same time

Thanks,
Manoj

Srihari said...

Though it's not prohibited to wear Eka mukhi and Pancha mukhi in combination, for that matter any combination, many people keep eka mukhi either at the center of a Rudraksha mala or Sphatika mala, remembering it's highness. I think that you got a clear idea on usage of eka mukhi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Srihari,
One more question ? Can I wear two five mukhi rurdraksha or a combination of say five mukhi and three mukhi rudraksha ? Does it adds the effectiveness in any way ? Are there any combinations which are good and any combiniations which are not good ?

Thanks,
Manoj

Anonymous said...

Hi SriHari,

Very informative article. I have very recently bought a 1 mukhi rudraksha from a person who is selling it near to a siva temple( not a permanent shop) It costed me Rs.500. It looks like 1 mukhi. Actually I have not heard of duplication on it. It has some sort of slight black colour on it, when I asked he told me it is to protect from sunlight. I am wearing it now. Should I remove it while taking bath and sleeping. What all are the occasions where I should keep it away from body? Should I wear it 24 hours a day? Should it require any mantras before wearing it the first time or any formality before wearing?..please advice. thanks a lot in advance.

Mahesh, Kannur

Srihari said...

Hi Manoj, You raised a very complicated topic, for which we require a lot of discussion. I'm now really very busy and can write articles about this on December. For meanwhile, 5face+1face, 5face+3face, 5face+5face are good combinations and you can go by them.

Hi Mahesh,
Happy to hear that you got Ekmukhi. The cost you are telling and the situation you got resembling that, the person who sold it to you worshiped it previously. Naturally 99% Rudrakshas turn black in course of time, what ever the original color may be. As it was already worshiped, you need to go to some Shiva temple, make Abhishekam to the lord, collect the Panchamritam and use it to wash your Rudraksha. Keep it in Vibhuti at least for three days then you can use it as per your wish. Please follow this simple procedure to make Ekmukhi SUIT YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICES.

My suggestion is don't wear Ekmukhi 24Hrs on your body. Chant 'Namasshivaya' few moments daily, if you have 'Guru Mantra', that is incomparable, you can do that.

Anonymous said...

pls tell how to test 108 beeded panchamuki rudraksha mala i buy from isha yoga for rs 300 i want know it geniun and good to wear or not i started wear now from 15-02-2010 whithout any pooja coz didnt suggest any pooja or any limitiation only thing they suggest that was to we have process before wearing we have to keep 24 hrs in gee and next 24 hrs in milk and not to expose in soap water ,hot water or any chemicals and to touch any metal (iron etc)

Srihari said...

I'm always telling, nobody will cheat on Panchamukha Rudrakshas, and the 'Big ones' never.

Read this article on worshiping Rudraksha. Chose "Om Namah Shivaya" as Mantra. You too know, God sees devotion rather than cult, don't worry about wearing Rudraksha without Mantra Shuddhi, chant the name of God, keep your character in such a way God loves, that's it.
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Sorry to say that comments are closed on this blog, until November, as I'm preparing for my final exams. I'll certainly write many useful articles on December. Thanks to all for your future co-operation.