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Monday, January 19, 2015

Amazing Munnar: The Rudraksha Tree

We were amazed to see a Rudraksha Tree at the Spice Garden at Munnar.
Rudr+aksha meaning—the eye of Lord Rudra [Shiva] is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and the heaven. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudraksha tree is botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus ROXB. Its English name is Utrasum bead tree.

There are clefts called Mukhis on the surface of the beads. The number of Mukhis on the surface of a Rudraksha bead helps in determining its quality. According to the number of Mukhis the Rudraksha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly tremendous amount of tranquility, concentration that helped them meditate for a long period of time with spectacular control over their mind.

Here are some pictures of the beads and the tree we saw there.


11 comments:

  1. Superb capture with the tree! I ever saw this one and the beads in nature.

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  2. Interesting, I have never seen a rudhraksha tree.. Thanks for showing it through a well shot pictue..

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  3. I've never heard of such tree. And those "seeds" - they look like the brain, with their cortical divisions. :)

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  4. Most interesting and unique in my experience. The seeds remind me a lot of pecans that grew in our yard when we lived in Texas.

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  5. Beautiful, both the beads and the tree. My husband wear it.

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  6. I have never seen a rudraksha tree earlier. It looks beautiful and the seeds too! Thank you!

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  7. These are so beautiful.
    I have only seen them as malas, but never in their original form.
    Thanks for posting about these, Ram.
    Peace :)

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  8. That tree looks beautiful. I don't think I've seen one before.
    Thank you.

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  9. ItIts a fantastic experience to see a rudraksha tree even in a picture. Thanks for sharing this nice pic for us.s a fantastic experience to see a rudraksha tree even in a picture. Thanks for sharing this nice pic for us.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us.Rudraksha has tremendous power and it is known after the name of Lord Shiva.Rudraksha is very famous and it has great place in our life.
    Ek Mukhi Rudraksha

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