Rudraksha is the fruit from the tree of rudraksha. It is very dear to Lord Shiva. It is found in the hills of Himalaya region. The tree size used to be nearly 8 ft. The fruit is said to be the eye of Shiva. It is also named as Shivaksha.
It is very auspicious. It has medicinal qualities. As per the Ayurveda, many different beads of this tree can cure many diseases. It can bring control on the Vaat, Pitta and Kapha. It has great religious significance as well. The Purana describe that the person wearing rudraksha becomes like lord shiva himself and lord Shiva likes to take all worships where this bead is also accompanied.
Many worshipers worship this bead as they are worshiping lord Shiva himself. As this bead is Shiva himself, worshiping this bead brings all different miraculous benefits on the worshiper.
To know more on the pooja / worship of the beads, the mantra needed for worshipping and the rules for the beads, please read on the following topics.Pooja of rudraksha