Strung on an elastic band, these beads, in their natural terra cotta color, may not be a popular Chinese feng shui cure, but they are the most used in Hindu culture. The 5-faceted Rudraksha as a feng shui cure is now becoming more popular for all cultures. The beads symbolize Rudraksha seeds that have come from the Rudraksha tree, very sacred. The name translates as The Eyes of Shiva. “Rudra” is a means of saying “Shiva”, while “Aksha” means “Eyes.” The message behind this is intended to tell you that a powerful deity’s eyes are with you to offer harmony and awareness inside and out.
Legend says Buddha wore Rudraksha Beads, and the Dalai Lama and Mahatma Gandhi have also been known to wear them. The number of facets in the beads determines the abilities they have. If a bead has 2 facets, it’s thought to represent the unity of Shiva and Parvati, thus bringing about harmony and unity. A bead with 5 facets is said to offer purification, energy cleansing and it results in inner peace. These beads are a personal, spiritual symbol. They can be used in prayer and meditation and to tap into the life-altering energy and creativity in the Universe. Primarily, this energy is used in wealth accumulation and to protect against negativity.
Consider placing the beads in your Wealth Vase, or wear them when you feel stressed. Simply display them in a peaceful area of your home if you desire. There used to be a belief that if Rudraksha Beads were held up by a string above water or food, they would move clockwise if the food or beverage was safe to consume. If it wasn’t safe, it was believed they would move counterclockwise. Please give these beads the respect and consideration they deserve.