Rudraksha which is considered to be as Lord Shiva's tears holds a very sacred and mythological significance in Indian culture. It is believed to be one of the best astrological and healing remedies for many problems and diseases of human life.
Rudraksha is the seed of a fruit that grows on 'Elaeocarpus ganitrus' commonly known as an E.Ganitrus tree. It is the seed that takes the form of Rudraksha which contains a power of many elements like - Copper, Iron, Manganese, etc.
How does a Rudraksha work?
Rudraksha is believed to show its best effects during the night in presence of the moon. It is best effective when worn in a pendant, bracelet or as a string (mala) of 108 beads.
Rudraksha is believed to be attached to different human emotions. Some of the great psychologists have defined that human has about 84 different moods and emotions which, according to the Vedic astrology and also as per the science, are controlled by the Moon. There are 21 different types of Rudraksha based on the faces (Mukh) on it. These 21 different rudrakshas are classified and distributed among all the 84 moods of human life equally in a manner which makes 1 type of rudraksha suitable for 4 different kinds of human emotions or mood.
When worn after proper guidance and consultation, rudraksha becomes really beneficial and fruitful for its wearer.
Rudraksha has always been a very demanded commodity when it comes to religious beliefs in India. We have three main categories of Rudraksha: Nepalese, Indonesian & Indian.
Nepalese Rudraksha is among the highest priced rudraksha because of their unique styled texture and faces along with their natural color; Indian Rudraksha are lesser in price and Indonesian Rudraksha are available at very reasonable prices in India.
Nepalese Rudraksha Prices may range from INR 120 to INR 5,00,000 per piece or even above that for some rarest types of rudraksha.
Indian Rudraksha which is mainly found in South Indian states like Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh, are available from INR 200 to INR 20,000 per piece of different sizes.
Indonesian Rudraksha that is mostly seen in Java region, may cost from INR 100 to INR 1,50,000 per piece depending on the number of faces (mukhis)
Most of the online and offline stores display Indian or Indonesian Rudraksha as Nepalese Rudraksha and charge you more than the actual price of your rudraksha. A very common example of this mislead is a display of 'Half Moon' or 'Cashew' shaped One-Mukhi Rudraksha as Nepalese Rudraksha whereas, the truth is that One-Mukhi Rudraksha from Nepal are always round in shape and are very rare and expensive. This mislead is practiced by most of the sellers because according to some astrologers, Rudraksha from Nepal region is considered more effective as compared to other origins Rudrakshas.
When you buy Rudraksha from GemsRatna, you get an authenticity certificate from a trusted Rudraksha testing lab authorized by Government of India. This certificate would also contain the information about its origin and whether it is natural or synthetic. Apart from this, GemsRatna offers (not 7-days, neither 15-days nor 30-days return but) a Life Time return, refund and replacement policy in case you get it tested from another Government of India run lab and you find any duplicity or inaccuracy in the rudraksha or certificate that you received.