Rudraksha mala beads: legends, benefits and uses

Rudraksha Mala beads have been worn by Sages and Yogis since ancient Vedic times for their profound spiritual significance and powerful healing properties and were treated as divine treasure to be cherished.

Rudraksha beads, meaning and legends

In sanskrit language, Rudra is another name for god Shiva and ksha means “teardrops”, so Rudraksha can be translated as “teardrops of Shiva“. According to Vedic Scriptures, Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, tear drops welled down from his eyes on realizing the suffering of living creatures. On reaching the earth, these tears took the form of seeds that germinated into Rudraksha trees (Elaeocarpus ganitrus). The dry seeds from this tree form the sacred Rudraksha beads.

Always according to ancient Vedic texts, these beads are endowed with cosmic powers to elevate the soul and assist on the path of ascension. Shiva himself is always portrayed wearing a Rudraksha beads Mala on his head, arms and hands.

Which are the benefits of wearing a Rudraksha beads Mala?

By meditating with a Rudraksha beads mala or by wearing Rudraksha seeds against the skin it is believed to:


  • increase the ability to focus
  • give clarity and peace of mind
  • improve memory
  • relieve stress and anxiety
  • increase stamina
  • strengthen the heart
  • balances the nervous system
  • bestow divine protection
  • increase abundance and prosperity.

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Why are Mala used for meditation?

All the meditators, saints and sages always carry their mala wherever they go as these personalities ardently devote themselves to mantra japa meditation. Regular practice of Japa meditation incorporates the use of a mala that acts as a meditation aid. A traditional mala, as ours, has 108 beads for keeping the count during meditation. Mala actually help you focus or concentrate on the mantra you are chanting, so it keeps the mind focused and your attention drawn to the sound of the mantra. In this way, you will be able to enter a deeper meditation state and unwanted thoughts or distractions cease to unsettle your mind.

What is a japa meditation?

The Sanscrit word japa means “chanting a mantra repetitively”, but also means “meditation performed with the focus on an object of divinity”. The mala is used as a spiritual rosary for chanting on its beads while doing the rounds of japa meditation.

All YogicYantra Mala are exclusively handmade with Authentic Rudraksha beads and semi precious gems. They are inspired by Yogic Tradition and are perfect to start your practice of Japa Meditation.

Choose the Mala that match your intentions and wear it everyday to discover its secret effects.