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The Mystical Power of Rudraksha Beads: A Comprehensive Guide on choosing it!

September 20, 2023

Rudraksha beads, known in Tamil as ருத்ராட்சம், have been held in high esteem for centuries across various spiritual traditions. These unique seeds, often incorporated into prayer beads, are believed to emanate powerful energy vibrations that foster peace, clarity, and well-being. In this guide, we'll journey into the world of Rudraksha, shedding light on its significance, benefits, and offering insights on selecting the right bead for you.

Hailing from the fruit of the Elaeocarpus ganitrus tree, Rudraksha beads are not only revered in religious texts but have also garnered the attention of the scientific community.

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The Significance of Rudraksha Beads

The term "Rudraksha" is derived from the Sanskrit words 'Rudra' (a name for Lord Shiva) and 'Aksha' (eye). According to legend, these sacred beads formed from the tears of Lord Shiva. Beyond mythology, sages, yogis, and spiritual enthusiasts have cherished these beads for meditation, prayer, and healing purposes.

Scientific Insights into Rudraksha

Modern science has shown a keen interest in Rudraksha beads, delving into their potential benefits. Studies indicate that these beads possess electromagnetic properties, potentially harmonizing the human body's bioelectrical system. This could account for the tranquility and equilibrium many users experience.

The distinct facets or 'Mukhis' on each bead are not only of spiritual importance but also hold botanical intrigue. Each Mukhi corresponds to a specific number of seed chambers within the bead, a consistent feature used to authenticate the bead.

Moreover, preliminary research suggests that Rudraksha beads might positively impact cardiovascular health, though this area warrants further exploration.

For those curious, you can find some scientific papers on the subject here.

How to Identify Genuine Rudraksha Beads

Given the rising demand for Rudraksha beads, it's crucial to ascertain the authenticity of your purchase. Genuine Rudraksha beads exhibit a distinct number of facets or lines on their surface, termed as "Mukhi." The bead's surface should be robust, with clear lines (but not overly perfect) that run uninterrupted from one end to the other.

Which Countries Produce Them?

Over 300 species of Rudraksha trees are scattered globally, with approximately 35 species indigenous to India.

Regions Producing Rudraksha Include:
  • Indonesia: Dominates the Rudraksha bead market, contributing around 75%. These beads, smaller in size with less pronounced mukhs, are the most affordable and widely available.
    • Locations: Java, South Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Timor
    • Types: Ranges from 1-21 mukhi, including Gauri Shankar, Ganesha, Trijuti, and Garbh Gauri rudraksha. Available in colors like white, red, mixed, and black.
  • India: Home to Rudraksha trees across various regions.
    • Locations: Himalayan region (Assam, Uttaranchal, Uttarakhand), South-Western region (Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu), and other areas like Bihar and West Bengal.
    • Types: 1-7 mukhi beads are predominant in India. They come in colors like white, red, brown/mixed, and black.
  • Nepal: Contributes to 5% of the global Rudraksha export. The beads from Nepal, deemed the most potent, are also the priciest.
    • Locations: Dingla, Dharan, Khandbari, Sankhuwasabha
    • Types: Ranges from 1-21 mukhi, inclusive of Gauri Shankar, Garbh Gauri, Ganesha, and Trijuti. Colors span from light brown and dark brown to mixed, brown, red, and black.

Other nations with Rudraksha trees include Australia, Burma, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Iran, Japan, Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, New California, New Zealand, Thailand, and South China. However, only Indonesia, India, and Nepal have commercialized the production of Rudraksha beads.

How Rare is Each Face/Mukhi?

The scarcity of each face can fluctuate based on factors like regional availability and demand. Here's a general breakdown:

Face Availability
1 1%
2 1%
3 6%
4 10%
5 50%
6 10%
7 9%
8 4%
9 3%
10 to 21 (collectively) 6%


This distribution is only an approximate representation, and the actual percentages can vary based on various factors like region, climate, and other environmental conditions.

How to choose correct your Rudraksha Bead:

Please choose the beads based on your beliefs or preferences. here are some of the options

Based on Vedic Star

  1. Ashwini (அஸ்வினி): 9 Faced
  2. Bharani (பரணி): 6 Faced, 13 Faced
  3. Krittika (கார்த்திகை): 12 Faced
  4. Rohini (ரோஹிணி): 2 Faced
  5. Mrigashirsha (மிருகசீரிஷம்): 3 Faced
  6. Ardra (திருவாதிரை): 8 Faced
  7. Punarvasu (புனர்பூசம்): 5 Faced
  8. Pushya (பூசம்): 7 Faced
  9. Ashlesha (ஆயில்யம்): 4 Faced
  10. Magha (மகம்): 9 Faced
  11. Purva Phalguni (பூரம்): 6 Faced, 13 Faced
  12. Uttara Phalguni (உத்திரம்): 12 Faced
  13. Hasta (ஹஸ்தம்): 2 Faced
  14. Chitra (சித்திரை): 3 Faced
  15. Swati (ஸ்வாதி): 8 Faced
  16. Vishakha (விசாகம்): 5 Faced
  17. Anuradha (அனுஷம்): 7 Faced
  18. Jyeshtha (கேட்டை): 4 Faced
  19. Mula (மூலம்): 9 Faced
  20. Purva Ashadha (பூராடம்): 6 Faced, 13 Faced
  21. Uttara Ashadha (உத்திராடம்): 12 Faced
  22. Shravana (திருவோணம்): 2 Faced
  23. Dhanishta (அவிட்டம்): 3 Faced
  24. Shatabhisha (சதயம்): 8 Faced
  25. Purva Bhadrapada (பூரட்டாதி): 5 Faced
  26. Uttara Bhadrapada (உத்திரட்டாதி): 7 Faced
  27. Revati (ரேவதி): 4 Faced

Based on Vedic Zodiac Sign (Moon Signs)

*Stars above is more accurate and proffered method. you can ignore this option if you know your star

  1. Mesha (Aries/மேஷம்): 6 Faced or 14 Faced
  2. Vrishabha (Taurus/ரிஷபம்): 7 Faced or 13 Faced
  3. Mithun (Gemini/மிதுனம்): 15 Faced or 19 Faced
  4. Kark (Cancer/கடகம்): 2 Faced, 13 Faced or 16 Faced
  5. Singh (Leo/சிம்மம்): 3 Faced or 12 Faced
  6. Kanya (Virgo/கன்னி): 15 Faced or 19 Faced
  7. Tula (Libra/துலாம்): 7 Faced or 13 Faced
  8. Vrishchika (Scorpio/விருச்சிகம்): 6 Faced or 14 Faced
  9. Dhanu (Sagittarius/தனுசு): 4 Faced or 5 Faced
  10. Makar (Capricorn/மகரம்): 17 Faced or 14 Faced
  11. Kumbha (Aquarius/கும்பம்): 17 Faced or 14 Faced
  12. Meena (Pisces/மீனம்): 4 Faced or 5 Faced

Based on Western Zodiac Sign (Sun Signs)

*This information is from internet and unclear on the methodology. Use it with discretion

  1. Aries (Mesha/மேஷம்): 3 Faced
  2. Taurus (Vrishabha/ரிஷபம்): 6 Faced
  3. Gemini (Mithuna/மிதுனம்): 4 Faced
  4. Cancer (Karka/கடகம்): 2 Faced
  5. Leo (Simha/சிம்மம்): 12 Faced
  6. Virgo (Kanya/கன்னி): 4 Faced
  7. Libra (Tula/துலாம்): 6 Faced
  8. Scorpio (Vrishchika/விருச்சிகம்): 3 Faced
  9. Sagittarius (Dhanu/தனுசு): 5 Faced
  10. Capricorn (Makara/மகரம்): 7 Faced
  11. Aquarius (Kumbha/கும்பம்): 7 Faced
  12. Pisces (Meena/மீனம்): 5 Faced

Based on Numerology

By Birth Numbers
  • Number 1: - 1 Faced or 10 Faced
  • Number 2: - 2 Faced or 7 Faced
  • Number 3: - 3 Faced or 12 Faced
  • Number 4: - 4 Faced or 6 Faced or 13 Faced
  • Number 5: - 5 Faced or 14 Faced
  • Number 6: - 6 Faced or 13 Faced
  • Number 7: - 7 Faced or 8 Faced
  • Number 8: - 8 Faced or 14 Faced
  • Number 9: - 9 Faced or 11 Faced
 By Life Path Numbers
  • Number 1:- 1 Faced or 10 Faced
    • Benefits: Leadership, Focus, Success
  • Number 2:- 2 Faced
    • Benefits: Harmony, Balance, Emotional Stability
  • Number 3:- 3 Faced or 5 Faced
    • Benefits: Creativity, Communication, Growth
  • Number 4:- 4 Faced or 7 Faced
    • Benefits: Stability, Practicality, Hard Work
  • Number 5:- 5 Faced or 14 Faced
    • Benefits: Freedom, Adventure, Change
  • Number 6:- 6 Faced or 13 Faced
    • Benefits: Responsibility, Family, Compassion
  • Number 7:- 7 Faced or 8 Faced
    • Benefits: Spirituality, Wisdom, Intuition
  • Number 8:- 8 Faced or 14 Faced
    • Benefits: Power, Authority, Wealth
  • Number 9:- 9 Faced or 11 Faced
    • Benefits: Humanitarianism, Compassion, Completion
  • Number 11:- 11 Faced
    • Benefits: Intuition, Spiritual Insight, Enlightenment
  • Number 22:- 22 Faced (very rare)
    • Benefits: Master Builder, Realization of Dreams, Leadership
  • Number 33:- Two 3 Faced beads or 6 Faced
    • Benefits: Compassion, Healing, Blessing Others

Desire/Aspirational needs

  • 1 Faced: Recommended for those who want to attain spiritual growth and enlightenment.
  • 2 Faced:   Enhances harmony and peace in relationships.
  • 3 Faced:   Helps in overcoming stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • 4 Faced:   Enhances wisdom, knowledge, and creativity.
  • 5 Faced:   Recommended for those seeking good health and mental peace.
  • 6 Faced:   Enhances artistic qualities and brings success in education.
  • 7 Faced:   Brings prosperity and financial stability.
  • 8 Faced:   Helps in overcoming obstacles and achieving success.
  • 9 Faced:   Enhances courage, power, and self-confidence.
  • 10 Faced:   Protects from negative energies and evil eyes.
  • 11 Faced:   Enhances concentration and meditation abilities.
  • 12 Faced:   Provides leadership qualities and administrative skills.
  • 13 Faced:   Enhances charm, attraction, and luxuries in life.
  • 14 Faced:   Provides protection and helps in achieving goals.
  • 15 Faced:   Enhances spiritual growth and connection with the divine.
  • 16 Faced:   Provides protection from diseases and enhances healing abilities.
  • 17 Faced:   Enhances creativity, intelligence, and decision-making skills.
  • 18 Faced:   Enhances connection with Mother Earth and provides stability.
  • 19 Faced:   Brings prosperity, happiness, and fulfillment of desires.
  • 20 Faced:   Enhances knowledge of creation and connection with the universe.
  • 21 Faced:   Considered the most powerful and provides all-around success and protection.

If unsure, simply pick Five faced Rudraksha, they are suitable for anyone.

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Rudraksha beads, with their rich history and potential benefits, continue to captivate the hearts and minds of many. Whether you're drawn to them for spiritual, aesthetic, or health reasons, it's essential to make informed choices. By understanding their origins, significance, and how to identify genuine beads, you can embark on a transformative journey with these ancient seeds.

Explore our collection today at Canaduo and embark on a journey of self-discovery for yourself. Browse our collection and find the perfect bead that resonates with your spirit.



Some more information on what does each of the face/mukhi represent in general according to Hindu beliefs. This is the driving factor to choose on which star or astrological sign they align according to their planet ruler and deity or what it tries to rectify.

  • 1 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Shiva
    • Ruling Planet: Sun
    • Benefits:
      • Enhances concentration and confidence.
      • Helps escape bad habits and addictions.
      • Cures diseases related to digestive, respiratory, urinary systems, glands, and brain.
      • Removes malefic effects of the sun in the horoscope.
  • 2 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Ardhanarishwara (Shiva and Parvati)
    • Ruling Planet: Moon
    • Benefits:
      • Brings harmony in the family.
      • Helps singles find their soul mate.
      • Cures bladder diseases, memory loss, respiratory, heart diseases, liver, and breast problems.
  • 3 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva)
    • Ruling Planet: Mars
    • Benefits:
      • Helps with low self-esteem, mental strain, and fears.
      • Promotes success and cures diseases related to women.
      • Avoids land-related disputes, blood diseases, cancer, and accidents.
  • 4 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Brahma
    • Ruling Planet: Mercury
    • Benefits:
      • Increases intelligence and creativity.
      • Helps with memory loss, epilepsy, paralysis, mental problems, and stress-related ailments.
  • 5 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Kalagni Rudra
    • Ruling Planet: Jupiter
    • Benefits:
      • Prevents diseases and cures problems like acidity, flatulence, fistula, breast problems, and blood pressure.
      • Enhances the power of the mind and boosts self-confidence.
  • 6 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Kartikeya
    • Ruling Planet: Venus
    • Benefits:
      • Controls anger, jealousy, and mental excitement.
      • Cures diseases of sexual organs, mouth, urinary problems, cancer, kidney failure, indigestion, throat ailments, arthritis, eye problems, nervous diseases.
  • 7 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Mahalakshmi
    • Ruling Planet: Saturn
    • Benefits:
      • Blesses with good health and wealth.
      • Cures heart problems, stomach diseases, and malefic effects of Saturn.
  • 8 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Ganesh
    • Ruling Planet: Rahu
    • Benefits:
      • Promotes analytical thinking and sharpens intelligence.
      • Cures diseases of the nervous system, gall bladder, prostate gland, and respiratory troubles.
  • 9 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Mother Durga
    • Ruling Planet: Ketu
    • Benefits:
      • Frees from stress and protects from untimely death.
      • Cures diseases of the brain, sexual organs, pituitary gland, and eyes.
  • 10 Faced
    • Ruling Deity: Lakshmi Narayan
    • Benefits:
      • Bestows mental peace and confidence during tough times.
      • Protects from black magic, untimely death, accidents, and evil eye.

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