- The word Rudraksha literally means “tears of Shiva”.
- According to one legend, Shiva sat in meditation for many millennia with his eyes closed. Upon opening his eyes, he shed tears of ecstasy, which fell to the Earth and became the holy Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha beads were Shiva’s gift to the world.
- Rudraksha can be worn at all times, including sleep time & bathing time.