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Rudraksha is popularly known as the “Tears of Shiva.” It is a bead that you can either wear or make a rosary out of.

Rudraksha beads radiate unique vibrations, unlike any other element. Due to their extraordinary features, they prove to be useful in curing many diseases.

Spiritual gurus, healers, and doctors believe in the effect of rudraksha beads.

It has astrological, spiritual, and medical uses that will change your life for the better.

Rudraksha

Rudraksha has over 300 species that grow in various nations around the world. Around 35 species of rudraksha grow only in India.

These trees grow fast and can reach their epic height in less than a couple of decades.

They also bear fruit within four years of germination.

Rudraksha beads are the hard shell inside rudraksha fruits.

After a rudraksha fruit ripens and falls off the tree, it’s dried and cleaned to get the bead inside it.

Regions that Produce Rudraksha

Ancient texts say that wherever Lord Shiva’s tears fell, rudraksha trees grew.

People assume that the origin of rudraksha trees was in Nepal. But, rudraksha trees grow in a lot of other nations.

A few countries where you can find natural Rudraksha trees are – 

  1. Australia
  2. Burma
  3. Fiji
  4. Guam
  5. Hawaii
  6. India
  7. Indonesia
  8. Iran
  9. Japan
  10. Maldives
  11. Malaysia
  12. Myanmar
  13. Nepal 
  14. New California
  15. New Zealand
  16. Thailand
  17. South China

Rudraksha grows in many locations worldwide. But, only three nations mass-produce rudraksha beads for commercial purposes.

The major contributors to the world’s total production of rudraksha beads are – 

  • Indonesia – Indonesia is the leading producer of rudraksha beads. It accounts for around 75% of rudraksha in the market. Initially, there weren’t many rudraksha plantations in Indonesia. But as the market expanded, Indonesian farmers exploited the suitable conditions. They expanded the production of rudraksha.
    • Fundamental features of Indonesian rudraksha beads are – 
      • They are the smallest available beads on the market, a bit bigger than peanuts in size. 
      • The lines or mukhs of Indonesian beads are more challenging to recognize. They are not etched deep into the bead.
      • Indonesian beads are the most common variety of rudraksha. 
      • They are the cheapest type of rudraksha you can buy.
      • They are less potent than other bead varieties.
  • Locations in Indonesia where farmers cultivate rudraksha are – 
    • Java 
    • South Sumatra
    • Borneo
    • Bali
    • Timor
  • The different types of Indonesian rudraksha are – 
    • Based on shape – 1 – 21 mukhi rudraksha, Gauri Shankar, Ganesha, trijuti, and garbh Gauri rudraksha.
    • Based on color – White, Red, Mixed, and Black.
  • Regions in India where people cultivate rudraksha – 
    • Himalayan region – Assam, Uttaranchal, Uttarakhand, etc.
    • South-Western region – Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, etc
    • Some minor regions like Bihar, West Bengal, etc.
  • Types of Indian rudraksha are – 
    • Shape – 1-7 mukhi rudraksha is the most common type of Indian rudraksha.
    • Colour – White, red, brown/mixed, and black.
  • Nepal – Nepal is the third biggest exporter of rudraksha in the world. It accounts for 5% of the world’s total export of rudraksha. Nepali rudraksha is the rarest variety of rudraksha. These are the most sought-after and expensive kind available. People believe that the origin of rudraksha was in Nepal. This has increased the value of Nepali rudraksha three-fold.
    • Fundamental features of Nepali rudraksha are – 
      • Nepali rudraksha beads are more significant than their Indonesian and Indian counterparts.
      • They have the perfect density and are lustrous.
      • These beads have more prominent and identifiable lines. 
      • Nepali rudrakshas are the costliest variety of rudraksha.
      • They are the most potent beads money can buy.
  • Regions in Nepal where rudraksha trees grow are – 
    • Dingla
    • Dharan
    • Khandbari
    • Sankhuwasabha
  • The types of Nepali rudraksha are – 
    • Shape – Nepali rudraksha has the broadest range of shapes available. 1 – 21 mukhi as well as Gauri Shankar, Garbh Gauri, Ganesha, and Trijuti.
    • Colour – Light brown, dark brown, mixed, brown, red, and black.

Summary

Rudraksha grows in many regions around the world. The potency of the rudraksha depends on its origin. But, the results depend on your faith and belief in the rudraksha as well. Nepali rudraksha is the most efficient rudraksha and shows fast results. Indian and Indonesian rudraksha will bring change in the long-term.

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