From thousands of years in India, yogis have worn Rudraksha Beads to experience the deep tranquility and concentration which are vital for meditation and control of mind and body.
Rudraksha is formed by association of two words, “Rudra” & “Akash” Rudra is the name of lord Shiva. Akash means “Tear”. It is said that the planet of Rudraksha is originated from the tear drops of lord Shiva. As per the Vedic.
The beads are commonly strung on silk, or on a black or red cotton thread. Less often, jewellers use copper, silver or gold wires.
Rudraksha Mala is made out of 108 beads plus one. That one extra bead is known as Bindu, and it is essential to have a Bindu in a Mala.