The Ruraksha is a naturally bead. Hence
here is demand of Rudraksha day by day increases. Due to this brokers have
started built-up rarely faceted beads such as the one faced Rudraksha body. The
Beads of Areca nut, Nutmeg or Tulsi are to craze for making Rudraksha Beads.
Some brokers have a branch rooted in them synthetically to give a real look.
Except this, suppliers sell fake one Mukhis which have Serpent, Trishul, Lingam
etc imprinted on them. Hence identification of Rudraksha is must.
Before purchasing the Rudraksha bead, it
should be kept in mind-
Five Mukhi Rudraksha are easily found in nature and in rich amount.
The 2,3,4,6 and 7 Mukhis Rudraksha is
found richly hence no much costly.
One Mukhi Rudraksha in round variety has
never been found till date and is thus a myth.
Half Moon of One Mukhi Rudraksha is
genuine and their price is low.
One Mukhi Round Rudraksha is extremely
selling bead and is faked in more forms by dishonest suppliers.
Some of the beads have a stem rooted in
them synthetically to give a real look.
Seller sells fake One Mukhi which has the
sign of serpent, trishul, lingam etc. while a real Rudraksha bead does not have
The Gauri Shankar Rudraksha are faked by
attach together two Rudraksha beads.
Some of the fake Rudraksha are complete by
carving extra lines in lower Mukhi beads to get the rare and expensive higher
Methods for Identification of Real
It is very simple to identify a real
Rudraksha. The version of it increases the importance and price. It is made
synthetically and the artificial Rudrakshas are also being sold in market.There
are many methods of testing a genuine (or fake) Rudraksha:
It is most reliable methods and for this cut the Rudraksha bead horizontally.
When it will be cut one can find the same number of section as the number of
lines. If it is not then drawback of this method is that bead gets damaged.
This test gives information that whether the beads show properties like
inductance, capacitance, conduction of electric current etc.
Copper Coin Test:
Generally it is believed that when a Rudraksha bead is placed between two copper
coins it will slightly rotate either clockwise or the anticlockwise direction.
This phenomenon occurs due to physical and magnetic properties of the Rudraksha
beads. Only expert people are good for it.
Some times the fake or the artificial Rudraksha may seem same as real one but
these fake Rudraksha facets can not be made as real as those present on the real
Rudraksha. This is a natural partition on Rudraksha which just like the closed
lips with deep natural. See these deep linings (facets) with the help of a
magnifying glass (Lenses) and thus can be easily distinguish a real Rudraksha.
Some of the rare Rudraksha beads like Gauri Shankar Rudraksha or a Trijuti can
be made by synthetically joining two or three Rudraksha with help of paste etc.
if here is any of hesitation this Rudraksha bead, kept in boiling water for some
minutes. A sharp streak will take place at the joint in case of synthetic
Here is another water test which is conducted
Boil it for some hours; if it is a real
Rudraksh then it will not have any effect on rudraksh bead. If it is synthetic
or two Rudrakshs are joined together synthetically (in case of Gauri shanker
bead), they will get divided.
If a raw but real Rudraksha may float in
the water, and a non real ones made out of wood soak with lead or by interfere a
real Rudraksha may go down. An unripe but genuine Rudraksha will also float in
Hence none of these tests are perfect. The
best way is to purchase a Rudraksha from a trusted approved supplier.