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The word Rudraksha has origin etymological from Sanskrit words "Rudra" and "Aksha" ‘Rudra’ is another name of Lord Shiva, and ‘aksha’ means teardrops.

In the Shiva Purana", once the lord Shiva went into deep meditation for safety of all living creatures. When they get up and open his eyes then tear drops fell on the Earth. These tear drops take the form of seeds and later it became the Rudraksha tree. This Shaivite division of Hinduism has a story about Shiva coming loose a tear on screening shows bad luck of humanity. This single tear became Rudraksha tree and symbolizes the compassion.

Here is another tale about Rudraksha is that Lord Shiva devastate the stronghold of devil "Tripurasur". For this Lord Shiva use a very dominant weapon name "Aaghor" to kill Tripurasur. This weapon produced disorder and destructed all. On taking it in unfortunate troubles of living beings, tears fell down from Lord Shiva's eyes in sympathy. Due to this Rudraksha tree were originate. Rudraksha exactly stand for the eyes of Shiva involve that it was enjoyable to the eyes of Rudra and was named in his respect.

It is said that Lord Shiva is always describe by wearing rosaries of Rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands. From thousands of year it is believed that seed of Rudraksha hold the secrets of complete growth of the universe inside it. Some of the Ancient scriptures such as ‘Shiva Purana’, ‘Padma Purana’ and ‘Srimad Bhagavad’ mention the importance and amazing powers of the Rudraksha. It is supposed that the person who wears Rudraksha is unaffected by sins, and is protected from all sinful activities or thoughts. For a long time, the saints have ornamented their bodies to leading a fearless life in future frontiers in search of illumination and freedom.

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