A rare Ekmukhi Rudraksha
Rudraksha is formed by association of two words, 'Rudra'and 'Aksha'. Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means 'tear'. It is said that the plant of Rudraksha is originated from the tear drops of Lord Shiva. As per the vedic scriptures Rudraksha can nullify the effects of malefic planets to a great extent. Shastras say Rudraksha of any mukhis (faces)can never do any harm to the wearer unlike Navratnas, which have to be carefully chosen. No other necklace or bead is so auspicious and powerful as Rudraksha.
Botanically it is known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. It is nearly spherical in shape. The clefts on the surface of the beads are called faces. Faces vary from 1 to 38. Rudraksha trees are mainly found in South Asian Islands, Nepal, India and Other parts.
Rudraksha come in different mukhis or the clefts or furrows on the surface. Shastras speak of 1 to 38 mukhis but normally 1 to 14 mukhis are used for astrological benefits. Each bead has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. Each Rudraksha is very individualistic and has to be carefully matched with one's horoscope for it to be beneficial.
The very feel of One Mukhi Rudraksha takes one away from worldly affairs towards the God. His mind begins to concentrate on the Supreme Element .