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How To Check Rudraksha?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Hansa, Nov 23, 2023.

  1. Hansa

    Hansa New Member

    How can one effectively check the authenticity and quality of a Rudraksha bead, and what are the key features or characteristics to look for during the examination process?

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    Certainly! When checking the authenticity and quality of a Rudraksha bead, consider the following aspects:

    1. Number of Faces (Mukhis):
      • Genuine Rudraksha beads have a specific number of faces or Mukhis. Common Rudraksha varieties include 1 to 21 Mukhis. Ensure the number of faces matches the intended type of Rudraksha.
    2. Shape and Surface:
      • The surface of a real Rudraksha should be hard and well-defined, with clear lines or Mukhis. Be cautious if the lines are unclear or if the bead looks artificially carved.
    3. Size and Weight:
      • Authentic Rudraksha beads come in various sizes, and weight can vary. Compare the size and weight of the bead with known standards for the specific Mukhi type.
    4. Natural Holes:
      • Rudraksha beads have naturally occurring holes. Check if the holes are natural and centrally located. Holes that appear to be drilled or off-center may indicate a fake bead.
    5. Floating Test:
      • Drop the Rudraksha bead in a bowl of water. Genuine Rudraksha beads are buoyant and should float. Fake beads may sink or exhibit unusual behavior.
    6. Temperature Test:
      • Hold the Rudraksha bead in your palm for a few minutes. Real Rudraksha beads are believed to attain a warm temperature. Plastic or artificial beads may remain cool.
    7. Color and Luster:
      • Genuine Rudraksha beads have a natural and earthy color. Be cautious if the color appears too shiny, polished, or if it looks artificially colored.
    8. Cracks and Pits:
      • Inspect the Rudraksha bead for cracks, holes, or insect holes. While minor imperfections are common, excessive damage may indicate a low-quality bead.
    9. Price and Source:
      • Be cautious if the price seems too good to be true. High-quality Rudraksha beads are generally priced accordingly. Purchase from reputable and trustworthy sources.
    10. Certification:
      • Look for certification from reputable organizations or experts in Rudraksha authentication. Some beads come with certificates that verify their authenticity.
    11. Energies and Feel:
      • Some people believe that holding a genuine Rudraksha bead brings a unique energy or feel. Trust your instincts and experiences.
    Always consider purchasing Rudraksha beads from reputable sellers, and if in doubt, seek guidance from knowledgeable individuals or experts in the field. Keep in mind that Rudraksha beads are considered sacred in certain cultures, and their authenticity is crucial for spiritual practices.