We all know that Rudraksha is related to Lord Shiva. But we do not understand why Rudraksha is dedicated to Shiva. So in this article, we clear all your doubts and queries regarding Rudraksha. Rudraksha is obtained from the trees that grew out of the tears of Lord Shiva, hence it is also considered as the form of Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha is made of Rudra+Aksha, Rudra means Lord Shiva and Aksha means tear. According to texts, Rudraksha is considered to be a form of Lord Shiva, its cases are also found in our religious and mythological texts about Rudraksha.A day before, when Lord Shiva opened his eyes, a few drops of water fell from his eyes, from which a tree named Rudraksha was born.
It is also found in Shiva Purana about the origin of Rudraksha that Lord Shiva had to fight a fierce battle with him to kill the Mahabali Asuraraj Tripurasur, who roamed freely on the Himalayas. Being very busy in that war, Shiva's eyes started twitching. Tears welled up in his eyes with anger and redness. Then Brahma Ji ordered that tears should be produced in the form of a tree, the fruit that comes from that tree is called Rudraksha.
Rudraksha is a powerful seed that gives us positive energy. Rudraksha also acts as a shield, it also protects us from the negative energies around us. No negative energy can harm the wearer of Rudraksha.
In Shiva Purana, 1 to 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is mentioned, each face has its own importance.