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The Majic beads

In ancient India the name of the rudraksh bead has been intertwined with myth, faith and folklore; its healing powers is said to be phenomenal. Over the years this belief had considerably died down until recent scientific studies reconfirmed its potency. Dr. Subhas Rai of renowned Indian Institute of Technology in Varanasi has published an ace paper on rudraksh based on meticulous research.
Dr. Rai has proved that the rudraksh has dominating electromagnetic, as well as paramagnetic together with inductive properties. This explains the healing capabilities of the bead. Wearing the beads leads to the creation of magnetic field across the entire body with the concentration being on the area around the heart. If the heart beat becomes either slow or fast the rudraksh provides the balance and controls it. It ensures an ideal level of blood circulation through the body.
David W. Lee of FloridaInternationalUniversity (Department of Biological Sciences) has also researched on the rudraksh. H…

The power of 108 rudraksha

The Rudraksh Mala is a necklace woven with the seeds of an evergreen tree of the same name that is used as prayer beads by a section of Hindu households. Most of such people are staunch devotees of Lord Shiva and chant various mantras during the day and night holding and counting these 108 beads by hand. These beads are said to have special spiritual and cosmic significance that can heal and cure mortal beings.
It is felt that for a variety of reasons the number of beads that a Rudraksh mala holds is limited to 108. Twelve times eight makes 108. These two numbers have great significance for the Hindu religion as they are considered auspicious. Also, 108 adds up to 9 if the numbers are added individually (giving rise to the lucky 9).
The great epic for Hindus, the Mahabharata, has mentioned 108 names for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Similarly, there are 108 names of Hindu Goddesses. There are Upanishads available which are 108 in number. This aspect of Indian mythology seems to have in…