Rudraksha Mala Beads are traditional Japa Mala in Hinduism which are beaded with Rudraksha is a seed of a tree which grows in the Himalayan range mostly in Nepal and India. Rudraksha also means Rudra's (SHIVA's) Tear Drops. It is the best form of organic jewelry, bracelet or mala.
Usually beads of Rudraksha are strung together to form malas or bracelets. Malas or bracelets have one extra bead in the center which is called BINDU(point). If a mala does not have a BINDU, it is believed that the energy is cyclical and the wearer feels dizzy.
Rudraksha beads are categorized according to the faces/partitions they have. The most expensive and rarest of the rare is a single faced or EK MUKHI rudraksha and other multiple faced ones are cheaper and abundant. This particular one is Five Faced or Panch Mukhi which has a greater spiritual value and used mostly to make bracelets and Prayer malas.
It is believed that by wearing a Rudraksha, one can benefit of having the protection of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha has been used by Hindus worldwide to perform Japa, meditation and also used as ritual items.