I have a set of rudraksha beads that are very long. I want to use them, but when seated in the meditation posture half of the beads end up on the floor, even if my hand is raised significantly. Not sure if this is okay or not. What would be the proper way to use these beads? Thank you!
Rudraksha is a Sanskrit compound word consisting of Rudra and akṣa Rudra is one
of Shiva's vedic names and Akṣa means 'teardrops'. Thus defined, the name means "Lord Rudra's
teardrops". Sanskrit dictionaries translate akṣa (Sanskrit: अ ) as eye. Sources like Satguru
Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and Kamal Narayan Seetha also translate Akṣa as eye, in which case
rudraksha would mean "Eye of Lord Shiva" or "Eye of Rudra".Akṣa also carries definitions such
as "the soul" and "religious knowledge"
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I'm making a mala for a Shiva deity that I have at home. I found 6 four-mukhi beads in a lot I purchased in bulk about two years ago, and I have three five mukhi beads as well. Is there a specific combination I can make out of these to adorn Shiva?
Just have a question on where I can get an authentic rudraksha mala in Toronto (or surrounding area). Also how many faces should it have? I have read that 5 faces is preferred but I'm not sure on what the meanings are on the different faces.