Rudraksha Is a seed that is used as a prayer bead in Hindusm, especially in Shaivism.When they are ripe, rudraksha seeds are covered by a blue outer shell and are sometimes called blueberry beads.The seeds are produced by several species of large, evergreen, broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus , the principle of which is Elaeocarpus ganitrus.The seeds are associated with the Hindu deity Shiva and are commonly worn for protection and for chanting mantras such as Om Nama Shivaya.The seeds are primarily used in India, Indonesia and Nepal as beads for organic jewellery and malas; they are valued similarly to semi-precious stones. Various meanings and interpretations are attributed to beads with different numbers of segments or the locules of seed (mukh) [Sanskrit “मुख”: face ], and rare or unique beads are highly prized and valuable.Rudraksha mala is consist of 108 beads.This is also used as japa mala. Rudraksha mala is said to have many healing properties. Rudraksha is said to be rich with shakti and calms the kundalini, thus making it easier to rise. Rudraksha is said to open the heart chakra. They are good for meditation and protection. Legend says that Siva awoke after a thousand years of meditation and began to shed tears of worldly compassion. These tears crystallized into seeds and there grew the first Rudraksha tree..Size- 8 mm. Origin- Indonesia. Design- Made in strong red thread with knots between each rudraksha beads.