There is an interesting legend associated with Rudraksh. In this article, we will provide you with information on the origin & history of Rudraksha. The term Rudraksh basically refers to the tears of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva meditated for several years for the wellbeing of all creatures. But, when he opened his eyes to see around, he saw people in pain. To know the complete story of Rudraksha, read on.
Lord Shiva could not see the sufferings and miseries of people and
started shedding hot drops of tears. Mother Nature transformed the tears
and gave birth to the Rudraksh trees. The other names for Lord Shiva are
Rudra and the Lord of tears. Rudra is a term used to refer one who
relieves others from sufferings and pain. There are different forms of
Rudra, namely Water, Earth, Fire, Air, Sun, Space, Moon etc.
To grow a plant, we water it on a regular basis. Like the plants need to
be nurtured with water constantly, similarly to please the Rudra, there
arises a need to perform Rudrajapa. By doing so, one tends to attain
peace and real pleasure of life. So, let all of us get together and
chant Sri Rudram with full devotion. This in turn will help us achieve
our ultimate destination.