Rudraksha is the seed of fruit from trees grown mostly in the Himalayan region in India. Rudraksha trees are found in Nepal, the North Eastern States of India bordering Nepal, Indonesia, and other SE Asian countries. These are considered divine due to their origin linked to the almighty Lord Shiva. Rudraksha seeds ( often called beads) are used since ancient times as rosaries around the neck by religious persons for the last several thousand years. It has been found to have healing properties and is also considered as giving luck and peace of mind to its wearers.
There are more than 355 varieties of Rudraksha trees and Elaeocarpus ganitrus “Roxb” is considered a Rudraksha