Rudraksha are seeds of fruit from trees grown mostly in Himalayan region in India. Rudraksha trees are found in Nepal, North Eastern States of India bordering Nepal, Indonesia, and other SE Asian countries. These are considered as divine due to their origin linked to 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 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” are considered as Rudraksha