A Colossal Rudraksha

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A Colossal Rudraksha

 

The Akashganga (Heavenly Ganges likened to The Milky Way OR heavenly river) waterfall is about 3 Kms north of the Tirumala temple. This is very famous for the prime reason is that its waters are used for The Lord’s bath every day.

As you descend the stairs to get to the water, one will find the sides dotted with shops selling religious artifacts and knick-knack for kids. You can see many shop-keepers selling Rudraksha malas; these are chains that shield against negative energies.

For someone who is constantly on the move and who eats and sleeps in various places, rudraksha is believed to be a very good support because it creates a cocoon of your own energy. It is said that if the situation around one is not conducive to one’s kind of energy, it will not let one settle down. For sadhus and sanyasis, places and situations could trouble them because they were constantly moving. One of the rules for them was never to put their head down in the same place twice. A rudraksha is shield for them {wiki}.

I have only seen Rudraksha as mala (chain) with 108 beads + 1 bead. This Rudraksha bead captured in of an unusual size (you can see the usual size at the base of this big bead,the malas which are strung are regular size). I suppose this is rare, although I am not sure of it. Can anyone who knows about this throw some light?

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