Rudrakshas are berries borne by trees that, according to Hindu mythology,
sprung up wherever Lord Shiva's tears fell on earth. Needless to say, these beads
are considered very spiritually powerful.
Rudra Centre, whose last exhibition in the city was a total success, has returned
with another collection of rare and special beads. The beads displayed at the
exhibition were last shown at the International Indian Trade Fair at Kaula Lumpur.
You can also get your rudraksha valued at the show, and get a mala
containing the beads of your choice made by artisans. Counselling sessions will
also be held at the exhibition to advise you on the best rudraksha for
your specific needs.
Ironically enough, for all the powers that these beads are bestowed with, the
organisers are most looking forward to Mani Shankar's upcoming movie to increase
awareness among people about the rudraksha.