Its interesting to observe similar traditions to wear the auspicious seeds across various cultures. According to local beliefs that seeds are attracting good luck, keeping away bad spirit and gives a good vibes to its wearer. The most popular and recognized of that seeds has many names, sometimes different in every place.
Its exciting to looking for the rational reasons of such a respect, given to the tiny glossy seeds by our ancestors from very early times.
Its amazing to see that tradition of receiving the direct experience and knowledge from the tree is returns after long period of disconnection.
We choose two of the most significant sacred seeds to accompany the Rudraksha, plus we select a new one among our favourites, which doesn't has a mentions as a wearing seed - Rajavriksha, or purging Cassia.
Manjadi - red lucky seed. Gallery
The tree of Manjadi beads has many names around the world. One of them - Ani Kundamani tree, making all the good wishes come true.In a Kerala state in India its assotiated with Krishna, notorious skill of placing many of tiny elephants into one Manjadi bead. Island has few areas with remaining trees, with different flower seasons and forms & color depth of the seeds. Seeds here are much less in size than similar seeds in Bali and Penang islands. We use the seeds collected in temple grove in the center of island - here we found the most ancient tree of Manjadi,
Examples of Manjadi beads with Rudraksha in pendants.
More Rudraksha pendants with Manjadi.
Chirmi-jequirity bead. Gallery
This beads represents the energy of Goddess. In India its called Shirmi or Guncha, and its represents 3 forms of Devi Mahalakshmi`; Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. Its well-known now that its a toxic, probably due to the research of Shura Shilgin. Less known why - toxic ingridient here is a guard of Supreme, roots of this vine plant are 100 sweeter than sugar. Grows in a rocky areas of the island. As first origin of Chirmi mentioned Aeavali forest in Rajastan. In some regions of America, ex. Peru that beads a much bigger in size and called Huayruro.
Chirmi beads in Rudraksha pendants.
Rajavriksha - Golden Shower - purging Cassia
This beautiful "Tree of the King" also well-known in Ayurveda as a cure for various stomach diseases. Seeds has a shape as a watermelon seeds, with coffee stripe and light brown color.
How to care for your Live Rudraksha Pendant
Rudraksha pendant with live seeds is a fragile item, which maybe will be not for a long time in a daily use. Special care needed due to the natural tree sap, used as a clay to connect the seeds to Rudraksha. After other seeds are falls, polish your Rudraksha pendant with oil, and wear it as it is.