Rudraksha or Rudraksh is said to be rich
with power and calms the kundalini, thus making it easier to rise.
Rudraksha is said to open the heart chakra. They are good for
meditation and protection. Legend says that Shiva awoke after a
thousand years of meditation and began to shed tears of worldly
compassion. These tears crystallized into seeds and there grew the
first Rudraksha tree. Those who worship Shiva, the destroyer of all
that we no longer need, wear Rudraksha Malas.