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The Rudraksha tree.

Good for the environment.

rudraksha tree

In Java the trees are often planted near the main roads as considered beneficial for absorbing pollutants.

Natures beauty.

The trees grow up to 30 metres tall, with mango like leaves which can turn to red colour.The trees producing quality beads grow mainly in the tropics and sub tropical areas of Asia, primarily Indonesia. Often perched on the sides of the most spectacular mountains, making the search for them even more rewarding.

The magnificent tree.

Rudrakshas' latin name is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb these trees are distributed throughout various parts of the world, but the main crops of quality Rudrakshas come from Nepal and Indonesia. The Nepalese are large whilst the Indonesian are smaller beads. All Rudrakshas on our site are from Indonesia (Java and Papua) and Nepal. Nepalese have more clearly defined lines and the beads are more hardy in comparison to the inferior Papua beads, these beads are very large up to 50 mm in diameter but need to be to be drilled as there is no natural forming hole. The Javanese beads though smaller are tough and good quality, but the lines are raised and therefore harder to define.

rudraksh fruit

The trees mainly grow in hilly areas or mountains and despite the popularity of the beads they grow quite rapidly, and give a good crop within 3-5 years. In one town in Java the tree is planted along the main roads as the tree is great for its air cleansing properties.
The fruits are sky blue and can turn green, later violet, they are like Nilakantha (the blue throat of Lord Shiva). Whilst inside is the hard walnut like shell, the small seeds are packed tightly inside each mukhi or segment, therefore a five mukhi will have five seeds. There are many rare Rudrakshas such as two joined together known as Gauri Shankar or three known as Trijuti, or Ganesh Gauri etc.


rudraksh fruit

rudraksham fruit

More images on the Rudraksha tree and inforamtion can be found here

Sprouting Rudraksha.

sprouting rudraksha

This rare photograph shows the Rudraksha bead sprouting and starting a new life.

Rudraksha flowers


The tree generally starts to fruit after the flowers have dropped and around seven years old. Both the fruit and leaves are often used in Ayurvedic medicine.