According to the old mythological epic Shiv Purana, Rudraksha is the beloved tree of Lord Shiva. The Botanical Name of it is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb and belongs to the family Tiliaceae, the Lime family. Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree which grows in the area from the Gangetic Plain to the foothills of great Himalaya. This tree is a perennial means it grows all over the year and its height is about 50-200 feet. The stem of Rudraksha tree is cylindrical with a dirty white and coarse textured bark. Naturally top of the leafy of a Rudraksha tree obtains a pyramidal shape and is shinning green on the upper side with an uninteresting fibrous dorsal side.
The flowers of Rudraksha are white with fringed petals and they come into view in April-May. The fruits of Rudraksha come in June and ripen by August-October. Rudraksha are bulbous in shape with a fat outside. Rudraksha beads are enclosed by outer shell of blue color on fully ripening. Hence Rudraksha beads are also cal