The word Rudraksha originated by the amalgamation of two words, 'RUDRA' and 'AKSHA", where Rudra is Lord Shiva and Aksha is 'tear'. It is said that the tree of Rudraksha was born from the tear drops of Lord Shiva. As per the Vedic scriptures, the Rudraksha can invalidate the effects of malefic planets to a large extent. Rudraksha of any Mukhi can never do any harm to the wearer.
Rudraksha trees are mostly found in South Eastern Asian and South Asia. There are clefts called Mukhi of the beads and it is their number that helps in ascertaining its quality. Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astoundingly stupendous amount of serenity, concentration that helped them meditate for a longer period of time with incredible control over their mind.