How can I get maximum benefit...

Once you have managed to obtain a high quality, empowered and energised Rudraksha, it is of extreme importance that you take certain precautions in order to get the maximum benefit from it and maintain its sanctity.

  BEFORE wearing the Rudraksha for the first time, it should be blessed and empowered by chanting the specified mantra, performing the prayers and ritual rites for its sanctification. 

  ALWAYS keep the Rudraksha oiled... After regular cleaning, oil the bead and treat it with incense.  This is of UTMOST importance. especially when not using the bead for sometime, or storing it for a while. 

  ALWAYS wear the Rudraksha bead around the neck in a thread or gold or silver. Never wear the Rudraksha in  form of bracelet. 

  ALWAYS keep your Rudraksha clean. Dust and dirt can settle in the pores of the bead. Clean these as frequently as possible with something with soft, fine bristles. If the thread becomes dirty or worn out, change it.

  AFTER cleaning, wash your Rudraksha with some blessed holy water. This helps maintain its sanctity.

  NEVER wear the Rudraksha while having sex.  

  WOMEN must not wear the Rudraksha during their menstrual cycle.

  NEVER wear the Rudraksha to a funeral or when visiting a new born baby.

 

Note:- It is extremely difficult to obtain a true, genuine Rudraksha, especially when there are so many cheap, spurious and fake ones around. If you have managed to procure an original bead, you must take utmost care of it by observing the above mentioned precautions.