The Rudraksha bead is said to originally come from Shiva’s tears. According to mythology, Lord Shiva was said to have spent 1000 years in meditation for the benefit of all beings. And upon opening his eyes, tear drops rolled down from his eyes and landed upon earth taking birth as the sacred Rudraksha tree. The divine qualities of Rudraksha beads were first noted in ancient Hindu scriptures and have been proclaimed down through the ages. They bless one with peace of mind, concentration, protects against evil doers and spirits. Protects the wearer against an early oi untimely death. If wearing the beads upon dying one would be released from the karmic cycle of birth and death. Blesses one with nirvana, moksha, peace and prosperity.