Precautions in Wearing Rudraksha Beads
» Rudrakshas should not be shared / exchanged / transferred from one person to another person after it has been worn.
» Keep the beads as close to your skin as possible and not to let others touch. Rudraksha can also be kept in Puja room and prayed to get positive energy flow in the house.
» Rudraksha is best if worn in the black, yellow, red or white colored thread or it can be worn in silver, gold, copper and mixed metal. It has electrical and magnetic properties which enhances when worn with metal.
» Once you start wearing Rudraksha, wear it continuously throughout your life. Wearing Rudraksha for few days and removing it for few days and wearing it again will not give maximum benefit.
» Rudraksha is a sacred bead so it should not be worn when visiting cremation grounds, a cemetery, or a funeral. Rudraksha should not be worn while going to brothels either.
» Women should not wear Rudraksha during menstrual cycle period.
» Rudraksha should not be worn while going to bed. Remove your Rudraksha bead or mala and place them in a respected area of your house.
» For storage of beads for long period, always put them in a respected area of your house.
» Rudraksha rosaries should not be swapped.
» If you keep a rosary for mantra chanting then do not wear it on the body.
Care of Rudraksha Beads
» Rudraksha beads are very strong and if proper care and cleaning is done, the beads are protected from getting physically damaged, they can be passed on from one generation to another. So care for your beads properly.
» Keep the Rudraksha beads in a clean place free from dirt.
» Clear the dust with soft bristled brush, then wash the bead with clean water and dry the bead for sufficient hours.
» After cleaning, wash your Rudraksha with some blessed holy water. This helps in maintaining its sanctity.
» When cleaned and dried, oil the bead with bitter or sanctified oils. Bitter oils like mustard oil (sarson) or sesame oil / gingelly oil (til) are best for oiling Rudraksha.
» One may periodically apply mustard oil / sandalwood oil to the Rudraksha bead as it keep the bead strong, shiny and perfumed.