Rudraksha

Rudraksha

Rudraksha is a tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. 
Rudraksha, also rudraksh, Sanskrit: rudr?k?a ("Rudra\'s Tear Drops"), is a seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism . The seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus, with Elaeocarpus ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of organic jewellery or mala.
Rudraksha, being organic, is preferentially worn without contact with metal; thus on a cord or thong rather than a chain.