A 5-day exhibition offers insight into the mysterious properties of the rudraksha
“Fear will not touch the wearer of a rudra, just as fear does not touch the gods,” says rudraksha expert Tanay Seetha, quoting from the Puranas. Tanay’s father Kamal Narayan Seetha co-founded Rudralife, a Mumbai-based organisation, a pioneer in rudraksha therapy and scientific research.
Rudralife comes to Hyderabad for a five-day exhibition. Apart from showcasing various forms of rudrakshas, the exhibition also has experts available to provide free recommendations on the type of rudraksha suited to each customer based on astrology and numerology. Mumbai artisans will craft malas at the venue, while a Vedic priest has been brought in “as per Vedic norms to bring in positive vibes,” says Tanay.
The highlight of the exhibition is the testing centre which houses a one-of-a-kind machine developed exclusively by Rudralife to test the authenticity of rudrakshas. According to Tanay, this free facility is available even to people who bring in their own rudrakshas.
“This scientific test centre has been set up to combat the rising number of fake plastic rudrakshas being sold,” says Tanay. “We even have a collection of fakes on display to educate the public.”
There have been claims that rudrakshas have curative properties, giving the wearer relief from ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, there has been no conclusive research done in this area. “That’s why we are here,” says Tanay. “To unearth the truths behind the power of rudraksha.”
The exhibition is on till June 10 at The Platinum, 3-6-423, Himayath Nagar, next to Tata Motors.
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