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FOR COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU, 17/09/2016: Rudrakshas on display at an exhibition organised by the Indo Nepal Rudraksha Organisation in Coimbatore on September 17, 2016. Photo:S. Siva Saravanan.   | Photo Credit: S_SIVA SARAVANAN

The indra mala is made up of 21 mukhi rukdrakhas,” says Dr. Panduranga Rao holding the rudraksha rosary. “Mukhi is a line or burrow on rudraksha. And 21 mukhis is the maximum number of faces a bead can have,” he says as he shows me some of the rare rudrakshas that are displayed at an ongoing rudrakasha exhibition. Panduranga Rao is the director of Indo- Nepal rudraksha Organisation based out of Hyderabad. A rudraksha specialist and Vedic mathematician, he has over two decades of experience and has also authored a book titled Rudraksha- The Divine Power.

Dr. Panduranga Rao is back in Coimbatore after a gap of 10 years to spread awareness on rudrakshas. “Most of the rudrakshas available in the market are fake ones. We want to educate the public on how to identify a genuine one from the fake ones.”

The commonly available ones like pachamukhis to 14 mukhis are available for sale (ranging from Rs. 100 to a few lakhs upwards) at the exhibition.

The rare indra mala costs over three crores while the kuber rudraksha comes at Rs. 22 lakhs. Among the rare exhibits, you will find the naga rudraksha . It is made of a rare and round one mukhi known as savari and is believed to signify good health and wealth. Prithvi mala is an antique rosary made of ekamukhi to 18 mukhi rudrakshas. Pointing to the shri kanta mala, Dr. Panduranga Rao says, “Actor Vijayakanth owns one. He consulted with me and bought this before taking a plunge into politics.”

But these rare rudrakshas are not for sale. “We wanted to only showcase it here to help people learn more about the beads,” informs Panduranga Rao. He rues that fake ones, especially in the Himalayan region, has a huge market running to many crores. “The beads are worn to enjoy holistic well-being. Besides good health, it promotes spritiual and emotional well-being. so, one ash to buy authentic ones to enjoy the benefits,” says Dr. Rao, who has conducted exhibitions across the world. He adds, “It has divine power. One has to choose the right one.”

The exhibition on till September 23 at The Residency Towers, Avanashi Road. Contact: 81868-99997


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