Before wearing the Rudraksha for the first time, it should be
blessed and sanctified by chanting the mantra associated with it and performing
the right prayers and rituals.
Rudrakasha should always be kept oiled. It should regularly be
cleaned, oiled and bathed with incense especially when you are not using the
bead for sometime.
Ideally, keep them off the ground; they can be kept on or
wrapped in wool or silk when you're not wearing them. Once a month, they can be
cleansed by rubbing them with Sandalwood Oil.
The Rudraksha should not be worn at times when the energy is
directed downward, i.e., during bowel movements, during sexual intercourse.
Rudraksha may create in some people a sense of aloofness or
separateness from the world, which is one reason they are so wonderful for
meditation, but it may depend on your type of work whether you choose to wear
them in daily activity.
Rudrakasha beads should always be worn in a cotton thread or a
gold or a silver chain. Rudrakasha should never be worn in form of a bracelet.
Always keep your Rudraksha clean. Remove the dust and dirt that
settle in the pores of the bead. Clean these as frequently as possible with a
soft brush. If the thread becomes dirty or worn out, change it.
After cleaning, wash your Rudraksha with some blessed holy water.
This helps in maintaining its sanctity.
Rudraksha should not be worn while visiting a funeral ground or
when visiting a newly born baby
Women must not wear the Rudraksha during their menstrual cycle.