Maha Shivratri: Know science behind 'Rudraksha'
New Delhi: Rudraksha's composition is quite similar to that of a human body. Through tests like gas chromatography, it has been observed that Rudraksha consists high percentages of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen and has slight traces of nitrogen as well.
The Rudraksha seed contains iron, gold, silver, manganese, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, aluminium, cobalt, chlorine, silicon, nickel, and even potassium, due to which it possesses dual magnetic properties like paramagnetism and diamagnetism. It enables Rudraksha to change its polarity in presence of an external magnetic field. It has a temporary ability to acquire magnetic property.
Medical science says that blood circulation and heart beats induce a certain magnetic field around the body. Our body works because of the bio electric current generated in the body, even our nervous system is based on electrical impulses. A person in contact with the Rudraksha beads will cause the dynamic polarity of the beads to acquire a charge opposite to that of the body, and the blocked veins open irrespective of the charge acquired by the body.
Thus increasing the blood flow in the body, the supply of blood to brain and other parts of the body increases automatically, generating a feel good factor, even more effective than a simple magnet as it has a fixed polarity and it shall tend to heal/open up the veins that has got charge opposite to the magnets' polarity, during electro-magnetic therapies.
Rudraksha acts as a capacitor as it contains metallic properties as discussed above. Thus whenever a person gets stressed, excited, anxious, angry vibrations of various frequencies are produced in the brain and the nerves. This extra energy/heat is absorbed by Rudraksha as it's a capacitor, this stabilises the body system.
Shiva stays covered with Rudraksha beads, as his temper was uncontrollable, his anger symbolised destruction, yet he is known for his eternal calmness and yogic nature.