Wearing rudraksha malas of more than one bead is usually reserved for periods of worship, pilgrimage and religious, festive occasions and are otherwise kept in the shrine room. But for everyday use another traditional practice is to string a single bead and wear this around the neck 24 hours a day, even at work and at night while sleeping. You can also ask your jeweler to make a one bead pendant with silver or gold caps and chain for yourself or as gifts for friends or family members. There are five seeds in each box, and you can plant one or more seeds to grow your own grove of trees, which reach 60 feet tall in maturity, producing thousands of wildly iridescent blue fruits each season.
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