By - Abhinav Reddy Youth Member, VSNA Chicago Chapter [Presented in Ugadi program, March 20, 2010]
Rudrakshi is the berry of a bead tree. Rudrakshi is a reminder of Shiva’s fixed gaze. Rudrakshi is originally a linga, it is a guru and its face is a Jangama, its five lines represent the panchkshari mantra. The wearing of rudrakshi shows devotion to Rudra or Shiva.
About the Author: Abhinav Reddy is a very active youth member of VSNA – Chicago Chapter and has won many awards at the Annual VSNA Conventions. Abhinav is an alumni of Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois, a prestigious school in the US. Abhinav Reddy is currently studying in University of Illinois, Chicago and plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Baandhavya September 2013