Due to high demand and less supply of Rudraksha, fake Rudrakshas have been made available in abundance. For a newbie it is very difficult to identify a genuine Rudraksha from a fake one which is usually made out of wood. some times Bhadraksha is given to the customer saying that it is a Rudraksha.
Bhadraksha is a variety of Rudraksha but it is low in energy. Let us see what tests should be done to see if the Rudraksha is real or not. I am giving four tests below. Please test the Rudraksha with more than one test given below to make sure that it is actually real.
- Floatation Test The Rudraksha seed when placed on water should sink. If it is a wooden imitation, it will float.
- Thermometer Test It is a simple test which explains an important property of Rudraksha. Place Rudraksha in a glass with small amount of water (just enough to cover Rudraksha). Record the temperature after 30 minutes with a thermometer. You can observe 1 or 2 degrees centigrade rise of temperature.
- Milk Test Leave the Rudraksha in a cup of milk for a day. If the milk is not spoilt, the Rudraksh is genuine.
- Copper Test The Rudraksha is very hot and has an electromagnetic interaction with copper. If the rudraksha is held (with a string) over a copper coin, the rudraksha tend to show a gradual rotation movement. If the rotation is clockwise, rudraksha is considered genuine. If the rotation is anticlockwise, do not buy it as it come with negative energy.
I hope these tests will be useful for the readers.