Rudraksha, considered as the Eye of Rudra (Shiva) is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self.
Rudraksha is often believed to symbolise the link between the earth and the heaven. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. There are clefts called Mukhi on the surface of the beads. The number of Mukhi on the surface of a Rudraksha beads helps in determining its quality. According to the number of Mukhi the Rudraksha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead.