Rudraksha (or Rudraksa) is the dried fruit of Elaeocarpus Ganitrus, which grows mostly in Indonesia.. Rudraksa literally translates to: Rudra=Shiva’s aksa=Eye, meaning that it is pleasing to the eye of Shiva. Sometimes it is referred to as "Tears of Shiva". Hindu holy literature has it that Rudraksha beads, also known as Rudraksa, are said to have many special powers, including curing all types of ailments and absolving all kinds of sins. The number of facets each bead has changes the number and types of sins that the seed can absolve. Altogether, Rudraksha is a powerful healing and absolution component according to traditional Hinduism.