SINCE 1999

Fake Rudrakshas.

Glue is used here to hold together..


One large bead is made from many beads glued together, only through heat such as boilling can one see the effects of the cheats.

Too good to be true?

38 mukhi
If you see such a perfect bead at a rediculous price then it must be a fake. There are many sellers around temples and online selling such beads.

21 mukhi at what price?

If you type in Google "21 mukhis" you will see many large symetrical beads at prices which are rediculously low. The truth is they are all fake, as a genuine 21 mukhi from Nepal is priced in the thousands of dollars depending on size. People are buying not only man made beads but counterfeit certificates as well. Once you have seen a genuine bead and understand its structure you will easily spot the faked one.

In the last few years numerous online stores have displayed fakes for sale, and sadly people are purchasing them without any prior knowledge. These beads give no results to the wearer. Certificates can easily be created without even examining the bead.

Five mukhis are rarely faked as they have no value, the 10 mukhis and above are the common ones, as they fetch higher prices. Fakes are usually smooth surfaced and the lines are too well spaced, this does not happen in nature. The central cavity of the bead which was previously attached to a stalk on the tree, is often filled with resin or denture glue.


fake eka mukhi

38 mukhi

Rudraksha join



Don't get caught out...

This bead looks impressive being 38 mukhi, but first test it failed to float in a glass of water. Close examination the mukhis look unnatural, too precise. It is constructed using many segments of the other beads to create one large bead and held together with glue. When sliced this fake Rudraksha, once can see the join of a different piece placed carefully to match the contour of the bead.

Even the float test can pass many fakes as these days they are weighted. All tests whether coin or pendulum have no scientific meaning. Find a trusted a seller..

Its almost impossible to spot the original


Original Fake

The middle one, is hard as bullets, whilst the others are softer and hollow inside. The yellowish fibre can be seen under microscpoe.

Fake one mukhi

rudraksha microscope


Segments of the beads

fake rudraksha

Here very carefully segements have been arranged to look natural.

Remember mukhi=seeds.

correct mukhi

The amount of seeds must be the same as seeds. Xrays can reveal this, or by carefully studying the bead under high powered magnification.