How to clean a rudraksha

Rudraksha is a popular and widely used gemstone in Hinduism for its perceived benefits such as bringing good luck, prosperity, and protection from negative energies. Over time, if not properly maintained, the shine of the rudraksha can fade. This guide provides comprehensive information on how to clean and maintain your rudraksha, including different methods and tools to use, as well as tips for proper maintenance.

Best Methods for Cleaning Your Rudraksha

  1. Gentle Brushing: For slightly dirty or dusty gemstones, a gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush or clean, dry cloth can work.
  2. Baking Soda and Water: For more heavily stained or discolored gems, mix equal parts of baking soda and water and gently scrub with a clean cloth before rinsing off with clean water.
  3. Ultrasonic Cleaner: For extremely dirty or grime-covered gemstones, consider using an ultrasonic cleaner to remove dirt and disinfect the gemstone without physical contact.

Tips for Proper Maintenance of Your Rudraksha

  1. Store in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
  2. Avoid harsh cleaners that can damage the surface of the gemstone.
  3. Use protective pouch or case when traveling with the gemstone.

FAQs About Rudraksha Cleaning

  1. No, soap can damage the surface and cause loss of shine.
  2. The frequency of cleaning depends on the level of dirt or grime.

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