Rudraksha is a kernel of a fruit or as said a type of seed. Usually, this tree is found in hilly areas. According to religious beliefs, Rudraksha originated from the water glands of Lord Shiva's eyes. It is believed that after severe austerity, when Lord Shankar opened his eyes, some tears came down on the Earth and Rudraksha tree was born from those tears.
Rudraksha is composed of two words, “Rudra” and “Aksha”. Rudraksha is considered to be a symbol of Lord Shiva, as ``Rudra`` is a name for Lord Shiva and “Aksha” means ``tear``. That is why it is said that the person who adorns Rudraksha is dear to Lord Shiva.
As mentioned in the scriptures, Rudraksha is very dear to Lord Shiva. Therefore, people wear Rudraksha to make him happy and get rid of various kinds of miseries. Wearing the right Rudraksha do good for the person and unlimited positive and spiritual effects on his/her personality can be witnessed.