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རུ་དྲཱཀྵ། | Glossary of Terms

    རུ་དྲཱཀྵ།

    ru drAk+Sha

    rudrākṣa

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Rudrākṣa
  • རུ་དྲཱཀྵ།
  • ru drAk+Sha
  • rudrākṣa

These seeds are commonly used as rosary beads.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Rudrākṣa
  • རུ་དྲཱཀྵ།
  • རུ་དྲཱ་ཀྵ།
  • ru drAk+Sha
  • ru drA k+Sha
  • rudrākṣa

Seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus with rough surface. The larger ones are used for counting the mantras of wrathful deities.