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Now Rudhraksha Beads Available in Puttur

Published Date: 04 Oct, 2010 (7:24 PM)

By Team Mangalorean (With Inputs from Shankar Bhat  )

Puttur Sept 30: Professor V. Shama Bhat, retired HOD, College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and now Prof. & HOD, Dental Materials, Yenepoya Dental College, Deralakatte, Mangalore is  a multi-faceted man. He is an ardent lover of music and an avid collector of Shaligramas and Rudrakshas.  He is responsible for the unique Dental Museum in Manipal and at the Yenepoya Dental College in Mangalore, perhaps a one of its kind in the whole of Asia. He and his late wife have also given to this world, a unique Veena artist, who is blind, Manipal Arunakumari.

From the Vedic period, the Rudraksha trees which have special medicinal properties are found mostly in the Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Indonesia and Nepal.  But Prof. V. Shama Bhat grows them right here in Puttur, Karnataka.





Many people had told him that these Rudraksha trees cannot be grown in Karnataka. About 12 years back, he took up the challenge of proving them wrong.  He started by bringing some Rudraksha trees through his students from Nepal and planted in his agriculture land at Kabaka in Puttur, Karnataka. After very careful observation of the trees, he managed to nurture them to full growth and began cultivating them in earnest. 

Later, he also donated about three plants to Alike and Shri Ramachandrapura Mutt, Hosanagara. Two trees have grown in his house at Vadya, Kabaka.  For the past 4-5 years the trees have been yielding enough Rudrakshas, thanks to the untiring efforts of Prof. Bhat.

Today, he has a good number of 5 Mukhi beads and also the 3, 4, 6, and 7 Mukhi in small numbers. Rare Rudrakshas like Ganesh Rudraksha, 2 Mukhi, 11 Mukhi, 13 Mukhi and 14 Mukhi have been seen in these trees. 14 Mukhi is the most precious Rudraksha, also known as DEVAMANI. If we observe the 14 Mukhi bead, we can see "OM" in Sanskrit and the face of Lord Ganesh in it. These rare Mukhis are very expensive in the market.

At present Prof. Bhat’s son, Shankar Bhat is looking after these trees. Many people have come to visit their place to view these divine trees. Interested persons who would like to view these trees and purchase the beads can take a prior appointment with Mr. Shankar Bhat on his cell no: 9449282836 / 9880245936.


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Saji Puthumana, India May 5, 2015

Could i get some rudraksha seeds as parcel?
if yes, kindly give me details how to i could get it.

Thanking you,

Meganathan Jothi, India May 5, 2015
I need Rudhraksha 5 face small size 4 mm or 5 mm
Meganathan Jothi, India May 5, 2015
I need Rudhraksha 5 face small size 4 mm or 5 mm
Deepak, India Feb 21, 2015
I'm very interested to grow these trees in tamilnadu. Can i have your seeds and some guidence
laiqa, Pakistan Jun 17, 2013
i loved this article , i want to buy some thing from u , how will it possible, please ans.
champa, USA Aug 23, 2012
Sir, Very good to see you here. I happened to browse and found you on this page.
vani.r.shastry, India Jun 8, 2011

In our Ashram there is one Rudhraksha tree. Now we are getting the seed in it

I want to know how to process? Is there any special processing ???

Pls reply.
Shankar Bhat V.S., India Mar 16, 2011
Thanks Jeevan and Vinay.. My cell no is in the above article.
vinay, India Jan 31, 2011
can i have ur no please i want to talk with u sir.
jeevana , Australia Jan 23, 2011
i love rudras, we maybe visiting you one day. we live in putaparthy, we are devotees of sathya sai baba. thank you for sharing om sai ram. at the moment we are in australia visiting family
Shankar Bhat V.S., India Nov 9, 2010
Thank you. I have got RUDRAKSHA SEEDS also from this tree. anyone wanting can contact me.
AMN Murthy, India Nov 1, 2010
Hari Om
Recently I had been to Coonoor, Tamilnadu and was surprised to sse Rudrakshi Tree in SIMS park. I was on the wrong notion that it can be seen only in Himalayas. And today I found that it is been grown in Puttur also. I will visit your places early as possible. I am 72 years old and interested in philosophy.
Hari Om

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