Main statements from our Rudraksha-journey
Collection of Rudraksha includes r distinctive and rare beads from various areas of Phangan island plus newly-found beads from NakhonSi. Adress to visit: Ruesi Mettanca temple, Phrom Khiri.
Four first sprouts of few-months old Rudraksha brought in coco-shells and were given to plant in the most auspicious places of NakhonSi, including Wat Parian, Wang Lung waterfall and Phrom Khiri.
Starting from Ganitri - the most famous specie in Rudraksha tree family, through the only tree seen in Krung Ching area, to unique-shaped Rudraksha of Phrom Khiri. We hope to continue the research during the fruit season.
Rudraksha trees grows in Nakhon Si Thammarat. About its importance for nature
Our experience can only prove that information - when we see dried flow of waterfall river on the island, its means that no Rudraksha there. While most of all of the remaining Rudraksha groves has a water supply*.
Our latest observations in NakhonSi, sights from which we highlighting in this article, also showing that fact - most of the trees of Rudraksha we met at Phrom Khiri - the waterfall centre of the province. Even in Krung Ching area, during the daily rains we didn't see so much clear, cold waterflows as in Phrom Khiri.
Some of the reasons of that influence of Rudraksha and water became visible with time:
- animals, who eating the fruits and then spit the seed, such as fruit flying foxes and birds, prefer areas with frest water to drink it with food.. Usually its a high trees, which can be in a distance of from few to up to hundreds meters from the fruiting rudraksha tree.
- Rudraksha seeds are heavier than the water, so seed is rolling by the river bottom, until its stick at the lower stream on one of the circumvolutions.
- Roots of Rudraksha goes very deep, and can both twine rocky stones outside (even right in a water), and hold land underground. Rudraksha seeds are the most tough in nature - its not possible to open it without hammer (it stronger that bricks), and in some areas, such as a sand or cold water seeds of Rudraksha can stay alive for years. This stretch of seeds's endocarp make the land stable to water's flows also on a outer surface.
*Exceptions exsists, but each of them require its own story - few of trees in that out-of-water areas were fall down "naturally", being not old yet. Some of the other trees don't has a leaves right not - no leaves at all, Some trees has underground waters.