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Putter: Bhat Introduces Rare Rudraksha Tree in Coast

Puttur: Bhat Introduces Rare Rudraksha Tree in Coast 

Daijiworld Media Network- Puttur (SR/VA)

Puttur, Sep 24:  Professor Shyam Bhat of Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore has introduced the rare Rudraksha trees in the coastal region by growing it himself at his residence in Kabaka village, here.

Right from the vedic period the Rudraksha trees which have special  medicinal properties is found mostly in the South- East Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal, Haridwar and Koodala Sangama in Karnataka.

When Bhat was a professor at Manipal College of Dental Studies he had asked few Nepali students to get these plants from their place. He later thought of experimenting with it by growing it himself in his native place.  Bhat planted almost seven to eight Rudraksha plants in 1997 which have grown into huge trees now.

The tree grows 50 to 100 feet tall and the leaves which remain green throughout the year resemble the leaves of a Mango tree.

Shankar Bhat, son of professor Shyam Bhat is currently taking care of the Rudraksha trees.  Speaking to Daijiworld he said that the tree can be grown from Rudraksha seed as well but it’s a lengthy process as the seed takes two years to grow into a plant. He also said that the trees which his father had grown have benefited them to a great extent in the past four years.

There are several varieties of Rudrakshis such as Eka mukhi, Dwimukhi, trimukhi, chathurmuki, panchamukhi and so on. Ecah one has its own value and it can fetch over lac or crores of rupees as it is very uncommon and had international demand.

Shankar Bhat also informed that very soon he will create a website - which will give special information on the rudrakshis grown in the trees cultivated by his father.

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  • ekmukhirudraksha, Noida

    Fri, Dec 11 2015

    Great article! Hope someone's listening.This is really great post.I got many information about Rudraksha ,its value & power.  Ek Mukhi Rudraksha

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    Sat, Nov 7 2015

    i want to see rudra tree please give me details your address.

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  • Ek Mukhi Rudraksha, India

    Thu, Oct 8 2015

    Thanks for sharing this information with us.This is really great post.I got many information about Rudraksha ,its value & power.

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  • Naveen Kumar, Burari Delhi

    Thu, May 7 2015

    I have one rudraksha tree one month before in a pot in good condition please let me now what precautions to be taken and help this tree to grow healthy

    Naveen Kumar

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  • vikram shetty, Thirthahalli

    Fri, Feb 20 2015

    I have also planted a 5 muka Rudraksha tree five years before which is now yielding seeds. Request you to please help me in understanding the further cultivation measures to take so that it will help this tree to grow healthy. Please let me know what precautions to be taken for a long life of the tree.
    Vikram shetty

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  • Kiran Kumar Utnoor, Hyderabad/bangalore

    Fri, Nov 11 2011

    I would like to see the rudraksh plant. Is it possible to look at rudraksh plant, planted by prof. bhat

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  • rudraksha plant, govinda ballamoole,p.o.kotoor,kasaragod,kerala

    Fri, Oct 8 2010

    i want RUDRAKSHA PLANT.So give me details please.My email address

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  • Ganesh Baliga, Puttur

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Very good Shankeranna.

    By giving some detailed particulars about various faces(mukhas) people can know more abour Rudrakhsha. We are lucky to have Rudrakhsha tree at Puttur.

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  • ashwini, mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    very nice

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  • Laxminarayana acharya, bantwal/usa

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Congrats to the Bhat family. I will surely visit your place during my next visit. I am interested in purchasing 11 & 14 mukhi.

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  • Shankar Bhat, Puttur

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Many have asked my contact no.. My no is: 9449282836 / 9880245936.. Shankar Bhat

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  • Victor Tauro, Permude

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Indeed a wonderful effort by Prof. Bhat. Thank you for bringing Rudraksha cultivation to Dakshin Kannada. Good to know there is a tree at Mulki.

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  • Kateel Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2010

    There is a Rudrakasha tree grown up at Mulki Venkataramana temple garden and its first yeild of rudrakshas were adorned to presiding deity in the temple in gold fiitings by the devotee who has bought the tree from Haridwar some time back.

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  • Radhakrishna, Puttur

    Sun, Sep 26 2010

    Well done... Shankaranna

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  • Mangala, Puttur

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Fantastic.. I have seen these rare rudrakshas... Mr. Bhat has got some rare one like, 11,13,14 etc. In the 14 Mukhi photo, we can see "OM" in sanskrit and Lord Ganesh face in it!!!.. This according to Shankar Bhat, is one of the most precious rudrakshas and is also called as "DEVAMANI".. Might cost some lakhs! Congratulation to the Bhat family for bringing such a divine Tree to our place..

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  • Sathyavathi, Manipal

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    I have known Prof. V.Shama Bhat since about 21 years,He has given guidance to thousands of students..Even though he has retired from Dental College Manipal, he still works at Yenepoya dental college, Derlakatte.. Also he and his late wife have given this world a unique Veena Artist who is blind, Manipal Arunakumari.. She has done her M.A. also and is considered as the World's First Blind B-High grade artist of Excellnce! I have come to know that he has written a book on Dental Materials sometimes back.. I along with all our family members wish him and his brilliant daughter all the best in life.He is perhaps 78 years now. He has got q very good collection of Shaligramas also. The museum at Yenepoya Dental College done under his gudiance is one of the unique in the whole world!..

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  • Mahalakshmi Vaidhya, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Some of Rudraksha plant brought from Nepal & sown under his direction are found in Alake near Vittal, Hosanagar in Shimoga Dist., besides his house in Puttur. He as good knowledge of this plant & the plants grown under his directions have yielded Rudrakshas. Great care was taken in getting these plants earlier. Besides he has a variety of collection of these Rudrakshas. Indeed a good news to coastal people.

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  • John Pinto, Chickmagalur/ Doha

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Congradulations Sir, Many things are possible by humans to achieve, interesting Job by Dr Shyama Bhatt .

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari G , Nellore/Kodyadka

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Great work by Dr Shyama Bhatt I am sure he will suceed in it I like people who grow trees My best wishes to Dr Shyama Bhatt

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  • asha gowry, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Mr.shyam bhat is a special,wonderful person,congratulations!

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  • Manjunatha Prasad K, Mangalore/Saudi Arabia

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Kudos to Prof Sham Bhat and his family. He has many Firsts to his credit.During his service at Manipal:setting up an unique dental materials museum, helping hundreds of needy patients at KMC Manipal and so on...He is a man of innovation and experiments.I remember seeing one Rudrakshi tree at Sathyasai campus at Alike, planted by Prof Bhat.He is also an ardent lover of Art and Music and does lot of work to propagate it but silently.Best Wishes to Prof Bhat and his family.

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  • Adarsh, Puttur

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    Nice article! I have visited Mr.Shankar Bhat's place n have seen the trees too. He has the rare 11 mukhi and 14 Mukhi rudrakshi's as well.. Mr. shankar Bhats contact details can be found on his Blog as of now.. wil take u to the blog right now, till the new site is ready. Also u can find the blog on following link..

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  • Ravish Bhat Pedamale, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 24 2010

    I have seen him & collected some details some year back. Perhaps he is the first person in this district to plant such one. I wish him best wishes.

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  • Asha S Vadya, Puttur/Dubai

    Fri, Sep 24 2010

    Shankaranna, Well done!!Kudos to Mr.ShamaBhat Uncle.

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    Fri, Sep 24 2010

    Please give the contact numbers of Shri Shankar Bhat.

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