The Indian market has become flooded with imitation Rudraksha in the last few decades as the demand for rarer beads has gone up. Many scores of people found to their dismay that the expensive Rudraksha they had bought was actually a fake when it was examined by an expert. However, determining whether a Rudraksha is fake or genuine is not easy even for experts. The naked eye cannot always determine the genuinity of a bead and many times even experts are duped. It was to redress this issue that the Rudraksha Research and Testing Laboratory (RRTL) was established in the year 2006 to evolve and establish test methods based on scientific laboratory practices, where the authenticity of the Rudraksha can be tested, quality checked and graded according to natural and tested properties. We are the first in the world to establish the unique X-Ray tests which show the internal compartments to appropriately classify Rudraksha according to mukhis. It is now an accepted botanical fact that the number of mukhis as seen from outside are equal to the number of internal compartments.

This is a golden test to determine the exact number of mukhis. Although, it is true that in most cases the internal number of seeds (each compartment has one seed) do not mature fully, yet it exists even as a small dot. One needs skills (similar to that of a Radiologist) to study the X-Ray.

Rudraksha Research and Testing Laboratory (RRTL) is an ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Laboratory involving testing and authentication of Rudraksha beads. RRTL was established with a purpose and mission to help people identify the genuine Rudraksha beads. It is a known fact that under the garb of religion, innocent people get cheated and duped by unscrupulous traders, supplying impure or substandard items as there are no ISI or other guidelines which are to be necessarily followed in this business. RRTL, since the day it was born, has laid down benchmark specifications for its testing ability and efforts are on to try to include these in standards of Government recognized institutions like with the Ministry of Ayush, Ayurveda, Siddha, or related institutions.

Since its inception RRTL has helped hundreds of thousands of people identify genuine Rudraksha for their various purposes and scores of customers have brought to RRTL the Rudraksha that they bought earlier for testing and returned satisfied. There have also been cases where people have been wearing a rare, higher mukhi, Rudraksha bead for many years believing it to be genuine after having bought it for a high price. Then they found out about RRTL through advertisements, social media, or by visiting our website. On visiting RRTL and getting their beads tested they found out to their dismay that the Rudraksha beads they had been fondly wearing for many years turned out to be fake. It was unfortunate for us to see so many people heartbroken on finding their Rudraksha beads fake but we consider it our mission to tell people the truth about Rudraksha. There have also been cases where a person has been wearing rudraksha but had doubts whether it was genuine or fake. On being tested at RRTL they found out that the rudraksha beads they were wearing were genuine beyond any reasonable doubt and their faith was renewed.

Since its inception RRTL has helped hundreds of thousands of people identify genuine Rudraksha for their various purposes and scores of customers have brought to RRTL the Rudraksha that they bought earlier for testing and returned satisfied. There have also been cases where people have been wearing a rare, higher mukhi, Rudraksha bead for many years believing it to be genuine after having bought it for a high price. Then they found out about RRTL through advertisements, social media, or by visiting our website. On visiting RRTL and getting their beads tested they found out to their dismay that the Rudraksha beads they had been fondly wearing for many years turned out to be fake. It was unfortunate for us to see so many people heartbroken on finding their Rudraksha beads fake but we consider it our mission to tell people the truth about Rudraksha. There have also been cases where a person has been wearing rudraksha but had doubts whether it was genuine or fake. On being tested at RRTL they found out that the rudraksha beads they were wearing were genuine beyond any reasonable doubt and their faith was renewed.