In the Rudraksha Diksha package, there are 2 different threads:

  • The shorter thread should be used to string the Rudraksha so as to wear it around your neck.
  • The longer one is  Abhaya Sutra, a consecrated thread to remove doubt and fear. It has to be tied around the wrist, women on their left wrist and men on their right wrist. The Abhaya Sutra should be worn for at least one mandala (48 days) and will generally be effective for three to four months. It can be worn along with your watch or other jewelry.