Rudraksha is the seed of a particular tree species which usually grows at a certain altitude in the mountains – mainly in the Himalayan region and plays an important role in a spiritual seeker’s life.
Rudraksha is comprised of two words Rudra, which is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha, which means tear drops.
The Teardrops of Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha beads are worn for good health, religious attainment through Japa ( Prayers) and Shakti (power). They are used for physical and mental well being, to reduce stress, meditation and body fluid regulation. Rudraksha always gives positive effects to the wearer.
A shield against negative energies.
Each Rudraksha bead contains 50.031% carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen, 30.53% oxygen, and each bead takes 15 to 16 years to mature.
The link between Heaven and Earth,an auspicious energized bead.
The scientific evidence is that the beads act as a capacitor, storing energy and can send out subtle electrical impulses and induce vibrations. This results in helping our nervous system, lowering blood pressure, increased concentration, and reducing stress. The Rudraksha possess mystical and divine properties and creates a protection for the wearer.
Rules for wearing Rudraksha
According to ‘Yoga Sara’, spiritual attributes and powers corresponding to the gods abide in the beads according to the number of faces or mukhis. This determines the suitable mantras to be recited upon the mala and the particular value of the mala for the wearer.
Rudrakshas must be worn only after purifying physically and mentally after chanting the Mantras. There are different Mantras depending upon which Mukhi you are wearing.
It should be worn only on auspicious days , Monday or Thursday.
After wearing, Rudraksha Manthra and the beeja Manthra to be chanted daily 9 times in the morning while wearing. Rudraksha should be removed when you go to sleep and should be kept at a place of worship in your house.
- One has to take bath before wearing the Rudraksha in the morning. The wearer of the Rudraksha should not eat Non vegetarian food or consume Alcohol.
- One should not wear Rudraksha while attending funerals or while going to cremation grounds.
- One should not wear Rudraksha while visiting a new born baby.
- One should not wear Rudraksha during sex or during their menstrual cycle.
- One has to treat Rudraksha with respect.
Types of Rudraksha
Rudraksha beads are classified on the basis of the number of Faces (‘mukhis’ )– the clefts and furrows – they have on the surface. Each bead has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. These are vital from the astrological point of view, since it is believed that Rudrakshas of different mukhis have direct relationship with different planets. The scriptures speak of 1 to 38 mukhis, but Rudrakshas of 1 to 14 mukhis are commonly found.
Single Mukhi Rudraksha
One Mukhi Rudraksha is rare and is considered as divine as Lord Shiva itself. It is rare and precious and carries the properties of all other rudrakshas. Whoever wears it will be absolved of sin, and if self-control is practised, he becomes one with the absolute consciousness. It bestows both pleasure (kama) and liberation (moksha). It lifts a person to a higher level of consciousness and gives the mind the ability to concentrate . The ruling planet for One Mukhi rudraksha is Sun. So in Astrology it is used to remove the malefic effects of Sun. The Beeja Manthra for single Faced Rudraksha is “Ohm hring namah”
Two Mukhi Rudraksha
Two Mukhi Rudraksha is considered to be the basis of this universe. It makes possible the attainment of all desires and wishes. It bestows concentration and one-pointedness of mind, confers tantric powers, and brings peace in conjugal life, and facilitates the awakening of kundalini shakti in serious sadhaks. It represents both Sun and Moon. The wearer will get benefits equal to doing Agni Puja. Two mukhi will help get a better mental Control. The Beeja Manthra Two Mukhi Rudraksha is “Ohm namah”
Three Mukhi Rudraksha
This Rudraksha represents Thrimurthi’s , Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara. This will control the destructive forces in the wearer and enhances creativity. In astrology wearing of Three Mukhi rudraksha is advised to remove the malefic effects of Mars. It is believed that wearing this rudraksha will reduces miseries and sufferings and enhances happiness and comfort in one’s life. It aids in boosting the confidence of the wearer, thus enabling him to cope with tough situations. The Beeja Manthra for three faced rudraksha is “Om kling namah”
Four Mukhi Rudraksha
Four mukhi symbolizes the four Vedas . In Astrology it is said to remove malefic effects of Mercury. It is believed that the wearer will get success in all works and all directions. It helps a great deal in developing the power of speech. It is very beneficial for treating the problem of stammering. The Beeja Manthra for four mukhi rudraksha is “Ohm hring namah”
Five Mukhi Rudraksha
This is the most common Rudraka available. It is sacred to Shiva as Kaala-asi (kalagni), destroyer of Yama, god of death. It symbolises Lord Shiva in his five aspects or panchabrahma (Sadyajata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Ishana); and is said to ward off the five heinous actions (panchamahapataka). According to Shiva Purana, ‘It is lordly. It bestows all sorts of salvation and achievement of all desired objects’! In astrology Five Mukhi will reduces the malefic effects of Jupiter. The Beeja Mantra for Five mukhi rudraksha is “Om hring namah”
Six Mukhi Rudraksha
Six Mukhi This Rudraksha is related to Six Darshan. The Goddess Laxmi resides in Six Face Rudraksha therefore provides wealth and prosperity. The person who wears this Rudraksha after proper Sidhhi (method of purification & charging with Mantra) will have Darshan of six Deva in his Body. This Rudraksha give the knowledge of Soul to the wearer.
The person who wear this Rudraksha become calm and quite like the Moon. It keeps the anger, jealousy, excitation under control in the body of the wearer. It is known to bring wealth, power, name and fame. It helps the wearer in achieving eternal bliss. It provides success in all assignments. Ruling planet is Venus. The Beeja Manthra for six mukhi rudraksha is “Ohm hring hrang namah”
Seven Mukhi Rudraksha
Seven Mukhi Rudraksha represents the seven seas. The wearer can reduce the malefic effects of Sani. It helps a person achieve what he desires. It enables a person to prosper academically .The following mantra should be recited 550 times before wearing it.
The Beeja Mantra for seven faced rudraksha is “Ohm hrung namah”
Eight Mukhi Rudraksha
The ruling planet for this Rudraksha is Rahu so it is used to reduce the malefic effects of Rahu. The wearer will be free from all sorrows and will get happiness. It brings wealth and luxury. It helps to ward off evil spirits and get rid of various forms of diseases. The Beeja manthra for eight mukhi rudraksha is “Ohm hrang namah”
Nine Mukhi Rudraksha
The Nine Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Ketu and is worn to control it’s malefic effects like mental fatigue, poverty, helplessness, inactivity of mind and body. This bead also works as a magical remedy for treating unknown diseases and snake bite. The 9 mukhi rudraksha bead is also the symbol of Goddess Durga and Yamraj (God of death) and helps to increase self-confidence and overcome fear and depression. This Rudraksha bead is said to remove the effects of Kaal Sarp Yoga.The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha controls the nine senses of the body and removes all sins and provides all comforts and happiness. Nine mukhi beads is used as cure for diseases of lung, fever, eye pain, bowel pain, skin disease, body pain etc. According to Numerologists, people governed by Number 7 are suggested to wear this Rudraksha bead. The Beeja Manthra for nine mukhi is “Om hring hrung namah”
Ten Mukhi Rudraksha
The Ten faced Rudraksha bead does not have a ruling planet. This bead has a strong positive effect on adverse planetary effects, evil power, misfortunes, miseries and worldly sufferings. The ruling lord of this bead is Lord Mahavishnu, the preserver of the Universe. The 10 mukhi beads are used for curing diseases like hormonal imbalance in the body, mental instability, whooping cough, blood and skin related problems etc. These beads should be worn by those who are short tempered and those affected by evil eye or black magic. The ten mukhi bead gives good nature, wealth and prosperity to the wearer. This bead is also very effective against fear from snakes, litigations and imprisonment. These beads are used for meditation purpose and improve the concentration power of the wearer. The Beeja mantra for ten faced rudraksha is “Om hring namah”
Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha
Wearing it one gets success in each and every work he/she do. Wearing of Eleven faces is accomplished by the family person for comforts and prosperity in family life, by unmarried for early marriage, by old and infirm for perfect health, by those under some threat for fearlessness and by Yogis and Sanyaasis for spiritual success of the highest order. In other words everyone gets fulfillment of their respective wishes. Good for diseases like chronic body pain, backache, alcoholism, and liver.
Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha
It is believed to be the source of vitality and the physical make up. Wearing twelve faces improves variety of traits in an individual, both physical and psychological which helps them to move continuously with brilliance and strength in their life. It helps in one’s personal honesty and integrity, and the ability to command respect and authority, to impress and influence others. It is good for Job seeker and people looking for higher positions in work. Twelve faces improves leadership qualities and puts the person in forefront. It gives intellectual capabilities . Diseases like bone diseases, rickets, osteoporosis will get improvement by using it.
Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha
Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha
It is considered as the most precious divine Rudraksha according to Scripture. Fourteen faces invokes compassionate qualities making individuals more kind to living things. It maintains good health, increases prosperity and knowledge. Wearing or placing them in cash box, this rudraksha helps in making good profits in business, shows the power and capabilities of attracting clients to business. It has abilities of reviving stagnant business to speedy recovery and success. Practitioners shall be able to see changes in terms of monetary gains, a success in ventures and free from all financial difficulty. Wearer always feels very close to Lord Shiva and feels his breath with Omkar vibration. Wearing it prevents all sorts of diseases and he/she never suffer from any disastrous situation. This rudraksha completely protect the individual from Saturn Mahadasha ( Sade-Sati Dasha).
Good for bringing harmony in all kind of relationship weather family relationship or relationship around the friend and people in society or working places. Peace and pleasure of family are tremendously increased. Wearing this rudraksha removes planetary obstacle in the person who has difficulty in marriage or search for life partner. Wearing this rudraksha maintains the yin and yang energy within the person.Wearing these rudraksha has been found very good for careers involving dealings with people, such as psychology, sales and public relations. Diseases like sexual problems, impotence and behavioral disorders are removed.
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