In Sanskrit: rudrākṣa (“Rudra’seyes”),is a seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. Rudraksha tree and seed both are called Rudraksha. Rudraksha tree grows on mountains and hilly region of Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand and Burma. Its leaves are green in colour and the fruits are brown in color and sour in taste.
The meaning of MUKH on the Rudraskha bead is nothing but a line which starts at one end of the bead and it goes to the other end of it. These lines are supposed to be known as Rudraksha Mukhs.
On the upper part of the bead is a centre origin where these lines start and it is called BRAHMA.
The centre part of the bead is VISHNU and the lowermost part of the bead where the line ends is called SHIVA.
The number of lines on the Rudraksha decides about the type or Mukhi Rudraksha. For example, if a Rudraksha has three such lines it is called 3 Mukhi or 3 face Rudraksha.
Varieties of Rudraksha :-
It is incarnation of Lord Shiva. Those who possess this will get all riches, happiness and prosperity and get their desires fulfilled easily. It will develop divine attitude and mental and all-round happiness. It boosts the concentration and will power. According to Vedas it prevents diseases of head such as stroke, paralysis, etc.
It is Ardha Nareeshwara incarnation of Shiv-Parvathi. It gives source of fertility in all living beings and the blessings of marital felicity. Fulfillment of material desires between husband and wife along with unity and love between each other. It is essential in Vashikarna mental ailments of various types and rhinitis will be cured, develops cordial relations with family members, friends, and relatives specially husband and wife relations.. Good for impotence, infertility, left eye and Kidney.
Incarnation of Agni or Fire God. And also gets Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara blessing. Helps in higher education, for the betterment of eye sight, for the cure of common eye ailments. Amplification of memory power and concentration on the subject are the prime effect of this rudraksha. It boosts the power of creative intelligence when garlanded. Good for – depression, retrograde amnesia, epilepsy, Parkinson disease.
It is Brahma Swaroopa . By wearing this, Grasping power, remembrance, intelligence and cleverness will increase. It treats certain types of skin diseases. It is more useful to dull minded and early stage of epilepsy. It blesses wearer with creativity , communication skills and inner meditation. Wearing it prevents diseases of hypothalamus, cerebellum and medulla oblongata also.
It is kalagni swaroopa and rudragana. Wearing this rudraksha removes the nature of human like Kama (Lust), Lopa (Greed), Mooha (Attachment), Krodha (Jealousy), and Ahankar (Unwanted Ego) thus bring sound health. It is highly beneficial for people with heart diseases, blood pressure, stress, anxiety. This Rudraksha provides more mental peace, normalizes blood circulation and controls blood pressure, hence prevents heart diseases, saves from the bad effects of many diseases and helps in purification of blood.
Incarnation of Lord Karthikeya. It helps to build and increases emotional characters like Love ,Kindness , Attraction Etc will be good and strong .It improve the intellectual area in our brain which controls how to love and appreciate others. Good in the prevention of eyes, nose, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, and bladder related diseases. It is more useful in cases of chest pain, hysteria, fits and other feminine diseases. it is most useful for students in getting good and higher education. It fulfills the wearer’s physical & mental desires.
In carnation of Lord Manmadha. This will increase brain power, will power, stree Vashikarna and also gets rid of trauma of mirgi of petitmal. Wearer will get rid of Saturn (Shani) Dosha and will get progress in business and service, will be blessed by goddess Mahalakshmi and will solve his financial & Matrimonial problems. It brings pleasure, peace ,cheerfulnesss, simplicity ,easiness and happiness in the person while wearing it. It strengthens digestive system in the body. Good for preventing cold, cough, bronchitis, rheumatism.
In carnation of Lord Ganesh. This will increase concentration of mind, develops knowledge and removes all obstacles in proposed plans and works and will get all round success – Riddhis & Siddhis. Eight faces rudraksha have the energies for success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. Eight face is a vital instrument in strengthening one’s will power and converting even an enemy into a friend. It is used before new work/venture to bring good fortune in work and businesses or services is well influential. It is also the demolisher of arrogance, egoism and pride when adorned. Those people having mental troubles, insomnia as well as having habits of excessive expenditure finds eight faces the best remedy for the solutions of their problems. Diseases of stomach are prevented by wearing this Rudraksha. It also helps in curing early stage of paralysis.
Incarnation of Lord Bhairava. Main diety is Goddess Durga Devi). It is very effective in stopping miscarriages or abortions, helpful in Santaanprapthi, heart diseases, small pox, skin problems and almost all kinds of disesases. Gives lot of energy, power, dynamism, fearlessness. It is shakti Rudraksha- Wearing it stimulates the nine hormones within the body. It improves will-power, body strength, invokes fearlessness, dynamism leading to a balanced healthy life. Nine mukhi beads will help to destroy sins, injustice, irreligion, cruelty, laziness and evil habits.
It is Vishnuswaupa and also known as Janardhana. This is more useful in spiritual enlightenment, keeps away whopping, cough and heart borne diseases, releases the mental strain and stress. Gets dashavathara blessings. Wearing it attracts luck and prosperity, helps to attain wealthy life, works as divine protection tool from all kind of negative forces, energies and spirits .It calms the nerves, quiets the mind, and relieves depression.It brings out the inner spiritual energies leading to self healing. it improves business and social life. It works as a pacifier of all the nine planets dosha and malefic effects.
Incarnation of Rudra and alternate to Ekamukhi. It controls many types of diseases and helps in curing feminine (ladies) diseases and is helpful for santhaana prapthi. Blessings with wisdom, right judgement powerful vocabulary, adventurous life with overall success. Good for diseases like chronic body pain, backache, alcoholism, and liver.
It is the incarnation of Maha Vishnu – Adidevata is Sun. It prepares the person to tackle the physical challenges you are likely to encounter in future. Even in difficult situations one can overcome with ease. It is believed to be the source of vitality and the physical make up. It helps in one’s personal honesty and integrity, and the ability to command respect and authority, to impress and influence others. Twelve faces improves leadership qualities and puts the person in forefront. It gives intellectual capabilities and improves one’s writing and speaking powers. Diseases like bone diseases, rickets, osteoporosis will improve by using it.
It is incarnation of lord Indra. It is worn by ladies to fulfill their desires, increases their good luck, beauty care, cures shin diseases and early stage of cancer. Wearer gets all riches & comforts, fulfills all the desires in family life, specially desire for Santhana prapthi. It is Kamadhenu. It also gives business, promotion, more financial & family happiness and honour in the society. Helps to attract opportunities for search of right partner, maintain relationship which are on the verge of breaking. It harnesses the strength and direction of the physical force that increases your personality, fires your emotions and passion, and encourages your mental endeavors and communicative skills. It brings enlighment to weak minds and new hope and confidence for patients with long sufferings and chronic diseases.
In carnation of Lord Parama Shiva. It maintains good health, increases prosperity and knowledge. 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. 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). It helps in curing facial paralysis and controls anger.
Gauri shankar Rudraksha is a rudraksha bead that symbolizes the union of both of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. These two forms of energy and worship have also been supposed to be significant in the creation and destruction of the universe. Good for reunification in all sorts of problems between husband and wife. It helps in bridging family relationship in all areas preventing it from breaking up.It improves relations between the wearer and his/her spouse, friends and relatives. It helps husband and wife to know each other better and improves their relations. 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.Diseases like sexual problems, impotence and behavioral disorders are removed.
The combined blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are showered upon the wearer of this Gauri Shankar Rudraksha and hence he is able to lead a better and more Happier, Healthier and a Wealthier Life.
Perfect for Body, Mind & spiritual gains: Rudraksha evokes power in the body, which fights against diseases hence improving overall health. As per Ayurveda, Rudraksha strengthens the body constitutions. It removes the blood impurities and strengthens the body substance. Rudraksha removes the headache, cough, paralysis, and blood pressure, heart disease and maternity problems. Wearing of Rudraksha brings glow on the face, which results in calm and charming personality. It Protects from all visible and invisible evil. Improves concentration. Harmonizes blood flow and decreases stress by giving sound sleep. Rudraksha Malas when used in Japa, integrate with the human body. They create a more intimate connection with the positive forces in nature and the cosmos, help to heal the vital energies and bring them into harmonious balance. Rudraksham charge the soul with shakti (spiritual power), increasing the soul’s own radiance and its ability to more fully express its divine power & wisdom in the material world.
As per the modern Astrologers; Rudraksha is used for removing malefic planetary effect. There are twenty seven Constellations. Each has control of one of the Nine Planets. Each constellation is controlled by some related Rudraksha. Therefore according to these constellations, various multifaceted Rudraksha are worn (Control planets) and is found useful in multidiscipline. The Multifaceted or Mukhi Rudraksha which has various planets residing on it, always receive energy from related planet. Its power of receiving energy is tremendous and it works like a reservoir. It not only receives energy, it is also known for emitting energy continuously.
Every Rudraksha has unique properties and different power from other beads. If the Rudraksha acquired is a Genuine Bead of good quality and it is properly sanctified and energised with ancient technique of rigorous Mantra recitation and Hawan it definitely brings Positivity and Auspiciousness in a persons life, thereby improving the quality of life. The power is to be than maintained by the person himself following regular chanting of Rudraksha Mantra on a continuous basis and practicing regular Hawan.
Rudraksha can be worn by anybody irrespective of age, sex, caste and culture. There is no strict rules and restriction of wearing rudrakshas. Someone desire seriously to come out of unwanted habits and live a life of purity can wear Rudraksha’s and may find themselves free soon after wearing it .
Rudraksha power is more than any gems, yantra, tantra, mantra and Jantra.
In general the wearer and the worshipper of Rudraksha is blessed with prosperity, peace and health. Yet there are certain precautions to be taken to avoid the gain of sins. These precautions are:-
Rudraksha must be worn after Sidhhi (method of purification & charging with Mantra), performing the prayers and ritual rites for its sanctification and Hawan etc. It should be worn on auspicious day, Monday or Thursday after chanting the mantra ” Om namaha shivaya ” 9 times or 108 times whichever is feasible and think of the desire and problems to remove and wear it.
Rudraksha can be worn in the morning after having Bath. It can be worn after reciting the mantra as above and inscence/ ghee lamp etc must be used. It must not be touched before bathing. One should clean his hands properly after using toilet.
The wearer of the Rudraksha should not eat non vegiterian food and should not take alcohol. He should speak truth always and must go to Lord Shiva temple for his blessings.
Do not wear Rudraksha while going to funerals and brothels. This is the most important task to remember.
Rudrakshas should not be shared / exchanged / transferred /from one person to another person after it has been worn.
ALWAYS keep your Rudraksha clean. Dust and dirt can settle in the pores of the bead. Clean these as frequently as possible with something with soft, fine bristles. If the thread becomes dirty or worn out, change it. After cleaning, wash your Rudraksha with some blessed holy water. This helps maintain its sanctity.
ALWAYS keep the Rudraksha oiled… After regular cleaning, oil the bead and treat it with incense. This is of UTMOST importance, especially when not using the bead for sometime, or storing it for a while.
Rudraksha should not be worn during shower/bath. That is to prevent the rudraksha from becoming wet. Regularly keep on wetting rudrakshas beads will lessen the Longitivity of the beads.