Rudraksha – The Eye of Shiva
The word Rudraksha has originated from the two Sanskrit words: Rudra, and aksha which means “the eye of Shiva”.
The name Rudra is from the Sanskrit root rud, which means ‘to weep’. According to Shiva Purana, Lord Siva had been meditating for many, many years for the wellfare of all creatures. When he came out of his samadhi, his tears rolled down from Kailash to the earthly plane and and mother earth gave birth to Rudraksha trees.
There is no ornament worn on a humanbody which is as auspicious and powerful as these beads.
Rudraksha is said to be Rudra’s (Lord Shiva) gift to the mankind. Anyone who wears Rudraksha with devotion is like Rudra himself.
Sastras speak of 1 to 38 mukhis in Rudraksha but normally 1 to 14 mukhis are used for general purposes and the rest are rare and special beads.
The common mantras for all beads is “Om Namah Sivaya” and “Mahamrityunjaya Mantra”.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:
ॐ त्र्य॑म्बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमि॑व॒ बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर्मुक्षीय॒ मा ऽमृता॑त् ।Oṃ tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā ‘mṛtāt
Each mukhi or face has its own personal mantra by which its power can be invoked and the wearer blessed by its ruling deity. These mantras, some of which relate to more than one bead, are shown as follows.
Ek-mukhi (1-faced) Om Hreem Namaha
Do-mukhi (2-faced) Om Namaha
Teen-mukhi (3-faced) Om Kleem Namaha
Char-mukhi (4-faced) Om Hreem Namaha
Panch-mukhi (5-faced) Om Hreem Namaha
Chhai-mukhi (6-faced) Om Hreem Hung Namaha
Sat-mukhi (7-faced) Om Hung Namaha
Ashta-mukhi (8-faced) Om Hung Namaha
Nau-mukhi (9-faced) Om Hreem Hung Namaha
Das-mukhi (10-faced) Om Hreem Namaha
Gyarah-mukhi (11-faced) Om Hreem Hung Namaha
Barah-mukhi (12-faced) Om Krom Shrom Rom Namaha
Terah-mukhi (13-faced) Om Hreem Namaha
Chaudah-mukhi (14-faced) Om Namaha
No specific mantra. We can chant
‘Om Namah Sivaya’ and ‘Mahamrityunjaya Mantra’.
Solah-mukhi (16-faced) Om Gaurishankaraya Namaha
Satara-mukhi (17-faced) Sarva mangala mangalye, Shive sarvartha sadhike. Sharanye Triyambake Gauri, Narayani namo stute
Athara to ekeis-mukhi
(18 to 21-faced)
No specific mantra.We can chant
‘Om Namah Sivaya’ and ‘Mahamrityunjaya Mantra’.
Rudraksha beads are said to contain approximately 50% carbon, 1% nitrogen, 18% hydrogen and 31% oxygen.
Rudraksha is Shiva’s favourite tree and a deity. Rudraksh is also known by names Shivaksh, Neelkantaksh, Shivbindu, Shivpriya, Paavan, Sarvaksh, Haraksh or Bhutanashan. Rudraksh Beads are normally found in four colours:- White, Red, Black and mixed colour.
Rudraksha Beads are known to work by sight, touch, possession and worship.
Researches have been done on rudraksha beads confirming its mystic powers and ability in healing and curing many diseases.
Wearing Rudraksha Beads helps to overcome difficulties and obstacles in life. These beads does not have any negative effects like gemstones.
A Rudraksha also protects the wearer from several diseases because of its medicinal properties.
The Electromagnetic character of the Rudraksha empowers the bead to cure the human body medically as well as spiritually.
These beads are very widely used in Ayurveda in preparing medicines for several diseases.
‘Rudraksha Therapy’ is now gaining more and more popularity and is proved more effective than gem and magnetic therapy in curing several diseases.
Rudrakshas have found mentions in the ancient literatures and the wonderful powers of Holy Rudraksha beads have been scripted in various religious texts like
Shree Maddevi Bhagwat,
and Shri Gurucharitra.
According to Shiva Puran, Rudraksha trees, the favourites of Lord Shiva, grow in Gouda Land. In the present era, it is the area of the gangetic plain on the southern border of Asia to the foothills of the great Himalayas and middle area of Nepal.
According to the ancient text Devi Bhagwat Puran, there was a demon known as Tripurasur who was very strong and had tremendous energy and power.
Due to the power and energy he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages. No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war.
On seeing his immoral actions, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and other deities prayed to the Lord of Lords Mahadev Shiva to destroy the evil Tripurasur.
Lord Shiva closed his eyes and meditated for some time. When he opened his lotus-shaped eyes, tears fell from them onto the earth.
Wherever his tears fell, a Rudraksha tree grew. The fruits that grow on this tree are known as Rudraksha beads. Lord Shiva then used his lethal, divine weapon known as Aghor and destroyed Tripurasur.
In the Mahabharata it is written, “The Lord of the universe (Shiva) drew his bow and unleashed his arrows at the Triple City (Tripura), burning its demons, and hurling them into the western ocean, for the welfare of creation.
Then the ‘three-eyed’ God restrained the fire born of his own anger, saying to it, “Enough! Do not reduce the world to ashes.”
According to another ancient text Shiva Mahapuran, Matha Parvati asked Lord Shiva about the origin of the Rudraksha.
Lord Shiva answered that he had done penance for thousand years and when he opened his eyes his tears fell down; from these tears the rudraksha tree was born.
Shiva Purana describe Rudraksha’s origin as the tears of Lord Shiva. After meditating for many years for the welfare of all creatures when Lord Shiva opened his eyes, hot drops of tears rolled down and the mother earth gave birth to Rudraksha trees.
The science behind Rudraksha beads was well understood and respected by the Vedic Rishis and the beads have been worn and worshipped by sadhaks for their spiritual and bio-medical properties.
The botanical name for rudraksha is Elaeocarpus ganitrus and it is from the Elaeocarpaceae family.
Rudraksha is a fruit of the plant Elaeocarpus angustifolius. 360 species are known worldwide under the genus Elaeocarpus including Rudraksha.
Elaeocarpus species are found in Nepal, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, Australia, South America and South Africa.
In Sanskrit, Rudraksham means Rudraksha fruit as well as Rudraksha tree.
Rudraksha tree grows on mountains and hilly region of Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra, and Burma.
Its leaves are green in colour and the fruits are brown in colour, sour in taste.
Rudraksha is a large tree, about the same size as the banyan tree, with a smallish spear-shaped leaf. It grows in mountainous regions like Nepal, where the best Rudrakshas are to be found, and takes fifteen to eighteen years to take full shape.
In English this tree is called the ustram after its fruit, which has a hard kernel, the formation of which very much resembles the human brain.
These seeds are dried and worn as malas, especially by the followers of Lord Shiva, who are known as Shaivites.
Rudraksha is not a seed, but a fruit. The fresh fruits of rudraksha are deep blue in colour and look magnificent. Therefore the rudraksha plant is also popularly known as the blue marble fruit plant.
Its beautiful colour is not caused by any plant pigment, but is due to the microstructural character of the cuticle and light interference.
The blue colour is because of the reflection of light from the cuticle. This phenomenon is very rare in the plant kingdom.
As the fruits mature, this blue colour slowly changes to deep grey to black. The dark coloured fruits are soaked in water for a few days to soften the fibrous fruit skin.
After removing this dark cover, we get the hard, stony endocarp of the fruit that we know as the Rudraksha bead.
Today there are three types of rudraksha available- Nepalese type (the most popular), Indonesian and the Indian.
In the world market of rudraksha, 75 percent are from Indonesia, 20 per cent from India and other countries, and barely 5 per cent from Nepal.
The Himalayan beads simply seem to be larger, heavier and more powerful due to the environment they grow in.
The Rudraksha mala
When making a rudraksha mala, silk thread should be used to string the beads together, and their faces should be aligned.
Gold and silver can also be used to make the mala. The smaller beads are commonly used for japa.
According to the tantra Sastras, the specified number of beads to be worn is as follows: around the neck – 26+1 or 32+1 or 54+1; around the forehead – forty; around the ears – six; around the wrists – twelve; and on the upper arms – sixteen.
Rudraksha is hot in nature, and has magnetic and electric power. Wearing the mala helps to regulate the blood pressure. The five-faced rudraksha mala monitors blood pressure and cardiac ailments. It must be worn next to the skin to have the required effect. Also, to control blood pressure, put two five-faced rudraksha beads in a glass of water, just after sunset. Drink the water first thing in the morning before any other intake. (Do not use copper glasses, and do not swallow the beads.)
The rudraksha mala is also excellent for tranquillizing the mind against nervous disorders, as it is said to destroy worries and induce positive thoughts and a peaceful mind. For nervousness and coldness due to shock, hold a big five-faced rudraksha tightly in your right palm for ten minutes. You will regain your confidence, and the body will start warming up.
In addition, rudraksha are said to be good for those who suffer from diabetes. The therapeutic and spiritual effect of the rudraksha is due to the fact that,whenever the bead touches the skin, human magnetism and electricity is produced.
Rudraksha and the chakras
Rudraksha And Chakras
Rudraksha beads work in synchronization with chakras, the ‘vortices of energy’ within our body. Life is Energy. We are not just physical bodies.There is a pulsating electromagnetic energy field, almost a rainbow-like aura, a luminous, universal, ‘subtle-energy’ life force that surrounds us and circulates through us. This brings us the experience of Life.
The chakras within us are the concentrated spirals of energy through which this universal energy flows. There are seven main (and a number of smaller) chakras located along our spine, from the base to the crown, that represent distinct frequencies within the universe.
These chakras interact with the auric electromagnetic energy and transform it into energy that interacts with our body’s glands and lymphatic system.
Chakras feed us good energy and dispose-off unwanted energy. It is believed that Rudraksha beads nourish our chakras in the ‘correct way’ and enhance our general health to help create an ‘illness free and disease free’ life.
Rudraksha beads when in contact with the body, have a harmonizing effect as they begin to energize the chakras and bring them to their perfectly balanced state by the Law Of Resonance.
Each chakra has a seed (bija) frequency associated with it. Often times, this correlation is visually represented by the Sanskrit letters that are shown imprinted upon the chakras in Yogic and tantric literature.
The frequencies emitted by carefully selected Rudraksha beads resonate with the seed frequencies of the chakras of the wearer.
This opens up any blockage in chakras, allowing the energy to flow back and forth between the wearer and the universe which has a direct correlation to the total health and wellbeing that the wearer experiences.
Wearers of Rudraksha beads attest that the beads create a positive outlook in life resulting in tangible benefits.
The beads enhance energies that deal with major aspects of life such as: health and wellbeing, satisfaction, courage, affluence, creativity, intuitive ability, abundance, harmony in relationships, attraction, self- empowerment, and nirvana.
Those who face obstacles, failures and suffer from emotional setbacks or those who are seeking self-empowerment, healing, and success can directly and effectively benefit by wearing a Rudraksha.
Rudraksha is the lovable bead of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha and Chakras carry immense importance in balancing the negative vibes of the body.
Chakras are present in our body in the form of Crown chakra, Brow chakra, Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra, Navel chakra, sacral chakra and the Root chakra.
Rudraksha balances the chakras of the body by removing the negative vibes of the body. Rudraksha controls all the seven major chakras and each chakra control several organs of the body. It is governed by expression, feelings, senses and including the sixth sense.
The person goes through different life experiences in the body. Negative feelings and emotions can play havoc in our life. Rudraksha heals the blocked chakras of the body, as blocked chakra inhibit the free flow of energy and also creates emotional disorders.
Each and every major chakra has linked to the endocrine gland of our body. Endocrine glands are the glands that secrets hormone directly into our blood.
Wearing Rudraksha according to their faces can cure several chakra problems.
• 1 Mukhi half Moon shaped affects Sahasrara Chakra.
• 9 Mukhi Rudraksha bead affects and cures the Ajna chakra.
• 3 Mukhi, 4 Mukhi, and 6 Mukhi Rudraksha heal Visuddhi Chakra.
• 12 Mukhi Rudraksha heals Anahata Chakra.
• 3, 6, 7, 12, Rudraksha Mala combination heals Swadhisthana chakra.
Chakra associated with Endocrine Gland
Muladhara Chakra (Root) – The Adrenal Medulla.
Swasthisthana (Sacral) – Sexual Organ.
Manipura (Solar) – Pancreas
Anahata (Heart) – The Thymus
Vishuddha (Throat) – Thyroid Gland
Ajna (Third eye) – Hypothalamus
Sahasrara (Crown) – Pituitary gland
The rudraksha bead is also related to the chakras or energy vortexes in the human spine. The ek-mukhi or one-faced rudraksha is related to vishuddhi and Lord Shiva. Another name for Shiva is Akasha-adi-pati, the lord of space. The tattwa or element ruling vishuddhi chakra is space. The two-faced rudraksha is related to anahata chakra, the air element, vayu, and Ardhanareshwara, the half-male, half-female form of Shiva. The three-faced rudraksha is associated with the God Agni, the three shaktis or powers – ichchha (desire), kriya (action) and jnana (wisdom), and also with the three gunas. The chakra concerned here is manipura, whose element is fire, agni. This bead is ideal for those who suffer from inferiority complexes, subjective fear, gilt and depression. Its mantra is ‘Om Kleem Namaha’.
Swadhisthana is represented by the four-faced rudraksha, which is the symbol of Brahma and also of creation. It increases memory power, and the wearer gains the power of creativity when blessed. The mantra is ‘Om Hreem Namaha’. The element of this chakra is water, apas.
The five-faced rudraksha bead is related to the five-faced form of Rudra, and is connected with mooladhara, which is governed by the element earth or prithvi. This bead is good for everyone and anyone can wear it. The wearer of the five-faced mala gains health and peace.
Though the powerful effect of the Rudraksha beads has been a known phenomenon in Vedic knowledge, it is only since the late eighties that their effect has been more widely acknowledged, after the research done by a group of scientists led by Dr Subas Rai, of the Institute of Technology, University of Benaras, India.
Scientifically, the rudrakasha beads are dielectric as they store electrical energy and also possess permanent magnetic properties.
The dielectric and magnetic properties of the rudraksha seeds impart positive charges in the bioelectrical system of the human body in a life-supporting manner.
These beads also have the property of diamagnetism. Diamagnetism is the phenomenon wherein a material acquires temporary magnetic property in the presence of an external magnetic field.
Therefore, the rudraksha beads can induce holistic healing.
Rules and Restrictions
Wearing a Rudraksha, it is extremely important to take certain precaution and care in order to get maximum benefits from it and to maintain its sanctity.
Tulsi mala is very sensitive and it requires the practitioner to have a strict sattwic diet and lifestyle.
There is no ‘incorrect’ way to use Rudraksha. There are no ill-effects of wearing any type of Rudraksha.
Nowhere in the Upanishad does Lord Kalagni Rudra mention any negative consequences of wearing Rudraksha.
Rather, the Upanishad focuses on the various types of positive effects exuded by the beads; it provides enough information for one to personally decide on the type he or she needs most.
Bramacharis, Grahasthas, Vanaprasthas, Sanyasis, Child, Boy, Girl, Women and all beings can wear Rudraksha. Even animals can wear.
Non – Hindus can also wear. The divinity of it should be adorned and the wearer should have a conviction that it is not an ordinary ornament or a mere decorative.
Rudrakshas should not be shared / exchanged / transferred /from one person to another person after it has been worn .
Always wear Rudraksha around the neck so that the beads touches the Heart area.
Rudraksha is best if worn in the black, yellow or white colored thread or it can be worn in silver, gold, copper and mixed metal .
Keep the beads as close to your skin as possible and not let others to touch. Rudraksha can also be kept in Puja room and prayed for benefit of whole family.
Once you start wearing rudraksha, wear it continuously throughout your life. Those who wear rudraksha for few days and remove it for few days and wearing it again. This method of wearing will not give maximum benefit.
Rudraksha’s effect can been seen generally between 15 to 60 days but sometime due to lot of past bad karma and problems some people cannot see the major changes in life before a year.
Once rudraksha removes past bad karmic sin and problems then they can see the tremendous changes. So don’t get frustrated about not seeing the effect faster.
No restrictions are mentioned for the use of Rudraksha during menstruation. A woman’s bodily energy field changes during the menstruation cycle. The effects vary from person to person, so women are recommended to make their own decisions based on their individual bodily energy during menstruation.
There is a saying that “Rudraksha shouldn’t be worn during sex”. There is also a saying that “There is no harm in wearing rudraksha during intercourse between couples. Inter course being a process of creation, either husband/wife or both can wear Rudraksha to have good children,
However Scriptures do not mention such a restriction. Hence the wearer can decide accordingly.
There is no mention of any ill-effects of wearing Rudraksha as a non-vegetarian. However, bearing in mind the cyclical flow of Rudraksha’s energy in the form of a mala (rosary), it is best to refrain from non-vegetarian food as much as possible.
Rudraksha amplifies one’s own bodily energy and vibrations, and as the consumption of meat is highly tamasic, it would be wise not to eat bull, cow or boar flesh and to reduce the consumption of other non-vegetarian food or eventually cease it altogether.
Though it is not specifically provided in the scriptures, it is advisable not to wear Rudraksha while attending a death ceremony. If at all it is unavoidable, you may take a bath and do jala abhishek to the Rudraksha and wear it again chanting Shiv Mantras.
For storage of beads for a period of time, always put in a respected area of your house, preferably in a copper vessel on a yellow cloth.
When you want to clean the beads , just clean with warm water and new baby toothbrush. Once you cleaned dry it and again apply some vegetable oil like sandal oil.
Care and Precaution for Rudraksha…
( Wearing for first time)
Rudraksha should be blessed and empowered by worshipping it with chanting mantras at Vedic temple or at home in altar area.
If you would like to do puja by yourself according to your desire, intent and practice, you can also do it by yourself .
Wearing Rudraksha for the first time :
It is necessary that before wearing a Rudraksha or mala of Rudraksha it must be sanctified and energized and to sanctify the Rudraksha yourself, the simplest procedure is :
Choose an auspicious day. Monday are Lord Shiva days and could be chosen.
Keep the mala in a plate in front of you and sit or stand facing east.
Light incense / dhoop and/ or oil lamp.
Wash the Rudraksha beads with water, unboiled milk and again with water.
Apply sandalwood paste on it. (Since the rudraksh is cleaned, applying sandal paste to it is usually done for beads or malas that are to be placed on the altar for worship. If they are for wearing, then sprinkle a bit of sandal paste or powder to the beads).
Sprinkle gangajal or water on them with a leaf. Sprinkle flower on it.
Chant “Om Namah Shivay” 108 times
Now chant the Beeja mantras stated 27 times each for the mukhis in your mala.
Sprinkle gangajal or water on them with a leaf. Sprinkle flower on it.
Plead permission and blessings from Lord Shiva and start wearing your mala.
Having started wearing the mala, you may chant the beeja mantra of fixed number of times everyday (3 times or 9 times or 11 times or 27 times or through out the day silently in your mind).
Note : The more you work on mantra the more powerful the mala or bead it becomes
Benefits of Rudraksha
The beads of the Rudraksha tree is credited to possess mystical and divine powers.
Rudraksha is considered to be a spiritual bead. Used since ancient time for increasing the spiritual power, divinity, self-confidence, courage and for building a positive attitude in multidiscipline area.
Wearing Rudraksha results in the destruction of sins from previous birth that causes difficulties in the present life.
Rudraksha helps us in getting rid of all the sins and to attain the supreme goal of our life.
As per Ayurveda, Rudraksha evokes power in the body, which fights against diseases hence improving overall health and strengthens the body constitutions by removing the stress and blood impurities and controlling blood pressure and diabetics.
Rudraksha minimises and helps us in healing the headache, cough, paralysis, and blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sinus and maternity problems.
The Positive Power of Rudraksha beads protects the wearer from Negativities and enimity and provides a powerful shield against all ill effects.
Rudraksha brings a divine glow on the face of the sadhakas which results in a calm and charming personality.
Rudraksha Japa increases spiritual power and self-confidence to move in multi-direction of life.
Therefore, Rudraksha beads are found to be useful for providing health benefits and spiritual gains.
Rudraksha are of four colours: sandy white, yellowish, reddish brown and black. However they can also be of mixed colours. They also have varying facets or mukhis, which may vary from 1 to 24.
The total number of seeds present in a rudraksha fruit are generally equivalent to total number of mukhis (clefts).
Rudraksha having 27, 32 and 34 facets have also been recently reported.
In the Akshamalik Upanishad it is written that out of all the malas made of pearls, silver, crystal, shankha (conch), gold, tulsi, sandal and rudraksha, rudraksha is the best.
The Devi Bhagavatam states that the large bead is best for those who worship Shakti (the medium and small beads being less and less effective respectively).
The Shiva Purana states that Lakshmi stays where the Rudraksha is, and that it has miraculous powers.
The shastras speak of four colours of bead. The white or brahman bead, The red or kshatriya bead, The yellow or vaishya bead and the black (shyam) or shudra bead.
In the best quality beads, the central hole is already there; one does not have to make it. Rudrakshas that do not have this natural hole are of an inferior quality.
A good quality bead will sink when put in water, but a false one will only float on top of the water.
When stringing a rudraksha mala, all the faces should be aligned, and silk thread, gold or silver should be used.
Necklaces made of rudraksha beads are considered auspicious as well as powerful, and are supposed to have profound holistic and health benefits.
Large variations in the shape and size have been observed in rudraksha. Very rarely, naturally joined beads are also available.
Ishwar or Brahma, Gauri-Shankar, Ganesh-Gauri, Shiva-Ganesh, and Trijuti or Gauripath are examples of such naturally joined beads.
Significant of Rudraksha:
The One faced Rudraksha Bead is the symbol of the Supreme Truth, the Creater of this Universe. The one mukhi rudraksha is ruled by Sun and rectifies all sun related problems in the horoscope.
One mukhi rudraksha bead comes in round and half moon shapes. The half moon shaped bead is also referred to as ‘Chandramukhi rudraksha’.
The one mukhi rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva himself. One mukhi rudraksha washes away the sins as serious as ‘brahma hatya’ (homicide). It enhances knowledge about the Supreme (Brahma Gyan) and the wearer is known to win over his senses.
He then engages himself in Para-Tatva (Shiva Tatva). It is also known to give external bliss and nirvana (moksha) after death.
Wherever this rudraksha is worshiped, Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) bestows her presence. It is the most auspicious rudraksha among all beads and not only does it brings the wearer or worshiper closer to Shiva (spirituality and kindness) but also fulfills all his or her desires in the material world. The wearer also gains powers of concentration and enjoys inner peace.
As per Shiva Puran, one mukhi rudraksha offers worldly pleasures and salvation and therefore has a unique place among all the Rudrakshas.
It gives leadership qualities and skills to cope with stressful situations and hence is a preferred choice for those who assume leadership roles or head any organisation.
The controlling planet of this rudraksha is Sun. All negative effects posed by this planet on a person are got over by wearing this rudraksha.
The wearer of this bead would be blessed with success, power and glory. It is also noticed that the wearer of one faced Rudraksha gets his mental structure changed and naturally inclines towards God. It is said that at any house where the one mukhi is worshipped, wealth remains in abundance and all troubles vanish.
It cures diseases like TB, chronic asthma, headache, eye defects, piles and diseases of the liver and skin. paralysis, stroke, heart problems, mental anxiety, bone pain etc.
This rudraksha has effect on the 7th Chakra on top of head (Sahasrara Padma Chakra) and therefore is also very effective for curing Headache and right Eye Defect.
This bead can also be worn by those seeking higher level of concentration, those doing spiritual practices like meditation and those who are highly emotional and affected by ups and downs in life.
All adult persons can wear this rudraksha. It can also be kept in a puja room or altar, where regular worshipping can be done.
One mukhi in Chandrakar form is a symbolic rudraksha especially for invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva and hence it can be worn by all or kept in a puja room.
Numerologists recommend this Rudraksha for people governed by number 1.
Chandrakar is an alternative for one mukhi rudraksha. A one mukhi bead is worn by persons requiring favour of Sun as a planet or to remove its malevolent effects, or those seeking devotion to God, minimising attachments to the wordly things and ultimately hoping to attain nirvana.
Om Hreem Naman(Shiva Puran), Om Om Drushan Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Rudra (Padma Puran), Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Brahajjalopanishad), Om Namah Shivaya.
Two Mukhi rudraksha having a natural hole is the best to wear. Beads from Hairdwar/Dheradun, where the hole is manually drilled, are of medium quality. It will be bigger, say up to 20 mm in length and average diameter of 15 mm. It has an oval shape with slightly flatter look.
The two mukhi rudraksha is blessed by the Ardhanareeshwar form of Lord Shiva, representing Shiva and Shakti.
Wearing two mukhi rudraksha frees one from the sin of cow slaughter.
As per Padma Puran, this rudraksha is blessed by Fire God (Agni) also, and hence absolves the wearer from any type of sin.
The wearer or worshiper is also known to get such benefits, which are normally attained through yajnas and homas or Agnihotra.
This bead is considered as a symbol of Ardhanareeshwar (the joint form of Shiva and Shakthi) by Shaivates and as the symbol of lord Vishnu by the Vaishnavaites.
This rudraksha blesses the wearer for good family life, good relationships with all people and to get married. It is known to bring in unity of all kinds- between friends, husband and wife, father and son, employer and employee, buyer and seller.etc.,
It works miraculously for the treatment of diseases like impotency, lack of concentration, renal failure, stress, anxiety, bronchial problems, depression, negative thinking, eye problems, mental chaos, hysteria, intestinal disorder etc
Two mukhi Rudraksha bead should be worn by those facing obstacles in getting married or having children or having relationship problems. Those suffering from sleeplessness and nightmares also can get relief by putting this Rudraksha bead under their pillow.
This bead is said to destroy the sin of animal slaughter and bestows the fulfillment of all desires.
It is used for material gains as well as to attain nirvana and moksha. It is also known as Dev-Devi in view of its spiritual and material (dual purpose) characteristics.
Those who are single and facing difficulty in getting the right match or those having relationship problems should wear this rudraksha. Also, people seeking happiness and material gains as well as those spiritually inclined and aspiring for moksha should either wear it or worship it. It is also useful in begetting children.
Numerologists suggest this bead to those governed by the number two.
Two faced Rudraksha Bead is associated with Moon and is a remedy for Moon related problems in one’s horoscope.
Om namah (Shiva Puran), Om Om Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Khum (Padma Puran), Om Shreem Namah (Skand Puran), Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
The three faced rudraksha bead is the symbol of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha). It also represents Lord Agni and wearing this bead is believed to purify the soul of the wearer and free it from all sins.
Three mukhi Rudraksha represents Agni (Fire). Like Agni, which burns and consumes everything, yet remains pure and full of power, three mukhi Rudraksha purifies a person from all sins committed in the past.
Three mukhi rudraksha beads are beneficial for those suffering from weakness, inferiority complex, laziness, depression and negative thinking.
This bead is also worn as a cure for Schizophrenia, inferiority complex, psychosis or guilt induced complexes, blood pressure, disturbed menstrual cycle, mood swings, acute fever, jaundice, mental disability, Blood defect, plague, small pox, digestive problems, spontaneous abortion, ulcer etc.
Those suffering from inferiority complex or fear or those experiencing self-hatred or mental strain should use this Rudraksha.
It is also effective in removing laziness and making a person energetic.
As per Shrimad Devibhagawat, this Rudraksha condones the sin of performing an abortion.
Being Agnisambhoot (produced from fire), it is useful in making the soul pure and enables one to live a life without guilt.
Padma Puran assigns this Rudraksha to Brahma (the Supreme Lord) and it helps in solving all problems in life and brings in success.
According to the old epics, the whole of universe is controlled by the power of three, particularly by the three stage philosophy of Shaivagam. Three mukhi Rudraksha is the symbolic seed for this aspect.
Numerologists recommend this bead to those governed by the number nine. Three faced rudraksha bead is ruled by planet Mars and therefore is considered as a remedy for the ill positioning of mars in the horoscope like Maglik Dosha.
People suffering from any diseases, weakness, laziness or inferiority complex should wear three mukhi Rudraksha.
While children below six years can wear one bead, those above this age may wear three beads. Adults can wear nine beads of the Nepal.
This rudraksha is said to bless the wearer with money, knowledge and wisdom and takes all the miseries and sorrow from the life of the wearer making the life full of happiness and comforts.
Om Kleem Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Om Namah (Padma Puran), Om Dhum Dhum Namah (Skand Puran), Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Four mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Brahma, one of the Gods of the Hindu Trinity and is responsible for creation. He is the abode of knowledge and creativity. Brahma is also known as Prajapati, Hirangaygarbha, Brahmanspati or Vishwakarma.
A person wearing a four mukhi Rudraksha is known to get shinning intelligent eyes and a balanced mind and he or she can use the power of speech to his/her advantage.
This Rudraksha also absolves the person from various sins including sins like killing of humans and animals.
Four mukhi Rudraksha gives fame in all the four dishas (Directions) and is suitable for all the four stages of human (celibacy, family life, detachment from family or worldly life and finally renunciation of the world itself Brahmacharya, Grahsth, Vaanprasth and Sanyas).
Children can wear this Rudraksha to improve their concentration in studies and for better memory.
It acts as cure for cough, asthma, brain related illness, stammering, mental illness, paralysis, memory lapse, respiratory tract problems, nervous disorders, yellow fever and nasal disease.
This Rudraksha also removes laziness, excessive sleep and unwanted dreams. This rudraksha bead is said to remove the sin of manslaughter.
This bead represents Lord Brahma and gives the wearer the four essentials of life namely Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.
This bead is suitable for professionals like Chartered Accountants, Doctors, Advovates, Law, Accountancy and Maths students, teachers, scientists, journalists, creative persons, writers etc.
Excellent testimonials have been received for this Rudraksha from students, teaches and those engaged in mental and skilled work.
Numerologists suggest this rudraksha for number 5 persons. The Four Faced Rudraksha Bead is ruled by the planet Mercury and is prescribed as a remedy for curing the malefic effects of Mercury in the horoscope.
It is said that even if an atheist wear this rudraksha, he would become a devotee of God.
Om Hreem Namah(Shiva Puran), On Hreem (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Hoom Namah (Skand Puran), Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Five Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva himself in the form of Kalagni Rudra.
Wearing this Rudraksha can remove sins of various types committed through forbidden acts.
In Padma Puran, it is said that wearing five mukhi Rudraksha is most important for all as it is blessed by Vaamdev (Shiva).
A wearer is honored by the Gods themselves for a long period. This Rudraksha is like devguru (Guru of the Devas) as it is controlled by the planet. Vrihaspati (Jupiter).
In Shrimad Devibhagabat, it is said that Panchvaktraha swayam rudraha kalagnirnamatah, Agamyagamanam chauva tatha chabhayabhakshanam, muchyate naatra sandeham panchvaktraha dharanaat. (Five mukhi Rudraksha, known as Kalagni Rudra, removes the sins committed under forbidden laws in case of eating or in sex life).
The five forms of Lord Shiva-Sadyojaat, Ishaan, Tatpurush, Aghor and Vaamdev- live in five mukhi Rudraksha.
Some describe this Rudraksha as Rudra-Kalagni also. With respect to its medicinal values, it is widely used to control blood pressure and diabetes. It is also used for diseases of the ears, thighs and kidney.
The Five Mukhi Rudraksha Bead is the most common of all rudraksha beads. This bead works miraculously on piles, stress, blood pressure, mental disability, diabetics, stomach disorders, obesity, constipation, digestive problems, tooth-ache, heart problems, anger management, neurotic and mal adjustment problems etc.
Five Mukhi is very effective in controlling sudden nervousness or heart diseases as well. One should hold a big Five mukhi rudraksha bead tightly on the right palm for a few minutes to find the confidence lifting up miraculously and body warming up.
This rudraksha bead has effect on all major chakra points. The Five Mukhi Rudraksha is said to control the five elements in the human body (fire, water, air, sky and Earth) and destroys the five main sins (lust,anger,greed, attachment and ego).
This bead wipes off all sorts of sins that accrue from sexual intercourse with a forbidden woman and from eating forbidden food.
Several families in India for water therapy, wherein these beads are soaked in water at night, stored preferably on a copper vessel.
The soaking time should not be less than 12 hours.
This water should be taken daily, preferably empty stomach, for controlling blood pressure, diabetes and stomach disorders, or even as a general health guard against all diseases.
The beads should be taken out of the water everyday, dried in the air for an hour or so and then used again.
Beads will be effective in water therapy one month.
According to Numerology this bead is best suited for number three persons.
This bead is governed by the planet Jupiter and acts as a remedy for Jupiter related problems in horoscope.
Any person can wear Rudraksha available in standard shops will be genuine as it is available in plenty. Malas should be 27+1, 54+1,or 108+1 in numbers.
Five mukhi beads are commonly used as ‘Japa mala’ or rosery and gives peace of mind, happiness and spiritual inclinations to the wearer.
Om Hreem Namah(Shiva Puran), Om Hoom Namah (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Hoom Namah ( Skand Puran), Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Shrimad Devibhagwat assigns the six mukhi rudraksha to Kartikeya. It is known for refining wisdom, improving power of expression and increasing will power.
Using this Rudraksha also pleases the Goddess of wealth, Mahalakshmi. The wearer remains brave like Kartikeya.Goddess Parvati also blesses the one wearing six mukhi Rudraksha.
Wearer of six mukhi Kartikeya Rudraksha gets blessed with wealth, health and happiness.
The controlling planet is Venus, which signifies luxury, pleasure and comfort in life. Leaders and actors who have to perform and give speeches, etc. can derive benefit by wearing this bead.This rudraksha can be used as a substitue of 13 mukhi rudraksha bead.
Six mukhi rudraksha increases concentration and cures epilepsy, gynecological problems, hysteria, problems with Eyes, reproductive organs and urinary tract etc. This rudraksha is also said to bring understanding and appreciation of Love, Sexual Pleasure, Music and Personal relationships.
Six Mukhi rudraksha beads represents lord Kartikeya and is highly recommended for those engaged in learning and those who want to improve their charm and speech power.
In Numerology, people governed by Number 6 are recommended to wear this Rudraksha . Six Faced Rudraksha Bead is governed by planet Venus and wearing this bead helps in controlling the malefic effects of Venus in the horoscope.
Six Mukhi is also known to purify a person from serious sins committed.
This bead is said to free the wearer from the sin of Brahm Hatya.
Om Hreem Hom Namah(Shiva puran), Om Hoom Namah (Mantra Maharvana), Om Hreem (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Namah (Skand Puran), Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
This Rudraksha is assigned to the seven Martrikas (Seven Mothers), Sun, Saptarshis (Seven great sages), Mahasen (Kartikeya), Anang (Kamdev), Ananta( Vasuki, the king of serpents) and Nagrata (Nagraja). Most popularly, it is assigned to Ananta, Meaning the supreme lord (Brahma), who is dimensionless.
A person wearing this Rudraksha can find hidden treasure, get increased attention from the opposite sex and destroy enemies.
As this Rudraksha is also assigned to Saptamtrikas, it is considered to please Goddess Mahalakshmi.
As per Jabalopanishad, seven mukhi Rudraksha resembles Sapta Brahmi or Sapta Rishi.
According to Vaishnavites this rudraksha represents Shesha Nag, the king of serpents. It is believed that snakes never bother the wearer of this Rudraksha. According to others it represents goddess MahaLakshmi.
The Seven mukhi rudraksha bead is used to cure diseases like asthma, pharyngitis, impotency, foot related diseases, respiratory disorders cold, pain in bone and muscles, paralysis, long term diseases etc.
In Numerology, people governed by Number 8 are recommended to wear this Rudraksha. The Seven Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by the planet Saturn and is prescribed as a remedy for Saturn related problems like Sadesati and kal sarpa yoga.
TheSeven Mukhi Rudraksha is said to please Kamdev (Cupid) and is also referred to as ‘Kamdev rudraksha’.
The Seven mukhi bead is said to bless the wearer with wealth, fame and spiritual knowledge.
Om Hum Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Hrab (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Namah (Skand Puran) Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Soam, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Ganesh. As per Shrimad Devibhagwat, Padma Puran and Mantra Maharnava this Rudraksha is assigned to Ganesh. It gives the wearer an analytical mind, great understanding and good writing skills. Sins committed while telling lies get condoned by wearing this.
People who confront obstacles in life and get failures, should wear this Rudraksha.
The eight mukhi bead, represented by Lord Ganesha removes obstacles in life and gives stability of mind. Wearing a eight mukhi Rudrakshais suggested for attaining anticipated results for any new work.
This rudraksha bead protects the person from problems related to litigation, accidents, misfortunes, miseries, obstacles and enemies.It also cures stomach ache, stress, skin diseases, anxiety etc.
According to numerology, this bead is beneficial for number 4 persons.The ruling planet of Eight faced rudraksha bead is Rahu and therefore is used to reduce the malefic effects of Rahu in Horoscope.
This bead is said to release the wearer from all sins related to immoral acts and lies and leads to salvation.
Om Hum Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Sah Hoom Namah (Padma Puram), Om kam vam namah (Skand Puran) Om hreem greem leem, Aam Shreem. Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Nine mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Durga, the Goddess shakti, who took birth on Earth nine times in different forms to protect her followers. Sins committed by a person get condoned by wearing this Rudraksha. It also makes a person fearless and stress-free.
Wearing it is like getting one’s conscience purified through fire. It also makes the wearer powerful and self-confident.
As per Rudrakshajabalopanisad, there are nine types of power in this Rudraksha. It protects the wearer from untimely death, as it is blessed by Bhairav.
The nine 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 Nine Mukhi Rudraksha controls the nine senses of the body and removes all sins and provides all comforts and happiness.
According to Numerologists, people governed by Number 7 are suggested to wear this Rudraksha bead.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.
Nine mukhi beads is used as cure for diseases of lung, fever, eye pain, bowel pain, skin disease, body pain etc.
Persons having fear of any kind, including that of death, should wear nine mukhi Rudraksha.
This bead also works as a magical remedy for treating unknown diseases and snake bite.
Om Hreem Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Hum Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om sum (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Veing Yun, Raim Laim, , Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Ten mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Vishnu. As per Rudraksha-jabalopanishad, it is blessed by Dashdigpal, the controller and guardian of ten directions. It eliminated sufferings caused by the influence of the nine planets.
This Rudraksha is also used to correct Vaastu dosh (directional faults), which could adversely impact running a business.
The ruling lord of this bead is Lord Mahavishnu, the preserver of the Universe. The Ten 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 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.
It is also very helpful in facing and solving court cases, disputes and acts of enmity. It can also be kept at the place or worship to get combined blessings of Hari-Har.
Om Hreem Namah Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Hreem Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om ksheem (Padma Puran), Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Ekadash Rudra. Skand Puran, Lord Shiva says that Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is his own form of Eleven rudras.
As per Padma Puran, the wearer of 11 mukhi Rudraksha is known to be bestowed with oratorical and negotiation skills, self-confidence, intelligence and physical and mental power.
The ruling lords of this rudraksha bead are Lord Indra and Lord Hanuman (eleventh rudra).
This bead is also known as ‘Ekadash Rudraksha’. The Eleven Mukhi bead induces courage and confidence in the wearer to lead an adventurous life and makes him strong, wise, healthy and without disease.
This bead is highly suitable for meditation purpose and blesses the wearer with wisdom, right judgment, powerful vocabulary, fearlessness and success.
It also removes all obstacles and problems and cures many chronic diseases.
The Eleven Faced rudraksha bead does not have any particular ruling planet.
This bead is considered a good remedy for problems related with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha bead is also said to grant salvation as the wearer is not born again.
This bead used as a remedy for body pain, backache, chronic alcoholism, liver diseases etc.
This Rudraksha has the power to control the physical senses, make one fearless and it is therefore recommended for meditation purposes and to secure devotion to the God.
The wearer is expected to get the benefit of performing thousands of aswamedha yagnas (sacrificing horses) and donating hundred thousand cows (pasu dana) to Brahmins.
It protects the wearer from all types of accidents and prevents untimely death.
This Rudraksha offers protection and a wearer can become fearless in life and gain prosperity.
It is also good for meditation and practice of yoga.
Om Hreem Hum Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Shreem Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Shreem (Padma Puran), Om Room Moom Yoom Aum, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Twelve mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Sun. It is also called Dwadashsh-Aditya.
According to Padma Puran, a wearer of this Rudraksha can free himself from the fear of fire and diseases, he can acquire wealth and happiness. It provides quality of leadership and control over people.
It makes the wearer radiant like the Sun and gives inner strength to rule. It helps to remove all types of doubts from the mind and makes a person happy from within.
The lord of Twelve Faced Rudraksha bead is Lord Vishnu. This bead acts as a powerful remedy for bone diseases, rickets, osteoporosis, mental disability, anxiety, Heart Diseases, Hiatus of stomach, BP, Blood problems, Esophagus, gastric problems, bowel problems, lung diseases, skin problems etc.
Twelve Mukhi bead is best suited for polititions, businessmen, administrators etc.
The wearer of this Rudraksha is said to always enjoys wealth, prosperity and worldly pleasures.
This bead effects 4th Chakra at the Heart Center named Anahata Chakra and removes worry, suspicion and fear from the wearer and increases self esteem and motivation.
The Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha removes negative forces in the Aura and is a very effective remedy for mental problems and gives courage and protects from enemies.
The Srimaddevibhagavat says that the wearer of Twelve faced rudraksha gets benefit that accrues from Gomedha and Asvamedha yajnas
All persons who can obtain this Rudraksha should wear it, as it is an effective tool to remain healthy and prosperous.
Administrators, businessmen, politicians and senior professionals should wear this Rudraksha to gain authority and power.
Twelve Faced rudraksha bead represents Sun God and is prescribed as a remedy for Sun related problems.
It is also used for countering any kind of black magic.
Om Kroam Kshoam Roam Namah (Shiva puran), Om Hoom Hreem Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Hreem (Padma Puran), Om Hreem Kshoam Eshranih Shreem, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Kaamdev (Cupid) it is known to fulfill all the desires including perfection in alchemy, research work and medicine.
Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha is also blessed by Lord Indra and as such the wearer gets the blessings of all the Devatas. It gives spiritual attainments as well as materialistic successes.
The Thirteen faced Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Indra and Kamadeva (Cupid).
The ruling planet of this bead is Venus and therefore it inherits virtues like love, affection, beauty and attraction as its attributes.
This rudraksha is used as cure for diseases of muscle like dystrophies.
Thirteen mukhi rudraksha bead effects Celiac Plexus and Prostate and is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainments and also causes material upliftment.
This bead can be used instead of 6 mukhi rudraksha. It is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainments. It is said to have special powers in curing even the non-curable diseases.
Many consider Thirteen mukhi Rudraksha as blessed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. A person wearing this Rudraksha gets multifold benefits by offering prayers to Goddess Mahalakshmi.
All performing artists, actors, leaders and politicians, top executives and those in marketing profession should use this Rudraksha as it improves charm and attraction.
The wearer can seek death of his choice after getting rid of all the sins.
People seeking wealth should use this Rudraksha as per guidance given above.
Om Hreem Namah Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Kshaam Chaum Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Kshaum (Padma Puran), Om Kshayem Staim Namah (Skand Puran), Om Eem Yaam aap Aum , Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
This Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva himself and is known to have been directly produced from his eyes. It is known as controller as Ajna Chakra (Medulla Plexus), which is located between the two eyebrows.
One who wears this Rudraksha finally gets nirvana (freedom from cycle of birth). It helps in opening of the Ajna Chakra and thus improving visualization power.
It is like the third eye of Lord Shiva and helps people to protect themselves and make correct judgment in every action they plan.
The wearer purifies the ancestors and brings fame and glory to the forefathers.
This rudraksh is very significant for its medical benefits in curing brain related and many other kinds of diseases.
Fourteen Mukhi bead increases visualization power and is ideal for politicians and businessmen.
This rudraksha bead is also referred to as ‘Deva Mani’. It awakens the sixth sense organ by which the wearer foresees the future happenings and helps the wearer gets rid of all calamities, miseries and worries.
This rudraksh wearer never fails in his decisions. Fourteen Mukhi beads is also said to protect the wearer from ghosts, evil spirits and black magic and provides the wearer with safety and security.
This is said to do wonders in case of couples who are unable to have children when both husband and wife should wears the rudraksha.
It is said that this rudraksha bead removes all the sins and the wearer get the Moksha (liberation).
This Rudraksha not only improves the present, but sets right the past and makes the future completely foreseen and positive.
This ruling lord of the14 mukhi is Hanuman, the eleventh rudra.
This Rudraksha is also known as Maha Shan, and those affected by planetary positions of Saturn (Shani Dasha of Kal Sarp) should wear it.
The Fourteen Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by planet Saturn and is recommended as a solution Saturn related problems. This bead is a very effective one during the Sadesati and also should be worn by those having Kaal Sarp Yoga.
Those who are involved in share trading or any speculative business human resources management will find this Rudraksha helpful in judging people in a better and effective manner.
Om Namah (Shiva Puran), Om Namo Namah (Mantra Maharnava), Om Nraam (Padma Puran) Om Dum Maam Namah (Skand Puran) Om Aum Hasphrem Khaphrem, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Fifteen mukhi Rudraksha have similar qualities as 14 mukhi Rudraksha and therefore, fifteen mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva in his incarnation as Pashupati.
It has all the virtues of 14 Mukhi Rudraksha and additionally offers luck in acquiring wealth.
Fifteen Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Lord Pashupati and works as a powerful remedy for curing skin diseases, repeated miscarriage, still births, supernatural problems, Chronic health problems, non-curable diseases, Cancer etc.
The possessor of the fifteen mukhi bead never will lack wealth or be inflicted by any type of skin diseases or evil spirits.
This bead is recommended for improving intuitive, abstract and lateral thinking.
This Rudraksha is normally placed in a very sacred place in the house. This Rudraksha bead is ruled by “Rahu”. It is believed that when Lord Vishwakarma made all the deadly weapons for all Gods, he prayed to Lord Shiva for success and got the fifteen mukhi rudraksha from Lord Shiva as a Blessing.
The effects of this bead are similar to that of a fourteen mukhi rudraksha.
Om Shreem Manovaanchitam Hreem Om Namah, Om Hreem Namah , Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
The Sixteen faced rudraksha bead represents Lord Vishnu and Shiva and therefore is the symbol of victory.
Sixteen faced rudraksha is Mahamrityunjaya form of Lord Shiva and the wearer becomes fearless and gets victory against the most fearsome of diseases and adverse circumstances.
This bead is also referred to as ‘Jai Rudraksha’ as it helps the wearer to arise victorious in new undertakings, existing tasks and in other spheres of life.
Keeping the sixteen mukhi Rudraksha beads in a sacred place like a puja room brings a flow of positive energy, harmony, peace and prosperity to the house where it is kept.
It is said that this Rudraksha gives all comforts and liberate the wearer from all the sins.
This Rudraksha is called Jai (Victory) Rudraksha. It’s supernatural powers protect the wearer against any theft or cheating and render him victorious against his/her adversaries.
It is endowed with great human virtues like good family relations respect and fame.
This bead is recommended for diseases like leprosy, tuberculosis and lung diseases.
This Rudraksha is ruled by “Ketu” and counteracts its bad effects. A home in which this rudraksha is kept would become free from thefts, fire and accidents.
It protects from physical illness due to the negative placement of planets and benefits the wearer by giving good health.
It is also helpful to people whose birth signs contain unfavorable planetary positions, this Rudraksha offers inner strength to overcome such situations.
Sixteen mukhi Rudraksha can be worn singly if necessary, along with other beads.
It can be worn in order to overcome adversaries and to win over fear of death or for other reasons.
Om Haum Joom Sab, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
The Seventeen faced Rudraksha represents Lord Vishvakarma the builder of this materialistic world. It also represents Goddess Durga.
The wearer of this Rudraksha bead is blessed with success, increased memory, awakened kundalini and wealth.
Seventeen mukhi Rudraksha is a popular bead because of its several properties.
It is believed that this Rudraksha can make the wearer rich in a short span of time.
It represents Lord Vishwakarma who is an expert in crafting and creativity. The wearer not only gets sudden wealth, but spiritual powers too.
Wealth can come in the form of sudden rise in the share prices, in the value of property, unexpected inheritance or through games of chances.
As per Katyayani Yantra, Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha represents Goddess Katyani.
This Rudraksha gives all the four attainments of life dharma, arth, kaam and moksha.
The seventeen mukhi bead is recommended for those with lack of memory, inability to do hard work, night fall, premature ejaculation etc.
The Seventeen Mukhi rudraksha is also said to remove all sins done in the life time and provide liberation.
Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Eighteen faced Rudraksha Bead represents Mother Earth. This is a very rare Rudraksha and can bring a lot of benefits to those who are in any kind of trade or work related to mother earth like dealers of stones, iron ore, gems, property dealers, builders, architects, contractors, diamond merchants, agriculturists, farmers etc.
It is also very beneficial for expecting love of mothers. Eighteen Mukhi also protects the wearer from landslides and earthquakes and is also referred to as ‘Bhumi Rudraksha’ and keeps the wearer happy and healthy.
Eighteen mukhi Rudraksha represents Bhumi (Earth) and is recommended for those who are launching major projects, new works of any type or making a change in the business line.
Those engaged in Gayatri Sadhna will find it very useful to meditate and to get concentration. Females who face miscarriage very often get relief by wearing this Rudraksha. It is also good for the health of small children.
This Rudraksha can be worn individually, Eighteen Mukhi in the house for proper progress in life and for purposes of protection.
This Rudraksha is also known as Maha Shan, and those affected by planetary positions of Saturn (Shani Dasha of kal Sarp) should wear it.
Those who are involved in share trading or any speculative business human resources management will find this Rudraksha helpful in judging people in a better and effective manner.
This rudraksha is recommended for those with mental inbalance, loss of power, excessive sleep, laziness etc
The wearer of the Eighteen mukhi Rudraksha remains wealthy and free of all diseases.
Om Hree Hoom Eakatva Rupe hum Hreem Om, Om hreem shreem Vasudhaye Swaha, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Nineteen faced rudrakha bead is blessed by Lordess Laxmi and lord Narayana. Ninteen mukhi also represents lord ganesh, lord shiva and lordess parvati. It gives the wearer prosperity, health, recognition and financial gains.
Worshiping it or wearing gives victory of true and knowledge over ignorance and demon activity.
Nineteen mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Vishnu, A wearer gets generous blessing of Lord Vishnu and enjoys all luxuries, all the wealth and success in all actions and fulfills all materialistic desires. It also offers clarity to a person as to how he or she has to carry out a business.
One can undertake any work- whether business, serving mankind, politics or social activity- without having to undergo much stress.
Diseases like blood disorder, spinal disorder , diabetics, high blood pressure, sexual problems etc can be prevented by wearing the nineteen faced rudraksha bead .
It is also mentioned in some epics that this Rudraksha facilitates one to live a stress-free life.
Om Hreem Hoom Namah, Om Vam Vishnave Ksheershayayanye Swaha, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Twenty mukhi Rudraksha is an extremely rare bead, twenty mukhi Rudraksha represents Brahma. It is said to derive energy from various sources and is full of divine powers. The powers of nine planets, ten Digpals and the power of the Trinity are all converged in this Rudraksha. The trinity of Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The power of these 20 centers is concentrated in the Twenty Mukha Rudraksha.
The twenty faced rudraksha represents Lord Brahma .This rudraksha bead enhances knowledge as well as gives mental peace to the wearer.
Twenty mukhi is said to benefit the wearer in progressing spiritually and also improve the visual power of the wearer.
It is also said to nullify the effect of snake bite if the rudraksha bead is worn or held in hands.
This beads also protects the wearer from all evil forces.
Om Hreem Hreem Hum Hum Brahmane Namah, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Twenty One Mukhi:
Twenty one mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Kuber, the wearer of this Rudraksha gets enormous wealth.
The twenty one faced rudraksha bead represents Lord Kuber who is the God of wealth.
This is a very rare bead and the possessor of this rudraksha is blessed with wealth and health.
This rudraksha beads also helps in the spiritual growth of the wearer and opens the third eye chakra and gives him sixth sense and clairvoyance abilities.
Twenty one Mukhi rudraksha bead is also referred to as ‘Kuber rudraksha’.
All luxuries of life, whether physical or materialistic, are available to him/her and the wearer always remains protected from all evil forces or legal tangles.
Om Haum Joom Sab
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥,
Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥
Kubera Dhana Prapti Mantra
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥
Kubera Ashta-Lakshmi Mantra
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट-लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥
Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi
Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah॥
Shri Kubera Mantra
“Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥”
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Meaning : ‘I bow down to Lord Kuber who is the custodian of all the wealth in the world and the Lord of success.’
Benefit : Chanting this mantra brings in a lot of prosperity within the family who always stay calm and amiable among themselves despite staying in the presence of of wealth. One must stay very down to earth and worship Him. This Mantra also gives one a lot of confidence and status in the society.
Kubera Dhana Prapti Mantra
“Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥”
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥
Meaning : ‘I bow to the Lord Kuber who is the giver of wealth and fame and destroyer of all that is evil.’
Benefit : This Kuber Mantra prevents any kind of financial losses and makes sure one only profits in business provided he chant the mantra carefully and with full conviction.
Laxmi Kuber Mantra
“Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi
Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah॥”
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट-लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥
Meaning : ‘Ode to the Superior Lord Kuber, the partner of Goddess Laxmi to bestow upon me all the wealth and happiness of the world.’
Benefit : The Mantra develops devotion inside one for Lord Kubera who starts listening to the devotee after one achieves good levels of devotion. Worshipped together with Goddess Laxmi, Lord Kuber is known to give the best of blessings to the one who is really devoted to him.
Two naturally joined rudrakshas are called Gaurishankar. It is regarded as unified form of Shiva and Shakti. Some people call this variety Ardhnareeshwar Rudraksha.
Gaurishankar can be worn in order to improve the relationships between husband and wife, father and son and between friends.
Those aspiring to get married or couple desirous of having children wear this Rudraksha.
Sometimes, this bead has different shapes and configurations and these are described below:
Gauridhamkar with different mikhis: The most common Gaurishankar Rudraksha varieties will have a total of 9,10 or 11 mukhs, some Gaurishankar varieties have up to 21 mukhs.
A twin bead in which one of the beads is much smaller than the other is worn by women to get conceived. It has the name of Garbhgauri.
Gaurishankar Rudraksha can be worn individually or even in higher numbers to achieve desired results in improving relationships and/ or for meditation.
Om Gaurishankarabhyam Namah, Mahamritynjaya Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.
Savar means rider, one of the beads rides, essentially a one mukhi over the other bead, which can be of any such. In a sawar Rudraksha one of the beads will always be a one mukhi and it is considered to be next only to the original and rare one mukhi round Rudraksha in virtues. Natural holes exist in both the beads.
Trijuti is a wonder of nature. Three Rudraksha beads get joined on the tree itself. A trijuti is also known as Tribhagi, Gauri Path or Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh and represents trinity.
It is symbol of all the basic characteristics of the universe. It represents the complete personality and gives the wearer total control over difficult situations.
It can be a very useful tool in leadership and in achieving total success.