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The word Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva and aksha means tears. There are several versions about the origin of the Rudrakshas. Some epics say that there was a demon called Tripura Sur who was gaining more and power and becoming invincible. Lord Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods and Goddess went to Lord Shiva for help. They asked him to control the devil and conquer him. Lord Shiva used his most fierce fire weapon called ‘Aaghor’ to destroy the demon. But Lord Shiva knew about the devastating effet of this weapon and this brought tears to his eyes. When he opened his eyes, a few teardrops fell on the earth. Wherever his tears fell, trees grew and were named the Rudraksha trees meaning ‘Tears of Lord Shiva’, though the English name for the Rudraksha tree is ‘UTRASUM BEAD TREE’ .
What are mukhis.... A Rudraksha bead can have several faces or mukhis. Mukhis or faces are visible vertical lines seen across the Rudraksha bead. Each bead has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. There are 38 varieties of Rudrakshas in total available in upto 21 mukhis or faces. Not all are available. Some are more easy to get than others and hence the large variation in their prices. Below we mention the different Rudrakshas, their benefits and their estimated costs.
One Mukhi Half moon - large size Aaik Mukhi ( Single Line) Original Nepali Rudraksh it is very rare
Types of Rudraksha Beads Rudraksha beads are basically the tears of Lord Shiva that rolled down his eyes after seeing the sufferings of people. It is owing to this reason that these Rudraksha beads are considered to be of paramount importance. In the eyes of people, Rudraksh beads are the gift of God to mankind. There are various types of Rudraksha beads available, each having its own importance. To know about the different kinds of Rudraksh beads, read on. Types One Mukhi It is one of the costliest beads, which is rarely available. It is known to bring luxury, power, wealth, and enlightenment The most sought after Rudraksha. These are extremely rare and are one of the most costly Rudraksha beads. A one mukhi Rudraksha can bring you immense power, wealth, luxuries, fame, massive confidence boost and spiritual enrichment. This bead often uplifts the worshipper and one gets blessings of Lord Shiva. it is very rare
The One Mukhi Rudraksha is the main Rudraksha amongst all the available types. It is the rarest of all Rudraksha beads. The round shape is a rarity and is more expensive. The most commonly available variety is the half moon shaped Rudraksha. One Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • It represents Lord Shiva himself and symbolizes the attainment of godhood, supreme truth and super consciousness. Ek Mukhi is ruled by the Sun and is the harbinger of peace and pleasure. One Mukhi Rudraksha comes in the round shape or cashew nut (half moon). Generally, the person who worships or wears the 1 Mukhi obtains not only all the worldly pleasures but remains unaffected by them. The wearer of ek Mukhi Rudraksha has increased powers of concentration and a fit mental constitution. 1 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for individuals suffering from headaches, right eye disorders and heart diseases. It should be worn on a Monday. One Mukhi Rudraksha should be capped with gold or silver and worn round the neck or placed at the worshiping place with the chanting of mantras. Mantra : 'Om Namaha Shivaya, Om Hreem Namaha'
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Two Mukhi It helps in building healthy relationships. It is believed to control all negativities. This bead helps in developing harmonious relationships. The moon is the ruling influence and hence it can greatly help in controlling negative traits like anger, frustration and lack of concentration The Two Mukhi Rudraksha harbors immense mystical powers and controls the bad effects of Moon. It has the following characteristics : • The Two Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes the united form of Shiva and Parvati also known as Arthnarishwor/Ardhnarishwar which brings unity in form, speech and meaning. 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Moon and is believed that this Rudraksha carries the entire evolution of the cosmos within it. It is oval in shape, has two natural faces and is available in two varieties-Nepal and Haridwar. The wearer of Two Mukhi Rudraksha leads a sacred and peaceful life and the wearer's family also finds peace and unity.
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This Rudraksha is helpful in maintaining marital harmony. 2 Mukhi Rudraksha grants riches and virtuous children to its wearer. This Rudraksha bead is recommended for people suffering from ailments of the heart, lung, brain, left eye, kidney and intestine. Vaishnavas consider the 2 Mukhi Rudraksha as a symbol of Lord Vishnu. It should be worn on a Monday. 2 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn with a red thread which leads to maximum benefits for the wearer. Mantra : 'Om Shiva Shaktihi Namaha'
Three Mukhi It aids in boosting the confidence of the wearer, thus enabling him to cope with tough situations.
The three mukhi Rudraksha is worn to boost the selfconfidence and to counter depressions. It also provides physical strengths and helps in cure of several diseases. It also wards off ill-luck and tensions and can help purify all sins.
Three Mukhi Rudraksha bead is one of the most sought after Rudraksha beads due to its memory enhancing powers. It has the following characteristics : • • Three Mukhi Rudraksha is called the Saraswati Roopam and is much in demand amongst students. This Rudraksha is the symbol of Fire and is known for stopping all problems and changes an individual's life completely. Like fire, this Rudraksha bead engulfs past sins and helps in purifying the soul. Ruled by the planet Mars, Three Mukhi Rudraksha bead is a life saver. 3 Mukhi Rudraksha beads are round or oval in shape with three lines or faces. The wearer of this bead is blessed with improved memory and wisdom. This Rudraksha contains the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and thus engulfs the entire universe. Therefore, this bead is considered one of the most powerful beads. 3 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from depression, schizophrenia, blood defects, plague, small pox, digestive problems, blood pressure, weakness, spontaneous abortion and ulcer.
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The Rudraksha bead should be worn around the neck to increase the spiritual level and improve knowledge. Mantra : 'Om Kleem Namah'
Four Mukhi It helps a great deal in developing the power of speech. It is very beneficial for treating the problem of stammering. This bead helps achieve a healthy mind and body. It can help increase mental power, intelligence, knowledge, concentration and knowledge. It can also increase sexual power and attractiveness. It is used for making one more sought after by the opposite sex The Four Mukhi Rudraksha bead influences the wearer's creative power and knowledge. This Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • • • Four Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Brahma and is also called Brahma Rupam and Chaturanan. Ruled by the planet Mercury. This Rudraksha bead has four equidistant lines from head to bottom signifying the four facets of Brahma leading to an eternal search for knowledge, meaning, action or fate and freedom. The 4 Mukhi Rudraksha is good for meditation, regulation of logical thinking, positive thinking, creativity, wit and intelligence. Four Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended to be worn by individuals suffering from mental disease, paralysis, yellow fever, blood circulation, fever, cough, etc. This Rudraksha is beneficial to scientists, researchers, artists, intellectuals, journalists and writers. 4 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on Monday. This Rudraksha should be worn in a red thread in the right hand or around the neck. Mantra :'Om Hreem Namah'
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Five Mukhi It raises the concentration level and power of gaining knowledge This bead has several uses. It helps attain success in all walks of life and gain knowledge, wealth, power, fame and achieve goals. It is also very often used in the cure of several diseases.
It is a very sought after bead that can actually help you achieve happiness and eternal bliss.
The Five Mukhi Rudraksha is one of the most common of all Rudraksha beads. It destroys the five main sins : Kama (Lust), Krodha (Anger), Lobha (Greed), Moha (Attachment) and Ahankar (Unwanted Ego). The wearers of Five Mukhi Rudraksha are known to get maximum physical and materialistic benefits. There are a lot of documented proofs proving the effectivity of wearing a Panchmukhi Rudraksha. It has the following characteristics : • • • • The 5 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Pancheswar or Panchmukhi Shiva. It also represents another form of Shiva- KaalAgni. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the Five Mukhi Rudraksha helps in enhancing the memory. The wearer of this Rudraksha is always at peace, has a strong memory and utilises his/her learning appropriately. 5 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from diseases of heart, liver, kidneys, feet, thigh, ear, blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obese, bone marrow, etc. It is believed that the wearer of this Rudraksha does not die of an untimely death. The Five Mukhi Rudraksha affects all the pressure points ("Chakra") of the human body and maintains a distinct balance. This Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. Three Five Mukhi Rudraksha beads of the size of an Indian gooseberry ("Amla") should be tied with a red string and worn around the neck. Mantra: 'Om Hreem Namah'
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Six Mukhi It is known to bring wealth, power, name and fame. It helps the wearer in achieving eternal bliss.
This bead enriches the career path and helps you achieve immense professional and academic success. It helps you fulfill dreams and lead a very luxurious life. Six Mukhi Rudraksha works very well on emotional traumas and it removes the ill effects of misunderstandings from any relationship. Six Mukhi Rudraksha is a saviour from worldly sorrows. A combination of a Four Mukhi Rudraksha and a Six Mukhi Rudraksha
enhances the vocal & mental power of the wearer. Six Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • 6 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Lord Shiva's second son-Kumar Kartikeya and imparts learning, wisdom, knowledge and an increase in an individual's will power. Ruled by the planet Venus, the Six Mukhi Rudraksha is essential for harmonious relationships. It is said that this Rudraksha has been blessed by Goddess Parvati and so is worn by women desiring to have a child. The 6 Mukhi Rudraksha is very good for company managers, businessmen, journalists and editors, etc. This Rudraksha is known to enhance concentration, mental sharpness, will power, self confidence, self-esteem and sexual harmony. The wearer of 6 Mukhi is blessed with success, fame, physical strength, luxury, wisdom, wealth, name, charismatic personality, prosperity, blissful family life and positive outlook towards life. Beneficial for those who needs protection from negative energies, problems of reproductive organs, urinary tract, etc. Three beads of Six Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn by stringing them into a red thread. It should be worn on the right arm while chanting mantras of Kartikeya. Mantra : 'Om Hreem Hum Namah'
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Seven Mukhi It helps a person achieve what he desires. It enables a person to prosper academically The seven mukhi helps in building finances and amassing wealth. It can help attain prosperity and peace of mind. It is considered very auspicious because it helps ward off fatal diseases and death and achieve longevity.
In Vaishnavism, the Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to represent Avanta (Shesha Nag), the king of serpents who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Each of the seven faces represents one great serpent. The seven serpents are - Anantha, Karkataka, Takshak, Shankhanaad, Pundarika, Visholban and Karisha. It is believed that snakes never bother the wearer of this Rudraksha. The Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is also said to be "saptmatradhi Daivat, saptashyadevat and saptmuni Daivat" and has the following characteristics : • 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as a symbol of Anang Shiva. Some people also regard it as a symbol of Saptarishi(Seven Greatest Sages of India).
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This Rudraksha is also said to represent the Goddess Mahalaxmi. Ruled by the planet Saturn, the Seven Mukhi Rudraksha has a life of a thousand years if well taken care of. The wearer of this Rudraksha reaps the positive benefits of huge financial gains, good health, fame, peace, freedom from diseases and mental stress. The Seven Mukhi Rudraksha bead is especially recommended for people in business. The energized beads should be placed in the prayer room or in the main locker where the money is kept. This Rudraksha sublimates the malefic effects of Saturn or "Shani". The 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is beneficial to individuals suffering from weakness, colic pain, bone and muscle pains, paralysis, impotency, neurological problems and to handicapped people. Seven Mukhi can be worn on a daily basis due to its positive psychological and physical effects. Two Seven Mukhi Rudraksha beads should be strung in a red thread and worn while chanting the mantra. It can also be kept in the locker after chanting of the mantras. Mantra : 'Om Hum Namah'
Eight Mukhi It brings wealth and luxury. It helps to ward off evil spirits and get rid of various forms of diseases. This bead increases the strength of character and mind and help achieve happiness, fame, good health and increase confidence.
The Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is the reflection of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva's second son who is worshipped before all the other gods. This Rudraksha increases an individual's pleasure and decreases his/her difficulties. According to Shaivism, this Rudraksha is helpful to an individual for attainment of various "Riddhi" and "Siddhi" that would eventually lead him to "Shivloka" ("Moksha"/salvation). The Eight Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • • • Eight Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Ganesha and its wearer becomes unaffected by all miseries - physical or mental. This Rudraksha is ruled by "Rahu" and its malefic effects are similar to those of "Shani". 8 Mukhi Rudraksha keeps a check on the bad effects of "Rahu" like snake bites, bad health, poverty, mental stress etc.
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Wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with strength of character and mind, wisdom, a long successful life, happiness, good health, prosperity and increase in confidence. Recommended for writers and intellectuals, the Eight Mukhi Rudraksha also helps in increasing concentration. 8 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on Monday. Only one bead strung on a red thread is enough to bring success to an individual. Mantra : 'Om Ganeshaya Namah'
Nine Mukhi It is said to be associated with confidence, good character, happiness and sound health. This Rudraksha can help amass wealth, property, assets and lead a luxurious life and help fulfill dreams and ambitions. It makes you more energised and more action oriented.
The Nine Mukhi Rudraksha is the form of Goddess Durga(Shakti). It contains the power of Nine Deities or NavDurga. The worshippers of Shakti must wear this Rudraksha to increase their self power and mental concentration. This Rudraksha is usually worn on the occasion of Navratri to obtain the blessings of mother Goddess Durga. The Nine Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by the planet "Ketu" whose malefic effects are similar to those of "Rahu" and "Shani". This Rudraksha controls these effects and has the following characteristics : • • The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Mother Durga. It is also a symbol of Lord Bhairava Yama (The Lord of Death) and Sage Kapila. Represented by Ketu (Dragon's Tail), this Rudraksha helps counteract the malefic effects of Ketu. Ketu causes mental fatigue, poverty, helplessness, inactivity of mind and body. The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with the power of Navadurga which stimulates mind and body, enhances mental sharpness and alertness, increases physical strength, concentration power, patience and control over one's anger and enhanced communication skills. The wearer is also blessed with the grace and power of Bhairava. He obtains honour, attains fearlessness and pleasures of family life. 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is essential for the worshipper of Shakti. The wearer is blessed with fearlessness, energy, fame, respect, dynamism and a successful life. This Rudraksha imparts Bhoga(Life's pleasures) and Moksha(Salvation). Recommended for people suffering from fever, eye disorders, skin diseases, lung diseases, bowel and body pain.
Nine faced Rudraksha is worn on a Monday. One bead should be capped in either gold or silver, strung on a red thread and worn with chanting of mantras. Mantra : 'Om Hreem Hum Namaha' , 'Navdurgayai Namah'.
Ten Mukhi It enables a person to earn loads of wealth. It is said to be associated with vigor and vitality. The ten mukhi Rudraksha is very powerful and can help overcome fears develop a sound mind. It can help a person enjoy the benefits of life attain happiness and success. It also safeguards you against evil influences around you and gives a secure and protective feeling. The Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord Vishnu who, according to Indian mythology, is the Preserver of this Universe. In ancient literature, He is referred to as the eternal, all pervading spirit. Lord Vishnu is often depicted in human form reclining on the great serpent - Sheshanag. Lord Vishnu is depicted as having four hands : • • • • One hand holds a lotus, the petals of which symbolize the unfolding of creation and all things that are good-eternity, prosperity, purity. Second hand holds a conch from which all existence is said to have originated. Third hand holds a discus which is a symbol of the cosmic mind and a reminder of the wheel of time. Fourth hand holds a mace which is the symbol of notion of individual existence.
The Ten faced Rudraksha encompasses all these individual symbols of Lord Vishnu. It has the following characteristics : • Ten Mukhi Rudraksha symbolises Lord Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe. It is believed that this Rudraksha also represents Dusavatara (10 Incarnations of Lord Vishnu). It is not ruled by any planet. According to the Srimad Bhagvat Purana, the Ten Mukhi Rudraksha has a strong positive effect on adverse planetary effects, evil power, misfortunes, miseries and worldly sufferings. In the Shiva Purana, it is mentioned that an individual, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and gender can wear the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha for attaining fame and success in career. The wearer of Ten faced Rudraksha attains a sense of security, develops a sound mind, achieves happiness and success and is safeguarded against evil influences. Recommended for individuals suffering from adverse effects of all nine planets.
The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is worn on a Sunday. It should be capped in gold or silver, strung on a red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantra : 'Om Hreem Namah' , 'Shree Narayanaaye Namah', 'Shree Vishnavai Namah'
Eleven Mukhi It helps a person to overcome all his fears and insecurities. This Rudraksha is said to possess the strength of seven deities and hence considered to be extremely powerful. It helps lead a blessed, prosperous and relaxed life. It can also help women give birth to a son. Because of its immense power, this Rudraksha demands extra care and precautions. Vedic scriptures state that Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Ekadash Rudra (eleven forms of Lord Shiva). The eleven forms of Lord Shiva are : Ahirbhutanya, Bhav, Bhim, Chand, Kapali, Pingal, Shasta, Shumbh, Virupaksh and Vilohit and Hanuman. Hanuman is the eleventh form of Lord Shiva. The 11 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as very auspicious in religious rituals and is worn by sages and saints during their meditation. Eleven faced Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Ekadash Rudra. It is also a symbol of Lord Indra(The Lord of all gods) and has the combined powers of eleven gods stored within it. This Rudraksha is not ruled by any planet and it is believed that the eleven Rudras live in the eleven faces of the Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha. This Rudraksha grants a long, prosperous life to its wearer. It also grants an individual's wishes regarding children and loved ones. The husbands of the women who wear Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha are blessed with great luck and a long life. It is said that the wearer of an Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha gets the same merits as those obtained on sacrifice of a thousand horses or gift of a thousand cows. Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha bead is also said to grant salvation as the wearer is not born again. Eleven faced Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord Hanuman and so the wearer is blessed with learning, virtues, cleverness, fearlessness, healthy life and wisdom. This Rudraksha bead is also a symbol of Lord Indra and thus it brings pleasure and happiness, courage and confidence to the one who wears the 11 Mukhi Rudraksha. Eleven faced Rudraksha should be kept in a a safe place of worship or with jewelry. It brings wealth and prosperity to the family. Recommended for maintenance of neuropsychology of an individual.
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The 11 Mukhi Rudraksha should be capped in either silver or gold, strung in a red thread. It shoul be touched to a Shivalinga and worn while chanting mantras. This Rudraksha should always be worn on top of the head for instant results. Mantra : 'Om Hreem Hum Namah', 'Om Shree Rudray Namah'
Twelve Mukhi It is suitable for those who wish to acquire an influential position. It is believed to be associated with charismatic personality. The effects of this Rudraksha are similar to those of the one mukhi. It helps realise dreams and achieve goals. Should be worn by people wanting to attain influential and powerful positions. It is an extremely blessed bead and provides protection against many evils and perils. The bead is said to increase your charisma and charms. The Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of twelve virtues of Lord Sun. It is an embodiment of twelve facets of Lord Surya which are : • • • • • • • • • • • • Light of Universal Friendship Light of Compelling Radiance Dispeller of Darkness or Ignorance Shining Principle All Pervading Light Light of Mystic Fire Golden Colored One Healing Gold Light obvious and subtle as at dawn and dusk Light of the Sage - an aspect of Vishnu Light of Enlightenment Light that Removes Afflictions Brilliance - The Light of Intelligence
The 12 Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • • • • • Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Surya or Sun. It is ruled by Sun and the wearer is blessed with the quality of sun to rule and move with radiance and strength. This Rudraksha is ideal ministers, administrators, businessmen and executives. Twelve faced Rudraksha blesses the wearer with wealth, authority, protection against accidents, fearlessness, happiness and wisdom. This Rudraksha bead is recommended for people suffering from gastric and oesophagus problems, bowel movement, heart diseases, lung diseases and skin problems. Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha bead should be capped in either gold or silver with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras.
Mantra : 'Aum Kraum Sraum Raum Namah'
Thirteen Mukhi It is said to bring liberation from the worldly pleasures. This Rudraksha is also rare and difficult to get but has immense power. It helps attain moksha. It is often used to increase attractiveness and have hypnotic influences on others, who are smitten with your charms. It also helps attain a sound mind and body and enjoy the various luxuries of life.
The Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Indra(Lord of all gods). This Rudraksha fulfills all earthly desires and helps in attainment of eight Siddhis (accomplishments). It has virtues like love, affection, beauty and attraction as its attributes. The 13 Mukhi Rudraksha has the following attributes : • • • • Thirteen faced Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Indra and Lord Kamadeva (Cupid). It is ruled by the planet of love - Venus. This Rudraksha bead should be worn by researchers of medical science and people connected to chemical science. The wearer of Thirteen faced Rudraksha is blessed with riches, success, fame, good luck, honor, power of authority, charismatic personality, high level of social and financial status and worldly desires. This Rudraksha bead is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainment and also causes material upliftment. Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha bead has a special power of hypnotism. It empowers a person with the ability to woo another individual. Wearers of the 13 Mukhi Rudraksha have the power to control their destinies. The wearers can also control and bewitch animals. Mantra - 'Om Hreem Namah'
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Fourteen Mukhi It is associated with power and authority.
A very powerful Rudraksha not very readily available. Very few sources of Rudrakshas have the original powerful beads. It helps combat the obstacles in life and emerge victorious in the most trying situations. It can help you achieve positions of power and authority and develop a strong sixth sense but demands utmost care and attention. It can actually help you achieve more than you could have ever conceived for yourself. A very powerful bead, but very few good quality beads exist.
The Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha is called the "Deva Mani"(precious divine thing) and is also one of the rarest Rudraksha to be found. The Shiva Purana says that the 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as the favorite possession by humans and Gods and Goddesses and it rules the cosmic world. The Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • • • • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Hanuman - the eleventh form of Lord Shiva. Ruled by the planet Saturn, this Rudraksha helps counteract the malefic effects of Saturn. The wearer of Fourteen faced Rudraksha attains spiritual freedom and the virtues of Lord Shiva. Fourteen faced Rudraksha is said to awaken the sixth sense or intuition power by which the wearer can foresee the future happenings. This helps the wearer to decide on his course of action against all calamities, miseries and worries. This Rudraksha is helpful in providing riches, cure to ailments, acheiving salvation, strength, enthusiasm. The 14 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn by the couple who have no children. This Rudraksha bead imparts fourteen kinds of knowledge and influences every facet of life. Recommended to be worn by people suffering from ailments caused due to the malefic effects of Saturn and to ensure safety and financial gains. The 14 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn on the chest as a necklace or on the forehead as a third eye or on the right arm. Mantra : 'Om Shivaya Namaha'
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Fifteen Mukhi It enhances the concentration power, thus enabling the person to acquire greater knowledge. The effects very similar to the fourteen mukhi Rudraksha but is even more rare to find and is very dear. It helps channelise thoughts and remain focused. Increases concentration and energy. Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha bead and it represents Lord Pashupatinath. Most of its effects resemble those of a Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha. It is considered a very precious Rudraksha and is always placed in a very sacred place like the puja or prayer room. The Fifteen faced Rudraksha has the following attributes :
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15 Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Pashupatinath. This Rudraksha bead is ruled by "Rahu" and is essential for pacifying emotional disturbances caused by worldly bondages. The wearer of Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha is never bereft of wealth, is never inflicted with any skin disease, is helped in attaining salvation, has high intuitive powers and increased energy levels. Fifteen Faced Rudraksha also helps channelize thoughts and to remain focussed. It increases the concentration power and memory. Recommended for increasing intuition power, lateral and abstract thinking. The 15 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras. Mantra : 'Om Pashupataya Namaha'
Sixteen Mukhi It paves way for success and prosperity. It enables a person to achieve all the comforts of life.
Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha is the combined form of Vishnu and Shiva and thus it represents victory. It is another of the rare varieties of Rudraksha. In ancient scriptures, it is said that the Sixteen faced Rudraksha should be placed in a sacred place like the prayer room so that the entire house is enveloped with positive energy, harmony, peace and prosperity. The Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha has the following attributes like : • • • • • • 16 Mukhi Rudraksha is the Hari-Shankar Roopam Rudraksha. This Rudraksha is ruled by "Ketu" and counteracts its bad effects. The wearer of Sixteen Faced Rudraksha is blessed with prosperity, cordial relations, harmony and love in the family. The house in which a 16 Mukhi Rudraksha is kept is always free from theft, robbery or fire problems. Recommended for people suffering from diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, lung diseases. Mantra : 'Om Namaha Shivaya'
Seventeen Mukhi It helps in washing all the sins of the wearer, thus enabling him to attain Moksha.
The Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha is called the Sita-Rama Roopam and it represents the combined forces of Sita and Rama. It is a rare Rudraksha bead. The Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha bead has the following characteristics : • • • • • • 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is the Sita-Rama Roopam Rudraksha. It is also a symbol of Lord Vishwakarma (The builder of materialistic world). The wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with success, improved memory, awakened kundalini and increased wealth. This Rudraksha is especially useful for attaining physical assets like property and vehicles. Recommended for people suffering from memory loss, lack of energy. The Seventeen Faced Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday after capping it in either gold or silver and stringing a red thread. Mantra : 'Om Namah Shivay'.
Eighteen Mukhi It helps in improving the immune system of the wearer. Thus, it aids in keeping away the diseases.
The Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha and is associated with Mother Earth. It is also a representation of Bhairava form of Lord Shiva. Bhairava is a terrible and angry form of Lord Shiva. So the possessor of this Rudraksha is saved from all terrible effects on his life. The Eighteen Faced Rudraksha bead has attributes like: • • 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Mother Earth and is also called Bhairava Roopam. Eighteen Faced Rudraksha is ideal for people connected to any kind of trade or work related to earth. Thus, it is suitable for dealers of stones, iron ore, gems, builders, architects, property dealers, contractors, architects, farmers, etc. The wearer of 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with all kinds of fame, respect, success, fearlessness. It also prevents accidents and the bad effects of planets. Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha bead is beneficial for pregnant women in protecting their child. Recommended for counteracting ailments like loss of power, neurological breakdown, mental stress. Mantras : 'Om Namah Shivay'.
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It is believed to bless the wearer with marital and offspring happiness. The Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha imparts victory and knowledge to its wearer. It is associated with Lord Vishnu and so is called the Narayana Roopam Rudraksha. The Nineteen Faced Rudraksha has the following attributes : • • • • • 19 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Vishnu Narayan and is called the Narayana Roopam Rudraksha. The wearer or worshipper of this Rudraksha attains victory of knowledge over ignorance. The Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead bestows all the worldly pleasures and immense wealth on the wearer. Recommended for people suffering from blood disorders and spinal problems. This Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantras : 'Om Namah Shivay'
Twenty Mukhi It is meant for those who want to leave all the worldly pleasures and attain Moksha. It is usually worn by saints and Brahmins Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha symbolizing Brahma. It has the following attributes: • • • • • Twenty Faced Rudraksha is a representation of Lord Brahma and is a talisman used against the spirits, ghosts, etc. The wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with great knowledge, mental peace and improved visual power. 20 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from eye sight problems. It is said that snake bites are cured by holding this Rudraksha. Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha Bead should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantra : 'Om Namah Shivay'.
Twenty One Mukhi It protects the wearer from all the evils.One Mukhi
Twenty One Mukhi Rudraksha is represented by Lord Shiva himself. According to the ancient scriptures, when Twenty One Faced Rudraksha is placed in the place of worship, all the gods align themselves around it. This brings peace, harmony and prosperity to the house and it's members. This Rudraksha has certain characteristics like : • • • 21 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord shiva. It also represents Lord Kuber (God of wealth). It is said that by wearing this Rudraksha, remission from the sin of "brahmahatya" (killing a cow or a Brahmin) can be obtained. The wearer of Twenty One Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with wealth, health, achievements, prosperity. The wearer's spiritual knowledge increases and he/she walks on the path of "Sanatana dharma". This Rudraksha bead helps in opening the third eye chakra which governs awareness and enhances clairvoyance. The 21 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantra : 'Om Namah Shivay'.
Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha Trijuti Rudraksha is a combined form of three Rudraksha and is a rare phenomenon. It is said to be a combination of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It has the following characteristics : • • • Trijuti Rudraksha represents Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and is also called Gauri Paath. This Rudraksha bead is said to impart Brahma Gyan to its wearer. The wearer of a Trijuti Rudraksha enjoys super power in society. Wealth, confidence, health and a universal appeal is imparted to the wearer of Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha. This Rudraksha safeguards the body against all external and internal diseases. The Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha Beads should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantra : 'Om Namah Shivay'
A very influential Rudraksha. It is said to represent Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati. It is considered very sacred and worship. Extreme care needs to be taken for its upkeep. Ganesha Rudraksha has a natural trunk like protrusion similar to the trunk of Lord Ganesha. It has the following characteristics : • • • • • Ganesha Rudraksha symbolizes Lord Ganesha. This Rudraksha is beneficial in obtaining blessings of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha Rudraksha blesses the wearer with progress and lessens the obstacles in the wearers' or possessors' path. It is recommended to be worn to achieve perfection in every facet of life. Ganesha Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped with either gold and silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chnating of mantras. Mantra : 'Om Gang Ganpataya Namoh Namah, 'Om Ganeshaya Namah', 'Om Hum Namah'.
Garbh Gauri Rudraksha Garbh Gauri Rudraksha is the smaller form of GauriShankar Rudraksha. In GauriShankar, both the conjoined beads are of similar size but in Garbh Gauri Rudraksha, one bead is smaller than the other. Garbh Gauri Rudraksha has attributes like : • Garbh Gauri Rudraksha represents Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. The smaller bead represents Ganesha and bigger bead represents Goddess Parvati. This Rudraksha is best for the women who have problems in conceiving a child and are prone to abortion. It is recommended that this Rudraksha should be worn around the neck by women for maximum effect. Garbh Gauri Rudraksha maintains family unity and good relations between mother and child. Garbh Gauri Rudraksha is worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras. Mantra: 'Om Garbh Gauriye Namah'
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Gaurishankar Rudraksha An extremely influential Rudraksha. It is made of two beads joined together. It is said to represent Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati. It helps improve
relationships and married life, bringing joy and harmony. It also enhances attraction and attention from the opposite sex. It is considered very sacred and worship. Extreme care needs to be taken for its upkeep. GauriShankar Rudraksha is a conjoined form of Lord shiva and Mother Parvati. It is a rare phenomenon. In Puranas, the bead of GauriShankar is regarded as best for a peaceful family life. A man who worships this Rudraksha and keeps it in his prayer room reaps all the benefits of an obstacle free, happy and successful family life. Gauri Shankar Rudraksha has the following characteristics : • • • This Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Ruled by Moon, the Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is said to cause the expansion and development of this Universe. The wearer of the Gouri Shankar Rudraksha is blessed with comfort and peace in the family. This Rudraksha causes expansion of the Universe that provides fertility. Hence, it provides excellent relations between husband and wife. The GauriShankar Rudraksha also helps in meditation. Thus, it is worn by sages who try to unite with Lord Shiva through meditation. Gouri Shankar Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday. It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras. Mantra: 'Om Gaurishankarey Namah'.
Rudraksha Rosaries... You can get various rosaries of the Rudraksha beads. They usually have 108 beads in them and are normally worn for all-round development and general happiness and prosperity.
To reap maximum benefit from Rudrakshas, you must have total belief and faith in them, and treat them as holy and sacred objects of worship and not as mere beads and understand their sanctity. How can I get maximum benefit... Once you have managed to obtain a high quality, empowered and energised Rudraksha, it is of extreme importance that you take certain precautions in order to get the maximum benefit from it and maintain its sanctity.
Who can wear Rudraksha? Rudraksha can be worn by any people of any religion. As rudraksha have natural energy within it, there is no need to have strong faith on the beads to work for Human. Even the person doesnot beleivve on rudraksha, it still work and give result.
BEFORE wearing the Rudraksha for the first time, it should be blessed and empowered by chanting the specified mantra, performing the prayers and ritual rites for its sanctification. 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. ALWAYS wear the Rudraksha bead around the neck in a thread or gold or silver. Never wear the Rudraksha in form of bracelet. 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. NEVER wear the Rudraksha while having sex. WOMEN must not wear the Rudraksha during their menstrual cycle. NEVER wear the Rudraksha to a funeral or when visiting a new born baby. Rudraksha or Rudraksh (blessings of Lord Shiva) is the auspicious and rare bead having amazing devine power to bless the wearer with wealth, health, luck, power and prosperity. Energised (mantra chanting) Rudraksh bead has the power and ability to fulfill the desire of the native and to remove the malefic effects of planets. Rudraksh never gives negative results to its wearer. Energized Rudraksh bead generate tremendous positive energy in the bearer body. Rudraksh have spritual power to improve communication, inspire the mind and increase the intelligence of the wearer. Rudraksha Beads used for acquiring the power of sixth sense. There are different mukhis rudraksh, apart from Ganesh and Gauri Shankar bead. Each bead has a different effect on bearer. Wearing a bead of 1 mukhi to 21 mukhi rudraksh in a small rudraksh rosary (108 beads mala) blesses the wearer with maximum auspicious results. Important Tips about Rudraksha - Rudraksh - Rudraksh planets. - Rudraksh - Rudraksh can be used to reduce the tribulations caused by malefic planets. can be used to enhance the positive results given by the benefic can be used as a remedy to “Vaastu Doshas”. can be worn or can be kept in the temple at home or work place.
- Properly maintained Rudraksh can go up to next generation. - Rudraksh should be kept clean and oiled. - One should not clean Rudraksha with soaps or chemicals. Avoid wearing it while taking bath to keep it away from soaps and shampoos, as it may cause harm to the Rudraksha and may reduce its life. know more..
Inquisitiveness • What is Rudraksh? • Who is the legend behind Rudraksha? • Who can wear a Rudraksha? • What are the precautions to wear a Rudraksha? • Is Rudraksha useful for Meditation or Chanting Mantras only? • Can different faced Rudrakshas be worn at one time? • Do a wearer has to perform any Pooja (prayer)? • What is the difference between Gems and Rudraksha? • What are the diseases cured by Rudraksha? • What are the astrological purposes of Rudraksha? • What is the Vedic Procedure to Energize (Praanpratishtha) a Rudraksha? + General Vedic Procedure to energize a Rudraksha. + Detailed Vedic Procedure to energize a Rudraksha. • Important Tips about Rudraksha.
What is Rudraksh? Rudraksh is the divine power blessed with auspicious energies of Lord Shiva. We get the details about Rudraksha in number of “Granthas” and “Shastras” (the holy books of Indian Mythology). There are various stories about the origin of Rudraksha. One can find the greatness and detailed literature about the properties of Rudraksha in ancient Vedic scriptures like, Maha Shiva Purana, AkshaMaalikaoapnashida, Srimad Bhagwata, Mantra Maharnava, Padam Purana and Jabbalaoapanishada etc. Rudraksha is believed to have the direct blessings of Lord Shiva, which contains the properties to remove the affects of sins of the wearer. It is even said that if one wears the Rudraksha (in any form) on his body, even without worshiping or energizing it, does not get near any sinful act or thought. Rudraksh is procured from the trees called ELAEOCARPUS GRANITRUS (it is the botanical name of the tree). The sacred and holy people of India (“Sadhus”, “Munis” and “Yogies”) are using the Rudraksh from ancient time. They use to wear it on their head, around their arms or neck in the form of rosary or pendant. In the society of religion, Rudraksha is not a new or surprising matter. The Vedic people know and understand the importance of Rudraksha. As per their belief, Rudraksha gets them closer to their God and plays an important role to provide them “MOKSHA”. The word Rudraksh is formed with the combination of two different Sanskrit words, “Rudra” and “Aksha”. The word “Rudra” stands for Great Lord Shiva and the word “Aksha” stands for the tears of Rudra (Lord Shiva). One ancient story explains the origin of Rudraksha. Once upon a time, Lord Shiva was very upset and depressed due to the death of “Gauri”, his wife. He started crying and roaming here and there in search of “Gauri”. And while searching too he was crying and his tears were falling on the earth. This is said that his tears were converted in Rudraksha. Rudrakshas are
found in round in India, Nepal and Indonesia. Rudraksha is said to contain the secrets of entire evolution of the Cosmos within it. Most of the Rudrakshas are found in round shape with different number of faces (“mukhi”) on it. But few Rudrakshas are also found with the shape of cashew nuts. Sometime they are found as a pair of two Rudrakshas, naturally joined with each other, known as “Gauri Shankar Rudraksha”. It is believed to have the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. And sometime, though very rare, a pair of three Rudrakshas is also found, again naturally joined with each other, known as “TRIJUTI Rudraksha”. It is believed to have the blessings of Great Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva all together. Rudrakshas are found with different faces (mukhi), 1 to 21 faced. 2 to 8 faced Rudrakshas are normally found Rudrakshas, 1 faced, 9 to 21 faced Rudrakshas are rare found Rudrakshas. Each Rudraksha has its own benefits and properties. Each Rudraksha is blessed with auspicious energies of Lord Shiva, but still is believed to under the Lordship different Gods and Goddesses, thus having the blessings of those Gods and Goddesses too.
In astrology, Rudraksha is used as remedy of malefic planets. Unlike gems and stones, Rudrakshas are said to be always beneficial for the wearer. As the direct blessings of Lord Shiva is involved, no question of illness or negative results arises. The Rudraksha is used for their benefic nature. The Rudraksha is very powerful and they help to achieve wonders, of energized (Praanpratishthit) properly and empowered by adopting the right Vedic procedure, It is important to purify the Rudraksha by milk, ghee etc and also to energized it (Praanpratishthit) before wearing it. AstroMuni.Com provides its users with the Rudrakshas energized with proper Vedic procedure. It is believed that wherever a Rudraksha (of any form, in any shape) is kept and worshiped, that place is free of sins. That place cannot be affected with devil effect (Bhoot-Pret Badha). That place is believed to be protected from theft, robbery and fire. The people living in that place are safe and protected from diseases, untimely accidents and death. They are protected from Super-Natural powers. The residents are blessed with never-ending wealth. The love, faith, brotherhood, affection and sympathy is always there among the relationships. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi takes the permanent residence in that place. Lord Shiva himself along with Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha are present there to protect the family.
Who is the legend behind Rudraksha? Lord Shiva is the legend behind the Rudraksha. Rudraksha is believed to be the direct blessings of Lord Shiva. The word Rudraksha is formed with the combination of two different Sanskrit words, “Rudra” and “Aksha”. The word “Rudra” stands for Lord Shiva and the word “Aksha” stands for the tears of Rudra (Lord Shiva). We get the details about Rudraksha in number of “Granthas” and “Shastras” (the holy books of Indian Mythology). There are various stories about the origin of Rudraksha. One can find the greatness and detailed literature about the properties of Rudraksha in
ancient Vedic scriptures like, Maha Shiva Purana, AkshaMaalikaoapnashida, Srimad Bhagwata, Mantra Maharnava, Padam Purana and Jabbalaoapanishada etc. Rudraksha is believed to have the direct blessings of Lord Shiva, which contains the properties to remove the affects of sins of the wearer. It is even said that if one wears the Rudraksha (in any form) on his body, even without worshiping or energizing it, does not get near any sinful act or thought. And this happens only due to the direct blessings of Lord Shiva.
Who can wear a Rudraksha? Any human being in the world, related to any religion, society or community could wear Rudraksha. But as some precautions are to be taken while wearing a Rudraksha, it is suggested to wear Rudraksha only by the people over 14 years of age, as children are careless and may cause disrespect to the Rudraksha.
What are the precautions to wear a Rudraksha? As told earlier, Rudraksha is the direct blessings of Lord Shiva; one should not act (in his belief and knowledge) that gives disrespect to the Rudraksha. One should not wear a Rudraksha while attending a funeral. One should remove Rudraksha before going to sleep (especially in case of new married couples). They can wear it next morning. One should not wear a Rudraksha while eating non-vegetarian food or while having alcoholic products. One should always wear an energized (Praanpratishthit) Rudraksha.
Is Rudraksha useful for Meditation or Chanting Mantras only? By wearing a Rudraksha one gets the peace of mind, good feelings and activeness. Also his thoughts are centralized to the mission. And in today’s modern and fast moving life, the centralization of the thoughts is necessary. It helps you to overcome the state of depression and tension, which is increasing day by day due to competition. Rudraksha is believed to be selfenergized tool to get success in every field of the life. Rudraksha has a specific benefit – it overcomes the fear. In today’s time, take any country, take any society or community or religion, the whole mankind is scared and full of fear. The man is scared of himself. Rudraksha is an excellent source of energy to kill fear. That’s the reason that our “Sadhu”, “Munis” and “ Gurus” use to roam in jungles, different states and countries without any fear. They use to wear Rudrakshas, as they knew the importance and properties of the Rudrakshas. Now, Rudrakshas are not only used for meditation or chanting mantras. Now Rudraksha is not in the limit of a particular religion or country. Today Rudraksha is used as a source of completeness. There is no purpose in that can’t be fulfilled by using Rudraksha.
Can different faced Rudrakshas be worn at one time? Yes, it is a very effective experiment. To get the blessings of Different Planets and to get the benefits of different Rudrakshas one can wear Rudrakshas of different faces at one time. The importance of procuring and wearing 1 to 14 faced Rudrakshas all together is clearly defined in Indian “Shastras” and “Granthas” (the holy books on Indian Mythology). One can make the group of Rudrakshas as per his own choice according to his need and priority. There are some gems that can’t be worn together due to enmity and antagonism between the planets. But as Rudrakshas are the direct blessings of Lord Shiva, they are free from any illness or bad effects of any kind, so can be worn in any combination. The Group of 1 to 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Sidha Rudraksha Yoga” and when Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is involved in the group of “Sidha Yoga” it becomes “Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The group of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Indra Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The Group of “Tri Juti Rudraksha with Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is known as “Maha Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”.
Do a wearer has to perform any Pooja (prayer)? As AstroMuni.Com provides its users with energized (Praanpratishthit) Rudrakshas, the wearer doesn’t have to perform any Pooja (prayer) before wearing it. But still it is recommended to chant the “Panchakshari Mantra” of Lord Shiva for 11 times before wearing it. The Mantra is: “OM NAMAH SHIVAYE”. In case of rosary of Rudraksha, it is always suggested to use it for the purpose of chanting mantras related to any God. The more the mantras will be chanted on Rudraksha Rosary, the more it will be energized, thus giving its wearer more better results.
What is the difference between Gems and Rudraksha? As told earlier, Rudraksha is the direct blessings of Lord Shiva. It has to ill or negative effects on its wearer, whereas the gems are associated with specific planets. If wrongly prescribed by an astrologer or if the quality of the gem is not good as required, it may cause enhancement in the tribulations caused by the malefic planet. On the other hand, Rudrakshas are used for both the purposes, to reduce the tribulations caused by malefic planets and to enhance the positive results of benefic planets.
What are the diseases cured by Rudraksha? First of all one must understand that as per astrology, each planet has its effects on the human body. Each planet covers different organs of the human body. The malefic situation of the planet may cause the diseases related to the organs that comes under the specific planet. Rudraksha plays an important role in reducing the tribulations (including diseases) caused by the malefic planets. 1 to 9 faced (mukhi) Rudrakshas are related to the planets. An astrologer suggests the native to wear the specific Rudraksha
for specific planet, thus preventing the native from the diseases related to that planet.
Important Tips about One(Single) Mukhi Rudraksha - Rudraksha can be used to reduce the tribulations caused by malefic planets. - Rudraksha can be used to enhance the positive results given by the benefic planets. - Rudraksha can be used as a remedy to “Vaastu Doshas”. - Rudraksha can be worn or can be kept in the temple at home or work place. - Properly maintained Rudraksha can go up to next generation. - Rudraksha should be kept clean and oiled. - Rudraksha is a great medicine for Hypertension (Blood Pressure). - Rudraksha can be worn in any form, may it be rosary, single bead or with combination of any Rudraksha. - Rudrakshas can be hanged on the front doors of the temple, home and workplace (in shape of bunch). ..Also hanging it in the corners of your Office, Board Room, Meeting room will help you in a great deal. - One should remove Rudraksha from his body while attending a funeral ceremony. - Rudraksha never gives negative energies; therefore they don’t have ill effects of any kind on anyone. - Rudraksha is an excellent tool to get protected from Devil effects (BhootPret Badha). - Rudraksha is an excellent tool to get protected from diseases, untimely accidents and death. - Rudraksha is a great energy one should wear to get fame, name, good fortune, never-ending wealth, - property and respect in the society. - Everyone in the world should wear Rudraksha on his body to enhance love, affection, faith, brotherhood and sympathy among each other.
What are the astrological purposes of Rudraksha? In a horoscope of a native, there are 9 main planets. Each planet has its own nature and character. There are 12 houses in the horoscope. The snapshot of the situation of these 9 planets in 12 houses (at the time of birth of the native) is called a Horoscope. 12 houses of the horoscope represent different aspects of the life of the native. These houses contain different numbers from 1 to 12. These numbers represents different Signs (e.g. 1 represent Aries, 5 represents Leo and 12 represent Pisces). Each sign has the lordship of particular planet (e.g. Aries, Leo and Pisces are under the Lordship of planet Mars, Sun and Jupiter respectively). Now, in astrology some planets are friends to each other, some planets are enemies to each other and some planets are average to each other. When a planet is situated in the sign of his friend planet, he use to give good results related to that house and if a planet is situated in the sign of his enemy planet, he use to cause tribulations related to that house.
What is the Vedic Procedure to Energize (Praanpratishtha) a Rudraksha? One can adopt either of the procedures to energize a Rudraksha. General Vedic Procedure to energize a Rudraksha: Pore the Bead(s) of Rudraksha in water of Ganga. Apply the sandal wood paste on it. Lit insane and the lamp of Ghee. Offer some white flowers to the Rudraksha. Chant Panchakshari Mantra for 11 times and wear the Rudraksha. Perform this procedure in the temple. Touch the Rudraksha Beads with the ShivLingha or with the feats of Lord Shiva and then wear it. If you want to adopt this procedure at your home, it will be better to have one Parad made Shiv Lingha in your temple. Detailed Vedic Procedure to energize a Rudraksha: It will be better if the wearer perform this Pooja by himself, or else one can take the services of a the Guru or the priest of a temple for this procedure. Following items are required for this procedure: PanchGavya Gomeya (Dung of the cow), GoMootra, Milk, Curd, and Ghee. If these items are not available you can also make the Panchaamrit by mixing these products: Milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey and Sugar. Make at least 100 ml. mixture (say about one cup). + + + + + + + + + + + + Ganga Water Bunch of Kusha or Grass or a clean Spoon 9 Leaves of Peepal in one a vessel One empty vessel or a plate to keep the items of Pooja. Insane (Dhoop and Agarbati) Camphor and a lamp of Ghee sandal wood paste Rice with the coating of AsthGandha New White or Red cloth (about 1.25 Meters long) Fresh fruits, Supaari, Paan, Clove, Coconut and Flowers of white color. Put Supaari in the Paan leaves And close it using the clove as a stich. Aasan (The seat made of Kusha or Grass or blanket)
Procedure: + Have bath in morning and sit on the Aasan facing East Direction. + Better to keep a Parad or Crystal made Shiv Lingha in front of you. + Keep all the pooja items near you. + Keep the container of Ganga water near you. + Wash the Rudraksha with PanchGaveya or Panchaamrit. - Keep the Rudraksha bead(s) in the vessel containing 9 Leaves of Peepal in front of you. + Keep on empty vessel or plate near it to pore the Pooja items in it. + Lit the ghee lamp and insane. + Chant the Pachaakshari Mantra for three times. “OM NAMAH SHIVAYE”.
+ Put some Ganga water drops on your body and the pooja items while chanting these mantras: - OM APAVITRAH PAVITRO VAA SARVAAVASTAAN GATOPIVA, YAH SMRET PUNDIRKAKSHAM SA BAAHAYAABHYAANTARAH SHUCHIAH - OM GURU BHAYU NAMAH - OM GANESHAYE NAMAH - OM KULDEVTAABHAYO NAMAH - OM ISHTDEVTAABHAYO NAMAH - OM MATAPITRABHAYAAM NAMAH + Pore some Ganga Water using the bunch of Kusha or grass in your right palm and wash both your hands. Now again pore some ganga-water in your right palm and drink it while chanting these mantras: - OM KESHAVAAYE NAMAH - OM NAARAAYANAAYE NAMAH - OM MAADHAVAAYE NAMAH + Now again pore some ganga-water in your right palm and pore it on the earth near you while chanting these mantras: - OM GOVINDAAYE NAMAH + Now keep the index finger on your nose and perform the Praanaayaama and chant these mantras - OM PRAANAAVAASYA PARBRAHMHA RISHIH PARMAATAMA DEVTA DEVI GAAYATRI CHHANDAH PRAANAAYAMI VINIYOGAH + Put some Ganga water drops on the Rudraksha Bead(s) using the bunch of Kusha or grass and chant these mantras: - OM SADYOJAATAM PRAPADYAAMI SADYOJAATAAYA VEI NAMO NAMAH BHAVE BHAVE NAATIBHAVE BHAVASVA MAAM BHAVODDABHAVAAYE NAMAH + Take some white flowers in your right hand and apply the sandal wood paste on it and touch them with the Rudraksha bead(s) and chant these mantras: - OM VAAM DEVAAYE NAMAH, JESHTTHAAYE NAMAH, SHARESHTTHAAYE NAMAH, RUDRAAYE NAMAH, KAALAAYE NAMAH, KAL-VIKARANAAYE NAMAH, BAL-VIKARANAAYE NAMAH, BALAAYE NAMAH, BALPRAMATHNAAYE NAMAH, SARVA BHOOTADAMAPASYE NAMAH, MANONMANAAYE NAMAH + Now offer the holy perfume of insane to the Rudraksha by directing the smoke of insane towards it, while chanting these mantras: - AGHORBHAYO ATHGHOREBHAYO GHOR GHOR TAREBHYAH - SARVEBHYAH SARVASHARVEBHAYO NAMASTEASTU RUDRARUPBHAYAH + Again take some flowers in your hand and apply some sandal wood paste to them and touch them to the Rudraksha bead(s) while chanting these mantra: - OM TATPURUSHAYE VIDDMAHE MAHAADEVAYE DHIMAHI TANORUDRAH PRACHODAYAAT + Now chant these ISHAAN Mantras to CHARGE the Rudraksha bead(s) OM ISHAANAH SARV VIDDYAANAAMISHVARAH SARVBHOOTAANAAM BRAHMADHIPATI BRAAHMANODHIPATI BRAHAMA SHIVOMEINASTU SADAASHIVOM + Now take some rice in your left palm. Chant these mantras of energizing (Praanpratishtha) and offer some rice with right hand to Rudraksha bead(s): - OM AAM HALEEM KROM YAM RAM LAM VAM SHAM SHAM SAM HAUM HAM SAH ASYA MAALAAYAH PRAANAAH EEH PRAANAAH
- OM AAM HALEEM KROM YAM RAM LAM VAM SHAM SHAM SAM HAUM HAM SAH ASYA MAALAAYAH JEEV EEH STHITHAH - OM AAM HALEEM KROM YAM RAM LAM VAM SHAM SHAM SAM HAUM HAM SAH ASYA MAALAAYAH SARENDRIYAANI VAANGMANSHCHAKSHU SHROTRAGHRAANAPADAANI EEHEAIVAAGATYE SUKHAM CHIRAM TISHATHAANTU SAWAAHA + Now again take some rice in your left palm. Chant these mantras of devotion and offer some rice with right hand to Rudraksha bead(s) with every mantra. All these mantras have a different purpose of welcoming the god, offering clothes, rice, flowers, divine perfume of insane, light of the lamp, ganga water, fruits, paan and coconut etc. Perform as directed: - Welcome Mantra (keep you hands together in the form of namaskaar and pray to Lord Shiva) - AASANAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering Cloths (Take White or Red Cloth in your right hand and offer it to the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - VASTRA SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering Rice (Now take rice in your right hand offer it to the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - AKSHATAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering Flowers (Take white flowers in your right hand offer it to the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - PUSHPAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the divine perfume of insane (Direct the smoke of insane towards Rudraksha Bead(s) with your right hand while chanting this mantra) - DHUP SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the light of lamp of ghee (Direct the light of lamp towards Rudraksha Bead(s) with your right hand while chanting this mantra) - DEEP SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the Ganga Water (Take the ganga water from the container using the bunch of Kusha or grass with your right hand and put some drops of the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - AACHMANIYAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the Fruits (Take the fruits in your right hand and offer them to the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - NAIVEDEYAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the Ganga Water once again (Once again take the ganga water from the container using the bunch of Kusha or grass with your right hand and put some drops of the Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - AACHMANIYAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering the Paan (Take the paan in your right hand and offer them to Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra)
- TAAMBOOLAM SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH - Offering Coconut (Take the coconut in your right hand and offer it to Rudraksha Bead(s) while chanting this mantra) - SHRI FAL SAMARAPAYAAMI SHRI SHIV MAHADEVYA CHARNA KAMLEBHAYO NAMAH + Now lit the Camphor and say Aarati for three times: - KARPOOR GAUR KARUNAAVATAARAM SANSAARAM SAARAM BHUJAGENDRAHAAR, SADA VASANTAM HRIDAYAARVANDE BHAVAM BHAVAANI SAHITAM NAMAAMI + Now chant the Gayatri Mantra for three times: - OM BHURBHUVAH SWAH TATSVITURVARENIYAM BHARGODEVASAYADHIMAHI DHIYOYONAH PRACHODAYAAT + Now chant the Surya Mantra for three times: - OM BHU OM BHUVAH OM SAWAH OM MAHA OM JANNAH OM TAPAH OM SATAYAM + Now touch your Right Eye with the fingers of your right hand and chant the mantra: - OM AAPO JYOTI RASO AMRITAM BRAHMA BHU BHUVAH SWAROM + Now touch your Left Eye with the fingers of your right hand and chant the same mantra: - OM AAPO JYOTI RASO AMRITAM BRAHMA BHU BHUVAH SWAROM + Now touch your Forehead with the fingers of your right hand and chant the same mantra: - OM AAPO JYOTI RASO AMRITAM BRAHMA BHU BHUVAH SWAROM + Now chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra for 5 times. OM HOM JOOM SAH OM BHURBHUVAH SWAH TRIYAMBAKAM YAJAAMAHE SUGANDHIM PUSHTIVARDHANAM URVAARUKMIVBANDHANAAN MRITYOUMOKSHIYE MAMRTAAT BHURBHUVAH SWAROM JOOM SAH HOM OM + Now Chant the Beeja mantras of Rudraksha for 1 time each: - OM NAMAH SHIVAYE, OM HREEM NAMAH, OM NAMAH, OM KLEEM NAMAH, OM HREEM HUM NAMAH, OM HUM NAMAH, OM KROM KSHROM ROM NAMAH + Now pray to Lord Shiva with full faith in him: OM PURNAMADAH PURNAMIDAM PURNAART PURMUDCHAYATE PURNASAYE PURNMAADAAYE PURNMEVAAYE SHISHAYATE OM SHANTIH SHANTIH SHANTIH Now you can wear the energized (praanpratishthit) Rudraksha Bead(s) or can place them in the temple of your home, office or workplace. Donate some money along with all the Pooja items in the temple. Take the blessings of your elders for your higher self. Shiva Purana describe Rudraksha's origin as Lord Shiva's tears. He had been meditating for many years for the welfare of all creatures. On opening the eyes, hot drops of tears rolled down and the mother earth gave birth to Rudraksha trees. Lord Siva has many aspects indicated by His 1,008 names Lord Siva is responsible for creation, evolution and dissolution. Lord Siva dances creation out of existence at the end of time and then after an appropriate time He destroys the silence itself by dancing and the activity of
His dance gives rise to the appearance of Narayana and causes creation again. Through the grace of Lord Siva we are able to come to a state where we stop identifying with the Relative aspect of ourselves and come to know our true identity as one with the Absolute. This is the death of death itself. This is immortality. It is the total destruction of all limitation and all sorrow in our lives and this miracle can only be brought about by the power of Lord Siva. That is why He is called Lord Siva the Auspicious One. He destroys our limitations and our fears. He is the very embodiment of total kindness. He is the Lord of Yogis presiding over Transcendental Knowledge.Om Nama Sivaya. Lord Siva is also known as Rudra and the Lord of Tears. The meaning of the name Rudra is traceable to the Vedas and said to be derived from rud (dravayita) he who drives away sin or suffering. Eight different aspects of nature are the direct manifestations of Rudra and they are Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, The Sun, The Moon and the Life Force. Anything good and auspicious, anything that keeps us healthy and happy and anything that helps us attain freedom from pain and misery is Rudra. Sri Rudram is one of the five scriptural texts chosen by the ancients for constant repetition and meditation. The five are the Upanishads of one's own Sakha, The Bhagavad Gita, The Vishnu Sahasranama, Sri Rudram and Purusha Suktam. Vedic Literature states As by pouring water at the root of a tree, all its branches are nourished, by pleasing Sri Rudra through Rudrajapa, all the Devas are pleased. One attains Bhukti and Mukti, enjoyment of life as well as freedom from the ills of the world by the chanting of Sri Rudram with devotion To the Rudra who is in fire, who is in water, who is in trees and plants, who has entered into the entire universe, to that Rudra let our salutations go Vedic Literature shows that the Rudraksa Bead was created from the tears of Rudra, the fierce form of Lord Siva thus endowing it with medicinal and Spiritual Powers. Each of the many types of Rudraksa Beads have a governing Diety and specific powers and properties. Two of the most important rules to be observed in the Asta avarana that are the eight aids or protections are the uttering of the five syllabled formula or Mantra that is Namah Sivaya and the wearing of the Sacred Rudraksha.
Rudraksha Beads and Planets According to Astrology, all human beings are governed and influenced by nine planets or navagraha , the effects of which may be either beneficial or malefic. Rudraksha Beads are said to be very effective in removing the bad
or malefic effects of the planets in ones Horoscope. There is no other ornament worn on a human body which is as powerful or auspicious than a Rudraksha Bead rosary. 'Rudraksha' means 'having the eyes of Lord Shiva'. These beads are worn for health, wealth and for spirituality. Research has proved that rudraksha therapy is more effective than magnetic therapy. The different faced Beads are used for reducing the malefic effects of Planets are given below:One mukhi - Sun Two mukhi -Moon Teen mukhi - Mars Char Mukhi - Mercury Panch Mukhi -Jupiter Six Mukhi -Venus 7 Mukhi - Saturn 8 Mukhi - Rahu 9 Mukhi - Ketu 10 Mukhi - All Planets 12 Mukhi - Sun 14 Mukhi – Saturn
14 Mukhi Rudraksha 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is found most rarely and it pleases Lord Shiva to give the wearer His company. It is the most precious divine thing Deva Mani. It awakens the sixth sense organ by which the wearer foresees the future happenings. Its wearer never fails in his decisions. Its wearer gets rid of all the calamities, miseries, worries. It provides the wearer safety and riches. It is a very powerful antedote for Saturn miseries and provides miraculous cures to several ailments. It is recommended to be worn on chest as a necklace, on forehead on third eye region or on right arm. It helps in achieving moksha (salvation) from the world which is the essence of human life. The wearer of 14 mukhi rudraksha becomes divine and becomes dear to Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha Bead and Diseases Rudraksha Beads, Lord Shivas gift to human beings, have medicinal and healing properties. Because of this it protects the wearer of the bead from several diseases. These beads are used in Ayurveda for curing diseases. Rudraksha Therapy is also been proved as more effective than magnetic therapy. The different faced rudraksha beads are governed by different planets in the Universe and therefore worn as remedy for to evade malefic effects of Planets and for maintaining good health. Types of Rudraksha Beads and Diseases they can Cure One faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by the Planet Sun and works as medical remedy for curing diseases like chronic asthma, TB, paralysis, stroke, heart problems, mental anxiety, eye problem, bone pain, head ache etc. Two Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Moon and works miraculously for the treatment of diseases like impotency, lack of concentration, renal failure, stress, anxiety, depression, negative thinking, eye problems, mental chaos, hysteria, intestinal disorder etc. Three Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Mars and is used for diseases like depression, Schizophrenia, inferiority complexes, psychosis or guilt induced complexes, blood pressure, regulation of the menstrual cycle/menstrual stress, mood swings, fever or weakness, jaundice, mental disability etc. Four Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Mercury and cure diseases like blood circulation, cough, brain related illness, asthma, stammering, memory lapse, respiratory tract problems etc. Five Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Jupiter and works on blood pressure, mental disability, obesity, heart problems, stress, anger management, diabetics, piles, neurotic and maladjustment problems etc. Six Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Venus and is useful for diseases like epilepsy, gynecological problems etc. Seven Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Saturn and is used for diseases like asthma, pharyngitis, impotency, foot related diseases, respiratory disorders etc. Eight Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Rahu and cures stomach ache, stress, skin diseases, anxiety etc Nine Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Ketu and works as a magical medical remedy for treating unknown diseases. Ten faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Lord Mahaveera and is used for curing diseases like hormonal imbalance in the body, mental instability, whooping cough etc.
Eleven Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Lord Indra and is used as remedy for body pain, backache, chronic alcoholism, liver diseases etc Twelve Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Lord Vishnu and is beneficial for treating diseases like bone diseases, rickets, osteoporosis, mental disability, anxiety etc. Thirteen Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Lord Indra and cures diseases of muscle like dystrophies. Fourteen Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Saturn is very significant for its medical benefits in curing brain related and many other kinds of diseases. Fifteen Faced Rudraksha bead is governed by Lord Pashupati and works as a great medical remedy for curing diseases like skin diseases, repeated miscarriage, still birth etc. And this is not all, there are some rare beads and combination beads as well which too is beneficial for the wearer
Enjoy the Lingashtakam mantra.Rudraksha is very dear to lord Shiva and hence all the sins of a man get destroyed if he chants the name of Lord Shiva ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhY2IbJvFBE
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