The most potent manifestation of cosmic force and an object of Veneration and a source to reach out to your Higher Self is- RUDRAKSHA. Seeds or beads of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees are found mostly in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal.
The clefts found on the surface of seed are called mukh. The number of mukh (clefts) on the surface of a Rudraksha bead defines its quality and usage. According to the number of mukhis the rudraksha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them the astonishingly tremendous amount of tranquility, the concentration that helped them meditate for a long period of time with spectacular success.
This type of Rudraksha symbolizes Lord Shiva himself. Generally, it comes in the shape of cashew nut or half moon. This supreme Rudraksha is for those who want to enjoy all the worldly blessings as well as get devoted to the supreme power. A person wearing this rudraksha becomes Fearless and no amount of negative powers or enmity can affect him. The power of concentration increases, all his sins are destroyed and a feeling of contentment and happiness comes along with Spirituality.
The wearer of this Rudraksha obtains Health, Wealth and Happiness in the true sense.
Two Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes the combined form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Therefore, it is also known as the UNITY Rudraksha as it brings about unity for its wearer. This Rudraksha helps in harmonizing relations between two individuals (Husband-Wife, Father-Son and Friends etc.)thereby making happier and lasting relations.
A three Mukhi Rudraksha has three natural lines or Mukhas on its surface. The ruling deity of this Rudraksha is Lord Agni (Fire). This Rudraksha burns all the sins of wearer either in his past life or present life and makes him pure on a spiritual level.. This Rudraksha should also be worn to get rid of Inferiority Complex as well as from Fear of unknown. It is helpful for those people also who experience self-hatred or mental stress and it makes a person energetic via freeing him from laziness
With four clefts its surface, the ruling deity of this Rudraksha is Lord Brahma (One of the Gods of Hindu Trinity) who is the creator of the universe as well as the bestower of knowledge and creativity. A wearer becomes more knowledgeable due to increase in concentration and learning. The increased memory power also results in knowledge retention which further enhances his ability. This Rudraksha also positively affects speech of the person so that he is able to use it to his advantage. Students who wear this Rudraksha are able to do better in their studies due to increased memory power and concentration.
With 5 natural clefts (mukhas) on its surface, the ruling deity of this Rudraksha is Lord “Kalagni” which is a form of Lord Shiva. This is a most commonly found Rudraksha and it destroys the “Bad Karmas” of the present life, thereby making the wearer pure and his mind become peaceful and calm.
This Rudraksha also protects a person from Accidental Deaths and it is also very important in any kind of Saadhna or Meditation. A five Mukhi Rudraksha also gives a person Name, Fame, and Mental Peace.
Ruling deity of this Rudraksha is Lord Kartikeya who is the second son of Lord Shiva and is also the chief of the celestial army. Wearer of this Rudraksha gets courage as well as wisdom by the blessings of Lord Kartikeya. This Rudraksha also increases the willpower and the power of expression and hence, Leaders & Actors who have to perform or give speeches can derive benefits by wearing this bead.
The wearer of this Rudraksha is bestowed with Health, Wealth, Happiness, Luxuries, Pleasures and Comforts of Life since the ruling planet of this Rudraksha is planet Venus.
With ruling deity as goddess Maha Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth) and the ruling planet is Saturn. Hence, the wearer of this Rudraksha obtains wealth and prosperity by the blessings of Goddess Maha Lakshmi, he is also relieved of malefic or adverse effects of planet Saturn if the same is badly placed in one’s horoscope or if the wearer is under the major or minor affliction of Saturn known as Saturn Sade Sati and Small Panoti respectively. As this Rudraksha is also related to 7 sages (Saptarshis) its wearer is bestowed with good Health and Wealth by their blessings. This Rudraksha is also very good for getting Success in Business and Increased profits if it is used in combination with 8 Mukhi Rudraksha. This Rudraksha is also said to help in regaining block funds as well as for attracting wealth and therefore it is said to be extremely good for businessmen as well as for those also who are in a Job and want Success, Happiness, Promotion and Wealth.
The ruling deity of 8 Mukhi Rudraksha is Lord Ganesha who is also known as “Vighna Harta” i.e. the remover of obstacles. Hence, the wearer of this Rudraksha is able to get Success in every venture by the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
The ruling deity of 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is Goddess Maha Durga and it is believed that all the 9 incarnations of Goddess Durga reside in this Rudraksha and hence, the wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed by all of them. This Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Kaal Bhairav and Yamraj who is the Lord of Death and hence, its wearer is no more afraid of Death. This Rudraksha is said to make a person fearless and he is blessed with energy, power, dynamism, and fearlessness which leads to a better self-confidence thereby helping him achieve Success, Name & Fame.
10 Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Vishnu who is the preserver of the entire universe. It helps the wearer to overcome difficult times and ensures that the wearer and his family are protected by the blessings of Lord Vishnu. It also represents Gods of all the ten directions whose blessings are also showered on its wearer. All sins done by the ten human organs are destroyed by wearing this Rudraksha. This Rudraksha is also blessed by Yamraj who is the God of Death and hence the wearer is saved from untimely death.
The wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed by several Gods as well as he is protected from the negative effects of all the 9 planets, Black Magic and Evil Eye.
Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is represented by Eleventh Rudra i.e. Lord Hanuman who is the Lord of Courage, Bravery, and Adventure. Therefore its wearer gets a feeling of right actions, courage and he fears nothing.
This Rudraksha is also blessed by Lord Indra and therefore the wearer is bestowed with all the Fortunes and Luxuries of life.
12 Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Surya ( Lord Sun ) who creates a powerful Aura around the wearer. If the Planet Sun is Malefic in the wearers’ horoscope, then its negative effects are also pacified by this Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha. This Rudraksha improves the Administrative capacity of a person and therefore it is very good for Administrators, Businessmen, and Politicians who should wear this Rudraksha for Name, Fame, Wealth and Power.
13 Mukhi Rudraksha represents “Lord Kaamdev and Lord Indra” (King of the Gods). It is a very rare bead and it gives immense Wealth and the Position of Authority to its wearer. A person who wears is liked by all those people who interact with him by the blessings of Lord Indra. Hence, a person is able to achieve great heights of Success in his life by wearing this Rudraksha. A person desirous of getting Knowledge, Good Oratory and Debating power should use this Rudraksha.
14 Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as a Divine Gem ( Dev Mani ). This Rudraksha is considered to have come directly from the eyes of Lord Shiva who himself wears this bead. This Rudraksha activates the Ajna Chakra located between the two Eyebrows thereby giving the wearer an ability to visualize the future so that he is able to make correct decisions. This Rudraksha also represents the 3rd eye of Lord Shiva and hence protects the wearer from all kinds of Negative Energies and Enemies.
Two naturally joined Rudrakshas are known as Gauri Shankar Rudraksha. It represents a combined form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This is a very powerful Rudraksha for improving relations between husband-wife, family, and friends, and is considered as the best Rudraksha for bringing peace and happiness in the family. Those people who want to find a suitable match for marriage should wear this Rudraksha. Couples who are childless should also wear this Rudraksha.
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