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Rudraksh is Lord Shiva's favourite. Wanted to share some info. about them. Each Rudraksh has a life of 100 years. It is one of the divine gift Of Lord Shiva to us.
 
Rudra" is a name of Lord Shiva whereas "Aksha" means tears
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According to "Shiva Purana", Lord Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, he opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the Earth. These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha therefore means 'The Tear of Lord Shiva'. The dry seed-capsules from the Rudraksha tree form the rudraksha beads, which are being used as a rosary and are also worn as a chain.

Lord Shiva is always portrayed wearing rosaries of Rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands. With this came the religious and spiritual significance of Rudraksha. It is believed that the seed of Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it. The sages and yogis of the himalayas, who live according to the Eternal Natural Law of Sanatana Dharma, have always been wearing Rudraksha for centuries for a fearless life on their path to spiritual Enlightenment and Liberation.

Devotees dedicated to Lord Shiva always wear Rudraksha as rosaries which are used in meditation; it helps to maintain good health, to gain self-empowerment and a fearless life. Rudraksha are noted for their divine protection and are worn on the body singly or as chains (Mala).

Rudraksha beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. Rudraksha beads are covered by an outer shell of blue color on fully ripening, so they are also called blueberry beads and the sweet tasting fruitflesh can be used for treatment of various diseases. It is kept in water for a number of days and then Rudraksha is taken out after peeling off the pulp and brushing it clean.

Rudraksha is a rare gift of nature to mankind in the sense, that most beads come with a natural hole drilled in the centre, as if nature intended man to use the rudraksha bead to form a chain. Such rudraksha beads are considered especially auspicious. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between earth and heaven, between man and god. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also a source to reach the higher self.

Each seed also possesses from 1 to 38 vertical lines running down its surface, like the longitude lines on a globe. These lines are known as mukhi, or faces, and are natural formations of the seed. Seeds with one vertical line are known as Eka-mukhi (one facet), which are very rare; those with two lines are Dvi-mukhi (two facets), and so on. Each bead has different effects on the wearer, depending on the number of mukhi or faces it has. Each of the many types of Rudraksha Beads have a governing Deity and specific powers and properties.

As per the Vedic scriptures, Rudraksha beads possess mystical and divine properties and can nullify the effects of malefic planets to a great extent. They offer protection to the wearer. No other bead is considered to be as auspicious and powerful as a Rudraksha.

Rudreksha BeadsThe unique properties and divine powers of Rudraksha have been described in the authentic Shastras like the Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad, Padma Purana, Shiva Purana, Devi Purana and Bhagavat Purana. The benefits of this miraculous bead have been flowing to the users/ wearers from time immemorial. Rudraksha, is the most powerful and awesome bead ever, offering protection to its wearer. This bead can help you achieve all you want - a healthy mind, body and soul, a wealthy life that many dream of and only some achieve, and a happy soul.

Rudraksha comes in many sizes and faces also called "mukhi" meaning "the clefts or furrows or faces on the surface". According to Shastra (Scripture) there are up to 38 mukhi or faces found on Rudraksha, but Rudraksha of 1 to 14 mukhi are the most commonly available ones. And 5 or 6 are the vast majority.

Each mukhi Rudraksha has unique properties and provides various scientific, medical and spiritual benefits.

Rudraksha comes in four basic shades: white, red, brown and black. The different colours relate to the social/ religious order of Varna-Ashrama-Dharma. White= for brahmana, red=for kshatriya, brown= for vaishya, black= for shudra.

THE RUDRAKSHA TREE AND SEEDS

   Rudraksha

    Rudraksha Tree


 

Here are some of the many Rudraksha varieties:

eka-mukhi (One Face) Rudraksha:
Single faced Rudraksha is Shiva himself, which provides the fruits of salvation and liberation. Only its glimpse will already rectify brahma-hatya (the killing of a Brahmana). This Rudraksha is considered to be the king of all Rudraksha and represents Pure Consciousness. It improves the concentration and mental constitution of the wearer. Generally it comes in the shape of cashew nut or half moon. A round Eka-Mukhi (Gol-Dhana Rudraksha) is very rare. The wearer gains both, luxuries and Moksha (salvation). He lives a royal life and enjoys all the comforts at his command, still remaining unattached. Good social and financial status and positive worldly perspectives are bestowed upon wearing one mukhi Rudraksha.

Symbol of: Lord Shiva
Ruling Planet: Sun
Mantras: Om Namah Shivaya, Om Hrim Namaha
Recommended for: Headache, Heart Disease, Blood Pressur and Right Eye Defect.

dvi-mukhi (Two Faces) Rudraksha:
this is the form of Devdeveshwar and symbolizes the unite form of Shiva and Parvati, also commonly known as Ardhnareshwar. It harbors immense mystical power. Vedic scriptures boast about the belief that two mukhi Rudraksha carries the entire evolution of cosmos within and thus it is a special blessing to mankind. Two natural lines or faces are found on two mukhi Rudraksha which is its key identification. It comes in oval shape. The use of two-mukhi Rudraksha beads fastened on a red thread activates its immense power for reaping maximum benefits. Those who wear it, are believed to have immense fame, it denotes trustworthiness and devotion, it reflects efficiently on married life of a couple. Good for Mental Peace and Pregnancy.

Symbol of: Ardhanarishwara
Ruling Planet: Moon
Mantra: Om Shiva Shakti Namaha
Recommended for: Left Eye Defect, Diseases of Heart, Lung, Brain, Kidney and Intestine.

tri-mukhi Rudraksha:
The Rudraksha with three faces is the symbol of the Three Devatas i.e. (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha) and is very powerful like the Firegod Himself. The person who wears this Rudraksha will always get the blessings of the three devas accompanied by the three powers, manifesting as the fire-god Agni. The way fire consumes everything and still remains pure, the wearer too gets free from all sins or wrongs of his life and returns to purity when blessed. The sins earned in past births of him, on whom it remains, are burnt as fire burns fuel.
He who wears a Rudraksha of three faces on his body, will have past sins burned to ashes and gets purified in his mind and soul. He will not be overcome with disease, miseries and sorrow.
Three faced Rudraksha directly delivers the fruits of sadhana. All education is distinguished by its effect. The wearer of this Rudraksha get success in all of his works.

Symbol of: Agni, God of Fire
Ruling Planet: Mars
Mantras: Om Klim Namah, Om Namah Shivaya
Recommended for: Blood defect, plague, small pox, digestive problems, blood pressure, weakness, disturbed menstrual cycle, spontaneous abortion and ulcer.

chatur-mukhi Rudraksha:
symbolizes Lord Brahma (the God of Creation) and is worshipped as the symbol of Chaturanan (the one with 4 faces / heads). The wearer of this Rudraksha will gain the four aims of Human Life, called 'dharma-artha-kama-moksha' i.e. Virtue, Wealth, Pleasure and Emancipation.
Visually, four linings from head to bottom are observed on four mukhi Rudraksha at equal distance. This signifies the four facets of Brahma leading to humanitys eternal quest for knowledge, meaning, action or fate and freedom.
It increases confidence and devotional power and is good for meditation and yoga. If a person wears it on neck or arm, s/he can attain enormous benefits.

Symbol of: Lord Brahma
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Mantra: Om Hrim Namah
Recommended for: Mental disease, paralysis, arthritis, yellow fever, and nasal disease.

pancha-mukhi Rudraksha:
represents the form of Shiva termed as 'kala-agni-rudra'. S
ymbolizes Pancheswar or Panchmukhi Shiva. It is also associated with the five Pandavas and the fife Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether. Five Mukhi Rudraksha controls the five elements in the body of the wearer, therefore kills all diseases related to these elements. This Rudraksha delivers all liberation and fulfills all wishes.
Wearing a garland of small beads of panch mukhi or drinking water in which panch mukhi is soaked are deemed highly effective for curing Heart Diseases, Blood Pressure or Mental Imbalance.
Five Mukhi Rudraksha is equivalently auspicious & suitable to Sadhu (saint) and Grihasta (family man). Wearing panch mukhi is instrumental in attaining a long and peaceful life. It is a highly effective kind, bestowing prosperity. The wearer of this Rudraksha gains health and peace.

Symbol of: Lord Shiva (Kala-Agni Rudra)
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Mantra: Om Hrim Namah
Recommended for: Bone Marrow, Liver, Kidney, Feet, Thigh, Ear, diseases of fat and Diabetes.

shat-mukhi Rudraksha:
is very dear to Lord Karttikeya (Lord Shiva's second son) and is the source of his energy. This Rudraksha has to be worn on the right hand. Even goddess Parvati has graced six mukhi Rudraksha with her eternal blessings. It gives learning, wisdom and knowledge, increases confidence and will power and helps maintain Brahmacharya (Celibacy). Moreover, it saves us from the worldly sorrows.
Wearing this kind can help one attain Control over anger, greediness and improper thoughts. It enhances concentration, mental sharpness, will power, sexual harmony, self-confidence, self-esteem and personality. It blesses the wearer with the key to success, glory, fame, physical strength, luxury, wisdom, wealth, name, power, blissful marital life, family harmony, charismatic personality, prosperity, good career prospect and positive perspectives towards life.

Symbol of: Lord Kartikeya
Ruling Planet: Venus (Shukra).
Mantra: Om Hrim Hum Namaha
Recommended for: Eyes, Reproductive Organs, Urinary Tract, Prostate, Mouth and Throat.

sapta-mukhi Rudraksha:
Seven faced rudraksha is saptamatradhi Daivat, saptashyadevat and saptamuni Daivat.
It
symbolizes the seven divine mothers, the seven gods and the seven Rishis (sages).
The seven divine mothers are called Saptamatrikas; the seven great sages (stars) are called Saptarishis; and the seven gods are called Saptadevatas.

This Rudraksha represents the Goddess Mahalakshmi (the goddess of wealth). The Goddess showers plenty of wealth, when invoked. It is said that this is not to be worn on the body, but instead kept in the cash box.
It releases a man from poverty and miseries. Wearing seven mukhi rudraksha brings success, name & fame and a highly vibrant personality.
This Rudraksha is also popularly known as Anang Shiva or Anangswarup and is associated with Kamadeva. Those wearing seven mukhi are usually found to be highly attractive in their circle. It also helps in attaining attracting power.

According to Padma-purana the seven divine snakes Saptanagas live in seven faces of the seven mukhi rudraksha namely: Vasuki, Takshaka, Karkotaka, Padmaka, Sankhapala, Gulika, Kaliya. Lord Shankar becomes pleased by the wearer of seven mukhi rudraksha the way he is pleased by Nagaraja.

Symbol of: Mahalakshmi
Ruling Planet: Saturn (Shani)
Mantras: Om Maha-lakshmi Namah, Om Hum Namah
Recommended for: Weakness, colic pain, handicapness, pain in bone and muscles, paralysis, long term disease, impotency, worries and hopelessness.

ashta-mukhi Rudraksha:
Eight faced Rudraksha is the form of Asthamurthi Bhairav and represents Lord Ganesha, the God of Prosperity and good fortune (Lord Shiva's first son). This Rudraksha has eight linings displayed on its surface. It helps effectively in starting of a venture or a project or any devotional activities or even in re-launching of loss making ventures. Good for business & Prosperity. It is coupled with numerous gains leading to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It affects the spread of your name abroad and brings the winning power in oneself. One is also believed to receive wealth from unforeseen sources and brings prosperity in business. It keeps one away from unpredictable accident, misfortunes, obstacles and miseries. It is considered to bring peace in home life and deemed well for starting anything in good faith.

Symbol of: Lord Ganesha
Ruling Planet: Rahu (north Lunar node).
Mantra: Om Ganeshaya Namah,
Recommended for: Lung, feet, skin and eye catarrhisis, hydrocel, airtracia.

nava-mukhi Rudraksha:
Rudraksha with nine faces is said to be the form of Bhairav and Kapilamuni. Its Adhisthatri deity is Godess Durga, the devi who takes nine forms called 'Navdurga', who had nine incarnations and came to the earth nine times to protect pious and defeat the impious.
This Rudraksha is considered to possess nine kinds of different powers given by the nine deities called Nava-durga - and is a very powerful kind. It should be worn with respect on the left hand. By wearing this rudrakhsa a person becomes fearless and self confident. There is no doubt the person who wears it will come the level of the demigods. The wearer is blessed with energy, power, dynamism and fearlessness. Persons who lack self-confidence and suffering from Depression should wear this Rudraksha. Good for Reducing Physical Illness and Common Tiredness.

Symbol of: Goddess Durga
Ruling Planet: Ketu (south Lunar node)
Mantra: Om Hrim Hum Namaha
Recommended for: Lung diseases, fever, eye pain, bowel pain , skin disease, body pain.

dasha-mukhi Rudraksha:
symbolizes 'Janardana', the form of Lord Vishnu (the Lord of Preservation) and is also believed to represent Dasha-avatar meaning the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasuram, Ramachandra, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki happily reside on ten-face rudraksha.
In Shiva Purana there is a detailed account of how everyone irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and gender can use ten mukhi Rudraksha for attaining fame and success in career. Srimad Devi Bhagavatam is full of praises on the ten mukhi Rudraksha for its divine contribution in rescuing mankind from worldly sufferings, miseries, misfortunes, evil power and adverse planetary effects. This Rudraksha is also considered highly effective in social services, arts and crafts. Helps maintain sound Mental Fitness. One who wears this has his worldly and eternal wishes fulfilled by the blessings of Lord Mahavishnu. Excellent for Vishnu bhaktas (devotees). Also aids in devotion and meditation. Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is Vishnu and removes all the tears and troubles due from bad planets, evil powers and snakes.

Symbol of: Lord Vishnu
Ruling Planet: No ruling planet
Mantra: Om Hrim Namah
Recommend
ed for: Pacifying all the bad planets.

ekaadasha-mukhi Rudraksha:
Vedic scriptures state that eleven mukhi Rudraksha represents the eleven forms of Lord Shiva, of which the eleventh form is Lord Hanuman (the God of Devotion and Victory).
Shiva also manifests himself in the forms of the eleven Rudras, which are: (1) Kapali (2) Pingala (3) Bhima (4) Virupaksha (5) Vilohita (6) Shasta (7) Ajapada (8) Ahirbudhanya (9) Sambhu (10) Chanda (11) Bhava.
Whoever wears eleven mukhi Rudraksha, s/he shall attain all the eleven heavenly virtues of Lord Rudra. It is considered to possess immense power. The wearer of this Rudraksha always attains victory and wealth. When invoked, one is blessed with wisdom, right judgement, powerful vocabulary, adventurous life and success in all undertakings. Above all, it also protects one from accidental death. One becomes fearless. It also helps concentrate in meditation.
According to the ancient religious texts, several great sages have worn eleven mukhi Rudraksha during their meditation for spiritual quest. Moreover, it is regarded very auspicious in religious rituals.

Represents: Lord Hanuman
Ruling Planet: No ruling planet
Mantra: Om Hrim Hum Namah
Recommended for: Maintenance of entire neurophysiology.

dvaadasha-mukhi Rudraksha:

represents Lord Surya, the Sun God. Srimad Devi Bhagavatam regards twelve mukhi Rudraksha as a representation of the twelve Forms of the Sun god, i.e. 1. Dhata, 2. Aryama, 3. Mitra, 4. Varuna, 5. Indra, 6. Vivasvan, 7. Tvashtha, 8. Vishnu, 9. Amshuman, 10. Bhaga, 11. Pusha, 12. Parjanja. Hence, this Rudraksha is the embodiment of twelve different facets of Lord Surya. The Twelve virtues of Surya 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 and brilliance the light of intelligence. It is highly recommended for people in powerful positions. Lord sun blesses an owner of twelve mukhi Rudraksha with a life of a wealth, unlimited luxury and great personality. Wearing this Rudraksha enables a human to have an ever shining appeal.

Symbol of: Lord Surya, the Sun God
Ruling Planet: Sun
Mantra: Shree Suryay Namah
Recommended for: Heart-,
Lung-, and Skin Disease, Hiatus of Stomach, Esophagus, and Bowel Problems.

trayodasha-mukhi Rudraksha:
represent Lord Kamadeva and Lord Indra (the King of the DemiGods). It is a very rare bead and difficult to get, but it possesses immense divine power and gives the eight yogic accomplishments (Siddhis, mystic powers).
Since the ruling planet of this Rudraksha is Venus, it bestows charm, all the worldly comforts as well as a spiritual upliftment to its wearer.
Lord Kamadev (God of Love/Lust) is also pleased with the wearer and fulfills all his worldly desires.
The wearer of this rudraksha obtains all the pleasures of this world. It helps in increasing the sexual power in humans and enables one to have fit senses. If one wears this Rudraksha, it helps in obtaining the power to fulfill sensual desires, it helps in obtaining attraction of the opposite sex towards oneself.
Therefore, it inherits virtues like love, affection, beauty and attraction as its attributes. It empowers a person with an ability to woo another individual with irresistible charisma.
Thirteen mukhi Rudraksha unfolds immense spiritual gain, success, physical and mental strength, good luck, power of authority, charismatic personality, honor, employment opportunity, wealth, worldly pleasures, high level of social and financial status and glory .

Symbol of: Lord Kamadeva and Lord Indra
Ruling Planet: Venus
Mantra: Om Hrim Namah
Recommended for: Meditation and spiritual attainments.

chaturdasha-mukhi Rudraksha:
symbolizes lord Shiva. This Rudraksha is called the "Deva Mani" (the divine gem) and is also one of the rarest Rudraksha to be found. This Rudraksha is considered to have come directly from the eyes of Lord Shiva who himself wears this bead. Shiva Purana praises about how fourteen mukhi Rudraksha rules the cosmic world and humans and is regarded as a favorite possession not just by humans but also by gods and goddesses.
This Rudraksha should be respectfully worn on the head by every such person who can afford it since it cleanses all sins and bestows immense beneficiary powers. When used properly, with grace of God, the third eye of wisdom starts functioning, and one can predict future events.
The wearer of Fourteen faced Rudraksha attains spiritual freedom and the virtues of Lord Shiva. Ruled by the planet Saturn, this Rudraksha helps counteract the malefic effects of Saturn.

Symbol of: Lord Shiva
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Mantra: Om Shivaya Namaha
Recommended for: Safety and riches, provides miraculous cures to several ailments.

  Very rare and special Rudraksha

Gauri-Shankar Rudraksha:
symbolizes Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati. Gauri Shanker Rudraksha is a Rudraksha that looks as if two Rudraksha are joined together. It is formed by the union of two Rudraksha and hence symbolizes Shiva and Shakti, that is the combined form of Shiva and Parvati. It naturally binds the two together, making it to appear as one. Purusha and Prakriti's blessings are bestowed upon the wearer. It is believed that who wears Gauri Shanker Rudraksha is always blessed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is considered to fulfill all desires and makes the person satisfied and contented with life. It evokes maximum positive results and fulfills every desire if kept either inside a puja room or worn on the body. Its use brings in family harmony, contentment, happiness and peace. This is not only good for a happy married life but also helpful for young unmarried youths. Good for smoothening of Planetary Forces around Oneself and prevents from Accidents and Sudden Death



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thanks for the infomation its very interesting..Thumbs Up now am gonna study my rudraksh mala...

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this is awesome
thnxx for sharing !!
now i want a rudraksha mala :)

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my papa wera one..thanks for the info!

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i ve 320 rudkrashs in home bt ve nvr wore!
thanxx 4 such a informative  post,.aab uska use karna hein padegaa!

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In one of the tv segments Mohit said the smallest rudralsh mala he is wearing has1 mukhi in the centre & all remaining beads in that mala are 2 mukhis.

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