Rudraksha is considered as a holy bead possessing mystical and divine properties. It is a symbol of spirituality and mystic power. Mytholigically, it is related to Lord Shiva. There are various stories regarding the origin of Rudraksh in various Puranas. Ancient vedic scriptures like Shiva Purana, PadmaPurana (Chapter 57) Srimad Bagwata (Chapter III to VII ) Rudraksh Jabbalaoapanishad, Mantra Maharnava, etc. mentioned about the greatness and wonderful properties of Rudraksh beads. Rudraksha is nearly spherical in shape. Botanically it is known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. This holy bead has clefts on its surface which are called faces (mukhis). A Rudraksha beed may have many faces ranging from 1 to 38.
Rudraksh is combination of two words - 'RUDRA' and 'AKSHA'. Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means 'tear'. In 'Rudraksha Jabalopanishad ' Lord Shiva is saying to saint Bujandar that at the time of the universal deluge and catastrophe, my eyes were opened for thousand deva years (1 Deva Year is equal to our 365 yrs). In that period, the tears from my eyes dropped in some places of earth and produced Rudraksha trees. This is why, it is said that the seed of Rudraksh contains the secrets of entire evolution of the cosmos within it.
Rudraksha possesses electromagnetic power and it affects on spiritual, physical, mental and emotional level. Due to this very reason, Rudraksha Beads have been in use in India and other parts of world from ancient time for achieving well being on various levels. Its electromagnetic properties improve concentration and mental stamina. On wearing these beeds around the neck, feeling of calmness, peace & harmony comes within the wearer. It is so because Rudraksha is known for controlling and reducing stress levels, blood pressure, hypertension etc. Such properties of Rudrasha make it ideal for purifying thought process, focused meditation and other spiritual practices and rejuvenating human neuro physiology also.
As per the Vedic scriptures Rudraksha can nullify the effects of evil to a great extent. Rudraksha Beads are based in the Absolute Field of Consciousness and they manifest in the Relative Field for the good of all concerned to help in dissipation of sin and reduction of sufferings. Rudraksha of any mukhi (face) can never do any harm. The Rudraksha is worn for their specific benefits. These are much more powerful and can help achieve wonders, if energized and empowered through the right way.
Rudraksha is supposed to control heart beat and had a positive effect on Blood Pressure, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Palpitations and Lack of Concentration. Additional statements indicate an anti ageing property by wearing Rudraksha and that the different 1 Mukhi to 15 Mukhi Beads have specific powers and have powerful Electromagnetic, Paramagnetic and Inductive properties that vary for different Mukhi or Facets.
Rudraksha of different faces are used for different purposes. For example 1mukhi Rudraksha is understood best suitable for one thing while two mukhi is for different thing while three mukhi is for another thing. Every mukhi Rudraksha has been found in harmony with particular planets. It is believed that if properly charged Rudraksha corresponding with trouble-giving planet is worn, the malefic effects of that planet is reduced and that planet begins to favour or becomes neutral and abstains from creating hindrance. Sometimes Rudraksha may prove more effective than gems & stones.
Use of Rudraksha
1 Mukhi : It is represented by Sun or Surya. This effectively controls the malefic effects of Sun. Astrologically it said to cure the malefic effects of Sun in Physical level such as Diseases of right eye, head ache, ear ailments, bowel problems, bone weakness etc and in the spiritual level such as lack of confidence, charisma, personal power, leadership qualities and prosperity. The Sun is pleased with the wearer and any obstacles in his path to lead a rich and powerful life is removed.
Specific Mantra: "Om Namah Shivaya, Om Hreem Namah".
2 Mukhis : Its ruling planet is moon. This Rudraksha effectively controls the malefic effects of Moon such as diseases of Left eye, kidney, intestine in physical level and in the spiritual level such as lack of harmony in relationship etc.
Specific Mantra: "Shree Gauri Shankaraya Namah", 'Om Namah'
3 Mukhis: Its ruling planet is Mars. This Rudraksha controls malefic effects of Mars and proves helpful in cure of blood, blood pressure, weakness, disturbed menstrual cycle, kidney etc .in the physical level and in the spiritual level such as depression, negative feelings, guilt feelings, inferiority complexes etc.
Specific Mantra: "O Kleem Namah, Om Namah Shivaya"
4 Mukhis: With this Rudraksha Mercury is synchronized. This represents Goddess Saraswati and Brahma also. It brings relief from the malefic effects of mercury viz intellectual dullness of mind, lack of grasping and understanding power, difficulty in effective communication and also neurotic conditions of mind. This Mukhi nullifies the malefic effects of mercury and pleases Goddess Saraswati. This mukhi also governs logical and concrete and structural thinking.
Specific Mantra: "Om Hreem Namah"
5 Mukhis: Its ruling planet is Jupiter who governs knowledge and glamour, bone-marrow, liver, feet, thigh, religion, money and material. Malefic effect of Jupiter is considered to cause lack of peace of mind, utter poverty, lack of harmony, diseases of fat, Kidney, thigh, ear, diabetes etc. This mukhi is therefore suggested to sublimate the malefic effects of Jupiter.
Specific Mantra: "Om Namah Shivaya","Om Hreem Namah"
6 Mukhis: Its ruling planet is Venus who governs Genital organs Throat, Valor, Sexual pleasure, Love, Music etc. Six-Mukhi Rudraksha sublimates the malefic effects of Venus.
Specific Mantra: "Swami Kaartikeya Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"
7 Mukhis: It corresponds to Saturn .It sublimates the malefic effects of Shani such as Disease & Death occurring suddenly without any cause ,impotency ,cold , obstruction, hopelessness, Despair, delay in achievements, long time disease ,scarcity ,worry etc.
Specific Mantra: "Om MahaLaxmi Namah","Om Hum Namah"
8 Mukhis: It is linked to Rahu hence helpful in sublimating the malefic effects of Rahu who is held responsible for causing sudden trouble, diseases of lung, feet, skin, eye catarrhisis, hydrocel, airtracia etc. Snake bites are also the result of malefic effects of Rahu.
Specific Mantra: "Om Hum Namah, Om Ganeshaya Namah"
9 Mukhis: Ketu corresponds to 9-mukhi Rudraksha. This mukhi is beneficial to sublimate the ill effects of Ketu. Ketu inflicts the diseases of lung, fever, eye-pain, bowel pain, skin disease, body pain etc.
Specific Mantra: "Nav Durgayi Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"
10 Mukhis: This mukhi has no ruling planets and is held to control all planets. This mukhi gives its wearer a sense of security.
Specific Mantra: "Shree Narayanaaye Namah"," Shree Vishnavai Namah","Om Hreem Namah"
11 Mukhis: It also has no particular ruling planet. It induces courage and confidence in the wearer to leads an adventurous life. It is also helpful in meditation and removes problem of Yogic practices.
Specific Mantra: "Om Shree Rudraya Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"
12 Mukhis: Its effect is similar to 1 mukhi and It is in synchronicity is with Sun.
Specific Mantra: "Shree Suryay Namah" "Om Krown Kshown Rown Namah"
13 Mukhis: Its effects is similar to that of 6 mukhi. It is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainments. It is suggested to cause material upliftment
Specific Mantra: "Om Hreem Namah"
14 Mukhis: Ruling planet is Saturn. Improves intuitive thinking. It is held to sublimate the malefic effects of Saturn . Specific Mantra: "Om Hreem Namah"
15 Mukhi : The impact on wearers mind by this bead is similar to that of 14 mukhi like improving Intuitive ,Abstract and Lateral thinking in addition the wearer finds high energy levels to put into action his thoughts and ideas.
Specific Mantra: "Om Hreem Namah"
9 Step to charge/ energize the Rudraksha
Step-1: Immerse Rudraksha in oil overnight. In the morning at the time of puja wash Rudraksha with Panchamrit, keep chanting "Om Namah Shivay".
Step-2: Now wash Rudraksha with pure water and star chanting Sadyojaat Mantra which is as follows.