Friday, December 4, 2009

RUDRAKSHA – Power of Lord Shiva’s Tears

Rudraksha is a brick-red coloured dried berry seeds of a tree. Botanical name is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. The tree grows in select locations of South East Asia, predominantly in upper Himalayan mountain range of the Indian subcontinent bordering Nepal. A few Rudraksha trees were also sighted in parts of Velliangiri Mountains of Western Ghats.

The word Rudraksha literally means “tears of Lord Shiva”. According to one legend, Lord Shiva sat in meditation for many millennia with his eyes closed. Upon opening his eyes, he shed tears of ecstasy, which fell to the Earth and become the holy Rudraksha tree. Rudraksh beads were Lord Shiva’s gift to the World.

Who Can Wear a Rudraksha?
Anyone, irrespective of gender, culture, ethnic, geographical, or religious background can wear Rudraksha.

How to wear Rudraksha?
No other beads or gems are as auspicious and powerful as Rudraksha and it will never do any harm to wearer unlike NavRatnas (9 gems of 9 planets which are to chosen carefully). It can worn all times, including during sleep and while doing one’s spiritual practices. Rudraksha can be wear by cast in gold, Silver, Copper or Panchdhatu (Panchloha or Alloy of five metals Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron and Brass), without damaging the Rudraksha. But it should not come in contact with metal thereafter, so it is advisable not to place them in metal containers.

Conditioning of Rudraksha?
To condition new Rudraksha beads, immerse them in Ghee (Thuppa) for 24 hrs and then soak in full fat milk for another 24 hrs. Wipe the beads with clean cloth, but do not wash them with soap. Conditioning should take place every six months.

You have to do Pran Prathista (give life to the Rudraksha) by worshiping and chanting corresponding mantras depending on the type of the Rudraksha to energize. It is believed that one, who wears Rudraksha on their bodies, cannot be affected by sins. Even if, one wears Rudraksha on his body, without doing worship and saying sacred mantras as Rudraksha itself has powers and energizes to destroy any sinful thoughts or deeds.

Benefits of wearing Rudraksha?
The wearer get various benefits, it helps keeps our mental balance and maintain physical wellbeing. You can overcome difficulties and obstacles in life. It protects the wearer from several diseases because of its curative properties. It is used worldwide to cure number of physical and mental illnesses. It plays a supportive role in enhancing one’s spiritual growth. It blocks negative energizes by forming a protective sheath around a person, cleansing of seven Chakras y awakening the kundalini, infuses tranquility of mind and ensures longevity. Rudraksha is known to cure infertile women and they can have children. Goddess Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) resides where Rudrakshas are worshipped.

Note: The effect of the Rudraksha is evident after forty days of wearing it!

Types of Rudraksha
The Rudraksha beads vary from one face to 21 faces (1 mukh -21mukhi). The nine type of Rudraksha are described here corresponding to nine planets:
Mantra for all Rudraksha is “Om Namah Shivayya”, but there is more specific beeja mantra for each bead. The mantra should be recited 108 times daily with devotion and punctuality.

Ekmukhi – one face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Sun (Surya)
Mantra: Aum Hreem Namah
Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing: One faced Rudraksha should be capped with gold or silver and should be worn round the neck or be placed at the worshipping place, chanting the mantra.  Getting up in the morning the devotee should salute the one faced Rudraksha first, pronouncing mantra.

The One faced Rudraksha Bead is the symbol of the Supreme Truth, the Creator of this Universe. The one mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Sun and rectifies all sun related problems in the horoscope. This Rudraksha affects the 7th Chakra on top of head (Sahasrara Padma Chakra) and therefore is also very effective for curing Headache and right Eye Defect. The wearer of this bead would be blessed with success, power and glory. It is also noticed that the wearer of one faced Rudraksha gets his mental structure changed and naturally inclines towards God. It is said that at any house where the one mukhi is worshipped, wealth remains in abundance and all troubles vanish. Numerologists recommend this Rudraksha for people governed by number 1 (Sun).

Recommended for: Mental concentration, headache, heart disease and right eye problems. It cures diseases like TB, chronic asthma, bile and liver complaints, paralysis, stroke, heart problems, mental anxiety, bone pain etc.

Dvimukhi – two face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Moon (Chandra)
Mantra: Om Namah and Om Shiva Shaktihi Namaha
Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing: Taking one bead of the two faced Rudraksha and fastening them with red thread and touching it with the idols of Lord Shiva & goddess Parvati (Shakti) and chanting the mantra 2 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn around the neck.

Two faced Rudraksha Bead is associated with Moon and is a remedy for Moon related problems in one's horoscope. Two faced Rudraksha has natural two lines or faces. t is the symbol of ArdhaNareeshwara, a joint image of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti). Two mukhi Rudraksha bead should be worn by those facing obstacles in getting married or having children or having relationship problems. It should worn by both husband ad wife for strengthen the relationship. Numerologists suggest this bead to those governed by the number two (Moon).

Recommended for: Left Eye Defect, Diseases of Heart, Lung, Brain, Kidney and Intestine. It works miraculously for the treatment of diseases like impotency, lack of concentration, renal failure, stress, anxiety, bronchial problems, depression, negative thinking, eye problems, mental chaos, hysteria, intestinal disorder etc.

Trimukhi – three face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Mars (Kuja or Mangala)
Mantra: Aum Kleem Namah
Day for wearing:  Monday
Ritual for wearing:  Taking one bead of the three faced Rudraksha, wash them with the Ganga jal and unboiled milk, chanting the mantra wear them in the neck.

The three faced Rudraksha bead is the symbol of Hindu Trinity (Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara (Shiva)). Three faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by planet Mars and therefore is considered as a remedy for the ill positioning of mars in the horoscope like Manglik (Kuja/Mangala/Angaraka Dosha). It stops all problems created in the past and existing in the present moment and about to take place in the Future. Wearing this bead is believed to purify the soul the wearer and free him from all sins. Numerologists recommend this bead to those governed by the number nine (Mars). This Rudraksha is said to bless the wearer with money, knowledge and wisdom and takes all the miseries and sorrow from the life of the wearer making the life full of happiness and comforts.

Recommended for: Headaches, fever, Pitta diseases, bone problems, baldness, deficient blood circulation, heart problems, and eye diseases. Three mukhi Rudraksha beads are beneficial for those suffering from weakness, inferiority complex, laziness, depression and negative thinking. This bead is also worn as a cure for Schizophrenia, inferiority complex, psychosis or guilt induced complexes, blood pressure, disturbed menstrual cycle, mood swings, acute fever, jaundice, mental disability, Blood defect, plague, small pox, digestive problems, spontaneous abortion, ulcer etc.

Chaturmukhi – four face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Mercury (Budda)
Mantra: Om Hreem Namah

Day for wearing:  Monday
Ritual for wearing:  Taking one bead of four faced Rudraksha fasten them in a red thread, wash it with the Ganga water and unboiled milk and wear it chanting the mantra.

The Four Faced Rudraksha Bead is ruled by the planet Mercury and is prescribed as a remedy for curing the malefic effects of Mercury in the horoscope. The four faces Rudraksha is possessed with supreme divine creative activity and meditation. So it is good for meditation and it regulates logical and concrete structural thinking. Using it invokes positive thinking, creativity, wit and intelligence. 4 mukhi Rudraksha has four linings from head to bottom at equal distance. This bead also represents Lord Brahma and gives the wearer the four essentials of life namely Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.

Recommended for: Mental disease, paralysis, ear disorders and nasal disease. It acts as cure for cough, asthma, brain related illness, stammering, mental illness, paralysis, memory lapse, respiratory tract problems, nervous disorders, yellow fever and nasal disease. This Rudraksha also removes laziness, excessive sleep and unwanted dreams. This bead is suitable for students, teachers, scientists, journalists, sales persons, writers etc. Numerologists suggest this Rudraksha for number 5 persons (Mercury).

Panchamukhi – five face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Jupiter (Guru)
Mantra: Aum Hreem Namah
Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing:  Taking one bead of 5 faced Rudraksha equal to the size of Amla and string in red thread. It should be worn after touching it to Shivalinga and chanting the mantra.

Five faces is the most commonly available Rudraksha. Rudra himself blesses this Rudraksha which embraces the energies that are useful for maintenance of Health. This bead is governed by the planet Jupiter and acts as a remedy for Jupiter related problems in horoscope. 5 mukhi Rudraksha is the form of Rudra named Kaalagni. Once the nature of human Kama (Lust), Lopa (Greed), Mooha (Attachment), Krodha (Jealousy), and Ahankar (Unwanted Ego) is rectified, we attain the sound health. This can be achieved by the use of five faces Rudraksha. This bead wipes off all sorts of sins that accrue from sexual intercourse with a forbidden woman and from eating forbidden food. According to Numerology this bead is best suited for number three persons (Jupiter). Five mukhi beads are commonly used as ‘Japa mala’ or rosery and gives peace of mind, happiness and spiritual inclinations to the wearer.
Recommended for: Bone Marrow, Liver, Kidney, Feet, Thigh, Ear, diseases of fat and Diabetes. This bead works miraculously on piles, stress, blood pressure, mental disability, diabetics, stomach disorders, obesity, constipation, digestive problems, tooth-ache, heart problems, anger management, neurotic and mal adjustment problems etc.

Shanmukhi – six face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Venus (Shukra)
Mantra: Aum Hreem Hum Namah

Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing: Taking one bead of six faced Rudraksha and string it into a red thread and meditating upon Kartikeya Swamy it should be worn chanting the mantra. It is ideal to be worn on right hand.

Six Faced Rudraksha Bead is governed by planet Venus and wearing this bead helps in controlling the malefic effects of Venus in the horoscope. 6 mukhi Rudraksha is the center of the power of Lord Shiva’s second son, Kumar Kartikeya. It gives learning, wisdom and knowledge and increases will power. Moreover, it saves us from the worldly sorrows. A combination of four faces Rudraksha and six faces Rudraksha enhances the vocal & mental power of the wearer amazingly. This Rudraksha is also said to bring understanding and appreciation of Love, Sexual Pleasure, Music and Personal relationships. In Numerology, people governed by Number 6 (Venus) are recommended to wear this Rudraksha.

Recommended for:  Head, virility, bone marrow, sight, bile, blood pressure, hemoglobin, injuries, accidents, violence, as well as general vigor and vitality. Good in the prevention of eyes, nose, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, and bladder related diseases. It is very good for company managers, businessmen, journalists and editors etc. Six mukhi Rudraksha increases concentration and cures epilepsy, gynecological problems, hysteria, problems with Eyes, reproductive organs and urinary tract etc. Highly recommended for those engaged in learning and those who want to improve their charm and power of speech.

Saptamukhi – seven face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Saturn (Shanimathma)
Mantra: Aum Hum Namah
Day for wearing:  Monday
Ritual for wearing: Take one bead of seven faced Rudraksha stringed into a red thread and wear it chanting the mantra. It can also be kept in safe (lockers & cash box) after chanting these mantras.

Seven faces embody the seven characteristic of pleasure, peace, success, cheerfulness, simplicity, easiness, happiness. The Seven Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by the planet Saturn is prescribed as a remedy for Saturn related problems like Sadesati and kal sarpa yoga. It represents Goddess Mahalaxmi. Good health and wealth is blesses to him who wears Seven Faced Rudraksha. Those who are suffering from miseries pertaining to body, finance and mental set-up should wear it. By wearing seven face Rudraksha man can progress in business and service and spend his life happily. Seven mukhi Rudraksha may be worn on a regular basis. It affects entire psychological and physical neurophysiology. It sublimates the malefic effects of Shanimathma.
The Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is said to please Kamdev (Cupid) and is also referred to as ‘Kamdev Rudraksha’. In Numerology, people governed by Number 8 are recommended to wear this Rudraksha.

Recommended for: Weakness, colic pain, handicapness, pain in bone and muscles, paralysis, long term disease, impotency, worries and hopelessness. The 7 mukhi Rudraksha bead is used to cure diseases like asthma, pharyngitis, impotency, foot related diseases, respiratory disorders cold, pain in bone and muscles, paralysis, long term diseases etc.

Ashtamukhi – eight face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Rahu
Mantra: Aum Hum Namah' and 'Om Ganeshaya Namah
Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing: Only one bead of eight Mukhi Rudraksha is enough to be worn. It may be strung in thread/silver/gold.

Eight faces Rudraksha have the energies for success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. Eight faces is a vital instrument in strengthening one's will power and converting even an enemy into a friend. The ruling planet of Eight faced Rudraksha bead is Rahu and therefore is used to reduce the malefic effects of Rahu in Horoscope. The 8 mukhi bead is also represented by Lord Ganesha who is worshipped prior to all the other gods. This bead removes obstacles in life and gives stability of mind. According to numerology, this bead is beneficial for number 4 (Rahu) persons. It is used before new work/venture to bring good fortune in work and businesses or services is well influential. It is also the demolisher of arrogance, egoism and pride when adorned.

Recommended for: Injuries, accidents, surgery and diseases. Those people having mental troubles, insomnia as well as having habits of excessive expenditure finds eight faces the best remedy for the solutions of their problems. Diseases of stomach are prevented by wearing this Rudraksha.

Navamukhi – nine face Rudraksha
Ruling Planet: Ketu
Mantra: Om Hreem Hum Namah and Nav Durgayai Namah
Day for wearing: Monday
Ritual for wearing: Taking one bead of nine faced Rudraksha, get it capped in gold or silver and string in red thread. It should be worn chanting the mantra.

The Nine Faced Rudraksha bead is ruled by Ketu and malefic effects like mental fatigue, poverty, helplessness, inactivity of mind and body are nullified. Energies from Nine faces manifests when evil forces threatened the very existence of balanced health of the wearer. Wearing it stimulates the nine hormones within the body. 9 mukhi Rudraksha is the form of the Goddess Durga (Shakti). It contains the power of Nine Deities. The worshippers of the supreme power Shakti must wear this Rudraksha. This Rudraksha bead is said to remove the effects of Kaal Sarp Yoga. According to Numerologists, people governed by Number 7 are suggested to wear this Rudraksha bead. It improves will-power, body strength, invokes fearlessness, dynamism leading to a balanced healthy life. Those who are prone to fatal diseases of a mysterious nature will be benefited by use of nine faces.

Recommended for: Intoxication, addictions, compulsive behavior, worries, fears, phobias, most psychological and psychiatric disorders. Nine mukhi beads is used as cure for diseases of lung, fever, eye pain, bowel pain, skin disease, body pain etc.

You can download the Rudraksha Instruction sheet by Isha foundation.

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