Rudraksha: Symbol of Shiva’s Power. Journey Into Bliss: The Power of Rudraksha Beads

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Rudraksha: Symbol of Shiva's Power.

Rudraksha: Symbol of Shiva’s Power. Journey Into Bliss: The Power of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksh Introduction

Rudraksh is formed by association of two words, 'RUDRA' and 'AKSHA' Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means 'tear'. It is said that the plant of Rudraksh is originated from the tear drops of Lord Shiva. As per the vedic scriptures Rudraksh can nullify the effects of malefic planets to a great extent. Shastras say Rudraksh of any mukhis can never do any harm to the wearer unlike Navratnas, which have to be carefully chosen. No other necklace or bead is so auspicious and powerful as Rudraksh.
Rudraksh come in different mukhis or the clefts or furrows on the surface. Shastras speak of 1 to 38 mukhis but normally 1 to 14 mukhis are used for astrological benefits. Each bead has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. Each Rudraksh is very individualistic and has to be carefully matched with one's horoscope for it to be beneficial.

The seed of Rudraksh has been given a very special place and it is credited with mystical and divine properties. The botanical name of the Rudraksh plant is 'ELAEOCARPUS GRANITRUS' . This is found in the various parts of the world. It is said that the seed of Rudraksh contains the secrets of entire evolution of the cosmos within it.

The devotees of Shiva, observe forms of Shiva, Shiva-Parvati, Shivalinga etc. in Rudraksh. There are various stories regarding the origin of Rudraksh in various Puranas. Ancient vedic scriptures like Shiva Purana, PadmaPurana (Chap 57) Srimad Bagwata (Chap III to VII ) Rudraksh Jabbalaoapanishad, Mantra Maharnava, etc. mentioned about the greatness and wonderful properties of Rudraksh beads.
It is believed that one who wear Rudraksh on their bodies, cannot be affected by sins. Even if, one wears Rudraksh on his body, without doing worship and saying the sacred mantra, does no get near any sinful deed or thought.

The Rudraksh are worn for their specific benefits. These are much more powerful and can help achieve wonders, if energized and empowered the right way. Rudraksh of different mukhis pleases the corresponding planets. It may be sufficient to go in for only for those mukhis whose ruling planets, cause malefic effects. Before wearing the Rudraksh it is better to cleanse and purify it with milk, ghee, oil etc. and do pran prathista (give life to the Rudraksh) when the mantras corresponding to the mukhis are chanted, the Rudraksh gets activated

Rudraksh is formed by association of two words, 'RUDRA' and 'AKSHA' Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means 'tear'. It is said that the plant of Rudraksh is originated from the tear drops of Lord Shiva. As per the vedic scriptures Rudraksh can nullify the effects of malefic planets to a great extent. Shastras say Rudraksh of any mukhis can never do any harm to the wearer unlike Navratnas, which have to be carefully chosen. No other necklace or bead is so auspicious and powerful as Rudraksh.

The Tears of Lord Shiva that are the Rudraksha Beads have been worn by the Yogis of India and the Himalayas for thousands of years for the Fearless Life on their Path to Enlightenment and Liberation. The many Devotees of Truth who deliberately live their lives according to Eternal Nat1ural Law that is Sanatana Dharma Know that Rudraksha Beads are a Gift from The Almighty God and are a Natural Birth Right of the Mankind.

The Holy 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 relieve sin and suffering and pain world wide for all Cultures and all the Mankind. It might be new for some to think that Natural Beads of vegetable matter from the Rudraksha Tree could affect the Human Neuro Physiology as they do in the ways described in the Ancient Vedic Literature however recent scientific research has again found Vedic Knowledge to be correct.

Medicinal Value

It has been proved that wearing Rudraksha controlled 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.
Some useful tips for High Blood Pressure Patients

Those who have the problem of High Blood Pressure shall follow the instruction mentioned below to get Maximum benefit of the Rudraksh Beads.

1.Dip two Beads of Five Mukhi Rudraksh in a glass of water in night and let them immersed in water for whole night. Drink the water of Rudraksh beads in the morning, before any other intake. You can use any metal for the vessel except copper.
2.Those who suffers from anxiety shall keep big size 5 Mukhi Rudraksh with themselves and whenever they feel nervous, they shall hold them tight in their right palm for ten minutes. They will regain their confidence and their body would become stable.

 Biomedical Properties

Every human being & other living things have their own Aura, a field of energy that surrounds people & other living things, reflects the energy of the spirit in that body, this energy extends about two to four inches around the body & a light or pastel shade. It contains every color & shade in the rainbow & usually extends 2-5 inches from the body. Its colors textures & patterns reveal much information about emotional, mental physical, spiritual, karmic, environmental & relational states. An Aura is like a thumb print, it is completely individual & expresses who you really are in all your splendor.

Rudraksh Bead have Electromagnetic, Paramagnetic, Diamagnetic and Dynamic Polarity or the ability to change its polarity. Rudraksh also have Anti Ageing Properties based on their Electromagnetism.
When Rudraksha Beads are worn they interface and integrate with the Human Body at a silent subtle level of Consciousness. Due to their Dielectric and Magnetic Properties the Rudraksha Beads initiate and effect positive change in the Bio Electrical System of the Human Body in a life supporting manner. As a result of this change in the electrical makeup of our body, positive change is also initiated in our Bio Chemical System.

There are no compulsions to wear a specific bead of Rudraksh as one can wear the combination of all beads and One can also wear a pendant of any specific facet of beads or a mix of different facet of beads as rudraksh do not have any negative effects unlike Gems , which can cause a greater level of harm if wrongly.

Human body is basically a Bio Electronic circuit, blood circulation, the transmission of various impulses and the continuous movement of Neurons and Neurotransmitters in the brain generates electrical impulses which is know as Bioelectricity.

It is believed and proved that Rudraksh beads have certain Electromagnetic and Inductive properties and when worn over the heart they send out corresponding signals differing for different mukhis to the brain, activating or controlling certain brain chemicals and neurotransmitters thereby inducing states of mind as described in ancient scriptures. For example the mental agitation's and Dopamine levels (Increased amount of Dopamine cause over activity of neurons resulting in mental agitation, restlessness, tension, fear lack of control etc. conversely decreased levels of Dopamine, result in peace, tranquility, stability etc.) of those who wore 5 mukhi Rudraksh was found to be less and the serotinin levels (low levels of Serotinin, one such neurotransmitter cause depression, worry, lack of energy, low self esteem and higher levels of it causes happiness, energy, drive, high levels of confidence and self esteem etc. )of those who wore 1 mukhi and 12 mukhi Rudraksh bead was found to be high.

The activity of neurons in the right part of the brain was found to be high in the wearer of 14 mukhi Rudraksh bead (right part of the brain control abstract and lateral thinking as against logical and structure thinking of left part of brain). This perhaps is the reason behind the change in personality and attitudes of the wearer of different types of Rudraksh beads. When the persons gets a positive confident frame of mind the impact goes deep into his subconscious mind sending out powerful vibrations there by changing the way nature and others react to him/her.

Rudraksha beads act as a Stabilizing newscaster, which can control the bio electronic circuit of our body. Rudraksha beads also have Paramagnetic and Diamagnetic properties with the most important property of Dynamic Polarity. Rudraksh beads have the properties of Magnets but it is unparallel in one aspect, that of the ability to change it's polarity or the Property of Dynamic Polarity.
Medically it has been proved that Rudraksh has very powerful Anti Ageing properties because of the Dynamic Polarity of the Rudraksha a bead thus the healing powers of Rudraksha are far superior to that of Magnets. In some sense Rudraksha beads can be termed to have some additional life or Intelligence as against Magnets .

Tips & Importance-Rudraksh

1.You shall not interchange the rudraksh mala with anyone.
2.Rudraksh shall be worn in a metal be it silver or Gold or copper or Punchdhatu. It has electrical and magnetic properties which enhances when worn with metal .
3.All Rudraksh beads have the same power , one cannot prove that one rudraksh is inferior to other.
4.Rudraksh impove the concentration level as well a improve the Memory of the person wearing it.
5.One can wear any combination of the Rudraksh beads.
6.One can wear the mala of 54 , 108 beads with different Mukhis in consonance with their requirement or birth chart.
7.Rudraksh never give negative energies therefore they do not have ill effects.
8.One can wear Rudraksh in a pendant form in Gold, Silver of Thread.
9.Anyone can wear Rudraksh , with any discrimination of sex, caste or creed.
10.One can feel the changes in himself and his attitude towards life after 40 days of wearing it.
11.Rudraksh shall be kept well cleaned and oiled.
12.Rudraksh can be kept in ones house or Puja Room to get positive energy flow in their house.

Purity & Identification - Rudraksh

Tests like the one which sinks in water is original and the one that floats is a duplicate one , are not right. Even the ones made of wood with some lead impregnated in it can sink comfortably in water. The best way is to procure from reliable source.

Many get confused with the shape and size. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural, there are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good health . Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.

Rudraksha can be worn at all times . Some books say that Rudraksha could be taken off during sex , menstrual cycles , during visit to funeral grounds and during Bowel movements . Also it is advisable to take off beads while taking bath as excess soap dehydrates the beads of the natural Oil . They need to be worn with faith , respect and love .

Life of Rudraksh could be any number of years. If well protected, can be passed on from generation to generation.

How to Identify the real Rudraksh:

1 If you place a real rudraksh bead in a full glass of water, it would drown in water.

2 Boil the rudraksh in water for continous 6 hours, if it is real rudraksh there would not be any effect on the rudraksh bead, else if it is artificial or two rudrakshs are joined together artificially(in case of Gauri shanker bead), they will get seprated.

3 Rudraksh should not be confused with the shape and size. One should carefully examine that Rudraksh bead have well defined, corns and contours are natural, there are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good health . Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.

4. Rudraksh Bead shall not be broken from any end.

Rudraksh is of special importance in religious ceremonies and prayers of God - Goddesses. It is difficult to get one faced and 9 to 14 faced Rudraksh. One faced rudraksh is very rare and is very powerful. The five faced Rudraksh Chain (mala) is therefore considered ideal for pooja purposes. A chain of 26 beads of rudraksh is placed on head, a chain of 50 beads is placed over the heart, while a 16 beaded chain is kept on the forehead.

Astrological Properties

Rudraksha are very influential in removing bad effects of the planets. Gems are used specially for removing the bad effects of planets . But if they are unable to pacify the evil influence, it is most advisable to wear Rudraksha described in the following lines. Then not only planets are pacified but comfort and pleasure also come to its wearer and he becomes a favorite of Lord Shiva. Therefore a man must know which Rudraksha will be useful to him.

1 Mukhi and 12 Mukhis

Both these mukhis are represented by Sun or Surya the center of the Solar system around which all the planets revolve. These mukhis effectively control the malefic effects of Sun. Astrologically they are 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

2 Mukhis

The ruling planet is moon. They effectively control 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.

3 Mukhis

The ruling planet is Mars which astrologically represent Agni or fire. Malefic effects are disease 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.

4 Mukhis

The ruling planet is Mercury . In mythology this represents Goddess Saraswati and Brahma. . Malefic effects of mercury include 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.

5 Mukhis

The ruling planet is Jupiter. This planet 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 .

6 Mukhis

It's ruling planet is venus. Venus governs Genital organs Throat, Valor , Sexual pleasure, Love , Music etc. It's malefic effects can cause diseases and problems in above .

7 Mukhis

This mukhi governs Saturn .This mukhi 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.

8 Mukhis

Ruling planet is Rahu hence helpful in sublimating the malefic effects of Rahu. It's malefic effects are similar to that of Shani or Saturn as in 7 mukhi . It is held responsible for causing sudden effects , diseases of lung , feet , skin , eye catarrhisis, hydrocel , airtracia etc . Snake bites are also the result of malefic effects of Rahu .

9 Mukhis

The ruling planet is Ketu which is a shadow planet like Rahu and it resembles Mars ..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 .

10 Mukhis

This mukhi has no ruling planets and is held to control all planets .The wearer gets a sense of security.

11 Mukhis

Has no particular ruling planet. It induces courage and confidence in the wearer to leads an adventurous life. Also helpful in meditation and removes problem of Yogic practices .

12 Mukhis

Ruling planet is Sun. Effects as mentioned initially effect as for 1 mukhi.

13 Mukhis

The effects similar to that of 6 mukhi . It is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainments. It is suggested to cause material upliftment.

14 Mukhis

Ruling planet is Saturn . Improves intuitive thinking . It is held to sublimate the malefic effects of Saturn .

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.

Puja of Rudraksh

The Rudraksha are immersed in oil overnight . Then they are washed with Panchamrit , while chanting Shiva Mantra

Om Namah Shivaye and then the Rudraksha are washed with pure water chanting the Sadyojaat Mantra which is as follows.
Om Sadyojaatam Prapadyaami Sadyojataajava Namah.
Bhave Bhavenaati Bhave Bhavasvamaam Bhavodbhavay Namah.

After this sandalwood paste, Ashatgandha(mixture of eight fragrances)and kesar(saffron) is rubbed on the beads chanting the following Vaamdev Mantra.

Om Vamdevaya Namo Jyeshthaay Namah Shreshthay
Namo Rudraay Namah Kaalay Namah Kala
Vikarannaay Namo Bal Vikaranaay Namo Balaay
Namo Bala Pramathanaay Namo Sarva Bhoot
Damanaay Namo Manomanaay Namah.

Next the following Aghor Mantra is chanted while offering incense.

Om Aghorebhyo Ghorebhyo Ghor Ghor Tarebhaya
Sarvebhya Sarva Sharvvebhyo Namaste Astu Rudra Roopebhyah.

After this the Rudraksha are smeared with saffron chanting the following Tatpurush Mantra.

Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Mahadevaay Dheemahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayaat.

Next the following Eeshaan Mantra is chanted on each bead.

Om Eeshaanah Sarvavidyaanam Eeshwar
Sarvabhootaanaam Brahmaadipati Brahmanaadhipati Brahma Shivome Astu Sadaa Shivom.

Then the Specified mantra for each Mukhi Rudraksha is chanted on that bead .

One Mukhi
"Om Namah Shivaya, Om Hreem Namah".

Two Mukhis
"Shree Gauri Shankaraya Namah", 'Om Namah'

Three Mukhis
"O Kleem Namah, Om Namah Shivaya"

Four Mukhis
"Om Hreem Namah"

Five Mukhis
"Om Namah Shivaya","Om Hreem Namah"

Six Mukhis
"Swami Kaartikeya Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"

Seven Mukhis
"Om MahaLaxmi Namah","Om Hum Namah"

Eight Mukhis

"Om Hum Namah, Om Ganeshaya Namah"

Nine Mukhis
"Nav Durgayi Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"

Ten Mukhis
"Shree Narayanaaye Namah"," Shree Vishnavai Namah","Om Hreem Namah"

Eleven Mukhis
"Om Shree Rudraya Namah","Om Hreem Hum Namah"

Twelve Mukhis
"Shree Suryay Namah" "Om Krown Kshown Rown Namah"

Thirteen Mukhis
"Om Hreem Namah"

Fourteen Mukhis
"Om Namah Shivaye"

After this Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is chanted nine times

"Om Trayambakam yajamahe Sugandim Pusitivardhanum, Urvakamiv Bandhananmritormukhiya Ma amritat "

After completing the steps described above join both palms in a namaskar mudra and then chant

"Maale Maale Mahaa Maale Sarvashakti Samanvite Chaturvargaa Tvayinyistah Tasmaan Me Siddhidaa Bhav".

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