Rudraksha is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudraksha tree is botanically known as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS ROXB. Its English name is UTRASUM BEAD TREE. Rudraksha trees are mostly found in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India. Considered a major stress reliever, reducing circulatory problems and of course as the best beads, the berry (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus).
There are clefts called MUKHIS on the surface of the beads. The number of mukhis on the surface of a Rudraksha bead helps in determining its quality. According to the number of mukhis the rudrakasha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly tremendous amount of tranquility, concentration that helped them meditate for a long period of time with spectacular control over their mind.
IMPORTANCE OF RUDRAKSHA
Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between earth and heaven, and though Hindu scriptures like the updated Jabal Rudrakasha Upanishad have made the berries their own, modern scholars and gurus have described them as being of no particular religion or rather non religious & have pointed out that they can be used as a mala, rosary or Tasbih (sibah).
Though mired in obscurity so far, the Rudraksha is slowly but surely making its way into the lives of the health conscious human beings. The Rudraksha helps in relieving from blood pressure and lessening stress. Soak it in a glass of water overnight and drink it the next day to relieve stomach disorders. Dip it in any vegetable oil for 21 days, and apply it on your aching joints and feel the relief you get. Of course, most people who have tried this have done so along with their regular medicine, but one must approach the Rudraksha with a mixture of open mindedness and faith, rationalism as well as emotion, to get positive feedback that is why many who put it under their pillow have sworn that it cured them of their insomnia. Ancient medical texts claim that the Rudraksha can prevent aging and can prolong life. The beads are supposed to be anti - pyretic, anti paralysis and can help balance the vital chakras of the human body that control bile, wind and phlegm. It also has the power to heal those suffering from hypertension and heart ailments. Besides, as it is completely without any side effects it cannot do you any harm. That explains why the old medical literature allows its use for menstruating women while banning other beads and malas.
Among the 38 varieties mentioned out of which 21 are most conspicuous the rarest is the one faceted or one - mouthed (the one with a single cleft). Wearing it is considered to be auspicious during lunar and solar eclipses, or on full or new moon days. A person attains unlimited pleasure only by seeing Rudraksha. The persons wishing devotion and salvation should wear it after purifying themselves.It removes their numerous pains, sorrows, and calamities. Rudraksha fulfills all the wishes. It is peerless in the universe. If a person wears Rudraksha with love and faith, he gets rid of all sins and attains the supreme goal. As long as a man keeps wearing Rudraksha, he does not fear untimely death. He cannot die without completing his span of life. At the time of death he gets the true knowledge of Lord and His abode too.
One should wear Rudraksha by all bits of efforts. Thousand of persons who have worn Authentic Rudraksha beads have repeatedly confirmed that it has given them considerable relief from Blood pressure, Stress, Hyper tension, Depression & other mind related problems including neurotic conditions. Rudraksha has been found to boost the confidence & inner strength of the wearer significantly.
The Rudraksha Beads have also been boosting the luck and prosperity of the wearer significantly. It is quite understandable as with enhanced self-esteem and confidence one achieves greater success in all ventures. Surely Rudraksha are the wonder beads helping us lead a more successful and complete life. Buddha wore them, Gandhi wore them, and Dalai Lama wore them. So did Yehudi Menuhin, Osho Rajneesh or far that matter many Hollywood and Bollywood artists. Probably the best of the berries ever produced in the world, the Rudraksha, courtesy a growing interest in alternative therapies, is catching on like never before.
MEDICINAL & SCIENTIFIC VALUE OF RUDRAKASHA
Rudrakasha beads have several amazing powers due to their electromagnetic character. This Electromagnetic character empowers the bead to cure the human body medically as well as spiritually. Electrical Properties: The human body can be considered as a complex Bio Electronic Circuit consisting of the whole of Nervous System and all other organs residing inside the human body. Number of Electrical impulses are generated by the human body due to different reflex actions taking place, continuous pumping of heart for blood circulation, neurons and nervous system etc. The ability to send out subtle electrical impulses & Inductive vibrations and act as a ielectric as in a capacitor to store electrical energy. This is termed as Bioelectricity. All the work of our sense organs depends on the subtle flow of Bioelectricity current. Thus all the actions that our body performs are effectively controlled. The Bioelectric current is produced due to the difference in the energy levels of different body parts. This smooth flow of Bioelectric current causes the properly controlled functioning of the body parts. Bio Electric Circuit-There is a third element in the Body and Brain called the Bio Electronic circuit Interface, that of the mind.
Any activity that can produce stress or maladjustment can throw the streamlined activity, the Electronic circuit of the Body& Mind out of gear. Human beings and all living beings are prone to stress continuously in the continuous fight for survival and prosperity.
In modern age with intense competition the stress levels have increased tremendously. Almost every individual has problems of stress and stress related ailments like insomnia, alcoholism, depression, maladjustments, heart diseases, skin diseases etc. Any Doctor will confirm that almost 95% of the ailments are Psychosomatic or stress related i.e. originating from mind. When there is stress or maladjustment corresponding stress signals are sent to the Central Nervous systems, there is an increased activity or abnormal of Neurons and Neuro transmitters. The magnitude of change will depend on the cause and specific case. When such a thing occurs and it occurs continuously, streamlined flow of electrical signals throughout the Mind-Body interface is disrupted and it makes us feel uncomfortable and we are not able to act with our full efficiency. Our Blood circulation becomes Non-ideal and we feel various illnesses. Unfortunately this happens all the time. Rudraksha beads act as a Stabilizing Anchor. Rudraksha beads' electrical property can be broadly categorized into: Resistance: There is continuous and subtle flow of bioelectrical signal throughout the body due to potential difference between parts of the Body. Rudraksha beads of particular Mukhis or Facets have a definitive Factor of Resistance. It is measured in Ohms. When these beads resist the flow of bioelectrical impulses a specific ampere of current flow is generated depending on the factor of resistance. This acts in tandem with heartbeat, streamlining it and sending out specific impulses to brain. These impulses stimulate certain positive brain chemicals. Making us feel better, more confident, poised and more energetic. It has been observed that specific Mukhis or Facets of Rudraksha beads send out specific signals acting on a particular brain chemical and thereby by effecting specific positive changes in personality.
What are the precautions that need to be taken when wearing Rudraksha ?
Rudraksha should be taken off during sex, menstrual cycles, during visit to funeral grounds and also while visiting a newly born baby. It is advisable to take off the beads while taking bath as excess soap may dehydrate the natural oil content of the beads.
What is the average life span of a Rudraksha bead ?
A good quality Rudraksha can last for several years. If taken good care of, it can be passed on from generation to generation.
Can the family members keep interchanging Neck Mala, Japa Mala or Rudraksha beads ?
A sort of binding develops between the wearer of the Rudraksha bead and the bead itself therefore it should not be interchanged within the family members. But one is free to inherit the bead from the later generation.
Should Rudraksha be worn in a thread or silver or Gold metal ?
Rudraksha can be worn in anything according to the person's faith and is best if it is worn in a metal be it Silver, Gold, or Copper. When worn in metal the Electromagnetic powers of the bead increases. Thus increasing its effect.
What are the tests for the genuineness of a Rudraksha bead ?
There are many tests suggested to test the genuineness of a Rudraksha bead. But these tests cannot be relied upon always.Therefore the best way to check the genuineness of a Rudraksha bead is by consulting a reliable person.
Are Rudraksha Beads used only for Meditation? Is it meant only for people of certain background?
Besides giving the user peace of mind, focus and concentration Rudrakasha beads prove to be a great help in curing physical illnesses. They are also said to have an anti ageing property. The rudraksha beads are found in number of varieties according to the number of facets on their surface. All these varieties have different Electromagnetic properties and thus show different effects. By wearing these beads one gets tranquility, peace of mind, focus and concentration. When worn around the neck they are said to control the blood pressure, hypertension, insomnia etc. Sometimes they are very effective in curing ailments of fever, pain etc, when taken as an oral drug. People of all religions, castes or creed can use these beads. There is no age or sex bar for their use until they are used under certain precautions.
Can one wear the combination of Different Mukhis at the same time?
A person can wear Rudraksha beads having a single type of Mukhi or a combination of several mukhis. Wearing a combination of several mukhis will bring all the different effects of them simultaneously to a person. Remember that wearing Rudraksha brings no harm to an individual.
How long it takes to feel some effect ?
A person can wear Rudraksha beads having a single type of Mukhi or a combination of several mukhis. Wearing a combination of several mukhis will bring all the different effects of them simultaneously to a person.Remember that wearing Rudraksha brings no harm to an individual.
What are the astrological purposes of Rudraksha ?
In a horoscope of a native, there are 9 main planets. Each planet has its own nature and character. There are 12 houses in the horoscope. The snapshot of the situation of these 9 planets in 12 houses (at the time of birth of the native) is called a Horoscope. 12 houses of the horoscope represent different aspects of the life of the native. These houses contain different numbers from 1 to 12. These numbers represents different Signs (e.g. 1 represent Aries, 5 represents Leo and 12 represent Pisces). Each sign has the lordship of particular planet (e.g. Aries, Leo and Pisces are under the Lordship of planet Mars, Sun and Jupiter respectively). Now, in astrology some planets are friends to each other, some planets are enemies to each other and some planets are average to each other. When a planet is situated in the sign of his friend planet, he use to give good results related to that house and if a planet is situated in the sign of his enemy planet, he use to cause tribulations related to that house.In general, astrologers use to suggest gems to the native to overcome the tribulations caused by the malefic planets or to enhance the positive results given by the benefic planet. But it is often seen, that a particular gem doesn't suit the native and starts giving tribulations. But as the Rudrakshas are believed to be always beneficial, it can be used for both kinds of planets, may it be benefic or malefic.
1 and 12 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Sun.
2 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Moon.
3 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Mars.
4 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Mercury.
5 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Jupiter.
6 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Venus.
7 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Saturn.
8 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Rahu.
9 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha is related to planet Ketu.
It is a moorti roop of Ganeshji wherein a trunk like mounting is natural in the bead of Rudraksha. Having resemblance to Lord Ganesha, this bead is used to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha to remove the obstacles in life.
Enlightens the Super Consciousness, provides improved concentration and mental structure changes specific to renunciation from worldly affairs. The wearer enjoys all comforts at his comand but still remains unattached. Ruling planet Sun. Affects 7th Chakra on top of head named Sahasrara Padma Chakra. Affects the neurophysiology and consciousness through the Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland, the Optic Chaiasma and the Hypothalmus.
Recommended for Headache, Heart Disease and Right Eye Defect.
Ruling God : Shiva Ruling Planet : Sun Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Nama
2. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This represents Ardhanareshwar a joint image of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti) and blesses the wearer with UNITY it could be related to Guru-Shishya, Parents-children, husband-wife or friends. Maintaining ONENESS is its peculiarity. Ruling planet Moon.
Recommended for Left Eye Defects diseases of Heart, Lung, Brain, Kidney and intestine.
Ruling God : Ardhnareeshwar Ruling Planet : Moon Beeja Mantra : Om Namah
3. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This Rudraksha represents "Fire" God. The way fire consumes every thing and remains pure, the wearer too gets free from sins or wrongs of life and return to purity . Ideal for those who suffer from inferior complexes, subjective fear, guild and depression. Its ruling planet is Mars.
Recommended for Blood defect, plague, small pox, blood pressure, weakness, disturbed menstrual cycle, spontaneous abortion and ulcer.
Ruling God : Agni Ruling Planet : Mars Beeja Mantra : Om Kleem Namha
4. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This represents God Brahma. The wearer gains power of creativity when blessed. Very effective for students, scientists, researcher, scholars, artists, writers and journalists. Increases memory power, wit and intelligence. Its ruling planet is Mercury.
Recommended for mental disease, paralysis, yellow fever and nasal disease.
Ruling God : Brahma Ruling Planet : Mercury Beeja Mantra : Om Kleem Namah
5. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This repressents Lord Shiva, the symbol of auspiciousness. The wearer of Five Mukhi mala gains health and peace. Five Mukhi Rudraksha monitors blood pressure and cardiac ailments. Five Mukhi Rudraksha mala is also used for japa. By wearing the mala the wearer's mind remains peaceful. There is no suspcion about the fact that the wearer of Five Faced Rudraksha mala never gets untimely death. Its ruling Planet is Jupiter-Affects all major Chakra Points.
Recommended for Bone Marrow,Liver, Kidney, Feet, Thigh, Ear disease of fact and Diabetes.
Ruling God : Kalaagni Rudra Ruling Planet : Jupiter Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
6. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Represents Lord Kartikeya. Saves from the emotional trauma of worldly sorrows and gives learning, wisdom and knowlege. Affects understanding and appreciation of Love, Sexual Pleasure, Music and Personal Relationships, Rulling planet Venus. Six Mukhi affects the neurophysiology through the sacral plexus, sexual and reproductive organs, prostrate gland and gives protected emotional response as it relates to physical and mental comfort levels.
Recommended for problems with Eyes. Reproductive Organs, Urinary Tract, Prostate, Mouth and Throat, could be worn on right hand.
Ruling God : Kartikeya Ruling Planet : Venus Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hoom Namah
7. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This Rudraksh represents Goddess Mahalaxmi. Good health is blessed to him who wears seven faced Rudraksha. It should be worn by those who are suffering from miseries pertaining to body, finance and mental set-up. By wearing Seven Faced Rudraksha man can progress in business and service and spends his life happily. Its ruling planet is Saturn.
Affects entire psychological and physical neurophysiology regarding malefic effects of Saturn which are weakness, colic pain, handicapidness, pain in bone and muscles, paralysis. long term disease, impotency, worries and hopelessness.
Ruling God : Mahalaxmi Ruling Planet : Saturn Beeja Mantra : Om Hoom Namah
8. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This Rudraksha represents Lord Ganesha. Remove all obstacles and brings success in all undertakings. It gives the wearer all kinds of attainments. Riddhies and Siddhies. His opponents are finished i.e. the minds or intentions of his opponents are changed. Its ruling planet is Rahu (Dragon's head) Affects Medulla oblongata, Hypothalamus, Limbic System
Recommended for Lung, feet, skin and Eye.
Ruling God : Ganesh Ruling Planet : Rahu Beeja Mantra : Om Hoom Namah
This Rurdraksha represents Goddess Durga (Shakti). When invoked, the mother Goddess blesses the wearer with lot of energy powers Dynamism and fearlessness, which are useful to live a life of success. Its ruling planet is Ketu (Dragon's tail) Affects Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland.
Recommended for diseases of Lung, fever, eye, pain, bowel pain, skin disease body pain. It could be worn on left hand.
Ruling God : Durga Ruling Planet : Ketu Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hoom Namah
10. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
It has no ruling planet, and pacifies all negative planetary energy. This contains the influence of ten incarnations and the ten directions. It works like a shield on one's body and drives evils away. When invoked, the wearer's family will be nourished endlessly generation after generation.
It has no ruling planet and is held to sublimate all the malefic effects of all the planets and is recommended for entire neurophysiology.
Ruling God : Vishnu Ruling Planet : None Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah Namah
11. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Represents Lord Hanuman. When invoked, blesses with wisdom, right judgement. Powerful vocabulary, adventurous life and success. Above all, it also protects from accidental death. The wearer becomes fearless. It also helps in Meditation and removes the problems of yogic practices. It has no ruling planet.
Recommended for nerve Energy and Maintenance of entire neurophysiology.
Ruling God : Hanuman Ruling Planet : None Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hoom Namah
12. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This represents Lord Sun. The wearer gets limitless administrative capacity. He gets the quality of the sun - to rule and to move continuously with brilliant radiance and strength. Good for ministers, politicians, administrators, businessmen and executives. It is miraculously effective. Ruling planet is Sun. Affects 4th chakra at the Heart Center named Anahata Chakra. Removes worry, suspicion and fear. Increase self imageand motivation. Affects the neurophysiology through the Cerebral Hemisphere, Heart, Lungs and Skin .
Recommended for problems with Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Skin Disease, Hiatus of Stomach and Bowel Problems.
Ruling God : Sun Ruling Planet : Sun Beeja Mantra : Om Krom Sarom Rom Namah
13. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Represents Lord Indra. When invoked, showers all possible comforts of life one can ever desire. It gives riches and honour and fulfills all the earthly desires and gives eight accomplishments (Siddhies) and the god cupid (Kamadeva) pleased with the man who wears it. Being pleased cupid fulfills all the worldly desires. Ruling planet Venus. Affects Celiac Plexus and Prostate.
It is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainments and also causes material upliftment.
Ruling God : Indra Ruling Planet : Venus Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
14. MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
14 Mukhi Rudrakshs is the most precious divine gem- Deva Mani. It awakens the sixth sense organ by which the wearer foresees the future happenings. Its wearer never falls in his decisions. It protects from ghosts, evil spirits and black magic. It provides the wearer safety, security and riches and self power. It is a very powerful antidote for Saturn miseries and provides miraculous cures to several ailments.
Recommended to be worn on chest, forehead or right arm.
Ruling God : Hanuman Ruling Planet : None Beeja Mantra : Om Namah
Two naturally joined Rudrakshas, called Gauri Shankar is regarded as the Unified form of Shiva & Parvati. It makes the husband and wife identify each other. Therefore it is regarded the best thing for peace and comfort in the family. If a man worships Gauri Shankar at his worshipping place, the pain and suffering and other earthly obstacles are destroyed and the peace and pleasure of family are increased.