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The very name of Rudraksha is Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva and Akshi means tear drops falling from the eyes of Lord Shiva. The Rudrakshas are from the plants which are believed to be grown from the tear of drops of Lord Shiva.
The Rudrakshas are available in Nepal, Indonesia, Jawa islands and also in Kerala. The Rudraksha plants can grow into big trees to a hight of 60 feet with think foliage and appear like other common trees such as mango trees. As the leaves ripen, white flowers bloom at the base of the leaves. The fruits look like small Guava fruits with a think and hard pigment and contain soft pulp inside. The seed of the fruit is the Rudraksha.
The sees have lines on the surface which traverse from upper end to lower end. These lines re also called faces of the Rudrakshas. They are named depending on the number of lines noted on the seed. Generally, Rudrakshas with one face to fourteen faces ie., Eka Mukhi to Chaturda Mukhi are available. The Rudrakshas available in Nepal are of superior quality.
One can verify the genuineness of Rudraksha by doing a simple test. Two copper coins and a Rudrakshas are required for the test. The hand should be rested on a flat surface and place a Rudraksha on a coin held on the palm Other copper coin should be held with other hand very near to the Rudraksha carefully not touching it. One can observe that the Rudraksha starts rotating around its own axis that proves that it has electro magnetic power. Only such Rudrakshas are considered as live by intellectuals and are considered suitable for wearing. If the seed fails the test, it is not suitable for wearing or worship and is considered as an artificial or an imitation.
Eka Mukhi Rudraksha
It is referred as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. A single faced Rudraksha symbolizes true and supreme spiritual pervading the entire universe. People who wear attain knowledge about the real state of the supreme spirit and will gradually the capability of becoming self conquered over materialistic desires. It is a rare variety and it is nearly impossible to get such Rudraksha. This is available in semi lunar moon shape and the round and golden yellow color and shine. Those who wear this Rudraksha seldom face defeat and will be able to get all powers. The person who wear this Rudraksha should wear on Monday duly energized. The ruling planet of this Rudraksha is Sun God.
Dwi Mukhi Rudraksha
A Rudraksha that has two faces and is considered the form of half man and half women incarnation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gowri. The people who wears this Rudraksha will lead a happy and prosperous life. By wearing this Rudraksha, people will get peace of mind, concentration and Philosophical thinking It will also improve the planetary support to the individual and will hep in getting prosperous.
Tri Mukhi Rudraksha
This Rudraksha will have three facets in the form of Lord Agni. The people who wear this Rudraksha are blessed by Lord Agni who will protect from all ailments. The Rudraksha should be prayed after abhishekam in the temple of Lord Shiva and should be worn on Monday. By wearing this Rudraksha the person will get relieved of all his sins. They will achieve the results to their expectations and attain finally a place in the abode of Lord Shiva. The ruling plant is Kuja.
This Rudraksha will have four facets and in the form of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Those who wear will achieve all the expected results and receive appreciations. They will shine in all fronts. The natives will get protection from the sins and he effects of killing a woman. If a concoction is made after smearing the Rudraksha in milk and is taken as taken as a drink in adequate dosage orally, all the eye diseases will be cured. The natives who wears this Rudraksha will be brilliant and experts in four Vedas and will advise people giving solutions. The eyes will be bright, tone will be sweet and musical and will attract people. The natives will not face any financial crisis and will lead a happy life. The ruling planet is Budha.
This Rudraksha will have five facets and is the form of Lord Shiva. The Rudraksha is considered to be the most effective in getting the desires realized. People who wears this Rudraksha will lead a comfortable life with out any fear or pressure from opponents. All the five senses can be controlled. It will also protects from the ill effects of sins like illicit relationship with other women and attain eternal bliss. It also protects from the effects of accidental sins that occur in life. The Rudraksha should be worn after duly energizing in Lord Shiva temple.
Shan Mukhi Rudraksha
The Rudraksha has six facets and is the form of Lord Kumar Swamy and hence improves intellectual capacity. It is considered as the form of Subramanyeswara Swamy. The natives who wears this Rudraksha will be healthy and courageous. It is also considered as an image of Lord Vinayaka and hence the people who wear will have good knowledge. The ruling planet of the Rudraksha is Sukra.
The Rudraksha has seven facets and is the combined form of seven Goddesses called Sapta Martrukalu. People who wear these will attain superior position in the Society with the blessings of seven motherly Goddesses viz., Brahmi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chanmundi.
The Rudraksha will have eight facets and is the combined form of eight Goddesses The Goddesses who bless the person who wear the Rudraksha are Brahmi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani, Chanmundi and Ganga. The natives who wear will be prosperous with all abundant wealth, courageous and enjoy the life with utmost happiness. The natives who wear this Rudraksha remain righteous, and always happy and benefit from their professions. Especially, business people will prosperous. It should be worn on Monday after duly energizing and the ruling planet is Lord Sani. Those natives who are under the grip of Sani are advised to wear the same to nullify the negative results of Sani.
The Rudraksha has nine facets and is the combined form of nine powers. If is worn,people will get the benefit of nine power viz., Itcha Shakti, Jynana Shakti, Kriya Shakti, Shanta Shakti, Nava Shakti, Jynana Shakti, Kriya Shakti, Shanta Shakti, Nama Shakti, Jestita Shakti, Roudra Shakti, Ambika Shakti and Pshyanti Shakti. This Rudraksha is another form of Goddess Durga who took nine incarnations before attaining abode in Kailasam. This Rudraksha should be worn on Monday duly energized. The Ruling planet is Ketu.
The Rudraha will have ten facets and is the form of Lord Narayana. It is believed that the vey sight of the Rudraksha gives peace and cleans one from all sins. It gives beneficial effect in the dealings related to court and justice. It is otherwise called the direct form of Lord Vishnu. The natives should wear this after duly energizing in Lord Shiva Temple on Monday.
The Rudraksha will have eleven facets and is the form of Lord Anjaneya. Those who wears this Rudraksha will win over all situations. Wearing this will please Eka Dasa Ruddras viz., Ajudu, Eka Padudu, Ahibhunudu, Twashta Rudra, Aparajitudu, Harudu, Shambhudu, Tryambakudu, Esanudu and Tribhuvanudu. It directs the native to take a right path in life ultimately leading the native to reach the heights in life. Those natives who wears this will be benefit due to protected from accidents while on travel. Good results will be attained through meditation. This Rudraksha should be worn on Monday after dully energizing the same in Lord Shiva Temple.
The Rudraksha has twelve facets and is the form of Lord Narayana or Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi. This is also believed to be the form of Lord Suryanarayana Swamy and also considered to be the Vishnu Swaroopam. Those who wears this will get a divine shine in the body and will be free from all the diseases. It also removes difficulties due to fire, poverty, ill health and theft. This native has to wear this after duly energizing it in Lord Shiva temple and wear the same on Monday.
The Rudraksha will have thirteen facets is the combined form of the deity Kamadehnu and Lord Manmatha. The native who wears will be blessed by Lord Indra. It is considered as the form of Manmadha. Natives wearing this will be blessed by Kama Denu. Kartikeya is the head of the processes of this. Those natives who do not have children, will be blessed if they wear this Rudraksha. The children so blessed by Lord Kumaraswamy and will reach the greater heights in life. The ruling planet for this Rudraksha is Sukra.
The Rudraksha will have fourteen facets is the form of the eyes of Lord Shiva as it has originated from the eyes of Lord Shiva. It is also considered that it is the form of Rudra Netra This has germinated from the third eye of Lord Shiva. It relieves all sins and diseases. Loss and difficulties will not be experienced by them. While wearing this, care has to be taken that the Rudraksha reaches as close to the location of heart as possible. This will act as the sixth sense of the people. This Rudraksha should be worn on Monday duly energized and the ruling planet is Sukra.
Wearing of Rudraksha according to your sign:
The natives who are suffering from various problems due to negative effect of planets, it is advisable to wear the under noted Rudrakshas to nullify the negative effects. It may please be noted that these Rudrakshas before wearing them should get them energized in Lord Shiva Temple and wear the same on Monday for more effective positive benefits.
MESHA RASI - Eka Mukhi or Panchamukhi
VRUSHABA RASI - Chaturmukhi, Panchamukhi or Chaturdasamukhi
MITHUNA RASI - Chaturmukhi, Panchamukhi or Triodasamukhi
KARKATAKA RASI - Trimukhi or Panchamukhi
SIMHA RASI - Eka Mukhi or Trimukhi or Panchamukhi
KANYA RASI - Chaturmukhi or Triodasamukhi
TULA RASI - Chaturmukhi, Shanmukhi or Chaturdasamukhi
VRUSCHIKA RASI - Trimukhi, Panchamukhi or Dwimukhi
DHANNUS RASI - Ekamukhi, Trimukhi or Panchamukhi
MAKARA RASI - Chaturmukhi, Shanmukhi or Chaturdasamukhi
KUMBA RASI - Chaturmukhi or Shanmukhi or Chaturdasamukhi
MEENA RASI - Trimukhi or Panchamukhi or Dwimukhi