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“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Rudraksha is a term that is used to refer to the broad leaved evergreen trees that can be commonly found in the areas lying between the Gangetic plains and the foothills of the Himalayas.

When fully ripe, a thin blue color outer shell covers the seeds of Rudraksh.

It is owing to this reason that, sometimes the Rudraksha seeds are also known as blueberry beads.

The Rudraksha beads have a lot of significance.

Rudraksha is a popular traditional Indian medicine that is extensively used to treat several kinds of diseases.

To know more about what is Rudraksa, read on…

In this section, we will throw light on the following aspects that will make the meaning of Rudraksh absolutely clear to you.

History of Rudraksha

There is an interesting legend associated with Rudraksh.

In this article, we will provide you with information on the origin & history of Rudraksha.

The term Rudraksh basically refers to the tears of Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva meditated for several years for the wellbeing of all creatures.

But, when he opened his eyes to see around, he saw people in pain.

To know the complete story of Rudraksha, read on.

Lord Shiva could not see the sufferings and miseries of people and started shedding hot drops of tears.

Mother Nature transformed the tears and gave birth to the Rudraksh trees.

The other names for Lord Shiva are Rudra and the Lord of tears.

Rudra is a term used to refer one who relieves others from sufferings and pain.

There are different forms of Rudra, namely Water, Earth, Fire, Air, Sun, Space, Moon etc.

To grow a plant, we water it on a regular basis.

Like the plants need to be nurtured with water constantly, similarly to please the Rudra, there arises a need to perform Rudrajapa.

By doing so, one tends to attain peace and real pleasure of life.

So, let all of us get together and chant Sri Rudram with full devotion.

This in turn will help us achieve our ultimate destination.

Power of Rudraksha

A person who wears Rudraksha gets all his sins washed and heads his way towards his ultimate destination.

The devotees of Lord Shiva are usually given Rudraksha for peace.

A person tends to become pure after wearing the Rudraksha beads.

People are of the belief that, a person who offers food to the wearer of Rudraksha reaches Rudraloka i.e. the Loka or kingdom of Lord Rudra.

To know more about the power of Rudraksha, read on.

The wearer of Rudraksha attains salvation and thus gets liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.

It is believed that, a person who chooses to wear Rudraksha with pearls, crystal, silver, gold and other precious stones acquires the form of Lord Shiva.

There is a lot of significance of wearing Rudraksa beads.

It not just pleases Lord Shiva, but thrills the deities of all nine planets.

Rudraksha is an integral part of Lord Shiva.

Since it is so dear to the Lord, all the devotees of Shiva must wear it.

The importance of Rudraksh can be felt even by seeing it.

It helps a great deal in lessening the pain and sufferings of people.

It fulfills all the desires and wishes of the wearer.

Rudraksh eliminates the fear of untimely death.

Since times immemorial, people have been wearing Rudraksh for good health, wealth, attainment and salvation.

Benefits of Rudraksha

Rudraksh is one of the best means to invite the Goddess of wealth.

There is no fear of untimely death to the wearer of Rudraksh.

It helps in awakening the Kundilini.

It paves way for peace and harmony in life.

It helps a great deal in controlling stress levels.

It enhances self power.

Types of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha beads are basically the tears of Lord Shiva that rolled down his eyes after seeing the sufferings of people.

It is owing to this reason that these Rudraksha beads are considered to be of paramount importance.

In the eyes of people, Rudraksh beads are the gift of God to mankind.

There are various types of Rudraksha beads available, each having its own importance.

To know about the different kinds of Rudraksh beads, read on.


1 Mukhi

It is one of the costliest beads, which is rarely available. It is known to bring luxury, power, wealth, and enlightenment.

2 Mukhi

It helps in building healthy relationships. It is believed to control all negativities.

3 Mukhi

It aids in boosting the confidence of the wearer, thus enabling him to cope with tough situations.

4 Mukhi

It helps a great deal in developing the power of speech. It is very beneficial for treating the problem of stammering.

5 Mukhi

It raises the concentration level and power of gaining knowledge.

6 Mukhi

It is known to bring wealth, power, name and fame. It helps the wearer in achieving eternal bliss.

7 Mukhi

It helps a person achieve what he desires. It enables a person to prosper academically.

8 Mukhi

It brings wealth and luxury. It helps to ward off evil spirits and get rid of various forms of diseases.

9 Mukhi

It is said to be associated with confidence, good character, happiness and sound health.

10 Mukhi

It enables a person to earn loads of wealth. It is said to be associated with vigor and vitality.

11 Mukhi

It helps a person to overcome all his fears and insecurities.

12 Mukhi

It is suitable for those who wish to acquire an influential position.

It is believed to be associated with charismatic personality.

13 Mukhi

It is said to bring liberation from the worldly pleasures.

14 Mukhi

It is associated with power and authority.

15 Mukhi

It enhances the concentration power, thus enabling the person to acquire greater knowledge.

16 Mukhi

It paves way for success and prosperity. It enables a person to achieve all the comforts of life.

17 Mukhi

It helps in washing all the sins of the wearer, thus enabling him to attain Moksha.

18 Mukhi

It helps in improving the immune system of the wearer. Thus, it aids in keeping away the diseases.

19 Mukhi

It is believed to bless the wearer with marital and offspring happiness.

20 Mukhi

It is meant for those who want to leave all the worldly pleasures and attain Moksha. It is usually worn by saints and Brahmins.

21 Mukhi

It protects the wearer from all the evils.


In Sanskrit, Rudraksha means “Eyes of Shiva” and is empowered with mystical, spiritual and medicinal powers that enhance the well being of the wearer.

The beads also impart astrological benefits and it is believed that the wearer of Rudraksha is always untouched by sins, impious thoughts and deeds.

The powers of Rudraksha are associated with the number of mukhi (the clefts and furrows) or faces the beads have.

The Rudraksha bead can have a number of faces ranging from 1-38.

The most common one is the 5-faced or Panchmukhi Rudraksha and the rarest one is 1-face or Ekmukhi Rudraksha.

Rudraksha comes in four shades of fair, light brown, dark brown and black.

 Scientific Research on Rudraksha

Ancient and contemporary Asian texts state extensively about the beneficial healing powers of Rudraksha bead.

In recent times, the Rudraksha bead has gained significance again as a mode of healing and also as a fashion accessory.

In recent years, scientific studies have been undertaken in India to determine the extent and mechanism of the healing powers of Rudraksha.

One of the best known research papers was published by Dr. Subhas Rai of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras, India.

Dr. Rai’s research confirmed that as scripted in the ancient scriptures, Rudraksha beads do possess powerful electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties.

The healing powers of the Rudraksha bead are derived from such properties.

Blood circulation and heart beats automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region.

Accordingly, a balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it if it starts beating above or below normal rates.

This action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.

Depending upon the polarity and intensity of the induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity.

When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act to stabilize the heart beat.

Thus, the stated beneficial effects of the Rudraksha bead have been proved scientifically as well.

Origins and Myths

 The word Rudraksha has its etymological beginnings in the Sanskrit words “Rudra” and “Aksha” meaning Lord Shiva and Teardrops respectively.

According to “Shiva Purana”, Lord Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures.

When he woke up, he opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the Earth.

These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree.

The Shaivite sect of Hinduism has a story about Shiva shedding a tear on viewing the misfortunes of humanity.

That single tear became the Rudraksha tree and a symbol of his compassion.

Another tale about Rudraksha tells about Lord Shiva destroying the fortress of the demon “Tripurasur“.

 Lord Shiva had to use a very powerful weapon – “Aaghor” to kill Tripurasur.

This weapon created mayhem and destructed everything.

On realising the hapless plight of living beings, tears fell from Lord Shiva’s eyes in compassion.

Thus, Rudraksha tree was formed.

Rudraksha literally stands for the eyes of Shiva implying that since it was pleasant to the eyes of Rudra, it was named in his honor.

Lord Shiva is always portrayed wearing rosaries of Rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands.

With this came the religious, spiritual, physical and materialistic significance of Rudraksha.

It is believed that the seed of Rudraksha contains the secrets of entire evolution of the cosmos within it.

The sages have been wearing Rudraksha for centuries to cultivate mental, physical and health prowess to attain fearlessness on their spiritual path to enlightenment.

According to “Shiv Purana”, it is said that the one who wears a Rudraksha around his hands, arms and head cannot be killed by a living being.

He would fearlessly roam the world in the form of Rudra and be respected and honored by all.

Botanical Description of Rudraksha

Botanical Description of RudrakshaAccording to the old mythological epic “Shiv Purana”, Rudraksha was the favorite tree of Lord Shiva and it grew in Gauda land(present day Gangetic plains to foothills of Himalayas).

Botanical Name: Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb.

Family : Tiliaceae, the Lime/Linden family.


The Rudraksha tree inhabits areas starting from Manila, Philippines and passing through Myanmar to entire North-East India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

However, in present era, the Rudraksha tree is localized only in Eastern Nepal due to suitable climatic conditions.

Rudraksha Tree

Rudraksha is a large, evergreen broad-leaved tree found in tropical and sub-tropical areas at the altitudes ranging from seacoast to 2,000 meters above the sea level.

The tree is a perennial i.e. grows throughout the year and is about 50-200 feet high.

The main trunk of the Rudraksha tree is cylindrical with a grayish white and rough textured bark.

In Nature, leafy crown of a Rudraksha tree takes a pyramidal shape.

The leaves of Rudraksha tree are shinning green on the upper side with a dull leathery dorsal side.

Rudraksha flowers are white with fringed petals and they appear in April-May.

Rudraksha fruits appear in June and ripen by August-October.

They are globular in shape with a fleshy exterior.

The bead present inside is hard and tubercled.

Cultivation of Rudraksha Trees

Rudraksha farming is a difficult process due to the slow sprouting from the beads. Depending on the humidity of the soil, it usually takes 1-2 years for a tree to sprout. Rudraksha is grown in subtropical climatic regions with temperature ranges of 25-30 degree centigrade.

The tree starts giving fruit after 7 years and fruits for a long time after the 7-year period.

A single Rudraksha tree bears beads in all different faces or mukhis at the same time.

The higher mukhis or faces are very rare. Most common Rudraksha bead is the five faceted or panchmukhi.

The environment and location of Rudraksha trees plays a major role in the bead formation and the type of bead formed. e.g:

The Himalayan beads seem larger, heavier and more powerful due to the environment they grow in.

Composition of a Rudraksha

Rudraksha is covered by a blue outer shell on ripening so it is also called blueberry bead.

The percentage compositions of the gaseous elements present in a Rudraksha was determined by C-H-N Analyzer and by Gas chromatography.

Rudraksha beads contain 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen.

Rudraksha FAQs

Q: What are Rudraksha beads?

Where are they available?

A: Botanically known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb.,

the Rudraksha beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit from Rudraksha trees.

Rudraksha trees are found mainly in South Eastern Asian Islands of modern day Indonesia and parts of Kingdom of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India.

The Rudraksha beads have lines and faces called Mukhis.

Q: What is special about Rudraksha beads?

Are Rudraksha beads used only for meditation?

Are the beads suitable only for people from a certain background?

A: Since ancient times, Asian saints and monks have worn the Rudraksha beads because it increased their powers of concentration and meditation.

It also gave them great control over their mind.

This kind of state of mind is ideal even for modern day professionals.

These different faceted beads are beneficial for the entire mankind because it selectively alters personality and mindsets in a positive way.

Rudraksha can rejuvenate our mind, body and soul, help us perform to our full potential and enhance the overall quality of our life.

The anti aging property of Rudraksha is well experienced.

The beads have a positive effect on every aspect of life.

They are helpful in counteracting the malefic effects of planets.

Q: Can we wear a combination of different Mukhis?

How do we decide which combination of beads to wear?

A: Yes, we can wear a combination of all the Rudraksha beads.

The individual powers of the beads can be felt simultaneously.

A pendant of any Mukhi can also be worn. The beads can be chosen on the basis of their properties.

One may also choose to wear one Rudraksha bead of a particular Mukhi or multiple beads of the same Mukhi since it enhances the power of that bead.

A combination of different Mukhi beads can be worn to counteract the malefic effects of planets.

Rudraksha Therapy is more effective than gem therapy as Rudraksha not only pacifies the negative influence of planets but also gives peace and comfort to the wearer.

Q: Can all wear Rudraksha?

How long does it take to feel some effect?

A: Yes, everyone irrespective of sex, age, caste, creed, sect or cultural, ethnic, geographical and religious background can wear it.

The ancient Indian scriptures state that it takes about 40 days for the effects of the Rudraksha bead to be felt.

However, some people experience certain changes immediately while a few take a longer time.

Wearing Rudraksha is auspicious and it brings a continuous beneficial change in an individual’s life.

Q: How is the genuineness of the beads tested?

How do we choose a good Rudraksha bead?

A: The genuineness of the Rudraksha bead is tested by a lot of methods. But none of them are foolproof.

Test like water test where beads are placed in a glass of water and if they sink, they are said to be genuine.

However, the genuine unripe Rudraksha beads also float.

Other tests are the copper coins test where the bead movement decides the genuineness.

Fake Rudraksha may be checked by magnifying glass as well.

However, the best way to buy a genuine Rudraksha is through a trusted supplier.

Q: What is the life of a Rudraksha bead?

Can ladies and Non Hindus wear Rudraksha?

A: The life of Rudraksha beads is very long. If well protected, they can be passed on for generations. Anyone irrespective of religion, caste, creed or sex can wear the Rudraksha beads. However, ladies should not wear these beads during the menstrual cycle.

Q: How is Rudraksha helpful in controlling blood pressure?

Does Rudraksha help in sudden palpitations/nervousness?

A: Rudraksha beads transmit electrical impulses.

When placed over the heart, the Rudraksha stabilizes the wearer’s heart beats.

The Ayurvedic system of treatment of blood pressure involves dipping 2 Five mukhi Rudraksha beads in water after sunset. Drink this water in the morning as you get up.

Copper vessels should not be used. Whenever you feel nervous due to sudden shock, hold a Five Mukhi Rudraksha tightly in your right palm for 10 minutes.

You will start feeling warm and regain your confidence.

Q: Can the family members keep interchanging Rudraksha beads, neck malas or japa malas?

Should we wear Rudraksha when we have to go to the cremation ground?

A: No, Rudraksha beads or japa malas or neck malas should not be interchanged amongst the family members. However, Rudraksha can be willed and passed on to the next generation. No, one should not wear Rudraksha while visiting the cremation ground.

Q: Can we wear Rudraksha in a ring?

A: Rudraksha beads must always be kept pure. Hence, wearing a Rudraksha in the ring should be avoided as hands get dirty. The powers of the bead get affected.

Q: Can children wear One Mukhi Rudraksha?

A: No, children should avoid wearing One Mukhi Rudraksha. This Rudraksha requires a lot of self control which growing children might not be able to cope up with. However, children respond very well to lower Mukhi Rudrakshas.

Q: Is Rudraksha suited to all skin types?

A: The nature and essence of rudraksha is hot so some people cannot wear it. Their skin show signs of allergy. In such cases, the Rudraksha beads may be kept in the pooja room and daily prayers should be offered to them.

Q: What precautions should be taken while wearing the Rudraksha beads?

A: The following precautions should be followed :

Ancient Puranas recommend taking bath with Rudraksha on the body. However, Rudraksha should be protected from the action of soap and talcum powder that dehydrate and clog the pores.

Rudraksha may be worn on a regular basis.

However, ladies should take off Rudraksha during menstrual cycle.

Rudraksha should not be worn when going to a funeral.

It is recommended that the mala should be taken off at night before sleep and worn again in the morning after bath.

Beads should be cleaned by dipping them into warm water overnight.

Then scrub then with soft bristle brush, wash again and let them dry.

Then apply sandalwood oil.

The beads should be purified by offering incense, sandalwood paste and chanting the seed mantra of that Mukhi

Rudraksha & Nakshatras

Rudraksha beads are beneficial to all individuals and have no negative effects. Rudraksha can be worn singly or as a combination of different Mukhis.

According to astrologers, at the time of birth, the positioning of stars (Nakshatras) determines the Rudraksha Mukhi to be worn.

However, an individual can also wear any Rudraksha Mukhi based on his desires/ needs to be fulfilled.

Some astrologers suggest the following Rudraksha Mukhis according to the ruling planet:

Birth Nakshatra

Ruling Planet

Mukhi to be Worn



One/Eleven/Twelve Mukhi



One/Eleven/Twelve Mukhi



One/Eleven/Twelve Mukhi



Two Mukhi



Two Mukhi



Two Mukhi



Three Mukhi



Three Mukhi



Three Mukhi



Four Mukhi



Four Mukhi



Four Mukhi



Five Mukhi



Five Mukhi



Five Mukhi



Six Mukhi



Six Mukhi



Six Mukhi



Seven/Fourteen Mukhi



Seven/Fourteen Mukhi



Seven/Fourteen Mukhi



Eight Mukhi



Eight Mukhi



Eight Mukhi



Nine Mukhi



Nine Mukhi



Nine Mukhi

Rudraksha Therapy

The Ayurvedic system of treatment prescribes the wearing of Rudraksha beads to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration and palpitations.

Rudraksha beads are also supposed to have a positive effect on the heart and nerves.

They are also known for their anti-ageing effects, and electromagnetic and inductive properties.

Rudraksha beads are used for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

The beads are either worn externally or boiled in milk and then the milk is used as a curative.

Different Mukhi Rudraksha dust is also taken with water to alleviate the pain.

Different Mukhis of Rudraksha are also used for treatment of different diseases like :

Type of Rudraksha (Mukhi)


1 and 12

Heart, spine, diaphragm, thymus, blood, veins, eye sight

2 mukhi

Stomach including gastric processes, breasts, lymphatic and non blood systems, perspiration, saliva and sympathetic nervous system

4 mukhi

Hands, arms, lungs, sensory organs, thyroid glands, brain disorders

6 and 13 mukhi

Throat, neck, kidneys, sex organs, thyroid glands

3 mukhi

Sex glands, adrenal glands, red blood cells, stomach disorders, blood pressure disorders

5 mukhi

Liver, gallbladder, posterior lobe of the pituitary related to growth and thighs, blood pressure disorders

7 and 14 mukhi

Mental tension, depression, spleen, skeletal system including cartilage, skin, lower leg from the knee to the ankle and anterior lobe of the pituitary gland

8 mukhi

Sleep disorders

9 mukhi

Skin problems, body pain 11 mukhi Nervous system disorders

Rudraksha Invocation & Pooja

Rudraksha Invocation & PoojaRudraksha beads should not be worn without sanctifying them.

They should be blessed and empowered by chanting the specified mantras, performing the specific rites and rituals.

The “Shuddhikaran”(sanctification) pooja is performed prior to wearing any Rudraksha bead/mala.

The sanctification ceremony follows steps like :

The Rudraksha bead is immersed overnight in oil.

Sit on an “Asana” (straw mat) facing east.

The beads are then washed while chanting the Shiva mantra “Om Namah Shivay” with either

Panchgavya” which is a mixture of cow’s dung, urine, raw milk (unboiled), “Desi Ghee” (clarified oil) and curd or

Panchamrit” which is a mixture of raw milk(unboiled), honey, curd, “Desi Ghee” (clarified oil) and Ganga Jal.

After that the Rudraksha bead is washed with pure water (Ganga Jal) chanting the Sadyojaat Mantra :

“Om Sadyojaatam Prapadyaami Sadyojataajava Namah,

Bhave Bhavenaati Bhave Bhavasvamaam Bhavodbhavay Namah”.

Then a sandalwood paste, “Ashatgandha” (a mixture of eight fragrances) and “Kesar” (saffron) solution is made.

The beads are dipped in it for some time and are taken out while chanting the 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”.

While offering “Agarbati/Dhoop” (Incense), Aghor Mantra is chanted :

“Om Aghorebhyo Ghorebhyo Ghor Ghor Tarebhaya,

Sarvebhya Sarva Sharvvebhyo Namaste Astu Rudra Roopebhyah”.

The Rudraksha bead is smeared with saffron chanting the Tatpurush Mantra:

“Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Mahadevaay Dheemahi,

Tanno Rudrah Prachodayaat”.

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.

These should be worn on a Monday morning after touching with Shivlinga.

After this Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is chanted nine times :

“Om Triayambakam Yajamahey,

Sungandhim Pushti Vardanam,

Urvar Ukamiva Bandhanan, Mrityor Muksheeya Mamritat”.

After completing the steps described above, both hands should be joined and the individual should chant :

“Maale Maale Mahaa Maale Sarvashakti Samanvite

Chaturvargaa Tvayinyistah Tasmaan Me Siddhidaa Bhav”.

Types of Rudraksha

TypesThe Rudraksha beads are usually differentiated on the basis of number of faces or Mukhis that appear on the bead.

The bead has tuberculated clefts and furrows that define its type.

Rudrakshas also vary in size from small (found in plains) to very big (found in trees growing in Himalayas).

A smooth Rudraksha is also found but it is very rare and very expensive.

According to the ancient scriptures, Mukhis are numbered from 1 to 38.

Lord Shiva’s three eyes represent the Sun, Moon and Fire.

The Rudraksha beads born out of the tears of his solar eye are brown in color and are of 12 types.

Those born of his lunar eye are fair and of 16 types.

His Fiery eye’s tears gave birth to black Rudraksha which are of 10 types.

The different Mukhi Rudraksha are also divided on the basis of size and availability :

Collector Beads are giant in size, heavy and emit high energy.

These are rare Rudraksha beads that are produced in limited quantity every season.

The Rudraksha Collector beads have a guarantee certificate also.

The Collector beads comprise of easily available Mukhis (1-14).

Rare Rudraksha Beads are not available easily and comprise of Mukhis from 15 to 22 and Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha.

Other Rudraksha Beads are so called due to their special shape.

Gaurishankar Rudraksha, Garbh Gauri Rudraksha and Ganesha Rudraksha have been named so due to their resemblance to the respective deities.

 Easily Available Rudraksha

Two Mukhi

Two MukhiThe Two Mukhi Rudraksha harbors immense mystical powers and controls the bad effects of Moon. It has the following characteristics :

The Two Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes the united form of Shiva and Parvati also known as Arthnarishwor/Ardhnarishwar which brings unity in form, speech and meaning.

2 Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Moon and is believed that this Rudraksha carries the entire evolution of the cosmos within it.

It is oval in shape, has two natural faces and is available in two varieties-Nepal and Haridwar.

The wearer of Two Mukhi Rudraksha leads a sacred and peaceful life and the wearer’s family also finds peace and unity.

This Rudraksha is helpful in maintaining marital harmony.

2 Mukhi Rudraksha grants riches and virtuous children to its wearer.

This Rudraksha bead is recommended for people suffering from ailments of the heart, lung, brain, left eye, kidney and intestine.

Vaishnavas consider the 2 Mukhi Rudraksha as a symbol of Lord Vishnu.

It should be worn on a Monday.

2 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn with a red thread which leads to maximum benefits for the wearer.

Mantra : ‘Om Shiva Shaktihi Namaha’

Three Mukhi

Three Mukhi Rudraksha bead is one of the most sought after Rudraksha beads due to its memory enhancing powers.

It has the following characteristics :

Three Mukhi Rudraksha is called the Saraswati Roopam and is much in demand amongst students.

This Rudraksha is the symbol of Fire and is known for stopping all problems and changes an individual’s life completely.

Like fire, this Rudraksha bead engulfs past sins and helps in purifying the soul.

Ruled by the planet Mars, Three Mukhi Rudraksha bead is a life saver.

3 Mukhi Rudraksha beads are round or oval in shape with three lines or faces.

The wearer of this bead is blessed with improved memory and wisdom.

This Rudraksha contains the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and thus engulfs the entire universe.

Therefore, this bead is considered one of the most powerful beads.

3 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from depression, schizophrenia, blood defects, plague, small pox, digestive problems, blood pressure, weakness, spontaneous abortion and ulcer.

The Rudraksha bead should be worn around the neck to increase the spiritual level and improve knowledge.

Mantra : ‘Om Kleem Namah’

Four Mukhi

The Four Mukhi Rudraksha bead influences the wearer’s creative power and knowledge.

This Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

Four Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Brahma and is also called Brahma Rupam and Chaturanan.

Ruled by the planet Mercury.

This Rudraksha bead has four equidistant lines from head to bottom signifying the four facets of Brahma leading to an eternal search for knowledge, meaning, action or fate and freedom.

The 4 Mukhi Rudraksha is good for meditation, regulation of logical thinking, positive thinking, creativity, wit and intelligence.

Four Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended to be worn by individuals suffering from mental disease, paralysis, yellow fever, blood circulation, fever, cough, etc.

This Rudraksha is beneficial to scientists, researchers, artists, intellectuals, journalists and writers.

4 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on Monday.

This Rudraksha should be worn in a red thread in the right hand or around the neck.

Mantra :’Om Hreem Namah’

Five Mukhi

The Five Mukhi Rudraksha is one of the most common of all Rudraksha beads.

It destroys the five main sins :

Kama (Lust),

Krodha (Anger),

Lobha (Greed),

Moha (Attachment) and

Ahankar (Unwanted Ego).

The wearers of Five Mukhi Rudraksha are known to get maximum physical and materialistic benefits.

There are a lot of documented proofs proving the effectivity of wearing a Panchmukhi Rudraksha.

It has the following characteristics :

The 5 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Pancheswar or Panchmukhi Shiva.

It also represents another form of Shiva- KaalAgni.

Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the Five Mukhi Rudraksha helps in enhancing the memory.

The wearer of this Rudraksha is always at peace, has a strong memory and utilises his/her learning appropriately.

5 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from diseases of heart, liver, kidneys, feet, thigh, ear, blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obese, bone marrow, etc.

It is believed that the wearer of this Rudraksha does not die of an untimely death.

The Five Mukhi Rudraksha affects all the pressure points (“Chakra“) of the human body and maintains a distinct balance.

This Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

Three Five Mukhi Rudraksha beads of the size of an Indian gooseberry (“Amla“) should be tied with a red string and worn around the neck.

Mantra: ‘Om Hreem Namah’

Six Mukhi

Six Mukhi Rudraksha works very well on emotional traumas and it removes the ill effects of misunderstandings from any relationship.

Six Mukhi Rudraksha is a saviour from worldly sorrows.

A combination of a Four Mukhi Rudraksha and a Six Mukhi Rudraksha enhances the vocal & mental power of the wearer.

Six Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

6 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes Lord Shiva’s second son-Kumar Kartikeya and imparts learning, wisdom, knowledge and an increase in an individual’s will power.

Ruled by the planet Venus, the Six Mukhi Rudraksha is essential for harmonious relationships.

It is said that this Rudraksha has been blessed by Goddess Parvati and so is worn by women desiring to have a child.

The 6 Mukhi Rudraksha is very good for company managers, businessmen, journalists and editors, etc.

This Rudraksha is known to enhance concentration, mental sharpness, will power, self confidence, self-esteem and sexual harmony.

The wearer of 6 Mukhi is blessed with success, fame, physical strength, luxury, wisdom, wealth, name, charismatic personality, prosperity, blissful family life and positive outlook towards life.

Beneficial for those who needs protection from negative energies, problems of reproductive organs, urinary tract, etc.

Three beads of Six Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn by stringing them into a red thread.

It should be worn on the right arm while chanting mantras of Kartikeya.

Mantra : ‘Om Hreem Hum Namah’

Seven Mukhi

Seven MukhiIn Vaishnavism, the Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to represent Avanta (Shesha Nag), the king of serpents who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Each of the seven faces represents one great serpent.

The seven serpents are – Anantha, Karkataka, Takshak, Shankhanaad, Pundarika, Visholban and Karisha.

It is believed that snakes never bother the wearer of this Rudraksha.

The Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is also said to be “saptmatradhi Daivat, saptashyadevat and saptmuni Daivat” and has the following characteristics :

7 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as a symbol of Anang Shiva.

Some people also regard it as a symbol of Saptarishi(Seven Greatest Sages of India).

This Rudraksha is also said to represent the Goddess Mahalaxmi.

Ruled by the planet Saturn, the Seven Mukhi Rudraksha has a life of a thousand years if well taken care of.

The wearer of this Rudraksha reaps the positive benefits of huge financial gains, good health, fame, peace, freedom from diseases and mental stress.

The Seven Mukhi Rudraksha bead is especially recommended for people in business. The energized beads should be placed in the prayer room or in the main locker where the money is kept.

This Rudraksha sublimates the malefic effects of Saturn or “Shani”.

The 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is beneficial to individuals suffering from weakness, colic pain, bone and muscle pains, paralysis, impotency, neurological problems and to handicapped people.

Seven Mukhi can be worn on a daily basis due to its positive psychological and physical effects.

Two Seven Mukhi Rudraksha beads should be strung in a red thread and worn while chanting the mantra.

It can also be kept in the locker after chanting of the mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Hum Namah’

Eight Mukhi

The Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is the reflection of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva’s second son who is worshipped before all the other gods.

This Rudraksha increases an individual’s pleasure and decreases his/her difficulties.

According to Shaivism, this Rudraksha is helpful to an individual for attainment of various “Riddhi” and “Siddhi” that would eventually lead him to “Shivloka” (“Moksha”/salvation).

The Eight Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

Eight Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Ganesha and its wearer becomes unaffected by all miseries – physical or mental.

This Rudraksha is ruled by “Rahu” and its malefic effects are similar to those of “Shani“.

8 Mukhi Rudraksha keeps a check on the bad effects of “Rahu” like snake bites, bad health, poverty, mental stress etc.

Wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with strength of character and mind, wisdom, a long successful life, happiness, good health, prosperity and increase in confidence.

Recommended for writers and intellectuals, the Eight Mukhi Rudraksha also helps in increasing concentration.

8 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on Monday.

Only one bead strung on a red thread is enough to bring success to an individual.

Mantra : ‘Om Ganeshaya Namah’

Nine Mukhi

Nine MukhiThe Nine Mukhi Rudraksha is the form of Goddess Durga(Shakti).

It contains the power of Nine Deities or NavDurga.

The worshippers of Shakti must wear this Rudraksha to increase their self power and mental concentration.

This Rudraksha is usually worn on the occasion of Navratri to obtain the blessings of mother Goddess Durga.

The Nine Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by the planet “Ketu” whose malefic effects are similar to those of “Rahu” and “Shani“.

This Rudraksha controls these effects and has the following characteristics :

The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Mother Durga.

It is also a symbol of Lord Bhairava Yama (The Lord of Death) and Sage Kapila.

Represented by Ketu (Dragon’s Tail), this Rudraksha helps counteract the malefic effects of Ketu. Ketu causes mental fatigue, poverty, helplessness, inactivity of mind and body.

The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with the power of Navadurga which stimulates mind and body, enhances mental sharpness and alertness, increases physical strength, concentration power, patience and control over one’s anger and enhanced communication skills.

The wearer is also blessed with the grace and power of Bhairava.

He obtains honour, attains fearlessness and pleasures of family life.

9 Mukhi Rudraksha is essential for the worshipper of Shakti.

The wearer is blessed with fearlessness, energy, fame, respect, dynamism and a successful life.

This Rudraksha imparts Bhoga(Life’s pleasures) and Moksha(Salvation).

Recommended for people suffering from fever, eye disorders, skin diseases, lung diseases, bowel and body pain.

Nine faced Rudraksha is worn on a Monday.

One bead should be capped in either gold or silver, strung on a red thread and worn with chanting of mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Hreem Hum Namaha’ , ‘Navdurgayai Namah’.

Ten Mukhi

Ten Mukhi The Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord Vishnu who, according to Indian mythology, is the Preserver of this Universe.

In ancient literature, He is referred to as the eternal, all pervading spirit.

Lord Vishnu is often depicted in human form reclining on the great serpent – Sheshanag.

Lord Vishnu is depicted as having four hands :

One hand holds a lotus, the petals of which symbolize the unfolding of creation and all things that are good-eternity, prosperity, purity.

Second hand holds a conch from which all existence is said to have originated.

Third hand holds a discus which is a symbol of the cosmic mind and a reminder of the wheel of time.

Fourth hand holds a mace which is the symbol of notion of individual existence.

The Ten faced Rudraksha encompasses all these individual symbols of Lord Vishnu.

It has the following characteristics :

Ten Mukhi Rudraksha symbolises Lord Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe.

It is believed that this Rudraksha also represents Dusavatara (10 Incarnations of Lord Vishnu).

It is not ruled by any planet.

According to the Srimad Bhagvat Purana, the Ten Mukhi Rudraksha has a strong positive effect on adverse planetary effects, evil power, misfortunes, miseries and worldly sufferings.

In the Shiva Purana, it is mentioned that an individual, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and gender can wear the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha for attaining fame and success in career.

The wearer of Ten faced Rudraksha attains a sense of security, develops a sound mind, achieves happiness and success and is safeguarded against evil influences.

Recommended for individuals suffering from adverse effects of all nine planets.

The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is worn on a Sunday.

It should be capped in gold or silver, strung on a red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Hreem Namah’ ,

 ‘Shree Narayanaaye Namah’,

 ‘Shree Vishnavai Namah’

Eleven Mukhi

Eleven MukhiVedic scriptures state that Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Ekadash Rudra (eleven forms of Lord Shiva).

The eleven forms of Lord Shiva are : Ahirbhutanya, Bhav, Bhim, Chand, Kapali, Pingal, Shasta, Shumbh, Virupaksh and Vilohit and Hanuman.

Hanuman is the eleventh form of Lord Shiva.

The 11 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as very auspicious in religious rituals and is worn by sages and saints during their meditation.

Eleven faced Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Ekadash Rudra.

It is also a symbol of Lord Indra(The Lord of all gods) and has the combined powers of eleven gods stored within it.

This Rudraksha is not ruled by any planet and it is believed that the eleven Rudras live in the eleven faces of the Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha.

This Rudraksha grants a long, prosperous life to its wearer.

It also grants an individual’s wishes regarding children and loved ones.

The husbands of the women who wear Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha are blessed with great luck and a long life.

It is said that the wearer of an Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha gets the same merits as those obtained on sacrifice of a thousand horses or gift of a thousand cows.

Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha bead is also said to grant salvation as the wearer is not born again.

Eleven faced Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord Hanuman and so the wearer is blessed with learning, virtues, cleverness, fearlessness, healthy life and wisdom.

This Rudraksha bead is also a symbol of Lord Indra and thus it brings pleasure and happiness, courage and confidence to the one who wears the 11 Mukhi Rudraksha.

Eleven faced Rudraksha should be kept in a a safe place of worship or with jewelry.

It brings wealth and prosperity to the family.

Recommended for maintenance of neuropsychology of an individual.

The 11 Mukhi Rudraksha should be capped in either silver or gold, strung in a red thread.

It shoul be touched to a Shivalinga and worn while chanting mantras.

This Rudraksha should always be worn on top of the head for instant results.

Mantra : ‘Om Hreem Hum Namah’, ‘Om Shree Rudray Namah’

Twelve Mukhi

Twelve Mukhi The Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of twelve virtues of Lord Sun. It is an embodiment of twelve facets of Lord Surya which are :

Light of Universal Friendship

Light of Compelling Radiance

Dispeller of Darkness or Ignorance

Shining Principle

All Pervading Light

Light of Mystic Fire

Golden Colored One Healing Gold

Light obvious and subtle as at dawn and dusk

Light of the Sage – an aspect of Vishnu

Light of Enlightenment

Light that Removes Afflictions

Brilliance – The Light of Intelligence

The 12 Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Surya or Sun.

It is ruled by Sun and the wearer is blessed with the quality of sun – to rule and move with radiance and strength.

This Rudraksha is ideal ministers, administrators, businessmen and executives.

Twelve faced Rudraksha blesses the wearer with wealth, authority, protection against accidents, fearlessness, happiness and wisdom.

This Rudraksha bead is recommended for people suffering from gastric and oesophagus problems, bowel movement, heart diseases, lung diseases and skin problems.

Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha bead should be capped in either gold or silver with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras.

Mantra : ‘Aum Kraum Sraum Raum Namah’

Thirteen Mukhi

Thirteen MukhiThe Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Indra(Lord of all gods). This Rudraksha fulfills all earthly desires and helps in attainment of eight Siddhis (accomplishments).

It has virtues like love, affection, beauty and attraction as its attributes.

The 13 Mukhi Rudraksha has the following attributes :

Thirteen faced Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Indra and Lord Kamadeva (Cupid).

It is ruled by the planet of love – Venus.

This Rudraksha bead should be worn by researchers of medical science and people connected to chemical science.

The wearer of Thirteen faced Rudraksha is blessed with riches, success, fame, good luck, honor, power of authority, charismatic personality, high level of social and financial status and worldly desires.

This Rudraksha bead is helpful for meditation and spiritual attainment and also causes material upliftment.

Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha bead has a special power of hypnotism.

It empowers a person with the ability to woo another individual.

Wearers of the 13 Mukhi Rudraksha have the power to control their destinies.

The wearers can also control and bewitch animals.

Mantra – ‘Om Hreem Namah’

Fourteen Mukhi

Fourteen MukhiThe Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha is called the “Deva Mani”(precious divine thing) and is also one of the rarest Rudraksha to be found.

The Shiva Purana says that the 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is regarded as the favorite possession by humans and Gods and Goddesses and it rules the cosmic world.

The Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

14 Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Hanuman – the eleventh form of Lord Shiva.

Ruled by the planet Saturn, this Rudraksha helps counteract the malefic effects of Saturn.

The wearer of Fourteen faced Rudraksha attains spiritual freedom and the virtues of Lord Shiva.

Fourteen faced Rudraksha is said to awaken the sixth sense or intuition power by which the wearer can foresee the future happenings.

This helps the wearer to decide on his course of action against all calamities, miseries and worries.

This Rudraksha is helpful in providing riches, cure to ailments, acheiving salvation, strength, enthusiasm.

The 14 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn by the couple who have no children.

This Rudraksha bead imparts fourteen kinds of knowledge and influences every facet of life.

Recommended to be worn by people suffering from ailments caused due to the malefic effects of Saturn and to ensure safety and financial gains.

The 14 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn on the chest as a necklace or on the forehead as a third eye or on the right arm.

Mantra : ‘Om Shivaya Namaha’

Rare Rudraksha Beads

One Mukhi

The One Mukhi Rudraksha is the main Rudraksha amongst all the available types.

It is the rarest of all Rudraksha beads.

The round shape is a rarity and is more expensive.

The most commonly available variety is the half moon shaped Rudraksha.

One Mukhi Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

It represents Lord Shiva himself and symbolizes the attainment of godhood, supreme truth and super consciousness.

Ek Mukhi is ruled by the Sun and is the harbinger of peace and pleasure.

One Mukhi Rudraksha comes in the round shape or cashew nut (half moon).

Generally, the person who worships or wears the 1 Mukhi obtains not only all the worldly pleasures but remains unaffected by them.

The wearer of ek Mukhi Rudraksha has increased powers of concentration and a fit mental constitution.

1 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for individuals suffering from headaches, right eye disorders and heart diseases.

It should be worn on a Monday.

One Mukhi Rudraksha should be capped with gold or silver and worn round the neck or placed at the worshiping place with the chanting of mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Namaha Shivaya, Om Hreem Namaha’

Fifteen Mukhi

Fifteen Mukhi Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha bead and it represents Lord Pashupatinath.

Most of its effects resemble those of a Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha.

It is considered a very precious Rudraksha and is always placed in a very sacred place like the puja or prayer room.

The Fifteen faced Rudraksha has the following attributes :

15 Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Pashupatinath.

This Rudraksha bead is ruled by “Rahu” and is essential for pacifying emotional disturbances caused by worldly bondages.

The wearer of Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha is never bereft of wealth, is never inflicted with any skin disease, is helped in attaining salvation, has high intuitive powers and increased energy levels.

Fifteen Faced Rudraksha also helps channelize thoughts and to remain focussed.

It increases the concentration power and memory.

Recommended for increasing intuition power, lateral and abstract thinking.

The 15 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Pashupataya Namaha’

Sixteen Mukhi

Sixteen MukhiSixteen Mukhi Rudraksha is the combined form of Vishnu and Shiva and thus it represents victory.

It is another of the rare varieties of Rudraksha.

In ancient scriptures, it is said that the Sixteen faced Rudraksha should be placed in a sacred place like the prayer room so that the entire house is enveloped with positive energy, harmony, peace and prosperity.

The Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha has the following attributes like :

16 Mukhi Rudraksha is the Hari-Shankar Roopam Rudraksha.

This Rudraksha is ruled by “Ketu” and counteracts its bad effects.

The wearer of Sixteen Faced Rudraksha is blessed with prosperity, cordial relations, harmony and love in the family.

The house in which a 16 Mukhi Rudraksha is kept is always free from theft, robbery or fire problems.

Recommended for people suffering from diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy, lung diseases.

Mantra : ‘Om Namaha Shivaya’

Seventeen Mukhi

The Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha is called the Sita-Rama Roopam and it represents the combined forces of Sita and Rama. It is a rare Rudraksha bead.

The Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha bead has the following characteristics :

17 Mukhi Rudraksha is the Sita-Rama Roopam Rudraksha.

It is also a symbol of Lord Vishwakarma (The builder of materialistic world).

The wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with success, improved memory, awakened kundalini and increased wealth.

This Rudraksha is especially useful for attaining physical assets like property and vehicles.

Recommended for people suffering from memory loss, lack of energy.

The Seventeen Faced Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday after capping it in either gold or silver and stringing a red thread.

Mantra : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Eighteen Mukhi

Eighteen Mukhi The Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha and is associated with Mother Earth.

It is also a representation of Bhairava form of Lord Shiva. Bhairava is a terrible and angry form of Lord Shiva.

So the possessor of this Rudraksha is saved from all terrible effects on his life.

The Eighteen Faced Rudraksha bead has attributes like:

18 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Mother Earth and is also called Bhairava Roopam.

Eighteen Faced Rudraksha is ideal for people connected to any kind of trade or work related to earth.

Thus, it is suitable for dealers of stones, iron ore, gems, builders, architects, property dealers, contractors, architects, farmers, etc.

The wearer of 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with all kinds of fame, respect, success, fearlessness.

It also prevents accidents and the bad effects of planets.

Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha bead is beneficial for pregnant women in protecting their child.

Recommended for counteracting ailments like loss of power, neurological breakdown, mental stress.

Mantras : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Nineteen Mukhi

Nineteen MukhiThe Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha imparts victory and knowledge to its wearer.

It is associated with Lord Vishnu and so is called the Narayana Roopam Rudraksha.

The Nineteen Faced Rudraksha has the following attributes :

19 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Vishnu Narayan and is called the Narayana Roopam Rudraksha.

The wearer or worshipper of this Rudraksha attains victory of knowledge over ignorance.

The Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha Bead bestows all the worldly pleasures and immense wealth on the wearer.

Recommended for people suffering from blood disorders and spinal problems.

This Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantras : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Twenty Mukhi

Twenty MukhiTwenty Mukhi Rudraksha is a rare Rudraksha symbolizing Brahma. It has the following attributes:

Twenty Faced Rudraksha is a representation of Lord Brahma and is a talisman used against the spirits, ghosts, etc.

The wearer of this Rudraksha is blessed with great knowledge, mental peace and improved visual power.

20 Mukhi Rudraksha is recommended for people suffering from eye sight problems.

It is said that snake bites are cured by holding this Rudraksha.

Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha Bead should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Twenty One Mukhi

Twenty One MukhiTwenty One Mukhi Rudraksha is represented by Lord Shiva himself. According to the ancient scriptures, when Twenty One Faced Rudraksha is placed in the place of worship, all the gods align themselves around it.

This brings peace, harmony and prosperity to the house and it’s members.

This Rudraksha has certain characteristics like :

21 Mukhi Rudraksha is a symbol of Lord shiva.

It also represents Lord Kuber (God of wealth).

It is said that by wearing this Rudraksha, remission from the sin of “brahmahatya” (killing a cow or a Brahmin) can be obtained.

The wearer of Twenty One Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with wealth, health, achievements, prosperity.

The wearer’s spiritual knowledge increases and he/she walks on the path of “Sanatana dharma”.

This Rudraksha bead helps in opening the third eye chakra which governs awareness and enhances clairvoyance.

The 21 Mukhi Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha

Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha Trijuti Rudraksha is a combined form of three Rudraksha and is a rare phenomenon.

It is said to be a combination of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It has the following characteristics :

Trijuti Rudraksha represents Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and is also called Gauri Paath.

This Rudraksha bead is said to impart Brahma Gyan to its wearer.

The wearer of a Trijuti Rudraksha enjoys super power in society. Wealth, confidence, health and a universal appeal is imparted to the wearer of Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha.

This Rudraksha safeguards the body against all external and internal diseases.

The Trijuti/Tribhagi Rudraksha Beads should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Namah Shivay’.

Other Rudraksha Beads

Gaurishankar Rudraksha

Gaurishankar RudrakshaGauriShankar Rudraksha is a conjoined form of Lord shiva and Mother Parvati.

It is a rare phenomenon.

In Puranas, the bead of GauriShankar is regarded as best for a peaceful family life.

A man who worships this Rudraksha and keeps it in his prayer room reaps all the benefits of an obstacle free, happy and successful family life.

Gauri Shankar Rudraksha has the following characteristics :

This Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.

Ruled by Moon, the Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is said to cause the expansion and development of this Universe.

The wearer of the Gouri Shankar Rudraksha is blessed with comfort and peace in the family.

This Rudraksha causes expansion of the Universe that provides fertility.

Hence, it provides excellent relations between husband and wife.

The GauriShankar Rudraksha also helps in meditation.

Thus, it is worn by sages who try to unite with Lord Shiva through meditation.

Gouri Shankar Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting mantras.

Mantra: ‘Om Gaurishankarey Namah’.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

Garbh Gauri RudrakshaGarbh Gauri Rudraksha is the smaller form of GauriShankar Rudraksha.

In GauriShankar, both the conjoined beads are of similar size but in Garbh Gauri Rudraksha, one bead is smaller than the other.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha has attributes like :

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha represents Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha.

The smaller bead represents Ganesha and bigger bead represents Goddess Parvati.

This Rudraksha is best for the women who have problems in conceiving a child and are prone to abortion.

It is recommended that this Rudraksha should be worn around the neck by women for maximum effect.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha maintains family unity and good relations between mother and child.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha is worn on a Monday.

It should be capped in either gold or silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chanting the mantras.

Mantra: ‘Om Garbh Gauriye Namah’

Ganesha Rudraksha

Ganesha RudrakshaGanesha Rudraksha has a natural trunk like protrusion similar to the trunk of Lord Ganesha.

It has the following characteristics :

Ganesha Rudraksha symbolizes Lord Ganesha.

This Rudraksha is beneficial in obtaining blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Ganesha Rudraksha blesses the wearer with progress and lessens the obstacles in the wearers’ or possessors’ path.

It is recommended to be worn to achieve perfection in every facet of life.

Ganesha Rudraksha should be worn on a Monday.

It should be capped with either gold and silver, strung with a red thread and worn while chnating of mantras.

Mantra : ‘Om Gang Ganpataya Namoh Namah, ‘Om Ganeshaya Namah’, ‘Om Hum Namah’.

 Identification of Rudraksha

Identification of RudrakshaRudraksha is found in Nature.

However, due to a growing demand for Rudraksha beads, traders have started manufacturing rarely faceted beads such as the One Mukhi Rudraksha.

Beads of Areca/Betel nut, Nutmeg or Tulsi are used to make Rudraksha Beads.

Identification of Fake Rudraksha

While buying a Rudraksha bead, an individual should keep the following points in mind :

The Five Mukhi Rudraksha are found easily and abundantly.

Rudraksha having 2,3,4,6 and 7 Mukhis are found abundantly and hence their prices are not high.

One Mukhi Rudraksha round variety has never been found till date and is thus a myth.

One Mukhi Half Moon is genuine and the price is low.

Round One Mukhi Rudraksha is the most highly sold bead and is faked in many forms by unscrupulous suppliers.

Some beads have a stem implanted in them artificially to give a real look.

Traders sell fake One Mukhi which have serpent, trishul, lingam etc. carved on them.

A real Rudraksha bead does not have these markings.

Fake Rudraksha are made by carving extra lines in lower Mukhi beads to obtain the rare and expensive higher Mukhi beads.

GauriShankar Rudraksha are faked by gluing together two Rudraksha beads.

Methods for Identification

There are a number of methods for identification of fake Rudraksha like :

Water Test

Sometimes rare Rudraksha beads like GauriShankar Rudraksha or a Trijuti are made by artificially joining two or three Rudraksha with the help of glue etc.

In case of doubt, such Rudraksha bead should be placed in boiling water for 20-30 minutes.

A sharp discoloration will take place at the joint in case of artificial Rudraksha.

There is another water test that is conducted as well.

The bead is placed in a glass of water. If it floats it is rejected.

However, this test is not very reliable because :

An unripe but genuine Rudraksha will also float in water.

Fake Rudraksha bead made of wood and impregnated with lead will also sink in water.

Rare Rudraksha beads like One Mukhi are sometimes made by tampering with higher Mukhi beads.

This Rudraksha will also sink.

Cut Test

The most reliable test is to cut the Rudraksha bead.

One will find the same number of compartments as the number of lines.

However, the drawback is that the bead is destroyed.

Properties Test

This test is to find whether the beads exhibit properties like inductance, capacitance, conduction of electric current etc.

Copper Coin Test

It is a general belief that a Rudraksha bead when placed between two copper coins will rotate slightly either towards the right or the left.

This happens due to the physical and magnetic properties of the Rudraksha beads.

This test requires a high level of expertise and the buyer generally buys the bead that rotates towards right.

Eye Test

The Mukhis of a natural Rudraksha look like closed lips with deep natural partitions. Sometimes Rudraksha are faked by sticking thorny parts of one Rudraksh onto another one.

This difference could be caught by a 10x lens.

However, none of these tests are fool proof.

The best way to buy a Rudraksha is to buy it from a trusted authorized supplier.

Rudraksha as Accessories

Rudraksha as AccessoriesRudraksha is increasingly being used as a fashion accessory and as an alternative method of treatment.

The medicinal properties of Rudraksha have also been proved and so the trend of wearing Rudraksha is on the rise.

The various Rudraksha accessories are :

 Rudraksha Mala

Rudraksha MalasRudraksha malas are made of Rudraksha or as a combination mala with other items like corals, crystal, silver beads, etc.

The different types of malas available are :

 Rudraksha Bracelets

Rudraksha BraceletsRudraksha bracelets are strung together in silver in combination with various other beads like aquamarine, malachite, amethyst, opal, tiger eye, crystals, etc.

Bracelets are made of high quality silver with approximate length of about 8″ – 8.5″. Each combination has different effects on the wearer.

Each type of bead has distinctive properties which when combined with Rudraksha gives increased benefits to the wearer.

Rudraksha and Aquamarine bracelet has a beneficial effect on heart problems. Aquamarine is beneficial for love, courage and peace and is a crystal for healing and maintaining balance in the body.

Helps in the functioning of throat and mind.

Aquamarine supports the throat chakra.

Malachite is a semi precious stone used for relieving stress and tensions and helps in functioning of liver and spleen, strengthening the circulatory system, pineal and pituitary glands of the brain.

Malachite supports the heart and solar plexus chakras and aids in sleeping.

Amethyst is the stone of wisdom.

This stone helps harmonize and stabilize consciousness, enhances spiritual growth and creates an inner awareness.

Amethyst protects the wearer in stressful situations and supports the crown chakra.

Opal brings happy dreams and good changes in life of the wearer since it carries the combined energies of the Sun and the Moon.

The opal is tied to the emotional side of our nature and brings clarity of thoughts and spontaneity.

Tiger eye is believed to enhance confidence, focus the mind, and enable the user to see clearly without illusion.

Tiger Eye supports the solar plexus chakra.

Crystals are helpful in increasing intellect and spiritual awareness.

Rudraksha Pendants

Rudraksha Pendants The Rudraksha pendants are available in various designs and combinations.

Saraswati Pendant has 2 Four Mukhi Rudraksha beads and 1 Six Mukhi bead capped in silver and strung on a red thread.

This pendant is useful for growth of career and academics.

The wearer achieves immense professional success.

Kamdev/Mohini Pendant has 2 Six Mukhi and 1 Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha bead capped in silver and strung in a red thread.

This pendant blesses the wearer with all luxuries in life.

Lakshmi Ganesha Pendant has 2 Seven Mukhi and 1 Eight Mukhi Rudraksha.

This pendant is binded in silver and strung on a red thread.

It helps the wearer in gaining money and power and in leading a blissful life.

Hanuman Shakti Pendant has a combination of 1 Eleven Mukhi, 1 Fourteen Mukhi and 1 Ten Mukhi Rudraksha beads.

It provides the wearer with name, fame and keeps him away from any negative feelings.

This pendant also protects the wearer from mental problems.

Career Power Pendant has 1 Two Mukhi, 1 Four Mukhi and 1 Seven Mukhi Rudraksha bound in silver and strung on a red thread.

It helps in achieving a good career and progress in life.

Marital Bliss Power Pendant has 2 Two Mukhi and 1 GauriShankar Rudraksha and blesses the wearer with marital bliss and unity and harmony in life.

This pendant is binded in silver and strung in a red thread.

Protection Power Pendant has 1 Nine Mukhi, 1 Ten Mukhi and 1 Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha and it imparts energy, power, dynamism and fearlessness.

It is ideal for healers and is bounded in silver and strung on a red thread.

Business Luck Power Pendant has 1 Seven Mukhi, 1 Ten Mukhi and 1 Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha bound in silver and strung on a red thread.

It helps in attaining success in business and private/public service, increasing prosperity and good luck.

Surya (Sun) Shakti Power Pendant has 1 Eleven Mukhi, 1 One Mukhi and 1 Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha bead.

This pendant blesses the wearer with power, health, wealth and good luck.

The One Mukhi Rudraksha is of the half moon variety.


The word “Rudraksha” is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes).

Hindu legends and some holy Books in HINDUISM Like SHIVAPURANAS says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of extreme fulfillment He shed a tear.

This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the rudraksha tree.

It is believed that by wearing the rudraksha bead one will have the protection of Lord Shiva.

Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word made of Rudra + Akasha or in English “Rudra’s eyes” means the aksha or tears of lord rudra or shiva, is a seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism.

The seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus, with Elaeocarpus ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of organic jewellery or mala.

Rudraksha beads are a plant product, containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and trace elements in combined form.

The percentage compositions of their gaseous elements was determined by C-H-N Analyzer and by Gaschromatography.

The result shows that Rudraksha beads consist of 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen

Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree.

Its scientific name being ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUX ROXUB, the family is TILLIACEAE. Altitude-wise, its habitat starts from sea-coast and goes up to 2,000 meters.

Geographically it is found growing naturally and abundantly in tropical and subtropical areas.

The trees are perennial in habitat.

The trees are almost 50ft to 200ft in height

Common Name:

Sanskrit, Hindi & Marathi : Rudraksha

Bengali: Rudrakaya

Kannada: Rudrakshi

Tamil: Akkamrudrakai

Telugu: Rudraksha Halu

English: Woodenbegar

According to old mythology ” Siva Purana” that the favorites of Lord Siva , Rudraksha trees grow in Gouda Land which in present era is the area of the Gangetic Plain on the southern border area of Asia to the foothills of great Himalaya and middle area of Nepal.

Thus, starting from Manila, passing through Myanmar, plains as well as low hills, its habitat extends to Bengal, Assam and adjoining north-eastern states, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal .

In present era Rudraksha trees are basically localized in Nepal and the southern part of Asia.

Although Rudraksha are grown and found in Nepal but these are mainly localized to eastern part of Nepal due to climatic suitability.

Rudraksha Plant Elaeocarpus is a large genius of evergreen trees.

It has nearly 36 sister species, including Rudraksha.

All trees bearing white flowers with fringed petals developing into drupaceous fruit resembling olive.

The main trunk of rudraksha tree is cylindrical. Its section is circular.

Bark is grayish white and rough in texture with small vertical lenticels and narrow horizontal furrows.

The branches of Rudraksha spread in all directions is such a way that when growing in natural habitat, the crown takes the shape of a pyramid.

The leaves of rudraksha are shining green above and dull coriaceous below.

The flowers are ovoid, conical, elongate, nearly 1 to 2 cm in diameter.

These appear in April-May.

The fruit is globose and drupaceous having a fleshy exterior.

The beads inside is hard and tubercled.

The fruit starts appearing in June and ripens by august to october.

General information on the rudraksha treeRudraksha Trees found up to 3000m above, or at, sea level.

The rudraksha tree grows in a narrow opening, not on open ground. Its leaves resemble those of tamarind or nux vomica, but are longer.

It yields one to two thousand fruits annually.

The Yatis (Ascetics) in the Himalayas survive only on these fruits.

These fruits are also known as amritphal (Fruits of Nectar).

Plantation & CareFarming of Rudraksha is a difficult process due to its slow sprouting from the beads which usually takes about 1 to 2 years depending on the humidity of soil.

Rudraksha is basically grown in subtropical climatic region with temperature ranges from 25 to 30 degree centigrade.

Once Rudraksha are planted it starts giving fruit after 7 years and thereafter for long time.

In the single tree, Rudraksha beads comes in all different faces at the same time but higher mukhis or faces are vary rare to find where most of Rudraksha beads are five faces Rudraksha beads come in seasonal pattern every year around mid august to mid October from the tree.

The Himalayan Beads simply seem to be larger, heavier and more powerful due to the environment they grow in.

So it is a certainty that environment and specifically the location of the Rudraksha Trees plays a key role in their growth.

Rudraksha tree are easy to grow and once established, a rudraksha tree will last for years with a little care.

Local Belief & Benefits For someone who is constantly on the move and who eats and sleeps in various places, rudraksha is a very good support because it creates a cocoon of your own energy.

You might have noticed that when you go to a new place, sometimes you can fall asleep easily, whereas in certain other places you cannot fall asleep even if you are physically tired.

This is because, if the situation around you is not conducive to your kind of energy, it will not let you settle down.

For sadhus and sanyasis, places and situations could trouble them because they were constantly moving.

One of the rules for them was never to put their head down in the same place twice.

Today, once again, people have started eating and sleeping in different places because of their business or profession, so a rudraksha can be helpful.

Another thing is, sadhus or sanyasis living in the forest cannot drink water from just any pool because many times in nature, the water may be poisoned or contaminated with certain gases.

If they were to drink it, it might cripple or even kill them.

If a rudraksha is held above the water, if the water is good and drinkable, it will go clockwise.

If it is poisoned, it will go anticlockwise.

It is also a way of checking the quality of food.

If you hold it above any positive pranic substance, it will move in a clockwise direction.

If you hold it over any negative pranic substance, it will move in anti-clockwise direction.

A shield against negative energiesIt is also a kind of shield against negative energies.

It is possible for some people to use negative energies to cause harm to someone else.

If somebody who has mastery over negative energies wants to use it, so many things – extreme suffering and even death can be caused.

A rudraksha is a kind of shield against this.

Spiritual useRudraksha beads are the material from which malas or Rosery are made.

The term is used both for the berries themselves and as a term for the type of mala made from them. In this sense, a rudraksha is a rosary, used for repetitive prayer (japa), a common aid to worship in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Rudrakshas also used for the treatment of various diseases in traditional Indian medicine.

Seeds show variation in the number of grooves or compartments or MUKHI’S on their surface, and are classified on the basis of the number of divisions they have.

Different qualities are attributed to rudraksha based on the number of grooves, or “faces” that it has.

A common type has Five divisions or five mukh, and these are considered to be symbolic of the five faces of Shiva.

It can only be worn with a black or red string or, rarely, a gold chain.

Rudraksha malas have been used by Hindus and Buddhists as rosaries from at least the 10th century for meditation purposes and to sanctify the mind, body and soul.

The word rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes).

One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of extreme fulfillment He shed a tear.

This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the rudraksha tree.

It is believed that by wearing the rudraksha bead one will have the

Protection of Lord Shiva.

The rudraksha fruit is blue in colour but turns black when dried.

The central hard rudraksha uni-seed may have 1 to 24 faces But the species found in INDONESIA reported from 1 mukhi & up to 38 MUKHIS .

Hindu MythologyCreation of the rudraksha tree from the tears of grief shed by Shankar (or Shiva) upon seeing the unrighteous conduct of demon Tarakasur’s sons, and their destruction by Shiva :

Through their righteous conduct and devotion into Shiva, Tarakasur’s sons Tadinmali, Tarakaksh and Kamalaksh, attained divinity.

After some time, seeing that they have returned to their original unrighteous conduct, Shankar was grief-stricken, and His eyes were filled with tears.

A few of these tears fell onto the earth; a tree sprang up from these, which came to be known as the rudraksha tree.

Later, Shiva destroyed the sons of Tarakasur.

That’s why people have a very much believe in these RUDRAKSHA BEADS.

Significance of RUDRAKSHA MALAS Usually the beads of rudraksha are strung together as a Mala Traditionally, it is believed that the number of beads used should be 108 plus one.

The extra bead is the bindu or MERU PARVAT.

If the mālā lacks a bindu OR MERU PARVAT, the energy is said to become cyclical and wearers who are sensitive may become dizzy.

When the beads are stringed, it is advised that they be strung with either a silk thread or cotton thread.

If the rudraksha is threaded, it is advised to change the thread every six months to prevent the thread from snapping and the 109 beads from scattering.

The rudraksha mala may also be strung with either copper, silver or Gold typically by a jeweler.

A common issue with malas wired with such metals is the mala being tied too tightly.

This may result in the insides of the rudraksha seeds cracking and crumbling from excessive pressure.

Thus, it is necessary to ensure that the mala is tied loosely.

The mala can be worn all the time, including when showering.

When bathing in cold water baths without chemical soaps it is beneficial for the water to flow over it and upon the body.

Wearing the mala while in contact with chemical soaps and warm water is best avoided, however, as it can result in the rudraksha becoming brittle and eventually cracking

The Holy Rudraksha

The seed of the Rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus granitrus) holds a very special place in Hinduism and is credited to possess mystical and divine properties.

Necklaces made of Rudraksha beads are considered auspicious as well as powerful and are supposed to have profound astrological and health benefits.

It is believed that one who wears Rudraksha is untouched by sins, and is protected from all impious deeds or thoughts.

Origin & Myths

Rudraksha’ has its etymological origin in the Sanskrit words, ‘Rudra’ and ‘Aksha’. ‘Rudra’ is another name for Lord Shiva, and ‘aksha’ means teardrop.

Mythological tales have it that the Rudraksha plant was born out of Lord Shiva’s teardrops.

Ancient scriptures, such as ‘Shiva Purana’, ‘Padma Purana’, and ‘Srimad Bhagavad’ mention the greatness and wonderful powers of the Rudraksha.

For thousands of years, they have adorned the bodies of sages and saints leading a fearless life in far-flung frontiers seeking enlightenment and liberation.

Medicinal Value & Biomedical Properties

According to the Ayurvedic medical system, wearing Rudraksha can have a positive effect on the heart and nerves, and relieve you from stress, anxiety, depression, palpitations and lack of concentration.

It is also known for its anti-aging effect and electromagnetic and inductive properties.

People with high blood pressure have been found have benefited from the use of Rudraksha seeds.

Types of Rudraksha

Rudraksha beads are classified on the basis of the number of “mukhis” the clefts and furrows – they have on the surface.

Each bead has a different effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. These are vital from the astrological viewpoint since it is believed that Rudrakshas of different ​mukhis please different planets. The scriptures speak of 1 to 38 ​mukhis, but Rudrakshas of 1 to 14 mukhis are commonly found.

Beware of Fakes! 

Nowadays, they seem to come in all shapes and sizes, and available at every little shop that sells alternative medicines, including a host of online stores.

But make sure you get the real stuff.

Imitations look real but don’t work! Here’s how to identify a genuine Rudraksha seed:

  1. A real Rudraksha bead will never float on water.
  2. Even if you boil a real Rudraksha in water for 6 hours, there would no effect on the bead. A fake will easily disintegrate.
  3. A good Rudraksha bead will not be broken at any ends.
  4. A ‘healthy’ bead should have well defined and natural corns and contours.

Importance of Rudraksha in Hindu Mythology

In Hindu mythology, Rudraksha is considered to be a sacred bead that is believed to have divine powers and is associated with the Hindu deity Shiva.

It is believed that wearing Rudraksha beads can bring peace, prosperity, good health, and spiritual enlightenment to the wearer.

The seeds of the Rudraksha tree are believed to have been created by the tears of Shiva, and are therefore considered to be very powerful and sacred.

We will find out Importance of Rudraksha in Hindu Mythology.

Rudraksha beads are traditionally worn as a mala, or a string of beads that is used for prayer and meditation.

They are also often worn as a necklace or bracelet.

In Hinduism, it is believed that Rudraksha has the power to purify the mind and soul, and to bring the wearer closer to Shiva.

It is also believed to have therapeutic properties, and is thought to be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety, improving blood pressure and heart rate, and promoting overall physical and mental well-being.

In addition to their spiritual and medicinal properties, Rudraksha beads are also considered to be a symbol of devotion and piety in Hinduism.

They are often worn by devotees of Shiva as a sign of their devotion and devotion to the deity.

Importance of Rudraksha in Hindu Mythology

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is a deity who is often depicted with various natural adornments. He is shown wearing a snake around his neck and a tiger skin over his body.

A crescent moon can be seen on his head, while the river Ganga is said to flow from his hair.

His body is also covered in sacred ash.

In addition, he is often depicted wearing a necklace made of seeds from the Rudraksha tree, which is said to be of great significance to believers.

Rudraksha Tree

The Rudraksha tree, scientifically known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus, is a large, evergreen tree that grows in subtropical regions, particularly in the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plains, and Southeast Asia.

The seeds of this tree, also known as blueberry seeds due to their blue outer husk when ripe, are considered sacred among spiritual seekers because of their association with Lord Shiva, who is often depicted in blue to represent infinity.

It is believed that these seeds are a manifestation of the tears that Lord Shiva once shed, and they are worn as a symbol of devotion and spiritual growth.

Rudraksha, the tears of Lord Shiva

According to legend, Lord Shiva was once in deep meditation for an extended period. When he emerged from his meditative state, tears fell from his eyes and landed on the ground, where they grew into a tree called the Rudraksha tree.

This tree is believed to have been given special powers by Lord Shiva that can help individuals on their spiritual journey.

The seeds of the Rudraksha tree, known as Rudraksha beads, are said to provide protection and assist in overcoming obstacles on the path to spiritual evolution.

The Shiva Purana states that those who wear Rudraksha beads will achieve a connection with Lord Shiva.

The Scientific Significance of Rudraksha

In the Vedas, Rudra is associated with the cosmic wind, which is powerful and can be heard as a howling sound throughout the universe.

These winds, created by the movement of cosmic particles that connect objects and drive the cycle of creation and destruction, are powerful and destructive, but also serve a regenerative purpose.

Rudra is said to represent these cosmic winds and the universal energy that sweeps across the universe.

The Rudraksha tree is believed to have a connection to these cosmic winds, as its name comes from the words “Rudra” and “akarshana,” meaning “attraction.”

It is thought that the seeds of the Rudraksha tree, known as Rudraksha beads, can attract these cosmic particles and channel them throughout the body, providing added vitality and harmony while eliminating negativity.

Benefits of a Wearing Rudraksha

Here is a list of some believed benefits of wearing Rudraksha beads:

Improved physical and mental health: Some people believe that Rudraksha beads can help to reduce stress and improve overall physical and mental well-being.

Prosperity and success: It is believed that Rudraksha beads can attract positive energy and bring success and prosperity to the wearer.

Protection from negative energies: Some people believe that Rudraksha beads can provide protection from negative energies and protect the wearer from harm.

Balance of chakras: In Hinduism, it is believed that Rudraksha beads can help to balance the chakras, or energy centers, in the body, leading to increased clarity of mind and overall well-being.

Devotion to Lord Shiva: Many people wear Rudraksha beads as a sign of devotion to Lord Shiva and as a means of seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of Rudraksha beads may vary from person to person, and that they should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

Different Types of Rudraksha Beads and their benefits

As mentioned in our previous article, Rudraksha is comprised of two words Rudra, which is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha, which means teardrops.

Hence, Rudraksha means tears of Lord Shiva.

According to Shiva Purana, Rudraksha is said to have originated from the eyes of Lord Shiva in the form of tears that landed on Earth near Kailash Mountain and formed the Rudraksha tree.

This is why the Rudraksha tree grows mostly in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and India.

Rudraksha trees also grow in Myanmar, Indonesia (Sumatra and Java), Srilanka, the Philippines, Madagascar, etc.

However, different types of Rudraksha beads grow on the tree.

They are based on the vertical lines seen running down on the surface.

These lines are known as Mukhi, or in other words, “the clefts or furrows on the surface.”

(For instance, if there are two vertical lines on the surface, then it is known as 2 Mukhi Rudraksha.)

Rudraksha beads are made up of 50.031% carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen, and 30.53% oxygen, and it takes 15 to 16 years to mature.

The Rudraksha comes with different “Mukhis” or “Faces,” ranging from 1 to 21 Faces. Among them, 1 to 14 Mukhis are commonly found.

There are different types of Rudraksha with more than 22 vertical lines, but they are extremely rare, and their properties haven’t been studied yet.

Different Types of Rudraksha Beads and their benefits

1 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Shiva
  • Ruling Planet: All
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Namah Shivaya ||

Benefits of 1 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 1 Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Lord Shiva and is beneficial for attaining superconsciousness – the grace of Lord Shiva.
  • Ek Mukhi Rudraksha Has the capacity to destroy all sins and lead one to moksha.
  • Elevation of awareness towards the absolute consciousness of the divine.
  • Only a few selected ones who have been graced with Lord Shiva and divine karma get to wear this rare 1 Mukhi Rudraksha bead.
  • On a mental level, the mind shifts towards the supreme element known as Partattva Dharana cha jayate Tatprakashnam.
  • On a physical level, 1 Mukhi Rudraksha helps to cure migraines and other mental diseases.

2 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Ardhanareshwar
  • Ruling Planet: Moon
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Namah ||

Benefits of 2 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It represents two images of Shiva and Shakti. Thus, the wearer would be blessed with unity and harmony.
  • It symbolizes Guru-Shishya, parents-children, and husband-wife relationship.
  • It maintains Oneness in the relationship.
  • On a spiritual level, it removes the negative elements of the Moon.
  • On a physical level, it cures emotional instability, releases fear and insecurity, and gives inner happiness and fulfillment.

3 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Agni
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Kleem Namah ||

Benefits of 3 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes the fire god Agnidev.
  • The three Mukhi Rudraksha helps a person to free himself from the bondage of past birth, the karmas related to his path, and then pave the way for success based on the karma of his current life.
  • The wearer of 3 Mukhi Rudraksha doesn’t fall in the loop of the cycle of life; it means that he attains moksha after the current life.
  • On a mental level, the wearer is uplifted from low self-esteem so that he can rise to the illuminated pure self.
  • On a physical level, it heals stomach and liver ailments.

4 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Brihaspati
  • Ruling Planet: Jupiter
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 4 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 4 Mukhi Rudraksha is for those seeking the power of knowledge and creativity, as wearing the rudraksha improves mental power, vocal power, wit, and intelligence.
  • The wear of four Mukhi Rudraksha is also blessed with melodious speech.

5 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Rudra Kalagni
  • Ruling Planet: Jupiter
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 5 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 5 Mukhi Rudraksha benefits those seeking to find their higher selves, UpaGuru.
  • Panch Mukhi Rudraksha enhances awareness, memory, word power, and intellect.
  • This type of Rudraksha is mostly used while chanting mantras as it helps them connect with Shiva’s grace more easily.
  • Pachmukhi Rudraksha removes the wearer from the negative energy of the planet Jupiter.

6 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Kartikeya
  • Ruling Planet: Mars
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 6 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes stability and pacifies the planet Mars.
  • The wearer is strengthened with willpower and focuses as he gets free from mental lethargy and emotional instability.
  • The wearer is also blessed with luck for properties and vehicles.

7 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Laxmi
  • Ruling Planets: Venus
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 7 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes health, wealth, and new opportunities.
  • For those suffering from financial and luck-related miseries, 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is suitable.
  • The wearer progresses with name, fame, and abundance.

8 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Ganesh
  • Ruling Planets: Ketu
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah||

Benefits of 8 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 8 Mukhi Rudraksha has the power to eliminate obstacles and evils in a person’s path to success.
  • The person who wears it will be blessed with knowledge, wisdom, and wealth.

9 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Durga
  • Ruling Planets: Rahu
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 9 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 9 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes energy, power, dynamism, and fearlessness.
  • It gives two things: Bhogha – worldly comforts and desire fulfillment, and Moksha – liberation.

10 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Krishna
  • Ruling Planets: All
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah Namah ||

Benefits of 10 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • This Rudraksha symbolizes eternal peace.
  • The wearer is protected from negative energies by the shield of Rudraksha.
  • It is also worn for success in court cases, land deals, debts, and other losses.
  • Texts say that it is one of the most powerful Rudrakshas that can pacify all nine planets, Navagrahas.

11 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: 11 Rudras
  • Ruling Planets: All
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 11 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The power of wearing this bead is equivalent to performing 1000 Ashavamedh Yajna and 100 Vajpaye Yajna.
  • It can improve the high level of awareness, divine consciousness, wisdom, right judgment, control over senses, vocabulary, fearlessness, success, and adventure.
  • It also pacifies all planets according to Vedic Astrology.

12 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Sun
  • Ruling Planets: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Kraum Ksaum Raum Namah ||

Benefits of 12 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • This is mostly for leaders as the wearer obtains the qualities of the sun: rule with brilliance, radiance, and power.
  • It also helps to release stress, anger, worries, suspicion, and low self-esteem.
  • The wearer is also blessed with self-motivation.

13 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Kamadeva
  • Ruling Planets: Venus
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 13 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is for worldly desires.
  • It has the power of attraction with the hypnotic power of Vashikaran to the wearer.
  • It also raises Kundalini energy and awakens many Siddhis.

14 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Hanuman
  • Ruling Planets: Mars
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Namah ||

Benefits of 14 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as the Deva mani or the most precious divine gem.
  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes brevity, strong willpower, and courage, the qualities of Lord Hanuman.
  • The wearer is invoked with the Hanuman inside; thus, everything comes naturally.
  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is the ultimate protector of the negative effects of Mars and is said to pacify “mangal dosha” in the chart.

15 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Pashupatinath
  • Ruling Planet: Mercury
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 15 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is known to heal the heart chakra.
  • The wearer is freed from grief, depression, loneliness, and other illness related to the heart.
  • Wearing this would raise the person from worldly attachments and focus on knowledge, creation, and wealth generation.

16 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Mahamrityunjaya Shiva
  • Ruling Planet: Moon
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 16 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • On a physical level, it has the power to cure different diseases and release fear and insecurities. It protects from illness.
  • On a spiritual level, it liberates the person from fear of death
  • On the energy level, it protects people from negative people and negative energies.
  • It is for those who fear the loss of a loved one, or fear of loss of name or fame, or the loss of faith in oneself or God or death or nightmares.
  • Wearing the 16 Mukhi Rudraksha is equivalent to chanting the Mahamritunjaya mantra 125,000 times daily.
  • It is also said that even Lord Yama turns back from the wearer of 16 Mukhi Rudraksha

17 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Katyani Devi
  • Ruling Planet: Saturn
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 17 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The wearer of the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with the fruits of Artha, Dharma, Kama, and Moksha.
  • It is especially suited for project leaders, businessmen, and political leaders with desire growth in their careers and luck.
  • It also frees oneself from losses, sadness, diseases, and other fears.
  • Other desires such as progeny, prosperity, and getting a life partner are fulfilled by wearing these 17 Mukhi Rudraksha.
  • Katyani tantra says that the rudraksha is ruled by Mata Katyani, the sixth form of Goddess Durga, and thus, the wearer is blessed with fortune, wealth, and materialistic desires.

18 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Bhumi Devi
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Shreem Vasudhaye Swaha ||

Benefits of 18 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is blessed by the divine wife of Lord Vishnu, Bhumi Devi.
  • It is considered one of the most powerful Rudraksha designed for prosperity.
  • Katyani Tantra says that the wearer is blessed with health, intelligence, and prosperity.
  • Bhumi represents mother earth. Thus, the wearer of her rudraksha paves the way for success in business, wealth, land, and other transactions.

19 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Narayana
  • Ruling Planet: Mercury
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Vam Vishnave Sheershayane Swaha ||

Benefits of 19 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The wearer will have everything fulfilled in life; there will not be a lack of anything: wealth, success, health, or abundance.
  • It is also meant to attract a perfect life partner.

20 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Brahma
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Rudrarupaye Kalpante Namastubhyam Trimurtaye ||

Benefits of 20 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is meant for attaining divine knowledge in Creation, science, arts, and music.
  • Wearing it would increase creativity, knowledge, and intellect too.
  • It is most suitable for those with the desire to manifest projects for the benefit of humanity

21 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Kubera
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya, Dhan Dhanyadhipataye, Dhan Dhanya Srimdhim mein Dapya Dapya Swaha ||

Benefits of 21 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is one of the rarest among all the Rudrakshas and is ruled by Kubera, the lord of wealth. He also owns the title of “king of the whole world,” “King of Kings” (Rajaraja), “Giver of wealth” (Dhanada), “Lord of the riches,” and the “Wealthiest Deva.”
  • It removes all kinds of diseases.
  • It has the power to increase wealth, even for the poor.
  • The power also extends to protection from evil energies.
  • The Rudraksha is also suitable for travelers as Kubera is known to be the guardian of travelers.

Ganesh Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Ganesh
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of Ganesh Rudraksha

  • The trunk that’s elevated looks like the face of Ganesh.
  • It provides perfection for the worshipper in every aspect of life.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

9 Mukhi Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Parvati and Ganesh
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Trimurti Devaya Namah ||

Benefits of Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

  • It is also one of the rarest Rudrakshas and is known as Trijuti.
  • It represents all three trinities: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
  • The wearer gets power for great achievement and is most suitable for leaders, project managers, and spiritual seekers.

Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Shiva and Parvati
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Shree Gauri Shankaraya Namah ||

Benefits of Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

  • It represents the united form of both Shiva and Parvati
  • Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is known to open the Hrit Padma Chakra and align the inner soul with Universal Love.
  • It is also suitable for meditation and harmonizing relationships with partners while attracting a suitable life partner with the grace of Shiva and Shakti.

Rudraksha – Things You Need to Know About Rudraksha

Rudraksha is a seed traditionally used as prayer beads in Hinduism.

It is associated with the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is commonly worn for protection and chanting Om Namah Shivaya mantra by devotees.

Rudraksha Mala is a string of beads used mostly for meditation purposes.

Some people wear Rudraksha Mala to balance their energies and to cure certain diseases.

Rudra is one of Lord Shiva’s Vedic names and Akṣa means ‘teardrops’. So it also means Lord Rudra’s (Lord Shiva’s) teardrops.

There are other sources like Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and Kamal Narayan Seetha who describes Akṣa as an eye. So the meaning of Rudraksha could also constitute as “Eye of Lord Shiva” or “Eye of Rudra”.

The seeds are primarily used in Nepal and India as beads for organic jewelry or malas and are valued similarly to semi-precious stones.

From One Mukhi to 21 Mukhi beads, a Rudraksha Mala is available in different combinations.

And various meanings and potencies are attributed to beads with different numbers of segments (faces/mukh) and rare or unique beads are highly prized and valuable.

Importance of Rudraksha Mala

Found in Ancient Indian Scriptures and texts: From ancient times, the power of Holy Rudraksha beads have been scripted in various religious texts.

It is said that Rudraksha Mala brings peace, tranquillity, and calmness to the person wearing it.  

Spiritual bliss and material gains can be assured by wearing Rudraksha Mala.

That is why we have listed some of the benefits of Rudraksha.

  • For people constantly on the move, Rudraksha Mala creates a cocoon on their own energy helping the wearer sleep easily and make other adjustments smoothly.
  • It is believed that chanting just one mantra diligently can do such tremendous things to anyone life.
  • As it is known for their mystic healing properties that can help cure various physical as well as emotional disorders. It helps in making a person mentally stable and is extremely beneficial in the treatment of neurotic diseases.
  • Rudraksha Mala is beneficial in treating many diseases of the nervous, digestive, and cardiac system, as well as eye problems, get cured as well.
  • Rudraksha Mala saves people from sudden debts and losses, saving the wearer from utter penury.
  • Rudraksha Mala protects the wearer from negative energies like ghosts, evil spirits and other such malefic components of our world.
  • A Rudraksha is also very supportive for this involved in certain practices like the chanting of a mantra etc.

Things to do after buying Rudraksha Mala

First of all, buy an authenticate Rudraaksh mala, make sure all beads are tied properly, not too tight and mala has Sumeru bead (Bindu/Starting bead) and total bead must be 109 (Including Sumeru bead).
After buying Rudraaksh mala do some rituals that are called conditioning of Rudraaksh:

  • Wash it with clean fresh water.
  • Clean and dry with clean cloth.
  • Dip mala in ghee for 24 hours
  • Then after cleaning it and dip in cow milk for another 24 hours.
  • Finally, wear it in the morning after Puja chanting any Shiv Mantra.

Note: In case of no availability of Cow Milk and Cow Ghee, use oil.

Please make sure the bowl in which you soak mala should not be made of any metal i.e. Use Glass or plastic bowl.

Before wearing touch the mala on the forehead.

Some do and don’t while wearing a Rudraksha Mala

There are some do’s and don’ts after wearing mala that must be followed to get the maximum benefit of Rudraaksh mala.

Some do after wearing Rudraaksh Mala

  • In case you accidentally touch the Rudraaksh with other metal (like gold, silver), just remove the mala and do conditioning again and wear.
  • Do conditioning every six months after wearing.
  • Panchmukhi Rudraaksh can be worn by anyone above 14+ age.

Don’t after wearing Rudraksha Mala

  • Don’t eat non-veg food.
  • Don’t drink alcohol.
  • You can wear mala all time including sleep, defecate but make sure it doesn’t get touch with metal. Not even a gold chain and all. Wear either mala or any other chain. Because Rudraaksh has an energy that may conflict with metal.
  • Remove mala before going through any funeral process and child birthplaces.
  • Don’t lend your mala to anyone.
  • Don’t show off your mala.
  • If any bead breaks then replace it with a new one.
  • Don’t mix different types of Rudraaksh in a mala.
  • Don’t touch mala, again and again, it’s not a fidget spinner, stop playing with it.
  • Make sure you don’t wear Ekmukhi mala, it’s very powerful and rare too.

About Rudraksha trees

Rudraksha Tree (Elaeocarpus ganitrus roxb) grows 60-80 feet and is found from the Gangetic plain in the foothills of the Himalayas to Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Indonesia, New Guinea to Australia, Guam, Hawaii, China, Taiwan, parts of Malaysia and Java (Indonesia).

Rudraksha seeds are covered by an outer husk of the blue when fully ripe, and for this reason, are also known as blueberry beads.

The blue color is not derived from pigment but is structural.  

It is an evergreen tree that grows quickly.

The Rudraksha tree starts bearing fruit in three to four years from germination.

As the tree matures, the roots form buttresses, rising up near the trunk and radiating out along the surface of the ground.

Do all the Rudraksha have the same power?

Every Rudraksha has unique properties and different power from other beads. Each has different deities residing in it depending upon the faces of the Bead.

If the Rudraksha acquired is a Genuine Bead of good quality and it is properly sanctified and energized with the ancient technique of rigorous Mantra recitation and Hawan.

It must be then safely reached to the person who intends to wear himself.

The power is to be then maintained by the person himself following regular chanting of Rudraksha Mantra and practicing regular Hawan.

Can anyone wear rudraksha mala?

Normally there are no restrictions, anyone can wear a Rudraksha regardless of their gender, age, nationality, and caste.

However, considering the many types, beads and different origins of Rudraksha beads, it becomes imperative to seek some qualified guidance.

More to this, the Rudraksha should not be cracked and broken it is important to take care of your Rudrakshas.

In order to achieve the best results, it is bests to wear the Rudraksha in the manner prescribed in the ancient texts like the holy Shiva Purana, Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam, etc.

Can ladies wear Rudraksha?

Rudraksha can be worn by everybody.

The scriptures clearly state that there is no restriction on Rudraksha based on caste, creed, and gender.

Rudraksha exists from 1 Mukhi to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha each is blessed by a deity from the Hindu pantheon.

The 7 Mukhi is blessed to Goddess Lakshmi, the 9 Mukhi is assigned to Goddess Durga and the 18 Mukhi is assigned to Bhumi Devi.

Further, the 2 Mukhi and Gauri Shankar show Shiva and Shakti in harmony.

Based on this and scriptures it is safe to conclude that women can wear the Rudraksha.

What is Mukhi or Multifaceted Rudraksha?

As per details found in the Purana, there are fourteen kinds of Rudraksha, which are called Mukhi or faceted Rudraksha.

Mukhi or faces of Rudraksha are deep lines found on the surface of the Rudraksha from bottom to the top hole.

The number of these lines decides about the type or Mukhi Rudraksha.

For example, if a Rudraksha has three such lines it is called 3 Mukhi or 3 faces Rudraksha.

Other handwritten Scriptures found with various saints narrate the properties of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha.

It is believed that these beads were available in the ancient time from 1 to 108 Mukhi.

Now they have become a rarest Natural thing.

Selecting a Rudraksha

Rudraksha in their natural state has their own energies that are very beneficial to the wearer. However, Rudraksha can also be specially consecrated to enhance the impact upon the wearer. Assisting the seeker in many ways, they are potent aids for one’s physical, mental wellbeing and one’s spiritual sadhana (spiritual practice).

The following is a list of Rudraksha, which has been selected for use by the common man, with the corresponding attributable properties:

Dwimukhi: These are two-faced Rudraksha intended for married persons. It is supportive for marital relationships and should be worn by both husband and wife.

Panchmukhi: These are five-faced Rudraksha which can be worn by anyone above 14 years of age. It helps cultivate inner freedom and purity.

Shanmukhi: These are six-faced Rudraksha intended for children below 14 years of age. This Rudraksha aids in proper physical and mental development and draws qualities of motherly love toward the child.

Gowrishankar: These are beads which look like two beads fused together and can be worn by anyone above 14 years of age.

It aids in prosperity and balancing the Ida and Pingala Nadis (energy channels) and activates the seven chakras.

Why does rudraksha have 108 beads?

A healthy person breathes 21,600 times a day.

As per Shastras, out of 21,600 breaths, if a person gives half of these breaths to worldly activities then he should give at least half of it, i.e. 10,800 breaths to spiritual practice.

But the same is not easily possible.

Therefore, if we can remember the almighty in the one-hundredth part of 10,800 breaths, with devotion and fervor, they are hundred-fold strong.

On this basis, the Rudraksha mala has 108 beads.

Unknown Powers Of Rudraksha Beads And Its Importance In Hinduism

In the mystical realm of Hinduism, certain elements possess divine energies and profound symbolism, with Rudraksha beads being one of them.

These beads, revered for centuries, hold unique powers and spiritual significance that connect with Vedic astrology and the cosmic forces.

In this blog, we will explore the unknown powers of the Rudraksha bead and delve into the reasons why they hold such importance in Hinduism and Vedic astrology.

The Origin of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha tree, known botanically as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus.

These sacred beads are native to the Indian subcontinent and are primarily found in the foothills of the Himalayas, Nepal, and Indonesia.

According to Hindu mythology, the Rudraksha tree is said to have originated from the tears of Lord Shiva, making the beads deeply connected to divine energies.

The Divine Connection

In Hinduism, Rudraksha beads are highly revered as symbols of Lord Shiva’s blessings and protection.

The word “Rudra” refers to Lord Shiva, and “Aksha” means tears.

The belief is that wearing these beads brings the wearer closer to the divine, and the beads are said to carry the blessings and vibrations of Lord Shiva himself.

Significance in Vedic Astrology

Rudraksha beads are not only spiritually significant but also play a vital role in Vedic astrology.

Each bead is associated with a ruling planet, and its energies are believed to align with the cosmic forces.

Wearing specific Rudraksha beads can counteract the malefic effects of planets and enhance positive energies.

The Power of Different Mukhis (Faces)

Rudraksha beads come in various Mukhis or faces, ranging from 1 to 21.

Each Mukhi represents a specific deity and is associated with a planet in Vedic astrology.

For instance, the Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is considered rare and symbolizes Lord Shiva.

It is believed to bestow spiritual enlightenment and liberation.

On the other hand, the Panch Mukhi Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva’s five faces and is associated with the planet Jupiter, conferring wisdom and knowledge.

Healing and Well-Being

Rudraksha beads are renowned for their healing properties, both on a physical and spiritual level.

According to ancient texts, wearing Rudraksha beads close to the skin can help alleviate various health issues, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity.

The beads are believed to emit positive vibrations that harmonize the body, mind, and soul.

Balancing Chakras

In yogic practices, it is believed that Rudraksha beads have the power to balance the chakras or energy centers in the body.

Each Mukhi corresponds to a specific chakra, and wearing the corresponding Rudraksha bead can help cleanse and activate the chakra, leading to better energy flow and overall well-being.

Enhancing Meditation and Focus

Rudraksha beads have long been used as aids in meditation.

They are believed to create a cocoon of positive energy around the wearer, enabling deeper meditation and enhanced concentration.

The calming and grounding effects of Rudraksha beads can help individuals attain a state of tranquility and mindfulness.

Protection and Shielding

Another significant aspect of Rudraksha beads is their protective properties.

It is believed that wearing these beads can shield the wearer from negative energies, evil spirits, and malefic forces.

The beads are often used as talismans and amulets for protection.

Rudraksha Guide – 5 Crucial Things You Must Know About Wearing Rudraksha

Traditionally, Rudraksha is a seed that is the prayer bead in Hinduism.

It is linked with the Hindu god Lord Shiva and is frequently worn by worshippers for protection and singing the Om Namah Shivaya mantra.

A Rudraksha Mala is a bead string mainly used to do meditation.

Some individuals wear Rudraksha Mala to balance their energies and heal specific ailments.

Rudra is a Vedic name for Lord Shiva, and Aka means ‘teardrops.’

As a result, Lord Rudra’s (Lord Shiva’s) teardrops are also included.

Additional accounts characterize Aka as an eye, such as Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and Kamal Narayan Seetha.

As a result, the meaning of Rudraksha might either be “Lord Shiva’s Eye” or “Rudra’s Eye.”

Introduction – The Rudraksha Beads

The seeds are primarily used as beads for organic jewelry or mala in Nepal and India, where they are regarded as equivalent to semi-precious stones.

A Rudraksha Mala is offered in various combinations, ranging from one Mukhi to twenty-one Mukhi beads.

Beads with varied numbers of segments have diverse meanings and potencies, and uncommon or unique beads are highly treasured and costly.

What Mukhi Addresses In Rudraksha

According to the Purana, there are fourteen types of Rudraksha, known as Mukhi or faceted Rudraksha.

Mukhi, or Rudraksha faces, are deep lines seen on the surface of the Rudraksha from the bottom hole to the top spot.

The number of lines determines the kind of Mukhi Rudraksha.

For example, if a Rudraksha contains three such lines, Mukhi or 3 Faces Rudraksha. Other handwritten Scriptures discovered with different saints describe the qualities of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha.

It is thought that these beads were accessible from 1 to 108 Mukhi in ancient times.

They have now become the rarest natural phenomenon.

Why Are There 108 Beads On A Rudraksha?

Every day, healthy individuals breathe 21,600 times.

According to Shastras, if a person devotes half of his 21,600 breaths to worldly pursuits, he should devote the other half, i.e., 10,800 breaths, to spiritual practice.

However, this is not readily accomplished.

As a result, if we can recall the Almighty in the one-hundredth portion of 10,800 breaths with devotion and zeal, they will be a hundred-fold stronger.

The Rudraksha mala includes 108 beads on this premise.

Can Women Wear Rudraksha Mala?

There is no gender discrimination in wearing the holy Rudraksha, and it can be worn by everybody, be it male or female.

The Vedas indicate unequivocally that there are no restrictions on Rudraksha based on caste, religion, or gender.

Rudraksha is available in sizes ranging from 1 Mukhi to 21 Mukhi, and a Hindu god blesses each.

The 7 Mukhi rudraksha is allocated to Goddess Lakshmi, the 9 Mukhi rudraksha to Goddess Durga, and the 18 Mukhi to Bhumi Devi.

In addition, the 2 Mukhi rudraksha and Gauri Shankar depict Shiva and Shakti in peace.

Based on this and the texts, it is safe to assume that women are permitted to wear the Rudraksha.

Is The Power Of All Rudraksha The Same?

Every Rudraksha is unique and has a distinct potency from other beads.

Depending on the faces of the Bead, each has a different deity dwelling within it.

If the Rudraksha purchased is a genuine, high-quality bead that has been adequately sanctified and energized using the traditional process of rigorous Mantra recitation and Hawan.

It must then be carefully delivered to the individual who plans to wear it.

The individual himself must maintain the power by the frequent recitation of the Rudraksha Mantra and regular Hawan.

The Rituals You Need To Do After Purchasing Rudraksha Mala

The first and foremost thing you need to do is always go for an authentic rudraksha mala.

Ensure that the beads are tied perfectly, which they are supposed to be, and the mala should not be too tight.

Also, it must have Sumeru beads, and the total number of beads should be 109 after counting Sumeru beads.

Also, here are the rituals that must be considered after purchasing the rudraksha mala, which is also known as conditioning of Rudraksha:

  • First of all, you need to wash it with clean water.
  • Using a clean cloth, wipe and dry the surface.
  • For 24 hours, soak mala in ghee.
  • After that, rinse it and soak it in cow milk for another 24 hours.
  • Finally, please put it on in the morning after doing Puja and singing any Shiv Mantra.

Since cow milk and cow ghee are tough to find and several people do not consider them to purchase, in that case, you can use oil.

Furthermore, please avoid using metal such as glass or plastic to soak the mala in a bowl; use the rest of the metallic bowls.

Another most significant thing to do before using the rudraksha mala is gently touching it on the forehead.

Benefits of Rudraksha How to Identify Rudraksha

Rudraksha is believed to be the link between the two: The earth and The heaven. Though few Hindu scriptures have called them spiritual, few modern scholars and gurus have described them as being of no particular religion or rather non-religious.

In this modern age of science, Rudraksha is again making its way as an alternate therapy product into the lives of many health-conscious people.

Whether it proves to be a solution remains to be seen.

I have found that Rudraksha helps to relieve blood pressure and lessens stress.

Put it in a glass of water overnight and drink it the next day morning to relieve stomach disorders.

Many people, who have used Rudraksha, have reported that it has given them relief from Hypertension, Depression, Blood pressure, Stress, & other related problems.

It has been found that Rudraksha can boost confidence and inner strength.

The Rudraksha is also used as a symbol of luck and prosperity around the globe.

Yes, Rudraksha beads are the wonder beads that help us lead a more complete life.

If we look into history we shall find images and photos of Buddha, Gandhi, and Dalai Lama wearing them.

It is also known that Yehudi Menuhin, Osho Rajneesh, and many film stars have been found as lovers of the sea’s magnificent beads.


Claims have been made in our ancient medical texts that the Rudraksha can prevent aging and can give you long life.

The beads are supposed to be antipyretic, anti paralysis.

They can help balance the vital chakras (energy points in the body) of the human body that control bile, wind, and phlegm.

It also has the power to cure those people suffering from mind and heart problems.

In the ancient text, more than 30 varieties have been mentioned.

Out of which 21 are the most eye-catching.

The rarest is the one-faceted or one–mouthed Rudraksha.

This one-faced has been encased in gold and has been carefully preserved for centuries by many families.

Single-faced Rudraksha is considered a symbol of continued well-being and prosperity for the possessor.

Whereas, the two-faced are considered to have magical, mystic & Hypnotic powers.

The three-faced are said to bring luck.

The four-faced one is used for attaining the objectives of desire.

five faceted for salvation and the six faceted for business success and relieves you from sin, the seven faceted gives you immunity to attack.

The eight-faced is supposed to bring good fortune in speculation.

Want to be the wittiest person around? Wear the 8 facets it will weaken your enemies and give you powerful communication skills.

Wear it if you are a lawyer as it shall win you battles in court.

Thousand of persons who have worn Authentic Rudraksha beads have repeatedly confirmed that it has given them considerable relief from Blood pressure, Stress, Hypertension, Depression & other mind-related problems including neurotic conditions. It has been found that Rudraksha can boost your confidence and inner strength.

They are also used for boosting luck and prosperity.

It is quite understandable that with an enhanced self-image one can achieve greater success in any venture.

It is a fact that Rudraksha is the wonder bead that helps us lead a complete life.

Buddha wore them, Gandhi wore them, and Dalai Lama wore them.

And so did Yehudi Menuhin, Osho Rajneesh, or for that matter many film stars wear them.

Probably the best of the berries ever produced in the world, the Rudraksha.


Today people can prepare clones of animals, so making the exact copies of beads such as Rudraksha is not a difficult task.

As the importance and cost is increasing artificial Rudraksha are finding their way into the market and are being sold as real ones.

Artificial or duplicate Rudraksha are made using the wild berry seeds and some times using nuts.

But exact copies cannot be made that can be compared to the real Rudraksha beeds.

Only experienced person can detected them with naked eye.

Rudraksha can be recognized looking at deep linings-facets.

Also few simple tests can be performed to distinguish between real and fake one.

A real Rudraksha does not float, it sinks, water or milk.

The best quality Rudraksha is a little greasy, smoothed, hard, clear face.

The hole in Rudraksha is natural.

It is noted that if the Rudraksha is not ripe, it will float on water, where as a Rudraksha made of wood with lead or ant metal pleased inside may sink.

If such is the state of cheating, before buying a Rudrakasha we must consult a person who can be relied upon and has experience.

The one-faced Rudraksha is very rare and very expensive.

Therefore cheating is done mostly in this variety.

Where as the five-faced Rudraksha is very common and are easily affordable aby anyone, therefore are real ones.

The con peoples draw artificial facets or the mukh on the surface of berries, betel nuts or Areca nuts and they try to give them a realistic appearance.

But these artificial ones can easily be recognized by any experienced eye.

Rudraksha having 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8 faces are common but their cost is more than that of five-faced Rudraksha, which makes the biggest segment of artificial Rudraksha.

To save yourself from being cheated, a little experience and awareness are required. The artificial Rudraksha is to be found only in the categories that are rare or expensive in order to satisfy the increasing demand of market.

From our ancient scriptures, we know that Rudraksha has spiritual, religious as well as medicinal importance.


In the interest of consumer protection and public education, we are obligated to inform you that many varieties of fake Rudraksha are being sold throughout the world.

Wrong people with intention of earning money are selling them in large quantities.

Be careful while purchasing one-faced Rudraksha (Ek-Mukhi) in particular.

The people creating or producing artificial Rudraksha are very skillful at creating the appearance of real Rudrakshas.

There are no accurate tests to identify real beads except for examination by experienced people.


If you are wearing a fresh Rudraksha mala, it is best to wear it on a Monday.

While sleeping it is advised to remove the mala.

While traveling one should sleep wearing it on. 

After bathing in the morning, hold the mala in the right hand and repeat the appropriate mantra aloud for 108 times.

While, for ladies a precaution, do not wear the Rudraksha mala during periods of menstrual bleeding.

For men, do not wear them while attending funerals.

The Rudraksha mala has a very long lifespan.

A properly cared-for mala can be passed along to eight generations.

The Rudraksha mala can be washed occasionally with warm water and should be dried naturally.

It should not be soaked for extended periods of time. 

Rudraksha beads are available in size varying from 3mm to 40 mm.

The size of the bead has no bearing on its effects.

But, it is necessary that the mala should contain beads of same number of mukhis and same size.

Use of Rudraksha : Which Rudraksha for Whom

Every type of Rudraksha has its own specific power and properties.

One has to wear according to the needs or desires to be fulfilled.

Combination of all the beads can be worn.

The powers of the individual beads can be felt simultaneously.

Rudraksha can be worn as a pendant of any specific faced of beads or as a mala.

In pandent form either more number of a particular faced of beads or a mix of different faced of beads can be worn.

Whereas, if wearing in the form of mala, all the beads should be of similar facets.

Many astrologers suggest ‘Faced’ based on Birth Chart/ Horoscope.

Some astrologers suggest to wear Rudraksha according to ruling planet as under:-

Zodiac Ruling Planet Suggested Rudrakshas

Aries Mars Three faced

Taurus Venus Six faced or Thirteen faced

Gemini Mercury Four faced

Cancer Moon Two faced

Leo Sun One faced or Twelve faced

Virgo Mercury (& Rahu*) Four faced (& Eight faced)

Libra Venus Six faced or Thirteen faced

Scorpio Mars Three faced

Sagittarius Jupiter Five faced

Capricorn Saturn Seven faced or Fourteen faced

Aquarius Saturn Seven faced or Fourteen faced

Pisces Jupiter (& Ketu*) Five faced (& Nine faced)

* Planets Rahu (the north node of the Moon) and Ketu (the south node of the Moon) are the shadowy (hypothetical) planets and they rules no sign of zodiac, but Rahu has authority over Virgo and Ketu has authority over Pisces.

So it is also useful for these zodiac’s persons to use these Rudrakshas.

1 Mukhi / 1 Faced : When you wear this bead, no enemy can cause harm.

This Rudraksha is ment to receive all pleasures of life.

If you are involved in politics, government service or administration, it is the best option.

Ek Mukhi Rudraksha cures the malefic effects of the Sun and makes the individual charismatic and radiant.

It also helps in curing the disease caused by the adverse placement of the Sun in the Birth chart such as diseases of the right eye, bone weakness, mental anxiety, Headache, Ear ailments, Bowel problems etc and at the spiritual level removes lack of Confidence, improves Charisma, Enhances Personal power, Generates leadership qualities and supports Prosperity.

It is known to give protective powers against heart ailments also.

2 Mukhi / 2 Faced : This Rudraksha is known to provide stability to the mind, making a person purposeful in life , making a person focused on completing a task before taking over another.

It is known to help in the diseases such as that of the left eye, renal failure and the digestive system.

It help cure stress, anxiety and depression and is also known to have eliminated negative thoughts in many people.

It is known to have helped individuals who have history of hysteria.

This Rudraksha bestows domestic pleasures and strengthens relationships.

It cures the malefic effects of Moon.

It helps in mind stabilization, bringing forth the purposeful life.

3 Mukhi / 3 Faced : It is best suited for ladies problems.

This Rudraksha reduces the malefic effects of Mars.

As the planet Mars represents the blood & blood system and the energy levels in the body, it is known widely for controlling blood pressure, regulation of the menstrual cycle or stress during menstrual period and helps in removal of depression.

It is also known to have beneficial effects for individuals having Manglik Dosh and also for those individuals who have high temperamental mind.

4 Mukhi / 4 Faced : It is known as the cure for stammering, asthma and mental power. It is recommended for students, scientists and management executives or professionals having more of mental work, or from the fields of Computers, Electronics or Tele-Communication.

It is known to be helpful in respiratory tract problems and help develop the power of speech.

The representing deity of this Rudraksha is Lord Brahma and the ruling planet is Mercury.

It helps to remove the malefic effects of Mercury.

It is recommended for people who want to increases the power of original thinking and who are involved in mental pursuits.

5 Mukhi / 5 Faced : It is the most common bead among all Rudraksha.

More than 85% of the Rudraksha produced from any tree are five faced Rudraksha.

It is helpful in regulation of blood pressure and controlling body fats.

Widely used in blood pressure related problems.

Panch Mukhi (5 facet) Rudraksha mala used for chanting mantras.

The representing deity of this rudraksha is Lord Shiva and the ruling planet is Jupiter.

It is considered to be the bead of Good luck and academic excellence.

It has a soothing effect over our mind and helps us to calm down.

6 Mukhi / 6 Faced : It is known to bring bliss to martial life.

The wearer of this bead has the power to attract people.

This Rudraksha makes the wearer witty, charming and intelligent.

This Bead has been used by many actors and individuals who are having a lot of public dealing.

The representing deity is Lord Kartikeeya (Skandha).

The malefic effects of Venus are controlled by wearing this bead.

It blesses the wearer with victory and wisdom.

It has been used over ages in the diseases of a sexual nature or of sexual organs.

7 Mukhi / 7 Faced : The representing deity is Devi Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. The representing planet is Saturn.

This Rudraksha has mysterious power and it ensures that the wearer never faces poverty.

It blesses us power to control others.

It helps cure of diseases induced due to malefic effect of Saturn such as impotency, foot related diseases and respiratory disorders.

Saat Mukhi Rudraksha helps overcome malefic effects of Saturn.

This Rudraksha is not worn on body, it is kept in the place of worship.

It is also known to help in Kalsarpa Yoga and the Sade Sathi.

8 Mukhi / 8 Faced : The representing deity is Lord Ganesha.

This Rudraksha is known to remove the obstacles from our path and ensures professional success.

It is helpful in diseases of the mysterious kind such as for people haunted by spirits or dreams that cause trauma.

It is also recommended for Skin diseases, Stress and anxiety.

The malefic effects of Rahu are cured by this bead.

It also recommended for people who want to advance in the fields of occult sciences and develop intuitive power.

It is considered excellent for individuals having Sarpa Dosha in their birth charts.

9 Mukhi / 9 Faced : The representing deity is Aadi Shakti Maa Durga.

It cultivates patience giving control over unnecessary anger and the feeling of fear.

It is known to control the malefic effects of Ketu.

Effects of Ketu are similar to those of Rahu and Saturn described above.

It is recommended for people who are into learning or mastering of foreign languages and who have a desire to boost vocabulary.

10 Mukhi / 10 Faced : The representing deity is Lord Vishnu.

This Rudraksha is known to create a feeling of security and remove complexes.

This rudraksha has no ruling planet. One wears this with the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

It is used for people who want to increase the power of concentration.

It is also known to help in improving devotion and meditation power.

11 Mukhi / 11 Faced : It is known to protects from sudden or accidental death.

The representing deity is Lord Hanuman.

This rudraksha helps in improving the power of concentration and helps develop the feeling of right actions and courage.

This Rudraksha helps in attaining worldly comforts and wealth.

This rudraksha is especially beneficial for women; as she gets a loving caring wealthy husband.

This Rudraksha is recomemded for blessings with a male progeny.

It stimulates the feeling of courage and confidence so that we can lead an adventurous life.

Also helpful in meditation and removes problem or hurdles related to practicing Yoga.

12 Mukhi / 12 Faced : This is helpful for people in higher administrative jobs as it creates a powerful aura around the person.

It is very good for people from politics, government service or administration.

It also helps in curing the disease caused by the malefic effects or adverse placement of the Sun in the Birth chart.

Diseases related to that of the right eye, bones, mental anxiety.

It also helps in relationship improvements with elders especially with one’s Father.

It is also known to give protective powers against heart ailments.

13 Mukhi / 13 Faced : It bequeaths charm, worldly comforts and spiritual success equally.

The representing deity is Indra, the god of Rain.

Very rare Rudraksha which is known to give secret wealth and a position of authority to the wearer.

It bestows spiritual achievements on its Sadhaka.

The one who wears this Rudraksha is equivalent of a King.

This rare Rudraksha is known to ensures that the individual emerges victorious in challenging situations and the full potential of destiny is realized.

14 Mukhi / 14 Faced : 

This rudraksha is considered as a devine Gem.

It represents Lord Shiva.

This is known to help the wearer to achieve most difficult Goals also.

It helps one attain a position of advantaged circumstances and high rank.

It helps in opening of the third eye so that the wearer develops such intuition that he can successfully predict events that are yet to happen.

The malefic effects of Saturn are also controlled by this bead specially during the Sade Sathi Period.

Faces /         Related Mantra for wearing mala/seed the first time


One         “Om Namah Shivaya” “Om Hreem Namah”

Two                “Shree Gauri Shankaraya Namah” “Om Namah” “Om Kleem Namah”

Three        “Om Namah Shivaya”

Four         “Om Hreem Namah”

Five                “Om Namah Shivaya” “Om Hreem Namah”

Six                  “Swami Kaartikeya Namah” “Om Hreem Hum Namah”

Seven            “Om MahaLaxmi Namah” “Om Hum Namah”

Eight              “Om Hum Namah” I “Om Ganeshaya Namah”

Nine               “Nav Durgayi Namah” “Om Hreem Hum Namah” “Shree Narayanaaye Namah”

Ten                  “Shree Vishnavai Namah” “Om Hreem Namaha”

Eleven             “Om Shree Rudraya Namah” “Om Hreem Hum Namah”

Twelve             “Shree Suryay Namah” “Om Krown Kshown Rown Namah”

Thirteen             “Om Hreem Namah”

Fourteen            “Om Namah Shivaye”

Here is a table showcasing some popular Rudraksha types and their associated meanings:

Mukhi (Facets)         Deity/Power  Meaning/Significance

1          Lord Shiva     Clarity, enlightenment

2          Ardhanarishvara      Unity, balance

3          Agni (Fire God)         Energy, power

4          Brahma (Creator)     Creativity, knowledge

5          Lord Kalagni Protection, balance

6          Kartikeya (War God)            Courage, focus

7          Goddess Mahalakshmi       Wealth, abundance

8          Lord Ganesha          Wisdom, intellect

9          Goddess Durga        Courage, strength

10        Lord Vishnu  Preservation, harmony

11        Ekadash Rudra        Spiritual growth, devotion

12        Aditya (Sun God)     Radiance, vitality

13        Lord Indra      Power, authority

14        Hanuman (Monkey God)    Fearlessness, devotion

15        Pashupati (Lord Shiva)       Spiritual awakening, liberation

16        Shodasha Rudra     Divine blessings, protection

17        Vishwakarma (God of Creation)    Skills, craftsmanship

18        Bhairava (Fierce Form of Lord Shiva)      Transformation, liberation

19        Narayana (Supreme Lord) Ultimate knowledge, realization

20        Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh   Enlightenment, divine consciousness

21        Tripura Bhairavi (Goddess of Kundalini) Spiritual advancement, liberation

Rudraksha Selection Based on Birth Number

Numerology is a system that assigns numerical values to letters and numbers, believed to hold specific vibrations and influences.

Birth numbers, also known as life path numbers, are derived from a person’s date of birth in numerology.

They represent the core traits, life purpose, and challenges of an individual.

There is a connection between numerology, birth numbers, and Rudraksha selection. Each birth number is associated with specific planetary energies, and Rudraksha beads are also connected to planetary influences.

By understanding the planetary association of one’s birth number, a suitable Rudraksha can be chosen to harmonize those energies and support personal growth.

Here’s a table showcasing the recommended Rudraksha beads for each birth number along with their properties and benefits:

Birth Number           Recommended Rudraksha         Properties and Benefits

1          One Mukhi Rudraksha       Enhances leadership qualities, spiritual growth, and self-awareness

2          Two Mukhi Rudraksha       Promotes emotional balance, harmony, and relationships

3          Three Mukhi Rudraksha    Boosts creativity, communication skills, and self-expression

4          Four Mukhi Rudraksha      Aids in grounding, focus, and stability

5          Five Mukhi Rudraksha       Provides protection, balance, and spiritual growth

6          Six Mukhi Rudraksha         Enhances willpower, courage, and success

7          Seven Mukhi Rudraksha   Promotes spiritual growth, intuition, and self-reflection

8          Eight Mukhi Rudraksha     Brings abundance, prosperity, and material success

9          Nine Mukhi Rudraksha      Facilitates healing, inner strength, and humanitarianism

Rudraksha Selection Based on Nakshatra (Constellation)

Nakshatras are lunar mansions or star constellations which bring cosmic influences on an individual’s personality and various life aspects.

Each Nakshatra is associated with a specific energy and deity, believed to shape an individual’s characteristics, behavior, and destiny.

The position of the Moon at the time of birth determines an individual’s nakshatra, which in turn influences their emotional nature and subconscious mind.

Understanding the nakshatras can provide valuable insights into an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and life path.

It allows for better self-awareness, guidance in decision-making, and harnessing one’s potential for personal growth and fulfillment.

Here’s a table presenting the ruling deities of each nakshatra and the associated Rudraksha beads for each deity:

Nakshatra      Ruling Deity  Associated Rudraksha Bead(s)

Ashwini         Ashwini Kumaras    One Mukhi Rudraksha

Bharani          Yama  Three Mukhi Rudraksha

Krittika            Agni    Three Mukhi Rudraksha

Rohini            Brahma          Four Mukhi Rudraksha

Mrigashira     Soma  Five Mukhi Rudraksha

Ardra  Rudra Six Mukhi Rudraksha

Punarvasu    Aditi    Seven Mukhi Rudraksha

Pushya          Brihaspati (Jupiter)  Five Mukhi Rudraksha (with a small 1 Mukhi Rudraksha)

Ashlesha       Nagas            Nine Mukhi Rudraksha

Magha            Pitris   One Mukhi Rudraksha

Purva Phalguni        Bhaga            Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha

Uttara Phalguni        Aryaman        Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha

Hasta  Savitar            Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Chitra Vishvakarma Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Swati  Vayu (Wind God)     Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Vishakha       Indragni         Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Anuradha      Mitra   Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha

Jyeshtha        Indra   Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Mula   Nirriti (Goddess Alakshmi) Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha (with a small 1 Mukhi Rudraksha)

Purva Ashadha        Apah (Water Deity)  Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Uttara Ashadha        Vishvadevas Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha

Shravana      Vishnu           Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha

Dhanishta     Vasus Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha

Shatabhisha Varuna           Twenty One Mukhi Rudraksha

Purva Bhadrapada  Aja Ekapada Twenty One Mukhi Rudraksha

Uttara Bhadrapada  Ahirbudhnya            Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha (with a small 1 Mukhi Rudraksha)

Revati Pushan          Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha

Rudraksha Selection Based on Rashi (Zodiac Sign)

There is a connection between zodiac signs, ruling planets, and Rudraksha selection.

In astrology, each zodiac sign is associated with a ruling planet, which influences the characteristics, tendencies, and energies of individuals born under that sign.

Similarly, Rudraksha beads are also connected to planetary influences and energies.

By understanding the ruling planet of one’s zodiac sign, a suitable Rudraksha bead can be chosen to align with and balance those planetary energies.

It is believed that wearing the corresponding Rudraksha can enhance positive traits associated with the zodiac sign and mitigate any challenging influences.

Here’s a table showcasing the recommended Rudraksha beads for each zodiac sign along with their associated ruling planets:

Zodiac Sign  Ruling Planet           Recommended Rudraksha Bead(s)

Aries   Mars   Three Mukhi Rudraksha

Taurus           Venus            Six Mukhi Rudraksha

Gemini           Mercury          Four Mukhi Rudraksha

Cancer           Moon  Two Mukhi Rudraksha

Leo     Sun    One Mukhi Rudraksha

Virgo   Mercury          Four Mukhi Rudraksha

Libra   Venus            Six Mukhi Rudraksha

Scorpio          Mars and Ketu          Three Mukhi Rudraksha and Nine Mukhi Rudraksha

Sagittarius     Jupiter            Five Mukhi Rudraksha

Capricorn      Saturn            Seven Mukhi Rudraksha

Aquarius        Saturn and Rahu     Seven Mukhi Rudraksha and Eight Mukhi Rudraksha

Pisces            Jupiter            Five Mukhi Rudraksha

Rudraksha Types and Planetary Associations

There is a correlation between Rudraksha types and the nine planets, also known as the Navagrahas.

Each planet is associated with specific Rudraksha beads, believed to harmonize and balance the planetary energies for individuals.

Wearing the corresponding Rudraksha bead is believed to balance the planetary influences and harness their positive energies for an individual’s well-being and spiritual evolution.

Here’s a table summarizing the Rudraksha types, their respective planetary associations, and the effects and benefits associated with each bead:

Rudraksha Type      Planetary Association         Effects and Benefits

One Mukhi    Sun    Leadership, power, spiritual growth

Two Mukhi    Moon  Emotional balance, peace, harmony

Three Mukhi Mars   Energy, courage, self-confidence

Four Mukhi   Mercury          Intellect, communication, creativity

Five Mukhi    Jupiter            Wisdom, abundance, spiritual growth

Six Mukhi      Venus            Love, relationships, material comforts

Seven Mukhi            Saturn            Discipline, focus, spiritual growth

Eight Mukhi  Rahu (North Node)  Overcoming obstacles, protection, removing negativity

Nine Mukhi   Ketu (South Node)  Spiritual growth, healing, self-realization

Choosing the Right Rudraksha for You

When selecting Rudraksha beads, considering multiple factors such as birth number, nakshatra, rashi (zodiac sign), and planetary associations is crucial.

Each factor provides valuable insights into an individual’s unique astrological makeup and helps in choosing the most appropriate Rudraksha for their specific needs.

The birth number offers insights into an individual’s core traits and life purpose, guiding the selection of a Rudraksha that enhances their inherent qualities.

Nakshatra and rashi provide information about the planetary influences on an individual’s personality and life aspects, aiding in selecting Rudraksha beads that balance and harmonize those planetary energies.

To integrate these multiple factors while selecting a Rudraksha, follow these steps:

Understand the meanings:

Learn about the meanings and properties associated with different Rudraksha beads to align them with your specific factors.

Consider planetary associations:

Pay attention to the ruling planets of your birth number, nakshatra, and rashi. Match them with the corresponding Rudraksha beads associated with those planets.

Seek personalized recommendations:

Based on the analysis of your astrological factors, consult with the expert to receive personalized recommendations on Rudraksha selection.

Assess intuition and resonance:

Trust your intuition and sense of resonance when choosing a Rudraksha. Feel a connection with the bead that resonates with your energy.

When consulting with experts for personalized advice on Rudraksha selection, keep the following tips in mind:

Choose a reputable expert: Seek out experienced astrologers or Rudraksha specialists with a strong reputation and positive reviews.

Share accurate information: Provide your accurate birth details, including date, time, and place of birth, to ensure precise analysis.

Ask questions:

Feel free to ask questions about the expert’s methodology, their reasoning behind their recommendations, and seek clarification on any doubts you may have.

Be open and receptive:

Approach the consultation with an open mind, allowing the expert’s insights and guidance to influence your decision-making process.

Trust your intuition:

While expert advice is valuable, trust your intuition and inner guidance as well. Choose Rudraksha beads that resonate with you on a personal and intuitive level.

Caring for and Wearing Rudraksha Beads

To properly care for and maintain Rudraksha beads, follow these instructions:

Clean gently: Clean your Rudraksha beads using a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using chemicals or harsh cleaning agents.

Avoid water contact: Rudraksha beads should not be immersed in water or exposed to excessive moisture. Remove them before bathing or swimming.

Store carefully: Keep your Rudraksha beads in a clean, dry place. Use a dedicated pouch or container to protect them from damage or contact with other jewelry.

Handle with care: Handle your Rudraksha beads gently, avoiding dropping or mishandling them to prevent breakage.

Energize periodically: Recharge your Rudraksha beads by placing them in sunlight or under moonlight for a few hours, enhancing their spiritual energies.

Wearing Rudraksha beads correctly holds great significance as it ensures maximum spiritual and therapeutic benefits.

The correct way to wear them is to keep the beads in direct contact with the skin, preferably touching the heart area.

This allows the Rudraksha’s energies to interact with the wearer’s aura, chakras, and subtle body.

To wear them correctly, string the beads on a clean thread or chain, ensuring a comfortable fit.

It’s important to maintain the sanctity of the Rudraksha beads and treat them with respect.

By wearing them correctly, individuals can enhance their spiritual practice, experience the positive effects, and establish a deep connection with the sacred energies of the Rudraksha beads.


What is the significance of wearing rudraksha beads?

Wearing Rudraksha beads holds great spiritual and astrological significance.

They are believed to possess powerful vibrations and energies that can positively influence physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Rudraksha beads are associated with various deities, planets, and chakras, making them versatile tools for balancing energies and promoting harmony.

They are believed to enhance focus, concentration, and spiritual growth while providing protection, stress relief, and overall well-being.

Rudraksha beads are also thought to improve meditation, purify the aura, and awaken higher consciousness.

Their effects vary based on the number of facets (mukhis) and associated energies.

Wearing Rudraksha beads with reverence and faith is considered a way to connect with divine energies, cultivate inner peace, and experience spiritual evolution.

Can anyone wear rudraksha beads regardless of their birth details?

Yes, anyone interested in the spiritual and healing properties of Rudraksha beads can wear them, regardless of their birth details.

Rudraksha beads have universal energy and can benefit individuals seeking their spiritual and therapeutic qualities.

However, considering birth details, such as the ruling planets or nakshatras, can provide additional guidance for a more personalized selection.

These factors can help align the energies of the Rudraksha beads with an individual’s unique astrological influences.

While birth details can offer insights, they are not prerequisites for wearing Rudraksha beads, and anyone with a genuine interest can benefit from their spiritual and healing properties.

How do I determine my birth number, nakshatra, and rashi?

To determine your birth number, add the digits of your birth date until you get a single-digit number.

For example, if your birthdate is June 5, 1990, add 0+6+0+5+1+9+9+0, resulting in 30, then 3+0 = 3, which is your birth number.

To identify your nakshatra, use online calculators or reference books based on your birth date.

Nakshatras are star constellations associated with specific dates.

To determine your rashi (zodiac sign),
consider the position of the Sun during your birth.

It corresponds to a specific zodiac sign. Consulting an astrologer or using online tools can help you identify your rashi based on your birth date.

Can I wear multiple rudraksha beads at once?

Yes, it is possible to wear multiple Rudraksha beads simultaneously.

Wearing multiple beads can create a synergistic effect, as each bead carries its unique energies and benefits.

Combining different Rudraksha beads allows for a more comprehensive and balanced approach to addressing specific needs and goals.

However, it is advisable to consult with experts, such as astrologers or Rudraksha specialists, for guidance on combining different beads.

They can provide personalized recommendations based on your birth details, astrological influences, and specific intentions, ensuring harmonious combinations and maximizing the overall benefits of wearing multiple Rudraksha beads.

How long does it take to experience the benefits of wearing rudraksha beads?

The effects of wearing Rudraksha beads can vary from person to person.

While some individuals may experience immediate benefits, others may notice gradual changes over time.

The timing of experiencing the benefits depends on various factors such as individual receptivity, intentions, and the specific energies being addressed.

It is important to approach wearing Rudraksha beads with patience, consistency, and an open mind.

Some individuals may observe positive shifts in their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being shortly after wearing Rudraksha beads, while for others, the effects may unfold gradually.

Trusting the process and allowing time for the energies of the beads to integrate with one’s being can lead to a more meaningful and transformative experience.

How should I choose the size and quality of rudraksha beads?

When choosing the size and quality of Rudraksha beads, consider personal preference, comfort, and budget.

Sizes typically range from small to large, and it’s important to choose a size that feels comfortable when worn.

Quality is vital, so ensure authenticity by sourcing beads from reliable sources, as there are imitations in the market.

Look for genuine Rudraksha beads that have been responsibly sourced and properly tested.

Seek reputable sellers or consult experts who can guide you in selecting authentic Rudraksha beads.

It’s essential to prioritize quality and authenticity to maximize the spiritual and healing benefits associated with Rudraksha beads.

Can I wear rudraksha beads while sleeping or during specific activities?

Wearing Rudraksha beads during sleep or specific activities is a personal choice.

Some individuals choose to wear them while sleeping, believing that the beads continue to resonate with their energy field during rest.

Others prefer to remove them during sleep for comfort.

Similarly, wearing Rudraksha beads during activities like exercise, meditation, or work is also a personal decision.

Some find it beneficial to keep them on, while others may find it more comfortable to remove them.

Ultimately, individuals can decide what feels most comfortable and conducive to their spiritual practices and well-being.

It’s important to listen to one’s intuition and choose what aligns best with their personal preferences and experiences.

How do I know if my rudraksha beads are authentic?

To identify authentic Rudraksha beads, consider the following tips:

Natural surface textures: Look for irregularities, natural contours, and deep, clear etchings on the bead’s surface.

Avoid perfectly symmetrical or artificially carved beads.

Mukhi count: Check the number of facets (mukhis) on the bead.

Each mukhi should be visible and well-defined.

Ensure that the count matches the intended Rudraksha type.

Seek certification: Purchase Rudraksha beads from reputable sellers who provide authentication certificates or lab reports.

These certifications verify the authenticity and quality of the beads.

Expert guidance: Consult with experts, such as astrologers or Rudraksha specialists, who can examine the beads’ physical characteristics and provide guidance on their authenticity.

Can rudraksha beads be passed down or gifted to others?

Rudraksha beads can be passed down or gifted to others in certain beliefs and practices.

The act is seen as sharing blessings and positive energies.

However, it is important to note that Rudraksha beads are highly personal and carry the wearer’s energy imprint.

When gifting or receiving Rudraksha beads, it is essential to consider the individual connection and intention.

The beads should resonate with the recipient and be willingly accepted.

It is advised to cleanse and energize the beads before passing them on.

Ultimately, the decision to pass down or gift Rudraksha beads should be made with respect, love, and a deep understanding of their spiritual significance.

Are there any specific rituals or mantras associated with wearing rudraksha beads?

Yes, there are specific rituals and mantras associated with wearing Rudraksha beads.

Common practices include:

Purification: Before wearing, some individuals prefer to soak the beads in water overnight or perform a purification ceremony using holy water or milk.

Energization: To enhance the beads’ spiritual energy, they can be exposed to sunlight or moonlight for a few hours.

Mantra Chanting: Chanting specific mantras, such as the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra or the “Beej Mantra” associated with the respective Mukhi, is believed to activate and attune the beads to one’s energy.