Varieties and Benefits of Rudraksha
Rudrakshas wearer gets different types of benefits depending upon the Rudrakshas faces.
1. Properties of Different Mukhis
The term?Rudraksha?itself symbolizes Lord Shiva.?Rudra?stands for Lord Shiva and Aksha for Shiva?s tears. Lord Shiva himself is the first ardent user and admirer of Rudraksha. Later devotees and sages began using Rudraksha as a blessing from Lord Shiva himself to protect mankind from worldly sufferings and miseries. With the development of modern science, many scientists researched for evidences that support the ancient belief on the significance of Rudraksha. All the scientists came up with the findings that reassured and confirmed the divine power of Rudraksha beads. Individual from every walk of life irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality or gender can use Rudraksha to gain maximum spiritual, physical and materialistic benefits.
Scientifically known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb, Rudraksha tree is a large evergreen broadleaved tree, which grows in the area from the Genetic Plain to the foothills of the great Himalayas and the middle area of Nepal. The main trunk of Rudraksha tree is cylindrical and has circular section. Rudraksha tree has grayish white bark and rough in texture with small vertical lenticels and narrow horizontal furrows. Its branches spread in all directions. Its leaves appear shining green externally and dull coriaceous internally. It has ovoid, conical and elongate flowers, nearly 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Its fruit is globose and drupaceous having a fleshy exterior and is light green in color. Rudraksha beads are covered by an outer shell which is blue in color and is hard and tubercle on the inside. On each Rudraksha seed vertical lines are seen running down its surface. These lines are called mukhi or the clefts or furrows on the surface and determine the type of mukhi Rudraksha. For instance Seeds with one vertical line are one mukhi Rudraksha, those with two lines are two mukhi and so on. Rudraksha beads contain 50.031 % carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen and 30.53% oxygen. It takes 15 to 16 years for Rudraksha to mature and bear fruits. It is kept in water for a number of days and then Rudraksha is taken out after peeling off the pulp.
Rudraksha comes from 1 to 21 mukhis, but Rudraksha of 1 to 14 mukhis are commonly found. Now mukhis from 22 upwards are also found every few years in small quantity and their properties have to be researched as no reference is available in ancient texts . The fivefaced Rudraksha are found easily and abundantly. Depending upon the availability and production of Rudraksha different prices have been allocated for different mukhi Rudraksha.
2. 1 Mukhis Rudraksha
One mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Mahadev Himself . Enlightens the Super Consciousness. Destroys all sins and leads one to liberation. One mukhi rudraksha is Sakshat Siva swarupa. The wearer elevates in awareness and merges with the absolute consciousness of the divine. It is only with grace of Lord Shiva and divine karmas that a person gets to wear this rare bead. One who wears it surely goes to path of Moksha. The wearer?s mind begins to concentrate on the Supreme Element that is Partattva Dharana cha jayate Tatprakashnam thus the discoverers of Aatma Tattva must wear One Mukhi Rudraksha . The person who wears this has all worldly pleasures at his feet but remains unaffected by them. On a physical level this bead cures migraines and diseases of the brain. Scientific tests have proved that this bead has immense power and is the true equivalent to the mythological 1 mukhi round.
3. 2 Mukhis Rudraksha
Two mukhi represents Ardhanareshwar, a joint image of the Lord Shiva and Shakti and blesses the wearer with UNITY and harmony. It could be related to GuruShishya, parentschildren, husbandwife or friends. Maintaining ONENESS is its peculiarity. This rudraksha removes the malefics of planet moon and cures emotional instability. Releases fear, insecurity and gives inner happiness and fulfillment.
4. 3 Mukhis Rudraksha
Three mukhi Rudraksha represents Fire God Agnidev. Wearing of this rudraksha frees the person from bondages of his past birth karma and paves way for success by deeds in this birth. It is said that the wearer of 3 mukhi never takes birth again, means he gets Moksha. Wearer is released from past memories of hurt, shame, anger, low self esteem and he rises and shines to reveal his illuminated true pure self . Heals stomach and liver ailments.
5. 4 Mukhis Rudraksha
Four mukhi represents God Brahaspati who rules Jupiter . The wearer gains power of knowledge and creativity. Expands memory power, vocal power, wit and intelligence. Wearer is blessed with melodious speech.
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