Rudraksha Posted on October 26, 2011 by admin RUDHRAKSHA Rudraksha, meaning the eye of Rudra [Shiva], is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and the heaven. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudrakasha tree is botanically known as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS ROXB. Its English name is UTRASUM BEAD TREE. Rudraksha trees are mostly found in South Eastern Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal. Around 70% of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, 25% in Nepal and 5% in India. Considered a major stress reliever, reducing circulatory problems, the berry (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) was first spotted in Indonesia and is now grown in Nepal and Hardwar. However, because it is expensive, clinical research of its medicinal properties has not been possible. There are clefts called MUKHIS on the surface of the beads. The number of mukhis on the surface of a Rudrakasha bead helps in determining its quality. According to the number of mukhis the rudrakasha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly tremendous amount of tranquility, concentration that helped them meditate for a long period of time with spectacular control over their mind. The true account of the origin of the Holy Rudraksha is found in the Shiva Purana. (Courtesy: Wikipedia) FACE SHAPES EFFECTS / BENEFITS One Face Shiva Neutralizes your wrongdoings. Attracts wealth. Protects from untimely death. Helps to instill good habits. Two Face Gauri Parvati Protects child when you are pregnant, Keeps you free from tension.(very beneficial for ladies working outside the home) Three Face Ma Saraswathi · Aids in education, · Keeps mind fresh · Provides knowledge and good thinking (beneficial for students and children) Four Face Brahma · Keeps free from diseases, · Saves from natural calamity (Drinking water in which this is soaked, and wearing it protects you from many diseases) Five Face Rudra Shiva Creates a peaceful environment in the home Provides mental peace Six Face Mahalaxmi · Improvement in business · Increase of wealth Seven Face Saptarishi · Success and victory · Increase in prestige, · Helps restart stalled projects Eight Face Bhairav · Controls temper, creating peace in the home · Gives control over yourself and surroundings Nine Face Bhagavati Durga · Self-confidence, · memory-power, · knowledge (specially for lethargy and depression). Ten Face Dasavatar · Fame · Social respect (beneficial for those in public life) Eleven Face Indra · Drives away sorrow and brings happiness · Blessing of offspring Twelve Face Surya · Stops physical and mental stress · Prevents accidents (beneficial for those with a weak constitution) Thirteen Face Kamadev Reduces or eliminates the effects of errors committed, Makes the wearer powerful, Provides money and attraction Fourteen Face Bhuvaneswari · Fulfils the desires of the heart · Brings happiness, · Protects from any disasters Gauri Shankar Shivasakthi · Represents husband, · Long life · Internal peace (especially beneficial for happy married life). Ganesh Rudraksh Ganesh Jee · Success · Improvement in business Panchmukhi Mala Panch Parameshwar Beneficial for those who have · high blood pressure, · heart problems, · disorder in stomach · disturbance by ghost. Ek Mukhi Shiva Sakshayat Same as that of one face Rudhraksh Singha Rudrakash Most beneficial Rudhrakash of all. (The beneficial effects of all the Rudrakashas may be attained by worshipping it and wearing it) Kamlaksh Laxmi Narayan Provides rare and scarcely available things. (The beneficial effects of all the Rudrakashas may be attained by worshipping it and wearing it) (effects can be seen in fourteen days.) Brahma Vishnu Mahesh This Rudraksh is make up of three Rudraksh naturally and it is regarded as the creator of entire universe as it has the symbols of all the three powerful gods in it. It is known as the most beneficial Rudraksh of all. It is very rarely found.