Rudraksha (रुद्राक्ष) – Nepal Rudraksha
Rudraksha,a very important and mystical Bead of Hindu mythology and medication,is a kind of natural fruit which grow in eastern hilly areas of Nepal.The Rudraksha beads peel or outer cover are edible in nature. Its peels are also practice in ancient medicine. The bead inside rudraksha fruits main use is used for wearing in body with devotion. These beads are known as rudraksha or rudraksha beads. Except this rudraksha mala are use for Japa. It mean garland made with rudraksha beads, through which mantras (hymn) is chanted. We can also use Rudrakshas garland for Wearing.
Rudraksha has a very high profile in Tantrism and Spiritualism. It is very widely used and worshipped as a source of good-luck,good health,prosperity,medicinal values,sucess,gains and most importantly eradication of evil and immortal forces.
It is mostly used as a garland,pendant or bangle. Devotees around Pashupati are seen wearing these mystical Rudrakshas. These belief are very deep rooted in Hinduism.
Rudraksha is a symbol of Hindu God “Shiva”. In Hinduism Sanskrit language, Rudraksha comes from two words,the two words are ‘RUDRA’ and ‘AKSHA’. Meaning the, Rudra is name of God Shiva and Aksha means eyes of Shiva. Rudraksha Beads is known as Favourite to God Shiva (eyes of Shiva). Some narrate aksha also as immortal water drops or holy tears of God Shiva.
The Birth story of Rudraksha for Devotees Interest – Once Lord Shiva did meditation for longtime keeping mind in moderate for more than 1000 years. Lord Shiva is also known as Free God who do favour to people & mankind. One day Shiva mind was suddenly Disturbed. At that time he open his eyes with his desire as brilliant Sight. From the beautiful eyes of God Shiva some water drops or tears fall down in Earth. From this drops it grew a divinely tree called rudraksha. The beads which grow in rudraksha trees is also known as rudraksha(rudraksh) or Rudraksha Beads.
Other legend can be found in skanda puran that when lord shiva,lord vishnu,brahma & indra killed demon Tripurasur,all god relax in Himalaya. God was sitting and talking together each other. With Some reason Lord Shiva laugh so happily that four drops of happy tears from Shiva eyes fall on Earth. From this drop it grew a divinely tree known as “Rudrakshya”. Lord shiva himself has mention the Importance Of different kinds of Rudraksha. Rudraksha plays a vital role in Mankind. Rudraksha is powerful bead which have different kind of benefits. We will come to complete detail of each bead below.
Another story can be found in Devi Bhagwat – Lord Shiva Says to his Son Kumar kartikeya about the origin(birth) of Rudraksha. Dear son. There was a demon name Tripur also known as Tripurasur. The demon tripur was so much powerful that he could not be defeated by any one. All god was suffering including Brahma,Vishnu,Indra. So all god prayed and request me. In this situation i started thinking about tripurasur. My one of the weapon name is ‘Aghor’ which is very beautiful and is known as figure of all god. A fierce flame comes out of that weapon. It has power to calm all disturbance. To kill demon and help god i closed my eyes for long time by remembering this divine weapon. Suddenly some sacred water drops from my eyes fall down on earth. Dear son from this tears drops it give to origin(birth) to Great Rudraksha Trees. From my order different variety of Rudraksha Beads grow in this Rudraksha trees. There are different types of Rudraksha. They are known as Mukhis or faces of Rudraksha. Mainly 1 to 14 mukhi Rudraksha. All Rudraksha beads is very important and Single Rudraksha beads pleases All god easily and mainly me (God Shiva).
Rudraksha is not only worn by human beings but it is also one of the dearest ornament of Shiva.We can also find about it. Some of the other dearest ornaments of shiva is crescent moon which he keeps on his head. When god and demon was doing samundra manthan (churning of ocean) the moon also appear from it which Shiva asked for him.
We can also find Rudraksha Story in holy text, Some other storey and Importance of Rudraksha is ‘Story related to Donkey’. There was one donkey who was climbing Mount Mandarachal carrying a Rudraksha Bag . He die carrying rudraksha beads bag on the way. Lord shiva order his attendant to bring him in kailash. He was taken to Kailash (home of shiva) by Shiva attendant. It is because he was carrying rudraksha. In hinduism we believe that kailash and vaikuntha(home of lord vishnu) is better than Heaven. Hence,donkey has attained Shivalok(home of god shiva) and salvation by the glory of Rudraksha.Then,There is no doubt on Human being to attain freedom and salvation by wearing Rudraksha.So everyone should wear rudraksha beads.
Rudraksha has very old long history.The rudraksha has been worn out and worship from thousand of years by sages,ascetic,human beings and individuals mainly shiva devotees. Nowadays,million of hindus and non hindus,who know about rudraksha and donot know about rudraksha beads are wearing rudraksha due to its benefits,healing and yog power. The home of God Pashupati Shiva ‘Nepal’ is famous for Rudraksha beads and Shaligram Shilas Stones all over the World. It is said and proved that we never find Nepali Rudraksha and Shaligram in Other Place. It can look similar but not exactly the Nepal One.
In scripture shiva’s says to his son kumar kartikeya about the variety of rudraksha.
There are different types of rudraksha. Some of rudraksha are rare whose price is expensive whereas some are very common. The most common rudraksha is 5 face rudraksha (five mukhi), six mukhi rudraksha (six face) etc. The people of nepal say mukh for face. For Rudraksha Face we say mukhis.
How to identify its types? Find Face or Mukhis.
– Different types(face/mukhi) rudraksha grow in same rudraksha tree. Rudraksha types is also known as different mukhi or face of rudraksha. For example 1 face or one mukhi, 2 face or two mukhi, 3 face,4 face,5 mukhi,6 mukhi, 7 face or seven mukhi. Every Rudraksha possess natural lines which we count to identify different types of rudraksha. If rudraksha beads have 5 lines then it is known as 5 mukhi or 5 face rudraksha. If rudraksha present 9 natural lines then 9 mukhi, if 10 lines then 10 face rudraksha or ten mukhi rudraksha.
Introduction to 1 to 14 Mukhis and other Rudraksha beads
- One Mukhi Rudraksha – One Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 1 face rudraksha and ek mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural one lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 1 mukhi Rudraksha. One mukhi Rudraksha symbolize to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati(wife of god shiva) and Goddess Laxmi (goddess of Wealth and wife of protector of universe’lord vishnu’). Read More
- Two Mukhi Rudraksha – Two mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 2 face rudraksha and dwi mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural two lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 2 mukhi Rudraksha. Two mukhi Rudraksha Symbol to Ardda Nariswar (half Shiva and half Parvati). Read More
- Three Mukhi Rudraksha – Three mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 3 face rudraksha and Tin mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural three lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 3 mukhi Rudraksha. Three mukhi Rudraksha Symbolizes to Lord Brahma,Vishnu & Mahesh(siva). It also represent to ‘God Agni Dev ‘ (Flame god/Fire god). Read More
- Four Mukhi Rudraksha – Four mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 4 face rudraksha and Char Mukhi Rudraksha . It have natural four lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 4 mukhi Rudraksha. Four mukhi Rudraksha is symbolic to the Lord Brahma (the god of birth/creation). Read More
- Five Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 5 face or Panch mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural five lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 5 mukhi Rudraksha. It is normal kind among Varieties. Five mukhi Rudraksha symbolize to the Lord Shiva (Siva as pashupati & kalagni Rudra). Read More
- Six Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 6 face or chah mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural six lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 6 mukhi Rudraksha. Six mukhi Rudraksha is symbolic to the ‘God Kartikeya’ who is first son of Lord Shiva & Mother Parvati . Second son is Ganesh. Read More
- Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 7 face and Saat mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural seven lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 7 mukhi Rudraksha. Seven Mukhi Rudraksha is symbol of SaptaMartikas (7 mother goddess). Read More
- Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 8 face or aath mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural eight lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 8 mukhi Rudraksha. Eight mukhi rudraksha represent to Lord Ganesh (the god of prosperity and remover of obstacles). Read More
- Nine Mukhi Rudraksha is known as 9 face and nau mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural nine lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 9 mukhi Rudraksha. Nine mukhi rudraksha is symbolic to the Goddess Navadurga (the goddess of Power/9 incarnation of goddess parvati). Read More
- Ten Mukhi Rudraksha – Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 10 face rudraksha or dus mukhi Rudraksha. It have ten natural lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 10 mukhi Rudraksha. Ten mukhi rudraksha is symbol of Lord Vishnu (Lord of Protect/protector of universe). Read More
- Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha – Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 11 face rudraksha and gyarah mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural eleven lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 11 mukhi Rudraksha. Eleven mukhi rudraksha is symbolic to the Ekadash Rudra(11 form of shiva) & Lord Hanuman (the god of victory). Read More
- Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha – Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 12 face rudraksha or barah mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural twelve lines on Rudraksha Beads so it is known as 12 mukhi Rudraksha. Twelve mukhi rudraksha is Symbolic to God Sun (bhagwan surya narayan). Wearing 12 face rudraksha enables a human to have an ever shining personality. Read More
- Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha is known as 13 face rudraksha or Terah mukhi Rudraksha. It have natural thirteen lines on Rudraksha Bead so it is known as 13 mukhi Rudraksha. Thirteen mukhi rudraksha is Symbolic to the Lord Kamdev (the lord of attraction/cupid god) and kumar kartikeya,indra(king of heaven,god of god). Read More
- Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha is also known as 14 face rudraksha or Chaudah mukhi rudraksha. 14 mukhi rudraksha have fourteen lines on Rudraksha Beads so it is known as 14 mukhi Rudraksha. Fourteen mukhi Rudraksha is considered as way to God Kuber (The God of Treasure). Mainly,it represent to God Shiva. It is also believed as eyes of god shiva. It is high demanded bead and many wish to wear it. It is also known as bead worn by shiva himself as ornament.Lord shiva says “If you find 14 mukhi rudraksha,consider it myself,14 mukhi rudraksha is direct symbol of god shiva. Read More
Rareness of Rudraksha beads
1 to 14 face rudraksha are normally found whereas 14 -21 are also found. 14 to 21 mukhi are rare and expensive than upto fourteen mukhis rudraksha. You can purchase upto 21 mukhi rudraksha or 21 face rudraksha beads at nepalrudraksha.com . Other auspicious and unique rudraksha beads are ganesh rudraksha,gauri shankar rudraksha , Trijuti rudraksha or Savar one mukhi rudraksh etc. All this Unique rudraksha have different appearance in shape or natures.
We must wear or worship any type (mukhi) rudraksha in life to get Spiritual pleasure and benefits from Rudraksha. Beside it ‘rudraksha’ is also used as prayer seed to do japa(chanting). The beads of rudraksha is strung in thread to make garland or rosaries of rudraksha. The hymn or mantra is chanted repeatedly and recited through this.The garland of rudraksha beads also known as rudraksha mala. Mostly rosary have 108 beads and recited 108 time.It is also use to wear.
Rudraksha malas (Rudraksha Beads Garland or Rudraksha Rosary)
Rudraksha mala is made up of mostly by combining 108 beads of small size rudraksha. Whereas those who want to recite mantra/hymn with big bead or want to wear big size garland uses 54 beads of rudraksha. Because 108 big rudraksha garland can touch the ground. So reciting 54 no beads malas / garland rosaries two time make 108. which is Auspicious numher for reciting mantra or hymn. We can also wear rudraksha mala regularly. Even wearing single rudraksha bead pleases lord shiva. Different face/mukhi is used for wearing single piece. Garland or malas is made by combining 5 mukhi(normal bead). We can wear any rudraksha,all rudraksha is very important.
Hence,Chanting or reciting shiva mantra/hymn, lord vishnu hymn,gayatri mantra or any god/goddess mantra can be done through rudraksha mala.
About rudraksha mala , Lord Shiva and God Vishnu himself said that: ” we get same benefits of seeing lord shiva,if we get chance to see to those who is wearing rudraksha mala in neck. If he is wearing tripunda tilak (sacred paste mark on his forehead) and if he is chanting maha mritunjaya mantra. ”
From this points,we come to know that there is no difference in shiva and who is wearing rudraksha,rudraksha beads or rudraksha mala.
If you wish to wear rudraksha by combining more than single bead. Different faces/mukhis combination rudraksha beads can also be worn. We also recommend best rudraksha for you.
Some of the benefits of using single rudraksha or rudraksha mala
- Rudraksha is Favourite Ornament of God Shiva. Rudraksha Please God shiva and Goddess Parvati. Wearer of rudraksha is even worshipped by different God.
- Rudraksha worshipper and wearer sin is washed away immediately.
- Rudraksha provide enlightment,salvation,long life,prosperity,wealth,happiness.
- We should leave flame(kapat) before wearing rudraksha to get benefits of rudrakshas.
- Rudraksha mala or single rudraksha beads wearer donot have untimely death.
- Rudraksha provide love,affection,honesty,sincerity,sucess,calmness. Rudraksha mala is auspicious among any malas (necklace).
- Different god is please by using different rudraksha. All god is pleased if we use single rudraksha beads of any face or mukhi or even rudraksha mala(rudraksha garland or rosary) .There is no difference in size. All have same properties. We can use or wear any sizes rudraksha.
Things we don’t know about the Rudraksha – The Scientific name of rudraksha is ‘Elaeocarpus ganitrus’. Utrasum bead tree (English). The ‘Rudraksha’ (Hindu/Sanskrit and most spoken or spelled).