Rudraksha beads are formed by association of two words, 'RUDRA' and 'AKSHA"
. Rudra is the name of Lord Shiva. Aksha means 'tear'. It is said
that the plant of Rudraksh is originated from the tear drops of
Lord Shiva. As per the vedic scriptures Rudraksh can nullify the
effects of malefic planets to a great extent. Shastras say Rudraksh
of any mukhis can never do any harm to the wearer unlike Navratnas,
which have to be carefully chosen. No other necklace or bead is
so auspicious and powerful as Rudraksh.
come in different mukhis or the clefts or furrows on the surface.
Shastras speak of 1 to 38 mukhis but normally 1 to 14 mukhis are
used for astrological benefits. Each bead has a different effect
on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. Each Rudraksh
is very individualistic and has to be carefully matched with one's
horoscope for it to be beneficial.
Yantra Mantra has a very important place for Rudraksh. Vedas have
given special weightage to Rudraksh, as it is believed that rudraksh
has originated from the tears of lord Shiva. Rudraksh have tremendous
energy and power. Rudraksh is best known for its biomedical properties
and in controlling stress, hypertension and blood pressure. Rudraksh
is available mainly in Nepal and Malaysia.
The chain of 108 beads or 50 beads if worn and worshipped , provides
all types of benefits. Therefore , it is important that Rudraksh
should always be respected and kept pure. One should not touch it
with dirty hands and must be removed before entering the toilets.
It is a blessing to mankind. It is believed that one who wear Rudraksh
on their bodies, cannot be affected by sins. Even if, one wears
Rudraksh on his body, without doing worship and saying the sacred
mantra, does no get near any sinful deed or thought.
The Rudraksha beads are worn for their specific benefits.
These are much more powerful and can help achieve wonders, if energized
and empowered the right way. Rudraksh of different mukhis pleases
the corresponding planets. It may be sufficient to go in for only
for those mukhis whose ruling planets, cause malefic effects.