Rudraaksh are identified by its
faces or Mukh. There are many types of Rudraaksh - from one-faced or 1-Mukhee
Rudraaksh to Mukhee Rudraaksh, but mostly only up to 14-Mukhee Rudraaksh are
found easily. Others, from 16-Mukhee Rudraaksh are rare.
(1) 1-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It works as medical remedy for curing diseases like chronic asthma, TB,
paralysis, stroke, heart problems, mental anxiety, eye problem, bone pain,
headache etc. It is very difficult to get a genuine 1-Mukhee Rudraaksh, so
how to test its genuineness?
--People believe that if you put a bucket of water and make
the water rotate clockwise, and if you put 1-mukhee Rudraaksh in that water
flowing, it will move in the anticlockwise direction.
--Some others say that
they have seen it rise in a bucket of rice, when you place the Rudraaksh
inside the rice, just as a Vishnu Valaamparee Shankh rises. Many have seen
it in a village in Mysore. They put a net around the bucket, so that when
the Shankh rises within 10 minutes the rice grains fall on the net, because
it rises with such a force that the rice grains are thrown out of the bucket.
--Kali Baba's Eka Mukhi Tests: (1) He can show it flowing against the current of
the Gangaa moving up river without sinking. (2) He can show it climbing up the
flow of cow's milk and into the pouring pot if milk is poured on. (3) He can be
like Kali Baba. If he is like Kali Baba then no one will demand these tests 1
and 2. And if a seed cannot (even) do even one of those simple things then what
great power does it possess at all (according to Kali Baba)? So only one of
these three tests can convince for its genuineness.
(2) 2-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It works miraculously for the treatment of diseases like impotency, lack
of concentration, renal failure, stress, anxiety, depression, negative
thinking, eye problems, mental chaos, hysteria, intestinal disorder etc.
(3) 3-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It works wonders for diseases like depression, Shirzophrenia, inferiority
complexes, psychosis or guilt induced complexes, blood pressure,
regulation of the menstrual cycle/menstrual stress, mood swings, fever or
weakness, jaundice, mental disability etc.
(4) 4-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It provides medical treatments for diseases like blood circulation, cough,
brain related illness, asthma, stammering, memory lapse, respiratory tract
(5) 5-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It works as a medical boon for blood pressure, mental disability, obesity,
heart problems, stress, anger management, diabetics, piles, neurotic and
maladjustment problems etc.
(6) 6-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It cures diseases like epilepsy, gynecological problems etc.
(7) 7-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It is extremely beneficial for treating diseases like asthma, pharynxitis,
impotency, foot related diseases, respiratory disorders etc.
(8) 8-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
Diseases like of stomach ache, stress, skin diseases, anxiety etc are
medically treated by this Rudraaksh.
(9) 9-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It works as a magical medical remedy for treating unknown diseases.
(10) 10-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It functions as a medical blessing for curing diseases like hormonal
imbalance in the body, mental instability, whooping cough etc.
(11) 11-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
Diseases like body pain, backache, chronic alcoholism, liver diseases are
prevented by the use and wearing of this type of Rudraaksh.
(12) 12-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It is medically beneficial for treating diseases like bone diseases,
rickets, osteoporosis, mental disability, anxiety etc. It is the best for
warding off any kind of Prayog done by others on somebody (Read about this
(13) 13-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
Diseases of muscle like dystrophies etc can be eliminated by the use of
this type of Rudraaksh.
(14) 14-Mukhee (Face) Rudraaksh
It is very significant for its medical benefits in curing brain related
and many other kinds of diseases.
14-Mukhee Rudraaksh in scriptures -
--Jaabaal Upanishad says this - "The bead with fourteen faces is of the
form of Rudra being generated out of his eyes and the devotee wearing it
attains the grace of destruction of all diseases."
--Shiv Puraan says - "A Rudraaksh with 14 faces is the highest Shiv.
It shall be worn on the head with great devotion. It quells all sins."
--Devee Bhaagavat says - "The fourteen-faced Rudraaksh destroys all
diseases and gives eternal health. While holding this, one ought not to
take wine, flesh, onion, garlic, Sagyaa fruit, Chaaltaa fruit and the
flesh of the boar which eats excrements, etc."
Rudraaksh are rare and their average size is 25-27 mm.
17-Mukhee Rudraaksh -
This Rudraaksh is ruled by Vishakarmaa, builder of this Universe. Wearer of this
Rudraaksh gets fruits of Dharm, Arth, Kaam and Moksh. Wearer lives with immense
power and divine magnetism. Very useful for project leaders, businessmen and
political leaders and people desiring growth in career and luck. Gets freedom
from diseases, losses, sadness and fears. Gives fulfillment of all desires
related to getting a life partner, progeny, good luck and prosperity. Removes
obstacles in path and gives immense prosperity. According to Kaatyanee Tantra
this Rudraaksh is ruled by Maataa Kaatyanee who is the 6th form of Goddess
Durgaa. Wearer of this Rudraaksh is blessed with immense fortune, sudden wealth,
fulfillment of all materialistic desires and and freedom from diseases.
18-Mukhee Rudraaksh -
18-Mukhee is form of Goddess earth. Kaatyanee Tantra mentions that wearer of
this bead gets health, strength and intelligence and prosperity from mother
earth. Thus it is very beneficial for people dealing in real estate, or those
who wish to sell or buy properties for themselves. If mother earth is pleased,
She bestows many blessings. By blessings of Mother earth, the wearer always
remains in abundance of health and wealth. Kaatyanee Tantra also mentions that
if this bead is worn by a lady who is unable to conceive or is prone to abortion,
she is blessed with a healthy child. It is good also for those who deal in real
estate and those who wish to prosper from land/properties.
19-Mukhee Rudraaksh -
It is form of Lord Naaraayan the supreme of all Gods. Its wearer never has lack
of anything in life. Gives immense wealth, success in business, abundance in all
spheres and good health. Its wearer gets blessings of Vishnu and Goddess
Lakshmee and is blessed with many virtues, beauty and prosperity. Its wearer
gets freedom from dreaded diseases, gets perfect life partner, removes obstacles
in job/ business/ education and planetary afflictions. He gets Moksh.
Out of the series of
Rudraaksh mentioned above, One, Five, Seven, Nine, Eleven, Fourteen and
Twenty-one faced ones are termed very lucky, and are rarely available.
This also includes Gauree-Shankar Rudraaksh which is the most auspicious
for wealth, family and comforts.
--The 1-faced Rudraaksh is termed very auspicious as it bestows wealth and happiness.
It helps in attaining Moksh and Nirvaan. The wearer has inclination to do good deeds
and it helps in getting the power of intuition.
--5-faced Rudraaksh is worn as it is auspicious and is a result giver Rudraksh. It
bestows on the wearer comforts and peace of mind.
--The 7-faced bead is auspicious for the birth of a son.
--The 11faced is good for religious purposes such as Bhagvat Darshan of one's deity.
--For property and gains the 14-faced Rudraaksh is good for wealth,
--The 21-faced bead is very auspicious.
These are often helpful in curing diseases. All Rudraaksh should be worn after
performing due rituals to gain maximum benefit out of this rare natural fruit.
"The 1-faced Rudraaksh seed is the Shiv himself, made manifest and rendered
vivid; even the sin incurred in killing a Braahman is destroyed thereby. The
2-faced or two headed Rudraaksh is like the Dev and the Devee. Two sorts of sins
are destroyed thereby. The 3-faced Rudraaksh is like fire; the sin incurred in
killing a woman is destroyed in a moment. The 4-faced Rudraaksh seed is like
Brahmaa and removes the sin of killing persons. The 5-faced Rudraaksh is verily
an image of Rudra; all sorts of sins, eg eating prohibited food, going to the
ungoable places etc are destroyed thereby. The 6-faced Rudraaksh is Kaartikeya. It is
to be worn on the right hand. One becomes free of the Brahm Hatyaa sin. There is
no manner of doubt in this. The 7-faced Rudraaksh is named Anang. Holding this
frees one from the sin of stealing gold etc. O Mahaasenaa, The 8-faced Rudraaksh
is Vinaayak. Holding this frees one from the sin of holding an illicit contact
with a woman of a bad family and with the wife of one's Guru, etc. and other
sins as well. It enables one to acquire heaps of food, cotton, and gold; and in
the end the Highest Place is attained. The fruit of holding the 8-faced Rudrāksa
seed has been said.
Now I will talk of the 9-faced Rudraaksh. It is verily the Bhairav made
manifest. It should be worn on the left hand. By this, the people get both Bhog
(enjoyment) and Moksh (liberation) and they become powerful like me and get
themselves freed at once, without the least delay, of the sins incurred by
committing thousands of abortions, hundreds of Brahm Hatyaa (killing the
Braahman). Holding the 10-faced Rudraaksh is verily wearing Janaardan, the Dev
of the Dev. The holding of which pacifies the evils caused by planets, Pishaach,
Vetaal, Brahm Raakshas, and Pannag. The 11-faced Rudraaksh is like the 11 Rudra
themselves. The fruits, the efficacy of which I now describe. Hear, The fruits
obtained through the performance of one thousand horse sacrifices, one hundred
Vaajpeya sacrifices, and making gifts of one hundred thousand cows are obtained
If one wears the 12-headed Rudraaksh on one's ear, the Aaditya get satisfied.
The fruits of performing Go-medh and Ashwamedh sacrifices are obtained thereby.
No fear comes from burned buffaloes, armed enemies and wolves and tigers and
other murderous animals. Also the several diseases of the body never come to
him. The holder of the 12-faced Rudraaksh seed feels always happy and he is the
master of some kingdoms. He becomes freed of the sins incurred in killing
elephants, horses, deer, cats, snakes, mice, frogs, asses, foxes and various
O Child, The 13-faced Rudraaksh is very rare; if anybody gets it, he becomes
like Kaartikeya and gets all desires fulfilled; and the eight Siddhi are under
his grasp. He learns how to make gold, silver and other metals; he attains all
sorts of enjoyments. There is no manner of doubt in this. O Shadaanan, If
anybody holds the 13-faced Rudraaksh, he becomes freed from the sins incurred in
killing mother, father and brothers.
O Son, If one holds on one's head the 14-faced Rudraaksh always, one becomes
like Shiv. O Muni, What more shall I speak to you, the Devtaa pay their respects
to one holding the 14-faced Rudraaksh and he in the end attains the Highest
Goal, the state of Shiva. His body becomes verily the body of Shiv.
The Dev always worship the Rudraaksh seed; the highest goal is attained by
wearing the Rudraaksh. The Braahman should hold on their heads at least one
Rudraaksh with devotion. A rosary of twenty-six Rudraaksh is to be made and tied
on the head. Similarly a rosary of 50 seeds is to be worn and suspended on the
breast; 16 each on each of the two arms; 24 Rudraaksh to be worn on the wrists,
12 on each wrist. O Shadaanan, If a rosary be made of 108, 50 or 27 Rudraaksh
and if Jaap is done with that, immeasurable merits are obtained. If anybody
wears a rosary of 108 seeds, he gets at every moment the fruit of performing the
Ashwamedh sacrifices and uplifts his 21 generations and finally he resides in
the Shiv Lok."
Rules to Wear Rudraaksh
It is advisable to use the true Rudraaksh with gold and jewel, on the head, neck
or on one's hand. Never use the Rudraaksh worn by another person. Use Rudraaksh
always with devotion; never use it while you are impure. Even the grass that
grows with the air in contact with the Rudraaksh tree, goes verily to a holy
region for ever. Jaabaali Muni says in the Shruti :-- "lf a man wearing Rudraaksh
commits a sin, he gets deliverance from that sin. Even if animals hold Rudraaksh,
they become Shiv; what of men.? The devotees of Shree Rudra should always use at
least one Rudraaksh on the head. Those great devotees, who with Rudraaksh on
take the name of the Highest Self Shambhoo, get themselves freed of all sorts of
sins and pains. Those who are ornamented with Rudraaksh are the best devotees.
It is highly incumbent on those who want their welfare to wear Rudraaksh. Those
who hold Rudraaksh on their ears, crown hair, neck, hands, and breast, get
Brahmaa, Vishnu, and Maheshwar under them as their Vibhooti (manifestations,
powers). The Devtaa and all those Rishi that started the Gotra, the Aadi-Purush
(the first chief men in several families), held with reverence the Rudraaksh.
All the other Muni, that descended from their families, the ardent followers of
Shraut Dharm, the pure souled, held the Rudraaksh. It may be, that many might
not like at first to hold this Rudraaksh, the visible giver of liberation and
so well written in the Ved; but after many births, out of the Grace of Mahaadev
many become eager to take the Rudraaksh. The Muni that are the Jaabaal Saakhee
are famous in expounding the inestimable greatness of Rudraaksh.