Rudraksha is the seed of the plant Elaeocarpus ganitrus. By their name, they mean to be the eyes of Lord Shiva.
As per Vedas, those who wear them can experience the powers of Lord Shiva quickly.
Unlike the astrological gemstones, anyone can wear a rudraksha without a need for caution or consultation. This is because they have no untoward or adverse effects on the wearer. Also, they bring in the direct blessing of Lord Shiva (Rudra), and his divine effects.
- Avoid untimely death
- For spiritual growth
- For stress relief
- Good health
- Wealth generation
- Peaceful married life
- Growth in Career
- To have children
- Acquire knowledge
- Overcome depression
Avoid untimely death: Rudra or Lord Shiva is a god of destruction. It is even said that he stays in burial grounds. And his mantra of “Om trayambakam” is the most powerful spell to remove disease and avoid death. So wearing rudraksha helps one avoid untimely death due to the blessings of Lord Shiva. Since these beads are favorites of Lord Shiva, it is believed that he bestows his divine blessings on the wearer.
For spiritual growth: Rudraksha unlike the gemstones or other means of astrological manipulation takes the wearer towards the spiritual path. The person wearing the beads and praying to almighty will have intense spiritual progress.
Peace of mind: Rudraksha has electromagnetic and paramagnetic properties. They are worn on the upper part of the trunk. They are said to correct the heartbeat, respiration and also thought process. Thus, they relieve stress to the wearer and impart peace of mind.
Good health: Health of person depends on factors like the food, rest and also stress. Most of the diseases are due to some of the stress either in the mental sphere or physical sphere. Since rudraksha relives a person of stress, they contribute to his better health.
Wealth generation: Besides, spiritual growth, rudraksha also is believed to enhance the wealth of a person. But for this one has to wear a particular faced rudraksha based on astrology. A rudraksha is classified as 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9, etc. Mukhi (faced( based on the longitudinal canals in it.) When a correct rudraksha is worn as per astrology, it imparts wealth to the wearer.
Peaceful married life: Rudraksha is also said to impart happy married life. Lord Shiva gives a divine blessing for those who are in love or marriage. Wearing Rudraksha helps one achieve a happy married life. It is best when both partners wear the rudraksha.
Growth in Career: Rudraksha imparts positive energy and also a desire to work hard. It also keeps a person in the genuine track. By these traits, it helps one succeed in his career.
To have children: Many a couple will have intense psychological suffering due to lack of children. Wearing rudraksha can help have children.
Acquire knowledge: Since it propels the wearer to grow spiritually, rudraksha help the wearer attain higher knowledge and wisdom.
Overcome depression: The positive energy from the rudraksha and its ability to reduce stress helps the person overcome depression.
How to wear a rudraksha
In general everyone can wear any of the type of rudraksha. However, it is difficult to find a genuine rudraksha in the market. Of the types, panchamukhi (5 faced) rudraksha is commonly available and everyone can wear them. But if you have a specific problem, you can consult an astrologer and decide which type is the best for you. One can wear as many rudraksha as he wish.
The rules to follow thereon:
As anyone can wear a rudraksha, a simple mantra of: “Om Namah Shivaya” should be spelled by the person while wearing a rudraksha, It is important to purify the bead by placing it in raw cow milk, coconut oil and then wear it.
It should be worn preferably in the neck as a bead suspended by gold or even simple thread. It can also be worn around the arms but not below the trunk.
One also needs to put the bead before the feet of Lord Shiva in a temple or at home and then wear it.
It should be removed when the wearer intends to have non-veg diet and again worn following day after a bath.