Rudrakshas are also one of the important remedies to ward off the maleficence of planets and ensure peace. Happiness and prosperity. There are different varieties of Rudrakshas which are used for different purposes. Rudrakshas are also used to recite mantras to pacify the evil effects of planets and to attain mental peace and prosperity.
The image of lord Shiva appears before our eyes seeing a Rudraksha. Rudraksha is originated from the tears dropped from the eyes of lord Shiva. He opened his eyes after he finished His Tapa he was on for thousands of years. A rosary of Rudraksha saves a person from many diseases. There are one to twenty one lines drawn on the beads on a Rudraksha. These lines are called the faces of a Rudraksha. An Ekmukhi Rudraksha is very rare. Generally five and six faceted Rudrakshas are found. A rosary too is made of five faceted Rudrakshas. Others are worn alone. Rudrakshas give results according to their faces. Electric energy in the body of a person remains under control if he wears a rosary of Rudrakshas. It is useful for the people suffering from blood pressure and head - diseases. If worn, it saves them from physical lunacy, untimely demise and evil spirits. It is useful for the people having Kala Sarpa Yoga in their horoscopes. Jap of Om Namah Shivay on rosary of Rudraksha gives much better results. Wearing Rudrakshas and performing spiritual exercises makes the family of a person prosperous. A person who wears it, goes to Shivalok after his death.
Rudrakshas should be worn by touching them with a consecrated Shivaling. But before that Japs of Om Namah Shivay equal to the beads of the rosary should be performed on it. It should be worn on Monday only. It has been noticed that people, who have worn Rudrakshas by worshipping them duly, had their jobs accomplished within forty days.
Kinds of Rudrakshas
One Facet Rudraksha
It is very rare and precious. It is found both in round and cashewnut shape. This is said to be the incarnation of lord Shiva. By wearing it, one can have both Bhakti and Mukti. It wards off the effect of sinful acts like Brahma Hatya. It is also worn to have all the desires fulfilled.
Two Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the incarnation of Shiva and Parvati - i.e. Ardhanarishwar. It gives prosperity. It wards off the effect of sinful acts like Gau Hatya. It activates the wisdom and conscience of a person who wears it. It makes man free from agonies and gets enhanced the sphere of his trade. It is useful in Kundalini Jagaran and Spiritual activities.
Three Facet Rudraksha
It is the mixed incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha - i.e. Trimurti. It makes a man have knowledge of Bhoot, Bhavishya and Vartaman (Past, Future and present period of time). It wards off the effect of sinful acts like illicit relations with women other than one's wife. It makes a man active and strong.
Four Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the incarnation of four facet Brahma ji. This can give Dharm, Arth, Kaam, Moksh to the bearer. It wards off the effect of sinful acts like Jeev Hatya (killing others). It can cure mental disease and gives education & spiritual knowledge.
Five Facet Rudraksha
This is the Panchanan form of Lord Shiva. This removes the sin caused due to having uneatable meal (Abhakshya Bhakshan). The ruling planet is Jupiter. It helps to attain success in all walks of life and to gain knowledge, wealth, power and fame. It is used in the treatment of several diseases.
Six Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the Shadanan form of Kartikey, the son of Lord Shiva. It makes the sleeping power of a man active. It saves from skin diseases, heart and eye problems. It enhances the spiritual force, will-power and sphere of knowledge of a man. It creates a situation for a man to have gain of wealth.
Seven Facet Rudraksha
A man is saved from the effect of sin caused due to stealing gold if he wears it. He enjoys sound health, earns name and fame and gets honour and respect. He also enjoys material amenities and prosperity. It helps in building finances and amassing wealth. It helps to get rid of ego problem. Ruling planet is Saturn.
Eight Facet Rudraksha
This makes a man win in litigation cases. He becomes free from sin caused due to telling lies. The Rudraksha saves him from hurdles in his way. It represents Lord Ganesha and removes all obstacles and confers success in all undertakings. It is also the symbol of Bhairava and prevents death. The ruling planet is Rahu.
Nine Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the incarnation of Nava Durga. According to some scholar, it is the incarnation of Dharmaraj. According to yet some others, it is the incarnation of Bhairay. It is said to be full of divine virtues. It makes a man free from sins and creates a situation for him to have Moksha. Goddess Nava Durga showers her benediction on him.
Ten Facet Rudraksha
All the ten incarnations are there in a Dus Mukhi Rudraksha. It makes a man free from the effect of evil spirits and gets all his desires fulfilled. It also saves him from the malefic influence of planets. All wishes are fulfilled by wearing it. The wearer gets a sense of security. It is very powerful which can overcome fears and develops a sound mind.
Eleven Facet Rudraksha
It enhances the sphere of happiness. A man, who wears it, emerges victorious and gets name and fame. The lady-luck always keeps smiling on him. It confers political power, ministership, headship of institution and favor from governments besides intelligence, wealth and a good healthy life. It helps to realize dreams and achieving goals.
Twelve Facet Rudraksha
It is the favourite Rudraksha of lord Sun. It makes a man free from all diseases if he ties it with his Shikha. If worn on neck, it wards off the effect of sinful acts like Gau Hatya, Manava Hatya and sin caused due to stealing gems. It also saves from fire phobia and miserable plight. It propitiates the Sun God.
Thirteen Facet Rudraksha
It enhances the sphere of fortune. It also enhances sexual strength, gets the desires of a man fulfilled and venders all the supernatural powers at one's service. The wearer enjoys all the earthly pleasures and comforts. It is often used to enhance attraction and has hypnotic influence on those who are already smitten by your charm.
Fourteen Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the incarnation of Hanumanji. If worn, it saves from evil spirits. A man, who wears it, becomes free from sins and enjoys sound health. It overcomes the malefic influence of Saturn and Mars. It helps combat the obstacles in life and makes the wearer victorious in most difficult situations.
Fifteen Facet Rudraksha
This is considered to be the incarnation of Pashupatinath. It enhances the sphere of wealth and saves from skin diseases. It destroys all sorts of sins. It brings financial and spiritual success. It is considered auspicious for pleasure, prosperity, reputation and mental peace.
Sixteen Facet Rudraksha
It is said to be the symbol of Kala Vijay. It saves from the effect of sinful acts and agonies. It makes a man lead a long life. It helps combat the obstacles in life and makes the wearer victorious in most difficult situations. This is considered best in legal issues and overcoming enmies.
Seventeen Facet Rudraksha
It is considered to be the incarnation of lord Vishwakarma. A man, who wears it gets his job accomplished and enjoys wealth and prosperity. It gives success to those who are involved in technical jobs, architecture and machinery related.
Eighteen Facet Rudraksha
This symbolises earth. This also wards off diseases related to uterus. It makes the wearer tolerant and kind hearted. The analytical skils gets enhanced. The intelligence level also increase. Those who are associated in land related work can wear it.
Nineteen Facet Rudraksha
This is said to be the incarnation of Narayan. This enhances the sphere of trade and business. It makes the wearer follow the path of truth. It also brings all round protection. By wearing it all fundamentals necessities gets fulfilled. It is best for overcoming the problems like black magic and evil eye.
Twenty Facet Rudraksha
Concentration of mind and spiritual power of a man enhances further if one wears it. This is worn for quick spiritual progress and educational upgradation. By wearing this Rudraksha the aura of the wearer becomes highly positive. It is best for personality development and enhancement of confidence.
Twenty One Facet Rudraksha
It is said to be the incarnation of Kuber. It enhances the sphere of wealth and gives all round prosperity. The business grows quickly. The sources of income get consolidated. The saving potential and inflow of money increases substantially.
(Rudrakshas from fifteen to twentyone facets are now rarely found.)
Two Rudrakshas joined naturally with each other are said to be the symbol of Shiva and Parvati. A man can never have scarcity of money if he keeps it in his safe, jewelry box, wallet etc. A family enjoys prosperity where this Rudraksha is worshipped.
This Rudraksha is found occasionally among Panchamukhi Rudrakshas with a trunk on it. This particular Rudraksha is called Ganesh Rudraksha. This gives all round prosperity (Riddhi - Siddhi). Lady-luck keeps smiling on a man having this Rudraksha.