Rudraksha is originated from the divine Sanskrit words. Rudraksha is a combination of rudra+aksha, symbolizing Rudra and Aksha, or the teardrops of Lord Siva.
A wearer should not only wear the Rudraksha but also recite the following mantra 108 times daily: Om Namah Shivay to be blessed with his divine powers,
Modern scientific research has also proved the power of these beads. It says rudraksha beads store electromagnetic properties which influence human physiology and psychology. Scientists did research and found that Rudraksh has immense power to cure mental state of a person and affect his personality in positive manner.
Rudraksha is the object of veneration and is also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha establishes the link between the humans and divinity.
Benefits of Powerful Rudraksh with Mantra Explained by Shiv Himself
Control Your Senses, Increase Your Strength with The Power of Rudraksha
Tears of Bhagwan Shiv are Life Saver in This World
Rudraksha beads are worn to get beneficial results and is helpful in curing diseases like epilepsy, hypertension, blood pressure, controlling stress, whooping cough and wounds.
Wearing of Rudraksha beads not only gets the blessings of Lord Siva but also obtains the blessings of Bhagwan Vishnu, Durga, Ganesh and the Bhagwan of the Navagrahas or the nine planets.
Sage Shaunak expressed his desire to Sutji about knowing the means, which could help a man in this era of Kali to the attainment of the blessings of Lord Siva, by cleansing all the impurities of his mind and rectifying his inherent demonic tendencies.
Sutji then described about Shiv Mahapuran – the supreme of all the puranas, which was narrated by Lord Siva himself and which was later on retold by Sage Vyas with the permission of Maharshi Sanatkumar, for the benediction of common man.
Sutji said, “By understanding the mysteries of Shivmahapuran and singing its praises, a man attains greater virtues than that which could be attained by being charitable or by the performance of all the ‘yagyas’.
Contemplating on the subject matters of Shivmahapuran give auspicious fruits just like a ‘Kalpa-taru’ (A divine tree which fulfills all the wishes).
Shiv Mahapuran contains twenty-four thousand shlokas and Seven Samhitas which are as under:-
Koti Rudra Samhita
The 25th Chapter of Vidyeshwar Samhita describe about the glory of Rudraksha – The Holy Beads.
Vidyeshwar Samhita which is classified into twenty five chapters, has a narration in its first chapter which goes as follows:-
The sages were performing a yagya at Prayag kshetra. Sage Sutji came to know about this and arrived there. All the sages were very pleased to see him.
“Bhagwan! Though we have heard many historic tales from you regarding the man’s benediction, but today we want to listen to something special. Because in this present era of Kali (Kaliyug), when all the Varnas have forgotten about their respective duties we want to know is there any way to prevent the deterioration in the human values?”
Sutji replied “O Great men! Your enquiry has great relevance in this era of Kali. I will certainly tell you about the way by the help of which a man can achieve benediction. Shivmahapuran contains the essence of Vedantic philosophy, which gives worldly pleasures as well as Salvation. Mere remembrance of it destroys all the sins of a man. One who studies the Rudra-Samhita attentively, his gravest of sins are destroyed instantaneously.
One who studies Rudra-Samhita’ silently, sitting in front of Bhairav-idol, all of his aspirations are fulfilled.
A man gets liberated from the sins of killing, if he studies Rudra Samhita while circulbulating around a Banyan tree.”
“Kailash Samhita is even Superior than Rudra Samhita, as it elaborates upon the meaning of Omkar.
Shivmahapuran is told by Lord Siva Himself. It contains twelve Samhitas which are – Viddyeshwar, Rudra, Vinayak, Uma, Matri, Ekadash-rudra, Kailash, Shat-rudra, Koti-rudra, Sahastra Koti, Vayaviya and Dharma.”
Shiv Puran with 24 thousand Shlokas compiled by Ved Vyas
“Initially it contained one lac shlokas but it was precised to twenty-four thousand shlokas by sage Vyas. The present Shiv Puran is the fourth one which consists of seven Samhitas. The earlier three Shiv Purans are unavailable. The scientific analysis of the Vedantic mysteries are the main subject of this divine Shivpuran. The study of Shivpuran helps a man to attain Dharma, Artha, Kaam and Moksha.”
Rishi Sutji Informed Rishi Shonak About Great History of Rudraksha
Hey Shonak ! You possess great intellect and wisdom. I am going to describe in brief the glory of Rudraksha, which is a divine form of Siva. This Rudraksha is closest to Siva’s heart. It is extremely sacred. It is said that by the virtue, touch and worshipping of Rudraksha brings about destruction of all evils.
Lord Siva described the glory of Rudraksha to Devi Parvati for the benefit of mankind.
Hey Maheshani ! Listen to the power and glory of Rudraksha. Because of your bhakti, I say this for the welfare and benefit of devotees.
Hey Maheshani ! Long ago, while practicing self-restraint and meditation for thousands of years and for the preservation of entire universe I closed my eyes.
As a result a few drops of water fell down from my eyelids. Trees were born from these tears (on earth), which were named as “Rudraksha” trees.
To oblige the devotees, these Rudraksha trees became inanimate. On account of the devotees of Vishnu and the four Varnas these Rudraksha tress originated in ‘Gaurdesh’.
Rudraksha found on earth also have the four Varna and differentiated into four groups according to their color, namely, – White, red, yellow and black. Humans should wear Rudraksha according to their Varna.
Bhadraksha is also a species of Rudraksha.
Those men who desire wealth, passion and salvation (moksha) should wear the Rudraksha in the order of their of numbers.
Rudraksha the size of an Ambla is of best quality. Rudraksha the size of a fruit of jujube tree is considered to be of moderate quality. Rudraksha the size of a gram seed is of inferior quality.
Hey Parvati !, I am telling you for the benefit of devotees with love, hear carefully the supreme knowledge of its process which is beyond the range of perception.
Lord Siva Explaining Rudraksha:
Hey Maheshwari ! Rudraksha the size of a fruit of jujube tree is enough to bring about happiness and prosperity in the world. Rudraksha the size of a fruit of an Ambla can destroy all kinds of evil and viscous effects. Rudraksha the size of a wheat grain is provider of all kind of success.
Rudraksha is worn for the purpose of destroying all sins. Wearing of Rudraksha is most important for the accomplishment and fulfillment of ones purpose.
Hey Parmeshwari !, in this world the Rudraksha Rosary is incomparable. No other Rosary is as divine and beneficial as the Rudraksha Rosary.
Plain, smooth, tough, big and thorny Rudraksha are considered beneficial. Rudraksha bestowed with the property of providing accomplishment of all desires and moksha (salvation).
Rudraksha, which are bitten by insects, without thorns, cracked and not round are not acceptable.
Rudraksha with a natural hole is of best quality. Rudraksha with a hole made by human efforts is of medium quality.
Wearing of Rudraksha destroys all sins. A person who wears 1100 Rudraksha on his body becomes equivalent to the Bhagwan Rudra (Siva).
The benefit of wearing these 1100 Rudraksha cannot be described even in hundred years.
Any devotee, who wears 550 Rudraksha in a correct manner in the form of a crown, is also benefited.
Making three folds of 360 Rudraksha and wearing it as a ‘Yajno Pavita’ worn over the left shoulder and hanging down under the right), with devotion will also give immense results.
Hey Maheshwari ! Three Rudraksha should be worn on the ‘Shikhas’ (the top knot of the Hindus). Six Rudraksha should be worn in each ear.
101 Rudraksha around the neck, 11 in each arms, 11 in each wrist and Karpur Dwar should be worn.
Three Rudraksha as ‘Yajno Pavita’ and five around the hips should be worn by the humans devoted towards Lord Siva.
Lord Siva Protect Devotees who wear Rudraksha in Kaliyug
Hey Parmeshwari !
One who wears Rudraksha according to the following numbers becomes ‘Divya’ and laudable.
In this manner he gains resemblance to Mahesh.
Any one who watches a person sitting on a mat, wearing Rudraksha and he who pronounces the name of Siva in a monotone gets released from all evils.
This is the procedure for wearing 1100 Rudraksha. In the absence of this procedure, I will tell you some other ways of wearing Rudraksha, which are beneficial.
One in Shikha, 30 on the fore head, 50 around the throat, 16 each on both the arms is the number of Rudraksha, which should be worn.
12 on each of the wrist, 5 on the shoulder and 108 in the form of ‘Yajno Pavita’ are the number of Rudraksha beads to be worn.
One who is determined and wears 1000 Rudraksha in this way becomes equivalent to Rudra and all Gods bow in front of him.
Whoever wears one in the Sikhs, 40 on the forehead, 32 on the throat, 108 on the heart, then 6 each in both the ears, 16 each on the arms, 12 or 24 on the hands, Rudraksha in a holy way becomes a devotee of Shiv and is worshipped and adored by everyone like Siva, whenever they are watched by others. (At that moment person wearing Rudraksha becomes adorable).
The use of “Ishan Mantra” for the forehead, “Tatpurusha Mantra” for the ears, and “Aghor Mantra” for the throat and heart is recommended for wearing Rudraksha.
Wise man should wear Rudraksha on hands chanting Aghor & Seed Mantra and on stomach 15 Rudraksha chanting Vaamdev Mantra.
On the other organs of the body 3, 5 or 7 rosaries can be worn chanting “Panch Brahma Mantra” or by chanting “Seed Mantra”.
The use of alcohol, non-veg, garlic, onion etc is to be avoided by the person who wears Rudraksha.
Hey Uma ! According to the Varna, Brahmins should wear white, Kshatriya should wear red, Vaishya should wear yellow and Shudras should wear black Rudraksha.
People of all Varna can wear Rudraksha. Wearing a Rudraksha takes a person closer to God whereas relinquishing it takes a man to hell.
Rudraksha smaller than the size of an Ambla, broken, without a hole and eaten by insects should not be worn by people who are taking part in auspicious deed. Rudraksha the size of gram seed is praised. Rudraksha is comparable to a Shivling. It is both exquisite and praise worthy, as is said by Siva.
Rudraksha and Vedic Gods
Soot ji further explained:
Brahmins in all Ashrams (there are 4 in all), all the Varnas, male and female and Shudras can wear Rudraksha as ordered by Siva. It is also instructed by Siva that a devotee has abandoned the world should wear a Rudraksha by saying ‘OM’.
Wearing a Rudraksha during the day destroys all evils done during the darkness of night. Wearing a Rudraksha during night destroys all evils of the morning, afternoon and evening.
Tripundadhari (three horizontal lines made by the ashes in the forehead by the followers of Shiv), an ascetic, and a person wearing a Rudraksha never go to hell.
A Rishi who wears one Rudraksha on the head together with a ‘Tripunda’ and japs the “Panchakshara Mantra” should be worshipped.
A person who does not have Rudraksha in his organs, does not have a “Tripunda” on his forehead and does not recite the “Panchakshara Mantra” from his mouth should be taken to hell.
A person with Bhasma (Tripund) and Rudraksha should never be taken to hell, as a compensation of his deeds.
Rudraksh wearer is never taken to hell and Yamraj protects them
“Yamraj” (The God of Yamas) gave this order to his subordinates. Hearing this they went into a shocked silence.
Therefore, Hey Mahadevi ! Rudraksha destroys all evils. Even if an evil person wears a Rudraksha he is purified. He becomes equal to Siva and becomes dear to him.
A person who wears a Rudraksha on hands, arms and forehead becomes inviolable and he roams on this earth as an epithet of Siva. Saints and Demons worship him. For them he becomes an evil destroyer and equivalent to Siva.
Those who wear Rudraksha without meditation and knowledge are also freed from all evils and attain ‘Moksha’.
Praying with a Rudraksha Rosary gives multifold benefits. Wearing Rudraksha gives 10 times more benefit to the humans.
Hey Devi !, as long as Rudraksha is on the body of any living person, till then he never dies prematurely.
Prepared with a ‘Tripunda’ and shining with a Rudraksha (not only does a Rudraksha gives spirituality and fulfillment, it also increases the beauty of the body. Rudraksha is also an ornament). Whomsoever japs the “Mahamritunjaya Mantra” by his virtue gets the fruits of the virtue of Siva.
Rudraksha is liked by the 5 Gods (Shiv, Parvati, Ganesh, Sun and Vishnu). It is also dear to all the other Bhagwans.
Hey beloved ! All mantra japs are possible on a Rudraksha Rosary. This has been ordered for the devotees.
There is no doubt that even the devotees of Vishnu should wear Rudraksha. For the devotees of Siva Rudraksha is always wearable. Rudraksha are of different types. I will give a description of their different types.
Hey Parvati ! Listen to the nature of the providers of wealth, passion and salvation.
Types of Rudraksha and Their Significance
One faced Rudraksha is similar to Siva and provides wealth and salvation. Its virtue destroys the evil of the sin of murder. Where this Rudraksha is worshipped, wealth never goes away. All kinds of turmoil are pacified and all desires are fulfilled.
Two-faced Rudraksha is Ardha Nareeswar and dearer to Bhagwan Vishnu himself. It awards all desires and profits. This Rudraksha especially destroys all evils.
Three-faced Rudraksha always awards all kinds of resources. Due to its effects all types of attainment are acquired.
Four-faced Rudraksha is Bhagwan Brahma himself. It destroys all the ill effects. The virtue and touch of it awards all the four human pursuits, namely; virtue, wealth, sensual enjoyment and salvation immediately.
Five-faced Rudraksha is Siva himself. It is also known as the fire that is to destroy the world (Kalagni). It provides all kinds of wealth and passion together with fulfillment of all desires. The five- Faced Rudraksha saves from the sins incurred from eating and visiting places which are restricted.
Six-faced Rudraksha is the form of Kartikeya. On wearing a six-faced Rudraksha on the right arm, destroys all sins incurred.
Hey Maheshani ! Seven-face Rudraksha is Kamdeva (the Bhagwan of God) himself. On wearing this rudraksha even a poor person becomes like God.
Eight-faced Rudraksha is Siva in the form of “Bhairava”. On wearing it a person lives his entire life and after death attain the form of Siva.
Nine-faced Rudraksha is a form of “Bhairava” and “Kapilmuni”. It is controlled by Devi Durga who herself is a form of nine Goddesses. Wearing a nine faced Rudraksha by those who are devoted, on the right hand, becomes supreme and equivalent to me. There is no doubt in this statement.
Hey Maheshani ! Ten- faced Rudraksha is equivalent to “Bhagwan Vishnu”. One who wears this Rudraksha attains all his desires.
A wearer of eleven-faced Rudraksha becomes equivalent to “Lord Siva” in the form of ‘Rudra’ and becomes all round victorious.
One who wears twelve-faced Rudraksha on the hair becomes equivalent to the 12 forms of ‘Sun’.
Thirteen-faced Rudraksha is equivalent to “Vishwadeva”. On wearing this Rudraksha the wearer attains all kinds of desires, good luck and blessings.
Fourteen- faced Rudraksha is equivalent to Supreme Siva. On religiously wearing this Rudraksha on the head the wearer gets rid of all sins.
Hey, the daughter of king of mountains ! I have described all these Rudraksha on the basis of the differences of their faces.
Now listen with love the mantras of all these Rudraksha in their order.
On wearing these Rudraksha with devotion and faith, after anointing them with the following mantras all desires and wealth are attained.
Rudraksha Beej Mantra रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र
The Beeja Mantras for different beads are as follows :
1 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं नमः – Aum Hreem Namah
2 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ नमः – Aum Namah
3 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ क्लीं नम: – Aum Kleem Namah
4 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं नमः – Aum Hreem Namah
5 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं नमः – Aum Hreem Namah
6 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं ह्रुं नम: – Aum Hreem Hrum Namah
7 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ हुं नम: – Aum Hum Namah
8 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ हुं नम: – Aum Hum Namah
9 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं ह्रुं नम: – Aum Hreem Hrum Namah
10 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं नम: – Aum Hreem Namah
11 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं ह्रुं नम: – Aum Hreem Hrum Namah
12 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ क्रौं क्षौं रौं नम: – Aum Kraum Sraum Raum Namah
13 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ ह्रीं नम: – Aum Hreem Namah
14 Mukhi Rudraksha : ॐ नम: – Aum Namah
Gauri Shankar Rudraksha : ॐ गौरी शंकराय नमः – Aum Gauri Shankaraya Namah
Ganesha Rudraksha : ॐ गण गणपतय नमः – Aum Gan Ganapataye Namah
On seeing a person wearing a Rudraksha Rosary all ghosts, spirits, demons, witches, ‘Shakini’ (female demons, also few of them attendants of Durga and Siva) and any other hostile elements and all effects of black magic are removed.
Rudraksh Burns and Kills Demons, Ghosts, Witches and evil spirits
Hey Parvati ! On seeing a person wearing a Rudraksha Rosary the five Gods namely, Shiv, Vishnu, Durga, Ganesh and Sun, and all other Gods are pleased.
Hey Maheshwari! On understanding the glory of Rudraksha it should be worn in an accurate manner by the use of mantras and with devotion for the cause of increasing devotion.
In this manner Lord Suva discussed the glory of Rudraksha and ashes (Bhasma) in front of Parvati, which provides accomplishment of all desires and salvation.
One who wear Rudraksha and uses Bhasma becomes very dear to Lord Suva. There is no doubt that the effect of just wearing them fulfills all desires and provides salvation.
Rudraksha and Bhasma users are called devotees of Siva and those who chant “Panchakshar Manta” on Rudraksha live close to Lord Siva and become complete.
Worshipping without the use of Bhasma, Tripund Rudraksha Rosary does not provide the desired results by Lord Suva.
Hey Munivar ! Now I have replied to your queries. By the glory of Bhasma and Rudraksha all desires are attained.
Those who listen to this glory of Rudraksha everyday and show their devotion and affection towards Rudraksha and Bhasma, they attain all desires.
They are blessed with all kinds of comforts and luxury with sons and grandson in this Loka. They attain Moksha (salvation) in the company of Lord Siva and become very dear to Lord Siva.
Hey Sages ! This “Vidhyeshwar Samhita” is told by me to all of you by the order of Lord Siva. It always provides all Siddhies and Salvation.
Most Important: If you are thinking of wearing Rudraksha then keep yourself clean and pious. Use proper mantras associated with Rudraksha. Recite them properly. Follow all the directives in correct manner.
Procedure to Energize:
Before wearing Rudraksha mala, it is very important to energize it with mantra. Without second level of purification and energization, no one can wear it. Respect Rudraksh as blessing of Bhagwan.
You can get the Rudraksha energized by the Pandit.
In case you would like to sanctify and energize the Rudraksha Mala yourself, the simplest procedure is :
Choose an auspicious day. Monday are Lord Shiva days and could be chosen.
Keep the mala in a plate in front of you and sit or stand facing east.
Light cow ghee or oil lamp.
Wash the beads with water or lightly sprinkle water on them with a leaf.
If you have Ganga Jal to wash and sprinkle then it is best.
Sprinkle flower on it.
Chant ॐ नमः शिवाय “Om Namah Shivay” 108 times.
Apply chandan, sandal paste on mala.
Now chant the Beej mantras stated 27 times each for the mukhis in your mala.
Ask blessings from Lord Siva and start wearing your mala.
After this you may chant the beeja mantra of fixed number of times everyday (3 times or 9 times or 11 times or 27 times or through out the day silently in your mind).
Avoid drinking alcohol and eat non-vegetarian food, onion, garlic after wearing a Rudraksha.
You should wear it in a positive Muhurta
Respectfully place the Rudraksha on the feet of the Shiva idol before wearing it chanting ॐ नमः शिवाय “Om Namah Shivay”.
Procedure to Energize Rudraksha to be Worn on Body
You can take guidance of Pandit or if you want to do it yourself then the procedure is given below:
Use Ganga Jal and Desi Cow Milk (not jarsi or buffalo milk). Wash Rudraksha with unboiled milk and water.
Apply sandalwood paste on it. Offer Diya, Incense and flowers (Since the Rudraksh is cleaned, applying sandal paste to it is usually done for beads or malas that are to be placed on the altar for worship.
If they are for wearing, then waving or touching a bit of sandal paste or powder to the beads is fine. This is also a form of offering).
Chant ॐ नमः शिवाय “Om Namah Shivay” 108 times
Chant the specific mantra of the mukhis minimum of 9 times.
If you wear it on the day of eclipse, Aries-Sakranti, Libra-Sakranti, Cancer-Sakranti, No-Moon day, full-Moon day or on the Poorna Tithi then Rudraksha will bless you with auspicious results.
Always wear Rudraksha in the upper part of body from the navel. You can wear it in the neck, throat, hand or on the forehead or shoulder.
You can wear it on your waist on the special occasions. But do not wear it as a ring in your finger.
Do not take the Rudraksha to a crematorium because it can reduce positivity of Rudraksha.
Maintain your Rudraksha well to keep its positivity. When it becomes dry soak it in oil for sometime.
Wear it in gold or silver. You can also wear it in silk thread or wool thread.
Mostly, people wear it in the red-colored thread. But, ek-mukhi Rudraksha has to be worn in white thread, Saat-mukhi in black thread and eleven, twelve, thirteen or Gauri-Shankar Rudraksha has to be worn in yellow-colored thread.
You should not drink alcohol and eat non-vegetarian food, onion, garlic and drumsticks after wearing a Rudraksha.
You should wear it in a positive Muhurta.
Respectfully place the Rudraksha on the feet of the Shiva idol before wearing it chanting ॐ नमः शिवाय “Om Namah Shivay”.
Conditions and Rules of Wearing Rudraksha
Some of the conditions are:
Whenever you wear/remove Rudraksh , chant ‘ Om Namah Shivay ‘ 21 times (or the रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र of the Rudraksha)
There should be no RahuKalam or inauspicious day during buying/energizing (siddhi)/wearing Rudraksha
You can remove it before visiting funeral
If not removed for funeral, remember to take proper bath post funeral and and pour Ganja jal on the Rudraksha chanting ‘ Har Har Gange ‘ and ‘ Om Namah Shivay ‘ 11 times (or the रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र of the Rudraksha)
Do not touch Rudraksha with hands once you wear them
Some Sansarik devotees of Shiv remove Rudraksha when they come in physical contact of their spouse. Removing and wearing should be done chanting ‘ Om Namah Shivay ‘ 21 times (or the रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र of the Rudraksha)
In case you are unable to wear Rudraksha for longer time, you can place it in the Puja Ghar and plead mercy for not wearing it for certain time.
You have to chant ‘ Om Namah Shivay ‘ 21 times (or the रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र of the Rudraksha) while pleading mercy
In case you are travelling outside and not wearing Rudraksha, you can have mansik dhyan (mental remembrance) of the Rudraksha and chant ‘ Om Namah Shivay ‘ 21 times (or the रुद्राक्ष बीज मंत्र of the Rudraksha)
The most important aspect is you have to respect Rudraksha as the form of Bhagwan taking care religiously of not committing any mistake