Rudraksha is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and heaven.
These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudraksha tree is botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. Its English name is Utrasum Bead Tree.
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 favourites 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.
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.
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.
Since it propels the wearer to grow spiritually, rudraksha help the wearer attain higher knowledge and wisdom.
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 spelt 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.