Rudraksha, a very important and mystical Bead of Hindu Mythology & Medication is a kind of natural fruit that grows in eastern hilly areas of Nepal. Rudraksha fruits outer covers are edible in nature & also used in ancient medicine. There is a great importance of Pious Bead which is found inside the Rudraksha Fruits. Its main use is wearing it in the body with devotion. It is known as Rudraksha or Rudraksha Beads. Beside it, Rudraksha Mala(rosary) is used for Japa (chanting mantra/hymn of God). Usually, Rudraksha Malas have 108 Rudraksha Beads and Chanted 108 times which is considered as very much auspicious number. We can also wear the Rudraksha Mala beside doing a mantra Japa. Whereas there are different types of Rudraksha which are usually worn in the Body. Different types of Rudraksha is known as different Number of Mukhi or Faces of Rudraksha. Normally Rudraksha Mala is made up of Powerful Five Mukhi Rudraksha of small, medium, and big size rudraksha which is a normal kind of Rudraksha among the Rudraksha Varieties.
Rudraksha has a very high profile in Tantrism and Spiritualism. It is very widely used and worshipped as a source of good luck, good health, prosperity, medicinal values, success, gains, and most importantly eradication of evil and immortal forces. It is mostly used as a pendant, garland(mala), and bangles. Devotees around Pashupati are seen wearing these mystical Rudrakshas. These belief are very deep-rooted in Hinduism.
Rudraksha’s birth story is related to God Shiva. Whereas Lord Shiva himself has mentioned different Mukhi/Faces (Rudraksha types) Representation to Different gods and goddesses. Hence, Every types of Rudraksha has the presence of the god shiva with different gods and goddesses. There is also some type of Rudraksha which symbol to only God shiva with the goddess Parvati (wife of god shiva).
Three gods are known as Hindu trinity and patron. God Brahma (creator of universe), Lord Vishnu (Protector of universe) and God Shiva (destroyer of Ignorance).
God Shiva is also known as God of God and one of the name of God Shiva is ‘Mahadev’. Maha means Great and Dev means God. Sacred Rudraksha is also used with devotion to resemble Shiva. It is said that the wearer attains Shivoham (inner peace & pleasure of Shiva) and he/she is also considered as Shiva himself/herself by wearing rudraksha.
In Sanskrit word Rudraksha Meaning originates from two words, they are ‘RUDRA’ + ‘AKSHA’ = Rudraksha. Rudra is one among many names of God Shiva and Aksha means Eye of Shiva. Rudraksha is known as Favourite to God Shiva (Eye of God Shiva). Many and intelligent People also describe Aksha as immortal water drops and holy tears of God Shiva.
We can find about Rudraksha in Scripture like Purana.
The Birth story of Rudraksha (From a Shiva Purana: Conversation between Shiva Parvati) – Once Lord Shiva do meditation for more than 1000 years by keeping his mind in Patience. Lord Shiva is also known as Free God who do a favor to people & mankind. One day God Shiva mind is suddenly Disturbed. Lord Shiva opens his beautiful eyes with self-willpower. At that time from the beautiful Eye of God Shiva, some water drops or tears fall on Earth. From these sacred drops, it grows a divine and mystical tree known as Rudraksha. The beads which grow in rudraksha trees is known as Rudraksha or Rudraksha Beads. We must wear rudraksha with devotion and to be free from all kinds of suffering, sins, and to get happiness in life.
Another legend of Holy Rudraksh can be found in Skanda Purana. When Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma & Lord Indra killed the demon Tripurasur. All god relax in Himalayas. God was resting and talking to each other. With some reason, Lord Shiva laugh so happily that four drops of happy tears from God Shiva eyes fall on Earth. From this drop, it grow a mystical tree known as Rudraksha.
Another story can be found in Devi Bhagwat, Lord Shiva Says to his Son Kumar Kartikeya about the origin(birth) of Rudraksha. Dear son, there was a demon name Tripur. He is also known as Tripurasur. He was very much powerful and he could not be defeated by anyone. All god was suffering from Tripur including God Brahma, Vishnu, Indra. So all god pray and request me. In this situation, I started thinking about this Tripurasur. One of my weapon name is ‘Aghor’ which is very beautiful and it is a figure of all god. A fierce flame comes out of that weapon. It has the power to calm all disturbances. To kill the demon and help god I close my eyes by remembering this divine weapon. At that time, some water drops from my eyes fall on earth. Dear son from these teardrops it gives a origin(birth) to Great Rudraksha Trees. From my order, different varieties of Rudraksha Beads grow in Rudraksha trees.
Rudraksha types is known as different Mukhi or the faces of Rudraksha. All Rudraksha beads are equally important. Single Rudraksha bead please different Gods and God Shiva.
Rudraksha is not only worn by human beings but it is also one of the dearest ornament of God Shiva. Some other dearest ornaments of shiva are the crescent moon which Shiva keeps on his head. When it was a time of Samundra Manthan (churning of the ocean) the moon also emerges from it which Shiva asked it for him. Rudraksha plays a vital role in Mankind. The Rudraksha is a power bead who has a different kind of benefits and magical properties. When Rudraksha trees grew it is believed that Lord Shiva himself has worn 14 mukhi rudraksha(fourteen face rudraksha). We can also find different image and idol of god shiva wearing rudraksha mala.
We can also find Rudraksha Story in the holy text, Some other legend which describes the importance and greatness of Holy Rudraksha beads is ‘Rudraksha Story related to Donkey’. There is a donkey who was climbing Mount Mandarachal carrying a Rudraksha Bag. He dies carrying a rudraksha beads bag on the way. Lord shiva order his attendant to bring him in Mount Kailash. He was taken to Kailash (home of god shiva). It is because he was carrying rudraksha. We believe Kailash and Vaikuntha(home of Lord Vishnu) better than Heaven. Hence, the donkey had attained Shivalok(home of god shiva) and salvation by the glory of Rudraksha. Then there is no doubt about Human beings to obtain freedom and salvation from rudraksha. So everyone should wear rudraksha beads once in life. It please different gods goddesses and god shiva. It profits to oneself.
The Rudraksha holds an old long history. Rudraksha has been worn out and worship from thousand of years by sages, ascetic, human beings, individuals, and Shiva devotees. Nowadays millions of Hindu and Non-Hindus who know about rudraksha and don’t know about Rudraksha seeds wear rudraksha due to its benefits, healing, Yog power, and devotion to God Shiva. The home of God Pashupatinath(Shiva) Nepal is famous for Rudraksha beads and Shaligram Shilas Stones all over the World. It is said that many ascetics who have lived-in Himalaya choose Nepal Rudraksha. It is proved that we never find Nepal Rudraksha and Shaligram in Other Place. It can look similar but not exactly the Nepali One. NepalRudraksha.com (Himalaya Rudraksha Bhandar) is very proud to be in this Spiritual field for more than 40 years. Anyone who wishes to do in-store shopping is always welcome in Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. As well as our online store Nepalrudraksha.com is shipping worldwide from Nepal. We send every genuine and high-quality rudraksha after Pranpratistha(energizing) Rudraksha Beads and Mala properly at Pashupatinath Temple Nepal. So that devotees who wish to wear Rudraksha get the blessing of God Shiva.
In scripture, Shiva says to his son Kumar Kartikeya about the types of rudraksha.
There are different types of rudraksha. The main type is identifying its Mukhi/Faces which denote different God forms along with the presence of God Shiva in all types of Rudraksha. And Price of Rudraksha is also classified from its Mukhi/Face.
God Shiva says we should only use Rudraksha beads which is not insect bitten, not broken, not damage, etc.
Some Variety (Mukhi/Face Rudraksha) is common and available at a low price whereas some expensive and rare. The most common and normal Rudraksha is powerful 5 face rudraksha (five Mukhi), six Mukhi rudraksha (six Face), 4 Mukhi rudraksha (four face rudraksha). Whereas expensive rudraksha bead is twenty-one mukhi rudraksha (21 face rudraksha). In Nepal, we say Mukh for a face. For Rudraksha Face we usually say Mukhi.
Different Types (Face/Mukhi) Rudraksha grows in the same rudraksha tree mostly 75% five Mukhi and rests other rudraksha.
Every Rudraksha hold or have natural lines that we count to identify different types of Rudraksha Beads (Rudraksha Mukhi/Faces).
If Rudraksha Beads present 5 lines then it is known as 5 Mukhi or 5 face rudraksha. If rudraksha contains 9 natural lines then it is known as 9 Mukhi or 9 face rudraksha, if rudraksha has 10 lines then it is known as 10 Face rudraksha or Ten Mukhi rudraksha. If Rudraksha Beads possesses twelve numbers of lines then 12 Mukhi rudraksha or 12 Face rudraksha. As much as Rudraksha present different numbers of lines it is recognized as specific Mukhi or faces of rudraksha. Whereas some unique bead is also grown which are identified with its shape or apperance rather than it’s Mukhi or faces (lines) Beside 1 mukhi rudraksha which is available in half-moon shape only and round 1 Mukhi rudraksha is considered as rare one. Other all Holy Rudraksha bead are available in round and oval shape except 1 mukhi and unique bead. Unique bead also has different numbers of lines(Mukhi/faces) but used mostly with its appearance. Some prefer to wear unique bead like gauri shankar rudraksha(twin bead) according to its mukhi but mostly(80%) devotees use according to its shape.