Rudraaksha

Rudraaksha  

According to the Padma Purana, a human being obtains a lakh fold merit by seeing a Rudraaksha bead, a crore fold merit by touching it, and ten crores of merit by wearing it on his/her body. You can get spiritual merits by reciting hymns using the Rudraaksha mala. A human being that holds a Rudraaksha on his body becomes free of all sins. Rudraaksha   The different types of Rudraaksha seeds are found as:

  1.   Ek Mukhi (or one-faced): It is considered the mother of all Rudraaksha. It gives all worldly enjoyments and finally salvation.
     
  2. Two-faced: This bead represents Lord Rudra and his consort Goddess Parvati. This bead helps the wearer concentrate  his/her mind, and increase spiritual power.
  3. Three-faced: This bead represents the Lord of Fire, and is used for avoiding bad luck,  disease-free bodies, and acquiring wealth and education.
  4. Four-faced: This bead represents Lord Brahma. It purify the mind and removes all worries.
  5. Five-faced: This bead is used to please the five Brahmaas. The wearer can have success in all walks of life, ward off disease, and acquire wealth.
  6. Six-faced: This bead represents Lord Kartikeya, healing qualities to cure hysteria, fits,
  7. Seven-faced: This bead represents the Sapta Rishis, and helps the wearer to attain wealth, respect, and spiritual power.
  8. Eight-faced: This bead represents Lord Ganesh. The wearer of this bead is blessed with all the comforts of life, truthfulness, and longevity.
  9. Nine-faced: This bead represents Bhairava, Yama, and Kapil Muni. It is worn on the left arm, especially during Navratri.
  10. Ten-faced: This bead represents Lord Vishnu. The wearer is protected from the evil influence of all planets.
  11. Eleven-faced: This bead represents Lord Indra. It has eleven strengths of eleven deities and gives and gives enormous wealth.
  12. Twelve-faced: This bead also represents Lord Vishnu. It will provide him/her with all kinds of wealth and comforts.
  13. Thirteen-faced: This bead represents the Vishwa-devaas. The wearer of this bead attains moksha, and is able to fulfill all desires in life.
  14. . Fourteen-faced: This bead represents Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. It cures several diseases.
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