The dried fruit of Rudraksha tree is regarded as one of the most famous spiritual symbols of Hinduism. The term 'rudraksha' is assortment of two words, Rudra and Aksha, with Rudra meaning Lord Shiva and Aksha means tears. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that rudraksha is formed from the teardrops of Lord Shiva and contains the secrets of the evolution of entire cosmos within it. It is also said to be one of the most auspicious and powerful seeds in this world, which can quash the effects of the malignant planets of a person, if worn in accordance with the position of those planets. According to the cleft or furrows on its surface, rudraksha is categorized into fourteen facets and each one of them is used for different purposes. In the following lines, we have listed the different mukhis or facets of Rudraksha, along with their uses and benefits.
Benefits Of Wearing Rudraksha Beads
Ek Mukhi (Rudraksha with One Face)
This is the rarest and most sought-after rudraksha in the world. Because of its rarity, it’s the costliest one too. This rudrakha is supposed to bring immense power, luxury and fame to its wearer. At the same time, that person gets spiritual enrichment too. However, it doesn’t have much effect on the mundane affairs.
Dwi Mukhi (Rudraksha with Two Faces)
This is one of the most commonly available rudraksha. Since it represents both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, it is helpful in providing connubial bliss to the wearer. It also helps bring prosperity and is good for those suffering from mental disorders or bronchial problems. This rudraksha does not require the wearer to follow rigorous restrictions.
Tri Mukhi (Rudraksha with Three Faces)
This rudraksha symbolizes the conjugation of three fires. It is supposed to bless its wearer with money, wisdom, and knowledge. In addition, it helps in reducing fever too.
Chatur Mukhi (Rudraksha with Four Faces)
This rudrakha is supposed to have the power to turn its wearer into a complete man. The wearer is blessed with greatness and also acquires dignified positions. Its beads assure one of the wearer’s purity.
Pancha Mukhi (Rudraksha with Five Faces)
This rudraksha is commonly available and provides the wearer with spiritual inclination, eliminates all his/her sorrows and cures many illnesses. This is one of the most sought-after beads, as it is believed to provide eternal bliss.
Shasta Mukhi (Rudraksha with Six Faces)
Some scholars believe this rudraksha to be a symbol of Lord Ganesha and therefore, perfect for acquiring wisdom. It is also believed to bring success in business ventures.
Sapta Mukhi (Rudraksha with Seven Faces)
This rudraksha represents the seven rishis, as is apparent from its seven facets, and help its wearer attain fame and glory. It is considered very auspicious and proves helpful in warding off many fatal diseases.
Ashta Mukhi (Rudraksha with Eight Faces)
This rudraksha is helpful in freeing its wearer from deception and dishonesty. It also provides longevity and brings the benediction of Lord Shiva. It also helps in increasing a person’s confidence.
Nava Mukhi (Rudraksha with Nice Faces)
This rudraksha represents the power of Goddess Durga and thus, makes the wearer fearless. It provides him/her with an absolute power over his enemy and absolves the person from all sins. It also helps a person fulfill his dreams and ambitions.
Das Mukhi (Rudraksha with Fourteen Faces)
One of the rarest varieties of rudraksha, this one helps the wearer attain success, even in the most trying of situations. It can help a person achieve power and authority. It also enhances the sixth sense of a person, but demands a lot of care and attention.
The rudraksha with ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen facets are also available, but they are not very popular. They too provide the wearer with wealth, happiness and good health and help in attaining moksha too.