There are various conceptions with regards to rudrakshas given in Shiv Puran as well as other Puranic scriptures. Different varieties of rudraksha are found on Earth, with the 5 faced ones being commonly available. Rudraksha is also called Shivbindu and goes by many names such as Shivaksh, Haraksh, Neelkanthaksh, Shivpriya, Buthanashan, Sharvaksh and Paavan. Rudraksha usually, occurs in different colors such as shweta varna (white), rakta varna (crimson red), black (Krishna varna) and Mishrita varna) mixed color.
These days rudraksha is worn around neck, on head, hand, etc and is worshippable. Rudraksha is Ushna, Kaphanashak, Vataghna and Aml. It has the properties to save people from planetary malefic influences and evil spirits. In Ayurveda, paste of rudraksha bead when applied on boils could cure it and works on septic. Also, in jaundice as well as other pitta dosha related diseases, if papaya seeds are worn along with rudraksha beads, then it easily has the ailment cured. The five mukhi rudraksha is stated to be useful towards controlling heart diseases and high blood pressure.
How to Make Use of Rudraksha?
Generally, Rudraksha mala (Rosary) of 54 or 108 beads are utilized. The rosary is used mainly to chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. Wearing five faced rudraksha beads within thread can help to cure high blood pressure. Even a single bead when worn could provide improvement in wealth, education and health.
The process of purification is quite significant similar to that of gemstones. Rudraksha is said to work only if it is authentic and purified using the right mantras. Otherwise, no difference can be witnessed by the wearer.
These days rudraksha has been viewed just like when someone wears one, he would become Lord Shiva’s great devotee and be free from all sufferings. The other misconception is that the low priced duplicate, five faced and other types of rudraksha available can also work well similar to that of the original ones.
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