‘Rudra’ refers to Lord Shiva and ‘Aksha’ means tears. Hence, 'rudraksha' means 'Lord Shiva’s tears'. According to legend, when Lord Shiva opened his eyes after a long time, his tears fell upon the earth and wherever those tears fell, a rudraksha tree grew.
The rudraksha beads are the seeds within the rudraksha fruits which open up by themselves when placed in water. Rudraksha trees are mostly found in Nepal, India, Burma, and Indonesia.
As per Hindu mythology, a rudraksha is considered extremely holy. There are about 125 different types of rudrakshas, each with a specific purpose and connected with mitigating challenges that come with associated planets.
If you are interested to know which rudraksha you should wear to amplify the strength of a planet's positive placement in your horoscope or to ward off the ill-effects of a certain planet's negative placement, you will find the information below helpful.
The Panch Mukhi Rudraksha is good for those who have a weak Jupiter in the horoscope.
The Single-Faced Rudraksha is the rarest amongst all types which enhances focus.
The Two Mukhi Rudraksha represents Yin & Yang, enahnces wealth & fortune.
The 9-Mukhi Rudraksha helps alleviate the effects of shadow planets in the horoscope.
The 3-Faced Rudraksha helps in enhancing self-awareness and letting go of the past.
This Rudraksha represents the 4 Vedas (Sacred Hindu texts) & works on your throat chakra.
Six-faced Rudraksha can mitigate the ill-effects of a bad or weak Venus. It is good for businesspersons.
The 7-Mukhi Rudraksha helps in getting rid of obstacles & ill-effects of Saturn in your horoscope.
This Rudraksha is is helpful for people in artistic fields such as writing, singing, fine arts, architecture, etc.
This Rudraksha helps a person to rid of evil eye, black magic & negative influences.
The 11-Mukhi Rudraksha is used for enhancing analytical & reasoning abilities.