Different Types of Rudraksha Beads and their benefits

Rudraksha - One Mukhi to Ten Mukhi

As mentioned in our previous article, Rudraksha is comprised of two words Rudra, which is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha, which means teardrops. Hence, Rudraksha means tears of Lord Shiva.

According to Shiva Purana, Rudraksha is said to have originated from the eyes of Lord Shiva in the form of tears that landed on Earth near Kailash Mountain and formed the Rudraksha tree. This is why the Rudraksha tree grows mostly in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and India.

Rudraksha trees also grow in Myanmar, Indonesia (Sumatra and Java), Srilanka, the Philippines, Madagascar, etc.

However, different types of Rudraksha beads grow on the tree. They are based on the vertical lines seen running down on the surface. These lines are known as Mukhi, or in other words, “the clefts or furrows on the surface.” (For instance, if there are two vertical lines on the surface, then it is known as 2 Mukhi Rudraksha.)

Rudraksha beads are made up of 50.031% carbon, 0.95% nitrogen, 17.897% hydrogen, and 30.53% oxygen, and it takes 15 to 16 years to mature.

The Rudraksha comes with different “Mukhis” or “Faces,” ranging from 1 to 21 Faces. Among them, 1 to 14 Mukhis are commonly found.

There are different types of Rudraksha with more than 22 vertical lines, but they are extremely rare, and their properties haven’t been studied yet.

Different Types of Rudraksha Beads and their benefits

Rudraksha - One Mukhi to Ten Mukhi

1 Mukhi Rudraksha

Benefits of 1 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 1 Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Lord Shiva and is beneficial for attaining superconsciousness – the grace of Lord Shiva.
  • Ek Mukhi Rudraksha Has the capacity to destroy all sins and lead one to moksha.
  • Elevation of awareness towards the absolute consciousness of the divine.
  • Only a few selected ones who have been graced with Lord Shiva and divine karma get to wear this rare 1 Mukhi Rudraksha bead.
  • On a mental level, the mind shifts towards the supreme element known as Partattva Dharana cha jayate Tatprakashnam.
  • On a physical level, 1 Mukhi Rudraksha helps to cure migraines and other mental diseases.

2 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Ardhanareshwar
  • Ruling Planet: Moon
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Namah ||

Benefits of 2 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It represents two images of Shiva and Shakti. Thus, the wearer would be blessed with unity and harmony.
  • It symbolizes Guru-Shishya, parents-children, and husband-wife relationship.
  • It maintains Oneness in the relationship.
  • On a spiritual level, it removes the negative elements of the Moon.
  • On a physical level, it cures emotional instability, releases fear and insecurity, and gives inner happiness and fulfillment.

3 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Agni
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Kleem Namah ||

Benefits of 3 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes the fire god Agnidev.
  • The three Mukhi Rudraksha helps a person to free himself from the bondage of past birth, the karmas related to his path, and then pave the way for success based on the karma of his current life.
  • The wearer of 3 Mukhi Rudraksha doesn’t fall in the loop of the cycle of life; it means that he attains moksha after the current life.
  • On a mental level, the wearer is uplifted from low self-esteem so that he can rise to the illuminated pure self.
  • On a physical level, it heals stomach and liver ailments.

4 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Brihaspati
  • Ruling Planet: Jupiter
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 4 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 4 Mukhi Rudraksha is for those seeking the power of knowledge and creativity, as wearing the rudraksha improves mental power, vocal power, wit, and intelligence.
  • The wear of four Mukhi Rudraksha is also blessed with melodious speech.

5 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Rudra Kalagni
  • Ruling Planet: Jupiter
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 5 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 5 Mukhi Rudraksha benefits those seeking to find their higher selves, UpaGuru.
  • Panch Mukhi Rudraksha enhances awareness, memory, word power, and intellect.
  • This type of Rudraksha is mostly used while chanting mantras as it helps them connect with Shiva’s grace more easily.
  • Pachmukhi Rudraksha removes the wearer from the negative energy of the planet Jupiter.

6 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Kartikeya
  • Ruling Planet: Mars
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 6 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes stability and pacifies the planet Mars.
  • The wearer is strengthened with willpower and focuses as he gets free from mental lethargy and emotional instability.
  • The wearer is also blessed with luck for properties and vehicles.

7 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Laxmi
  • Ruling Planets: Venus
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 7 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It symbolizes health, wealth, and new opportunities.
  • For those suffering from financial and luck-related miseries, 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is suitable.
  • The wearer progresses with name, fame, and abundance.

8 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Ganesh
  • Ruling Planets: Ketu
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah||

Benefits of 8 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 8 Mukhi Rudraksha has the power to eliminate obstacles and evils in a person’s path to success.
  • The person who wears it will be blessed with knowledge, wisdom, and wealth.

9 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Durga
  • Ruling Planets: Rahu
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 9 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 9 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes energy, power, dynamism, and fearlessness.
  • It gives two things: Bhogha – worldly comforts and desire fulfillment, and Moksha – liberation.

10 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Krishna
  • Ruling Planets: All
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah Namah ||

Benefits of 10 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • This Rudraksha symbolizes eternal peace.
  • The wearer is protected from negative energies by the shield of Rudraksha.
  • It is also worn for success in court cases, land deals, debts, and other losses.
  • Texts say that it is one of the most powerful Rudrakshas that can pacify all nine planets, Navagrahas.
11 Mukhi Rudraksha to 16 Mukhi Rudraksha

11 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: 11 Rudras
  • Ruling Planets: All
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 11 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The power of wearing this bead is equivalent to performing 1000 Ashavamedh Yajna and 100 Vajpaye Yajna.
  • It can improve the high level of awareness, divine consciousness, wisdom, right judgment, control over senses, vocabulary, fearlessness, success, and adventure.
  • It also pacifies all planets according to Vedic Astrology.

12 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Sun
  • Ruling Planets: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Kraum Ksaum Raum Namah ||

Benefits of 12 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • This is mostly for leaders as the wearer obtains the qualities of the sun: rule with brilliance, radiance, and power.
  • It also helps to release stress, anger, worries, suspicion, and low self-esteem.
  • The wearer is also blessed with self-motivation.

13 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Kamadeva
  • Ruling Planets: Venus
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 13 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is for worldly desires.
  • It has the power of attraction with the hypnotic power of Vashikaran to the wearer.
  • It also raises Kundalini energy and awakens many Siddhis.

14 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Hanuman
  • Ruling Planets: Mars
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Namah ||

Benefits of 14 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as the Deva mani or the most precious divine gem.
  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha symbolizes brevity, strong willpower, and courage, the qualities of Lord Hanuman.
  • The wearer is invoked with the Hanuman inside; thus, everything comes naturally.
  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is the ultimate protector of the negative effects of Mars and is said to pacify “mangal dosha” in the chart.

15 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Pashupatinath
  • Ruling Planet: Mercury
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Namah ||

Benefits of 15 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is known to heal the heart chakra.
  • The wearer is freed from grief, depression, loneliness, and other illness related to the heart.
  • Wearing this would raise the person from worldly attachments and focus on knowledge, creation, and wealth generation.

16 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • Ruling God: Mahamrityunjaya Shiva
  • Ruling Planet: Moon
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 16 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • On a physical level, it has the power to cure different diseases and release fear and insecurities. It protects from illness.
  • On a spiritual level, it liberates the person from fear of death
  • On the energy level, it protects people from negative people and negative energies.
  • It is for those who fear the loss of a loved one, or fear of loss of name or fame, or the loss of faith in oneself or God or death or nightmares.
  • Wearing the 16 Mukhi Rudraksha is equivalent to chanting the Mahamritunjaya mantra 125,000 times daily.
  • It is also said that even Lord Yama turns back from the wearer of 16 Mukhi Rudraksha

17 Mukhi Rudraksha

17 Mukhi Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Katyani Devi
  • Ruling Planet: Saturn
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Hoom Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of 17 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The wearer of the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed with the fruits of Artha, Dharma, Kama, and Moksha.
  • It is especially suited for project leaders, businessmen, and political leaders with desire growth in their careers and luck.
  • It also frees oneself from losses, sadness, diseases, and other fears.
  • Other desires such as progeny, prosperity, and getting a life partner are fulfilled by wearing these 17 Mukhi Rudraksha.
  • Katyani tantra says that the rudraksha is ruled by Mata Katyani, the sixth form of Goddess Durga, and thus, the wearer is blessed with fortune, wealth, and materialistic desires.

18 Mukhi Rudraksha

18 Mukhi Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Bhumi Devi
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hreem Shreem Vasudhaye Swaha ||

Benefits of 18 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is blessed by the divine wife of Lord Vishnu, Bhumi Devi.
  • It is considered one of the most powerful Rudraksha designed for prosperity.
  • Katyani Tantra says that the wearer is blessed with health, intelligence, and prosperity.
  • Bhumi represents mother earth. Thus, the wearer of her rudraksha paves the way for success in business, wealth, land, and other transactions.

19 Mukhi Rudraksha

19 Mukhi Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Narayana
  • Ruling Planet: Mercury
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Vam Vishnave Sheershayane Swaha ||

Benefits of 19 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • The wearer will have everything fulfilled in life; there will not be a lack of anything: wealth, success, health, or abundance.
  • It is also meant to attract a perfect life partner.

20 Mukhi Rudraksha

20 Mukhi Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Brahma
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Rudrarupaye Kalpante Namastubhyam Trimurtaye ||

Benefits of 20 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is meant for attaining divine knowledge in Creation, science, arts, and music.
  • Wearing it would increase creativity, knowledge, and intellect too.
  • It is most suitable for those with the desire to manifest projects for the benefit of humanity

21 Mukhi Rudraksha

21 Mukhi Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Kubera
  • Ruling Planet: Earth
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya, Dhan Dhanyadhipataye, Dhan Dhanya Srimdhim mein Dapya Dapya Swaha ||

Benefits of 21 Mukhi Rudraksha

  • It is one of the rarest among all the Rudrakshas and is ruled by Kubera, the lord of wealth. He also owns the title of “king of the whole world,” “King of Kings” (Rajaraja), “Giver of wealth” (Dhanada), “Lord of the riches,” and the “Wealthiest Deva.”
  • It removes all kinds of diseases.
  • It has the power to increase wealth, even for the poor.
  • The power also extends to protection from evil energies.
  • The Rudraksha is also suitable for travelers as Kubera is known to be the guardian of travelers.

Ganesh Rudraksha

Ganesha Rudraksha
Ganesh Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Ganesh
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Hoom Namah ||

Benefits of Ganesh Rudraksha

  • The trunk that’s elevated looks like the face of Ganesh.
  • It provides perfection for the worshipper in every aspect of life.

Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

9 Mukhi Garbh Gauri Rudraksha
9 Mukhi Garbh Gauri Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Parvati and Ganesh
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Trimurti Devaya Namah ||

Benefits of Garbh Gauri Rudraksha

  • It is also one of the rarest Rudrakshas and is known as Trijuti.
  • It represents all three trinities: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
  • The wearer gets power for great achievement and is most suitable for leaders, project managers, and spiritual seekers.

Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

Gauri Shankhar Rudraksha
Gauri Shankar Rudraksha
  • Ruling God: Shiva and Parvati
  • Ruling Planet: Sun
  • Beeja Mantra: || Om Shree Gauri Shankaraya Namah ||

Benefits of Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

  • It represents the united form of both Shiva and Parvati
  • Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is known to open the Hrit Padma Chakra and align the inner soul with Universal Love.
  • It is also suitable for meditation and harmonizing relationships with partners while attracting a suitable life partner with the grace of Shiva and Shakti.