Rudraksh is very important in Hindu religion. The fruit is known as Rudraksha, and so is the tree. The tree is very often found in the hilly regions of Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and also Burma. The fruit is brown and sore in taste. But Rudraksha is known for its magnificent spiritual values. And benefits for mind and the body are also numerous.

On adorning a Rudraksh, a tremendous power is invoked, so one can fight diseases and also improve the overall health. The body's constitutions are strengthened, so blood impurities are all removed and body substance strengthened.

Some of the ailments for which the Rudraksha becomes a must are headaches, cough, paralysis, blood pressure, heart diseases and also maternity problems. The personality becomes calm and charming.

Astrologers also stand by the power of Rudraksha, and as one wears the Rudraksha, one is empowered to get over the sins from previous life. The blessings of Lord Rudra are attained on wearing Rudraksha, and such is the strength that it can even infuse life into a man who is impious.

Moreover in modern astrology, the Rudraksha Ratna very often is used to get over the malefic effect of a planet as per a person's birth chart. In Astrology, there are twenty seven constellations and each has a control over one of the nine planets. And each of the constellations is controlled by a corresponding Rudraksha. The rudraksha always receives energy from the particular planet and thus acts as a reservoir of energy, and also an emitter of energy. Alternately, the Rudraksha Ratna has been known to be greatly helpful for meditation.

Let us now know about some of the most basic Rudrakshas:

1. Ek Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

The Ek mukhi Rudraksha is often considered as the most auspicious gift of nature to the mankind - this is the rarest among all mukhis.

This is very often considered as the king of Rudraksha beads, and is signified by pure consciousness of Lord ParamShiva.

The one Mukh signifies that there is one seed and one compartment, hence the shape is similar to that of an eye, and it is not round.


But the Ek mukhi Rudraksha or the single faceted Rudraksha Ratna is associated with a great divine significance. Most importantly, this symbolizes a link between the earth and the heavens, between the consciousness of an individual and the ultimate consciousness, and also the link between man and God.

Both, material and spiritual benefits are attained. Wish fulfillment, being the ideal bead for meditation, destruction of sins from previous birth and also acting as a tool for achieving Moksha are some of the key benefits of adorning an Ek mukhi Rudraksha. Alternately, the Ek mukhi Rudraksa cures migraines, depression, anxiety, neurotic disorders and brings peace of mind. This Rudraksha controls the Sahasrara Chakra to bring clarity to the mind and also build a connection with God.


The Ek mukhi Rudraksha should be adorned on a Monday while chanting the Mantras 'Om Namah Shivaya' or 'Om Hreem Namah'.

2. 7 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

The seven Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of Goddess Mahalaxmi, who is the Goddess of purity.

The Goddess is often presented as bestowing coins of prosperity, while she is seated on a giant Lotus. Elephants shower her with water from both sides, and this symbolizes that one must live in the present and let the old memories flow.

Goddess Mahalaxmi is symbolic of letting go of the hassles of everyday life and forming one's own environment. Alternately, the planet which is associated with the seven Mukhi Rudraksha is Venus. Venus is the planet of love and money.


By wearing a Rudraksha which has 7 facets, a person finds name, fame and abundance.

As one adorns the 7 Mukhi Rudraksha, one finds prosperity, happiness and contentment, while miseries and bad luck depart. Similarly, one is able to get over afflictions of planet Venus. Relationships find abundance and harmony, while peace of mind is achieved.

With the seven Mukhi Rudraksha, businessmen and public administrators find greater success in their fields. The wearer becomes positive and the sufferings disappear.

The Rudraksha Ratna which is seven Mukhi has benefits on health as well and is the ideal Rudraksha for diabetes, or disorders related with pancreas, adrenal gland or liver.


The seven Mukhi Rudraksha must be adorned while chanting the mantra 'Om Hum Namah'.

3. 8 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

The eight Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna is ruled by Lord Ganesha, who is the Vighnaharta or the remover of obstacles. Lord Ganesha signifies supreme devotion to parents.

With the eight Mukhi Rudraksha ratna, the wearer comes across wisdom and finds support and stability in his life. Fear of failure in all undertakings is lost and one is better empowered to face challenges in life.

The Rudraksha Ratna with eight facets is ruled by Lord Ketu, who is also expressed as the celestial snake which causes obstacles in one's life. With the eight Mukhi, negative effects of the planet Ketu are nullified. So vices associated with miseries, lethargy and low energy is lost. Alternately, the Rudraksha works towards imparting willpower, stability and success to the wearer.

In particular, it is ideal for those involved with intellectual work, writers and educationalists. For businessmen and servicemen, it is highly beneficial as one overcomes obstacles in life. One comes across virtues of positivity and contentment.

Health wise too, the eight mukhi rudraksha allows one to get over ailments of legs and bones, so one gets relief from arthritis. Mental lethargy is lost and the person becomes more active. The musculoskeletal system performs better as well.

The eight Mukhi Rudraksha must be worn on a Monday while chanting the Mantra 'Om Hoom Namah'.

4. 9 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

Goddess Navdurga rules the nine Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna, and the Rudraksha Ratna is believed to possess within itself the power of Nava Durga, or all nine Devis. So the wearer finds both Bhoga and Moksha in the world.

With the bead, one comes across material as well as spiritual benefits.

The ruling planet of Rudraksha Ratna with nine facets is Lord Rahu and with this, one overcomes the malefic effects of Rahu. The bead is particularly useful for anyone who has a weak Rahu in his kundali.


As one adorns the nine mukhi Rudraksha, he remains free from fears of ghosts and evil, and wins over enemies as well. The connection with Goddess Durga is enhanced - one finds power and destroys sins and worries. Malefic effects of the planet Rahu are overcome.

With blessings of Shakti, the supreme mother, the wearer becomes brave and finds courage, name and fame. Health wise, the nervous system performs better and one gets over neurotic diseases, fear, phobia, hallucinations etc.


The nine faceted rudraksha must be worn on a Monday while chanting the mantra 'Om Hreem Hoom Namah'.

5. 10 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is the Rudraksha of Lord Krishna, who is the 8th Avtaar of Lord Narayana himself.

And being a 10 Mukhi Rudraksha, this is associated with all planets. On adorning this Rudraksha Ratna, you come to realize that you are being offered protection from all of the 10 directions.

So this is really the ideal Rudraksha Ratna to find protection from negative effects of planets and all negative energies. Just like Lord Sri Krishna, the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna serves as the protector of all beings.


Wear the 10 Muki Rudraksha Ratna to find the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna, and find protection from evils like spirits, ghosts and black magic. With the Rudraksha with 10 facets, life becomes joyful while fears are released, and one finds the power to create.

Find a connection with Lord Krishna; you'd be blessed with joy, happiness and fruitful relationships. Going for a Rudraksha Ratna with 10 facets would ensure that you find success in court cases, land deals and get over debts and losses.

Health wise, the Rudraksha Ratna with 10 facets lets you get over anxiety, worries, back pain and psychic attacks. It's the best Rudraksha Ratna for a weak heart.

The right day to adorn the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha ratna is on a Monday while chanting the Mantra 'Om Hreem Namah Namah'.

6. 11 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

It is the 11 Rudras that rule the Ekadash Rudraksh, which is also known as the 11 Mukhi Rudraksha.

The ruling deity for the Rudraksha with 11 facets is Lord Hanuman. The wearer comes across spiritual and material wealth as the inner guru is awakened from within. The 11 Mukhi Rudraksha is the best for aid with deep meditation, and the wearer finds awareness, a consciousness which is divine and also wisdom and right judgment. With the Ekadash Rudraksha, malefic effects of all planets are pacified and the Rudraksha is a powerful protection against accidental death.


This increases concentration, memory and creativity, and the wearer finds self confidence. The wearer has a powerful vocabulary and the Rudraksha Ratna is ideal for someone preparing for competitive exams. The wearer stays witty, bold, expressive and intelligent.

Health wise, the Rudraksha Ratna with 11 facets allows one to get over asthma and all respiratory disorders, including bronchitis and hay fever. Immunity is enhanced and functioning of thyroid gland is regulated. The wearer finds protection from heart problems, diabetes, blood pressure, body pain, liver diseases, backache, and chronic alcoholism.


The Rudraksha should preferably be touched on a Shivling and adorned while chanting the mantra 'Om Hreem Hum Namah'.

7. 12 Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna:

It is Lord Surya that the Rudraksha Ratna with 12 facets symbolises. While Sun is the giver of life, it also controls the conscious mind.

With the power of the Sun, the mind understands the truth of Here and Now, and that the maximum potential lies only in the present. With the Rudraksha, one could do sadhana on the same.

With the Sun, one finds the power of self realization and gets over dependencies. Be it physical or mental. The wearer's personality shines like the Sun.


With the Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha Ratna, the wearer finds radiance, luster and brilliance, and also youthfulness and vitality. One is then possessed with sight and power of timely action, while one gets over negative influence and afflictions of the Sun.

The wearer is fearless and powerful. His actions are based on his knowledge. It makes him confident and low self respect is released, while physical, mental and emotional power is boosted.

Health wise, functioning of digestive system improves, pancreas, liver ailments, indigestion and diabetes.

In particular, the Rudraksha Ratna with 12 facets is particularly beneficial for businessmen, households, politicians, managers, leaders and public administrators.


The 12 Mukhi Rudraksha should be adorned on a Monday while chanting the mantra 'Sri Suryaye Namah'.

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Author's Bio: 

Harshad has been into freelance writing for some time now. Some of the topics he loves to write about are health, wellness, life & lifestyle, fitness & spirituality.