The Significance Of The Rudraksha9632479
The Rudraksha bead is recognized to almost all Indians and many others interested in Hinduism all more than the globe. It is a bead worn about the neck as a chain of beads or as a single bead. The Rudraksha bead is usually worn by males and those who are spiritually inclined and have overcome the desires of the flesh.
Wearing the Rudraksha is believed to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva. The Rudraksha is got from the Rudraksha tree which is usually noticed in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, and the country of Nepal. The leaves of the tree are 22 cm long and 6 ½ cm wide. The flowers of the tree are white in color and are in bunches.
The Rudraksha bead has a lot of medicinal properties and is utilized in the remedy for mental illness, blood stress, small pox and chicken pox, poisons, cough, fever, breathlessness and fits.
Stories on the origin of Rudraksha and its divine nature are explained in the Devi Bhagavatham in the 11th Skanda. An asura named Tripurasura was very powerful and he was able to defeat even Lord MahaVishnu and all the other devas. Devas assembled prior to Lord Shiva and pleaded for his help.
Lord Shiva sat and thought about the problem for a long time and simply because of that tears came out of his eyes and fell as rudrakshas on the ground. Out of his eye which represents the Sun, 12 deep red rudrakshas fell on the ground. Out of his another eye which represents the moon, 16 white colored rudrakshas fell on the ground and out of his fiery third eye known for destructing evil which and which represents fire, fell ten black colored rudrakshas.
The white colored rudraksha represents the Brahmin, the deep red represents the Kshatriyas, the mixed color represents the Vaishyas or traders and the black represents the Shudras.
The rudraksha can be capped with gold or silver and worn. The Devi Bhagavatham points out that these who wear rudraksha bead will attain Brahmajnana or supreme realization of God. All sins will be washed away if 1 wears the rudraksha. But if a individual wears a rudraksha and commits sins, then he will have to take countless births to pay for it. 1 should not involve in gossip or backbiting if one wears the rudraksha. If one provides meals and garments to a person wearing the rudraksha, then all sins will be removed and one will attain heaven because of the great deed.
There are a number of types of rudrakshas ranging from one faced to fourteen faced rudraksha. The 1 faced represents Lord Shiva and even the sin of murder will be washed away on wearing it. The two faced represents the goddess and the fourteen faced is extremely pure and if 1 wears it one will be regarded as equal to God because the purity of he rudraksha transforms the person. Even seeing a individual who is adorned with the rudraksha is divine and purifying.