1 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
One Mukhi Rudraksha is Lord Shiva manifest. It gives worldly pleasures as well as freedom from cycles of birth.
The Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to be Lord Shiva himself. To understand the power of this Rudraksha first we must understand the aspect of Shiva.
Shlokas describe Shiva as “Niraakar, Omkara, Mula Turiyam”; Shapeless, Formless without any beginning or end. Shiva is a constant energy who is in eternal bliss. This energy has a uni-vibrational frequency that can be tapped by the Shiv Panchakshari (Namah Shivaya). Chanting this with faith is the only way to log on to this powerful uni-vibrational being.
In our scriptures there is a story. Lord Shiva was in his beautiful meditative state on the icy mount Kailash. Parvati his divine consort was pondering over her simple existence wondering why only riches, splendour and a bejewelled appearance should be associated with Goddess Lakshmi. She requested Shiva that he should grant her a rich luxurious abode that is unmatched in beauty, wealth and splendour. The compassionate Lord immediately granted her this wish and ordered Yaksharaja Kubera to build a palace called Shivnagari. This township was an architectural marvel embedded with riches. Parvati was elated and accompanied Shiva to live in this new rich abode. She adorned herself with jewellery and silken attire. When she approached Lord Shiva his eyes were closed and he was in his usual meditative state. Shiva the supreme soul was neither affected by living in the mountains nor amidst splendour and riches. His blissful form made her realise what is true happiness. She asked for forgiveness and returned to Kailash and to stay blissfully with the eternal Shiva.
Just like Lord Shiva who could command unparalleled riches in one moment and stay unaffected by it the One Mukhi Rudraksha grants such a power to its wearer as per texts. The Shiv Puran (Ch. 25, Sl. 65) clearly mentions that Goddess Laxmi never leaves the place where a One Mukhi Rudraksha is worshipped. In other words a man blissfully enjoys unlimited wealth while existing with detachment and bliss.
The One Mukhi Rudraksha can be worn on the body or it can also be placed at home in the place of worship as this bead is Lord Shiva himself. It promotes a very strong, calm, individualistic nature. It is recommended for Doctors, Lawyers and Professors. Doctors need to detach from the physical and emotional pain of the patient while diagnosing or treating a patient. Professors have to stay true to imparting knowledge equally to all. Lawyers need to stay focused while practicing so that they can argue their case to receive a favourable judgement. It is also good for meditation and spirituality. This bead gives more focus, individuality, name and fame. It is recommended for people in leadership role who desire to stay calm and unaffected while interacting with people.
The One Mukhi Rudraksha reduces the malefic effects of the Sun. This bead captures the element of Lord Shiva in complete perfection.
Marg Bandhu Stotram
This prayer addresses him as the eternal embodiment of bliss that can guide and protect while having a perfectly controlled state of mind. This also sums up the nature of divine blessings that are encased in the One Mukhi Rudraksha that is Shiva himself!
Aham Nirvikalpo Niraakaara-Ruupo Vibhu-Tvaacca Sarvatra Sarvendriyaannaam | Na Caa-Sangatam Naiva Muktirna Meyah Cid-aananda-rupah Shivoham Shivoham ||6|| (Nivarna Shatakam by Adi Shankaracharya)
Now that the metaphysical truth of the one Mukhi has been revealed let us reveal its physical reality. The round Nepal one Mukhi Rudraksha is a myth. Though they are mentioned in Puranas they are non-existent. As per Rudralife’s research and experience the one Mukhi Nepal beads sold in the market are fakes.
People should avoid purchasing them as they are costly and designed to trick the normal eye. The original Ek Mukhi that is naturally available is Half-moon or cashew nut shaped from South of India (Elaeocarpus Tuberculatus). The half-moon shape beads are a substitute / alternate for the Nepal variety. The other variety that is available is from Indonesia (Java). Rudralife suggests people to go for the half-moon shape (Kaju Dana) only as these have shown good results as per customer testimonials.
Presiding Deity: Lord Shiva
Ruling Planet: Sun
Beej Mantra: Om Hreem Namah:
General Benefits: All of us can wear the Ek Mukhi as it is excellent for improving meditative focus which helps us in achieving success.
Spiritual Benefits: It is said to be beneficial for those desiring excellence in meditation, yoga and it develops better focus. One Mukhi Rudraksha can be worshiped and kept in Puja place. The Sahasrara Chakra of the wearer is energized to provide super consciousness and improved focus. When the seventh chakra is energized the soul energy becomes extremely enlightened and illuminated.
Health Benefits: As this bead makes the wearer experience a sense of calmness, it is said to be beneficial for reducing the level of stress. It is said to be good for the heart and eyesight too.