17 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
The 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Vishwakarma. He is the celestial architect who is the mystical builder of many celestial kingdoms and weapons. He is an expert in crafting with creativity and splendour. Scriptures state that this Rudraksha can make the wearer wealthy in a short span of time. The wearer gets sudden wealth and heightened spiritual powers as per texts. This wealth can flow in from unexpected sources or occurrence. It could be an unexpected inheritance, sudden increase in the price of equity or mutual funds, increase in the value of existing property, or through games of chances where fortune favours you. As per Katyayani Tantra the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is Goddess Katyayani herself. This Rudraksha gives all the 4 attainments. The wearer experiences Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Thus the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is graced by both these divine energies. The Vishwakarma Gayatri invokes him as follows
Om Vishwaroopaayae Vidmahe
Tanno Parabrahma Prachodayat
Vishwakarma is the creator of the architectural splendour of the golden city of Lanka. What was originally designed for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati was eventually given to the Asura King Ravana as Dakshina. When lord Shiva reduced Kamdev to ashes with the fire emitted from his third eye it is Lord Vishwakarma who collected the ashes and made a doll with it. Lord Shiva breathed life into this to give rise to the mighty Bhanda (Bhandasura). When the radiance of Suryadev was too much for his wife to bear lord Vishwakarma collects the excess to craft celestial weapons from them thereby making Surya’s radiance bearable.
The splendour of magnificent architecture or creativity with a purpose is the blessing of Lord Vishwakarma. The 17 Mukhi Rudraksha encases this magical blessing. The 17 Mukhi Rudraksha controls the malefic effects of Saturn. Women who wear the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha are blessed with a lovely marital life. It is known to bless them with an appropriate spouse, good children, happiness and prolonged life for the spouse. Mantra for Katyayani Devi can be chanted by women to seek her blessings.
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahaayoginya Dheeshwari
Nandgopsutam Devi Patim Me Kuru Te Namah!
Women who wear the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha and seek her blessings are supremely blessed. Others may experience sudden windfall and tremendous financial gains. This Rudraksha has the unique power as per scriptures to shower wealth from unexpected sources all of a sudden. This divine bead is excellent for people who wish to start a new venture or business. It brings in an abundant shower of wealth and spiritual powers to the wearer.
Presiding Deity: Lord Vishwakarma
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Beej Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya
General Benefits: It is said to be excellent for those who wish to start independently a new business, enterprise or venture. Ancient scriptures state that the wearer will experience sudden increase in wealth. It enhances spiritual powers. Sudden rise in the value of real estate / fixed assets, rise in the value of stocks and equity, inheritance of property unexpectedly may be experienced. For those dabbling in games of chances lady luck will shower wealth.
Spiritual Benefits: This bead is capable of creatively crafting an individual to become the master of his fate. He becomes the captain of his soul to own and rule his destiny. It is the bead which throws light on the right path to guide the wearer while facing a crisis. Intuition, telepathy and creative intelligence is enhanced. It is known for destroying past karmic chords thereby releasing human existence from karmic bondage and fear of death.
Health benefits: This Rudraksha is extremely beneficial for bones and nerves. Another name for the 17 Mukhi Rudraksha is Mahamrityunjaya. This is the reason a Rudraksha Mala made of 1 to 17 Mukhi is termed as the Mahamrityunjaya Mala.