18 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
The 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Mother Earth / Bhumi Devi / Prithvi. Bhumi Devi is known to bestow her children with abundant yields. The endurance and patience displayed by Bhumi Devi is incomparable. She is strength in its utmost benign and passive aspect while simultaneously providing for all. The 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by this graceful, nurturing divine energy. When Mother Earth is ploughed, crops and fruit bearing trees are planted. When she is dug deeply; gold, silver and other precious metal ores are extracted, in the same way diamond and other precious gems are also extracted from her depths. When a place for life giving water sources has to be made it is the earth that provides the containing capacity. Canals, wells, lakes and ponds are the result of this. The capacity of the 18 Mukhi Rudraksha to provide such benefits is thereby derived from its presiding deity Goddess Bhumi Devi. Scriptures believe that she is a form of Goddess in the most patient aspect. The Bhumi Sooktam clearly mentions her capacity to bestow the elements that strengthen and enrich human life while blessing with various sources of wealth.
Vishvambharaa Vasudhaani Pratishtha Hiranyagarbha
Jagato Niveshshani Vaishvaanaram Bibhraati
Bhuumir Agnim Indra
Rasabhaa Dravinne No Dadhaatu!
Bhumi Devi is depicted as the consort of Varaha (The boar form of Lord Vishnu). The Rakshasa Hiranyaksha torments Bhumi and her inhabitants. As a result she sinks into the ocean. Lord Vishnu takes on the form of Varaha, dives into the ocean, kills Hiranyakashipu and retrieves her on his Tusks. Thus Bhumi has the protection of Lord Vishnu at all times. Bhauma/ Mars / Mangal is the son of Bhumi Devi. He performed severe penance to Lord Shiva. Thus pleased Lord Shiva gifted Bhauma the Mangal Lok. Any Pradosh that falls on a Tuesday is also addressed as Bhauma Pradosh.
The 18 Mukhi Rudraksha has this unique power that bestows abundance and victory. It controls the malefic effects of the planet Mars. Wearing this Rudraksha and chanting her Beeja Mantra or Gayatri is highly recommended as per texts for receiving the benefits.
Om Prithvi Devyaicha Vidmahe
Tanno Prithvi Prachodayat
The 18 Mukhi Rudraksha is a sacred talisman for health and wealth as per scriptures. It is the perfect Rudraksha for people who are on the verge of a major project launch, expanding existing business, land deals, mergers and acquisitions or for changing their line of business. This bead is good for builders, civil engineers, land owners, real estate dealers and businessmen.
Presiding Deity: Bhumi Devi
Ruling Planet: Mars
Beej Mantra: Om Hreem Hoom Ekatvarupaye Hum Hreem Om
General Benefits: The wearer of this divine bead leads a life that is mostly healthy and devoid of ailments. The tremendous wealth attracted by this bead to the wearer can be enjoyed while living in the pink of health. This Rudraksha is ideal for people in land deals, real estate, builders and civil engineers. It is beneficial for existing business that needs expansion in the future.
Spiritual Benifits: This bead energizes and vitalizes both the Mooladhara and Manipura chakra. It keeps the body sturdy, fit, supple and also helps in Yogic practices. The ruling planet of the 18 Mukhi is Mars. It controls the fire element. In scriptures this element is associated with the Manipura chakra / city of jewel. Thus wearing this bead improves digestion and metabolism simultaneously. The Prana and Apana Vayu thereby meet in a balanced system within the Manipura. This chakra governs energy, will-power and achievements. There is also a spiritual practice of wearing this Rudraksha and chanting the Gayatri Mantra for drawing up the golden energy to the Manipura Chakra.
Health Benefits: It safeguards children from diseases. It protects pregnant women from premature deliveries. It is extremely good for leading a life that is mostly disease free.