2 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
O great Sage (Narad), the two mukhi Rudraksha is Ardhanareeshwar.
The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in their Ardhanareeshwar form. This form itself indicates a balance between the masculine and feminine principles in the universe. When we delve further into our scriptures it is clearly stated that masculine and feminine principles can exist in the same body. The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha aims to establish this truth from our texts. Finding the right relationships that are balancing the act of giving and receiving is a very big challenge. The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is known to aid people striving to achieve balance with peace and harmony. Thus it is conducive to people who wish to find the right partner, enjoy peaceful family relationships, business partnerships and other relationships in education or working life. The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha further balances the material and spiritual aspects of human life.
Pradeepta Ratnojjwala Kundalaya
Sphuran Mahapannaga Bhooshanayai
Shivanvithaayai Cha Shivanvithaayai
Namah Shivaayaicha Namah Shivayai
Salutations to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati merged in unity. One ornamented by snakes and the other by jewellery. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the united aspect of the supreme. This is the Ardhanareeshwar aspect as described in a prayer by Adi Shankaracharya. This is the energy that graces the 2 Mukhi Rudraksha.
As per mythology, there was a demon named ADI who could change his form at will. To entice Shiva he approached him in the form of Parvati. Lord Shiva the all-seeing God recognized this deceit and killed him. However Goddess Parvati was furious to see another woman with Shiva. She cursed Nandi his gatekeeper to turn into a stone idol. Parvati’s fury knew no bounds. Lord Brahma decided to intervene and took away her dark, furious form (Kali). Parvati then took on a poised golden form called as Gauri. Lord Brahma then blessed her that your form will merge with your husband’s form so closely that nobody would ever separate both of you. This is how the Ardhanareeshwar form was first eulogized.
The 2 Mukhi Nepal Rudraksha is a rare bead. The Java 2 Mukhi and Haridwar variety are more easily available. The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha controls the malefic effects of the Moon. It is known to boost self-confidence and arrest a fickle mind that wavers. Thus it is very useful for people seeking strong relationships that are stable and balanced. It bestows a balanced countenance, rids people of depression and helps them take right decisions very promptly. Where a single 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is excellent to place in the house or place of worship for a harmonious relationship, a Moon Mala (2 Mukhi Mala) is good for Chandradosh Nivaran. Alternately a 2 Mukhi Rudraksha can be kept in the place of worship and Puja can be done during Pradosh as this is an auspicious time to seek blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
In today’s times where very less time is devoted to Homas or Yajnas because of the fast paced schedule that people follow. It is therefore advisable to wear this Rudraksha to seek the benefits of the above rituals. Remember a fundamental principle of Advaitism acknowledges the permanent stable nature of the union that Shiv – Shakti embody. Here there is an equality and unity in the potential of masculine and feminine qualities that leads to a peaceful, balanced, existence. The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is the ultimate talisman of divine balance. Wear it to enhance your connect to yourself, others and the divine supreme.
Presiding Deity: Lord Ardhanareeshwar
Ruling Planet: Moon
Beej Mantra: Om Namah:
General Benefits: This Rudraksha controls the malefic effects of the planet Moon. It enhances self-confidence and controls a wavering mindset hence it helps in decision making. It is said to be effective in conditions like stress and depression. It is useful for a peaceful and harmonious relationship and in finding a suitable life partner for a good family life.
Spiritual Benefits: It is said to be extremely good for mental peace and a calm demeanour. It is effective in enhancing concentration and helps in channelizing the energy of Svadhisthana Chakra.
Health Benefits: It is considered to effective for sleep disorder. It can be worn for chronic cough and cold and other problems related to the chest region.
Two Mukhi (Haridwar)
It is a substitute of 2 mukhi from Nepal. This bead from Haridwar does not have a natural hole and a hole has to be drilled into it for wearing purpose. It is only an alternate due to high price of Nepal 2 mukhi therefore it is considered to be partially effective.