The Significance Of The Rudraksha8366589
The Rudraksha bead is recognized to almost all Indians and many others interested in Hinduism all over the globe. It is a bead worn about the neck as a chain of beads or as a single bead. The Rudraksha bead is normally 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 nation of Nepal. The leaves of the tree are 22 cm long and six 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 cure for mental illness, blood pressure, little 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 extremely powerful and he was in a position to defeat even Lord MahaVishnu and all the other devas. Devas assembled prior to Lord Shiva and pleaded for his assist.
Lord Shiva sat and thought about the problem for a long time and 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 an additional eye which represents the moon, 16 white colored rudrakshas fell on the ground and out of his fiery third eye recognized for destructing evil which and which represents fire, fell 10 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 numerous births to pay for it. One ought to not involve in gossip or backbiting if 1 wears the rudraksha. If 1 provides food and garments to a person wearing the rudraksha, then all sins will be removed and 1 will attain heaven simply because of the great deed.
There are several 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 one wears it one will be regarded as equal to God because the purity of he rudraksha transforms the individual. Even seeing a person who is adorned with the rudraksha is divine and purifying.