The Rudraksha tree is an evergreen tree with broad leaves that can be found in many countries including the foothills of the Himalayas, South-East Asia, Australia, Hawaii, etc. In Hinduism, the Rudraksha tree is considered holy and its seeds are believed to have amazing properties. There are many advantages of wearing Rudraksha as a mala, bracelet or any other form of body decoration. At times, people use 108 (or more) Rudraksha beads to make rosaries used for meditation, japa or mantra.
Rudraksha seeds have grooves on their surface and the seeds are classified according to the number of divisions. These grooves are called faces and so we can buy an Ek Mukhi or single faced Rudraksha, to 21 faced Rudrakshas. The single faced Rudraksha is very scarce and the Rudrakshas with 22 20 108 faces are extinct. Each of the beads have their own advantages when we are wearing Rudraksha malas and other forms of jewelry.
The one faced Rudraksha looks like a cashew nut and is very rare. It represents Lord Shiva himself. A person wearing Rudraksha – one faced, will remove all past life sins. Also, no one can harm this person who will stay happy with the constant radiance and protection from the Sun itself. This unique and rare seed is a boon to anyone who is in public service and will offer the wearer all material and physical pleasures. It is also believed to cure eye defects, skin and heart disease, dyspepsia, lung diseases as well as bowel problems.
The advantages of wearing Rudraksha – two faced, includes harmony of energies, successful relationships, benevolence of the Moon, aids determination, helps to avoid Kidney problems, and supports happy marriages.
The advantages of wearing Rudraksha - three faced, is lasting confidence, energy, success in sports, assistance in Real estate work, reduces effects of Mars, controlling blood pressure, menstrual issues in women and also helps those who have Manglik Dosha in their birth charts.
The advantages of wearing Rudraksha - four faced, incorporate original thinking, mental strength, excellent oratory skills, knowledge and avoids respiratory tract problems. This Rudraksha is excellent for students and those who work in the IT fields.
The five faced Rudraksha is the most common of all. The advantages of wearing Rudraksha – five faced includes removing all the negative effects of Jupiter, brings good luck, offers mental peace and helps regulate blood pressure and body fats. Most of the Rudraksha malas or rosaries used the five faced seed.