The panch-mukhi (Five faces) Rudraksha balances the five elements and subtle currents in the body and bestows peace and happiness..
Rudraksha is the seed or fruit of a plant Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb, which is of Tiliaceae, family this is a large, evergreen tree found in tropical and sub-tropical areas at the altitudes ranging from seacoast to 2,000 meters above the sea level.
The tree grows throughout the year. Rudraksha flowers appear in April-May and are white with fringed petals. The tree bears fruits in the month of June which ripen by August-October. The fruits are globular in shape with a fleshy exterior the Rudraksha bead present inside is hard.
The faces(mukh) of Rudraksha are counted by the straight lines on the beads surface. For example, if there are five vertical lines then it is called five faced or Panch-Mukhi Rudraksha.
The Origin of Rudraksha
The word ‘Rudraksha’ consists of two words ‘Rudra’and ‘Aksha’. Rudra means lord Rudra or Shiva and the word Aksha means eyes or Ashru (tears).As per a legend Rudraksha was created from the tears falling from the eyes of lord Shiva.
Rudraksha for Peace of Mind
The five face or panch-mukhirudraksha is believed to bestow peace and happiness on the wearer. This rudraksha balances the five elements of nature viz. Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), Jal (Water), Prithvi (Earth) and Aakash (Subtle element).
By wearing this five face rudraksha the five elements and resulting pranic currents in one’s body viz. Prana, Aapana, Biyana, Udanaand Samana are balanced and one feels peaceful and happy. Wear in such a way that the rudraksha touches the skin. For greater effects wear a rosary of 108 panch-mukhi rudrakshas around your neck below garments.
A peaceful and happy person is capable of attracting success and prosperity so all round progress is possible.
This Rudraksha is governed by the auspicious planet Jupiter so the wearer is divinely guided to live righteously and gradually all previous bad Karmic bonds are dissolved with the grace of God.
The wearer is recommended recitations of the mantra, “Om Hreem Namaha” at least 108 times at a time during the day and for greater number of times on Thursdays. Recitations of this mantra further increase the positive results of this Rudraksha.
Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar