RUDRAKSHA

 

Rudraksha in Sanskrit means "Shiva's Eyes", it is a seed used to compose the mālā, a rosary of 108 beads for meditation. This seed can have different 'faces' (mukhi), any number of faces is associated with a particular deity and has a mantra to be activated.

 

MUKHI

DEVATA MANTRA

 

1

Shiva ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

2

Ardhanarishvar नमः

o namaḥ

3

Agni क्लीं नमः

o klīṃ namaḥ

4

Brahma - Brihaspati ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

5

Kalagni Rudra ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

6

Kartikeya ह्रीं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ namaḥ

7

Sapta Matae - Sapta Rishi - Lakshmi हूं नमः

o hūṃ namaḥ

8

Batuk Bhairava - Ganesh हूं नमः

o hūṃ namaḥ

9

Durga ह्रीं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ namaḥ

10

Vishnu - Krishna ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

11

Rudra - Indra ह्रीं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ namaḥ

12

Barah Aditya - Surya क्रौं क्षौं रौं नमः

oṁ krau kṣauṃ rau namaḥ

13

Kartikeya - Indra ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

14

Hanuman - Shiva नमः

o namaḥ

15

Pashupatinath Shiva ह्रीं नमः

o hrīṃ namaḥ

16

Mahamrityunjaya Shiva ह्रीं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ namaḥ

17

Katyayani Devi ह्रीं हूं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ hūṃ namaḥ

18

Bhumi Devi ह्रीं हूं एकत्व रूपे हूं ह्रीं

o hrīṃ hūṃ ekatva rūpe hūṃ hrīṃ o

19

Narayana ह्रीं हूं नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ namaḥ

20

Brahma ह्रीं ह्रीं हूं हूं ब्रह्माने नमः

o hrīṃ hrīṃ hūṃ hūṃ brahmāne namaḥ

21

Kubera ह्रीं हूं शिवमित्राये नमः

o hrīṃ hūṃ śivamitrāye namaḥ

 

Various types of Mala

 

 

Rudraksha Mala

Very effective and used in all types of rituals. If any particular Mala is not available, a Rudraksha Mala can be used without any hesitation with the exception of mantras for the purpose of killing (Maran) and Yakshini Siddhi. So it is considered the best of all rosaries.

Mantra:

ॐ अह् श्रीं ह्रीं रुं रुद्राक्षमालिनी शुद्ध भव स्वाहा

oṁ ah śrīṃ hrīṃ ruṃ rudrākṣamālinī śuddha bhava svāhā

 

Quartz Mala (Sphatik or Crystal)

It is the best Mala to recite the Mantras of Durga and Mahalakshmi. If you wear it, it peaceful and calm your mind, it helps to cure insomnia, headaches, and relieves the mind from stress and tension. It is associated with Shiva, the planet Saturn and the planet Venus.

Mantra:

ॐ अह् ह्रं ह्रं अर्कमाले ह्रं स्वाहा

oṁ ah hraṃ hraṃ arkamāle hraṃ svāhā

 

Black Agate Mala (Kali Hakik Mala)

Agate is a semi-precious opaque stone that is found in many colors. These stones can be used instead of precious stones with the same results. Agate is a symbol of success, courage and protection.

Kali Hakik Mala is associated with Kali, Dhumavati and Bhairav ​​and used in their respective tantric rituals. It induces spiritual inspiration. It is also used to pacify the negative effects of the Planet Saturn or to help strengthen the planet in the horoscope.

 

Bone Mala (or skull-shaped pearls)

Associated with Kali, Durga and Shiva, used in the rituals of Vamachara Tantra and also widely used in Tibetan Buddhism. The skull-shaped pearls are reminiscent of the skull necklace wearing the Goddess Kali which symbolizes liberation from the cycle of life and death, knowledge and wisdom. The bone reminds us of impermanence, suffering and changes in life, is a constant reminder of the awareness of death and helps us to concentrate on living the present moment.

Mantra:

ह्रीं श्रीं क्लीं ह्रं सौः मुण्डमाले प्रीं स्त्रीं ह्सौः स्वाहा

hrīṃ śrīṃ klīṃ hraṃ sauḥ muṇḍamāle prīṃ strīṃ hsauḥ svāhā

 

Haldi Mala (turmeric)

It consists of turmeric bulbs, considered one of the most purifying herbs in Ayurveda. The Turmeric Mala is used to perform Anusthan (special prayers) and destroy enemies and achieve success in lawsuits. The one who wears this Mala acquires spiritual powers and attains peace of mind, frees himself from anxiety, depression and tension. This Mala is particularly used to worship Devi Bagalamukhi and the planet Jupiter.

 

Mala of Lotus seeds (Kamal Gatta Mala)

This Mala made of lotus seeds is used to recite mantras of Goddess Lakshmi.

Lotus seeds are also offered during prayer rituals. Devotees of the Goddess often wear this Mala around their necks.

Mantra:

ॐ प्रीं ॐ पद्म अक्षमालिनी ह्सौः स्वाहा

oṁ prīṃ oṁ padma akṣamālinī hsauḥ svāhā

 

Putra Jeeva Mala

Putra Jeeva Mala is made using 108 seeds of the Putrajeeva tree, it is also known as Putra Prapti Mala. The Putrajeeva tree is known to have medicinal, mystical and sattvic properties related to conception. Making Japa Mala with the mantras of Jupiter, the Sun or Santan Gopal is considered an aid to conceive a child.

 

Sandalwood Mala

Mala made of sandalwood is used for peace and to enhance worship rituals. It is associated with Ganesh. Helps meditation by encouraging tranquility.

Sandalwood is traditionally considered one of the purest substances and is also used for its medicinal properties.

The sandalwood garland is excellent for welcoming and honoring guests.

 

Red Sandalwood Mala

The Red Sandal is the representation of Brahma and Gayatri. The red sandal Mala calms the Pitta Dosha and helps to conquer the senses. It is said that it magnetizes positive vibrations and makes people mentally strong.

Red sandalwood is an excellent medicine, is used to treat digestive tract problems, fluid retention and cough, is recommended for headaches, improves focus and concentration.

 

Mala of Silver Pearls

To satisfy any sacred and virtuous goal, the Silver Pearls Mala is the most effective. It is associated with the Moon and the Goddess Parvati.

 

Mala of Golden Pearls

Gold is a symbol of spirituality and development. It can be worn to inspire patience in understanding others and ourselves. It is associated with the Sun and the Goddess Bhuvaneshvari.

Mantra:

ॐ श्रीं त्रीं ऐं क्लीं सौः सुवर्णमाले सौः

oṁ śrīṃ trīṃ aiṃ klīṃ sauḥ suvarṇamāle sauḥ

 

Ruby Mala

Rubies are a symbol of devotion and love. An excellent stone as protection. Rubies are considered extremely powerful for healing the chakras and for promoting health, wealth and wisdom.

Mantra:

ॐ त्रों धुं मनिमाले मनोहरे स्वाहा

oṁ troṃ dhuṃ manimāle manohare svāhā

 

Pearl Mala

In many ancient cultures, pearls were symbols of the Mother Goddess. Even today pearls are associated with the cult of the Devi, especially when performing the Japa Mala of Sarasvati and Bala. The pearl Mala is also used to sing the name of Vishnu and all its incarnations and to pacify the negative effects of the Moon.

Wearing a Mala of pearls has a refreshing effect on the mind and body, develops a positive aura, and gives emotional strength.

Mantra:

ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं ॐ मुक्तमालिनी श्रीं श्रीं स्वाहा

oṁ hrīṃ hrīṃ oṁ muktamālinī śrīṃ śrīṃ svāhā

 

Mala of Dharba Grass Root

The Mala, derived from the roots of the Dharba herb, is used for all sacred and virtuous activities.

(Dharba Grass)

 

Tulsi wood Mala

This Mala is considered the best to worship Vishnu, Rama and Krishna. According to Ayurveda, it is very useful for treating diseases related to the throat and is used as Kanti (tight necklace to the throat). It is also used for body purification.

Mantra:

ॐ श्रीं ॐ स्त्रिं तुलसि वैष्णवी वौषट् स्वाहा

oṁ śrīṃ oṁ striṃ tulasi vaiṣṇavī vauṣaṭ svāhā

 

Mala of Gunja seeds

The seeds can be red, black or white. They are associated with the Goddess Radha,

so Krishna often wears a garland of Gunja seeds.

One can achieve the highest perfection of bhakti by worshiping Krishna and Radha with this

Mala.

 

Mala of rose wood

The rose wood Mala is associated with the heart chakra, imparting compassion and love to the wearer. The energy of rosewood is mainly feminine and focused on health and spiritual beauty.

 

Conch Mala

The conch is the symbol of truth of Dharma. Conch Mala is used for special tantric rituals. It is said that black magic does not work on a person wearing conch shell mala.

Mantra:

ॐ श्रीं श्रीं ॐ शन्खिनी ॐ श्रीं ॐ

oṁ śrīṃ śrīṃ oṁ śankhinī oṁ śrīṃ oṁ

 

Vaijayanti Mala

This Mala is loved by both Vishnu and Krishna. Ancient texts narrate that Krishna made a Mala for Radha from these seeds, as did Rama for Sita. Vishnu gave this Mala to Skanda when he appointed him commander-in-chief to increase his strength. Vaijayanti is used for Vashikaran (attraction) and Devi Siddhi (meditation) as this seed comes from the forests of Braj where the Gods love eternally. It balance all the doshas.

 

Coral Mala

It is used in the sadhana and worship of Lord Ganesh, Hanuman and planet Mars. It is also useful for people who are subject to anemic conditions.

 

Mala of Amber

It is recommended for blood related diseases.

 

Navratna Mala

This is used to obtain energy from the nine planets. There are nine precious stones corresponding to the nine planets it contains. Brings luck when it is worn.

 


 

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