Since time ancient, we have been worshipping Lord Shiva and his various forms that are meant to reveal the structure of Energy and the meaning of existence.

Shaivism makes up a vast portion of Hindu Theological beliefs and is said to be about believing Shiva as the ultimate personification of the universe, as we perceive, and that which is beyond our perception.

The sacred rituals explained under Shaivism, require a profound level of understanding, that include the use of psychotropic substances (to alter our state of mind), respecting the dead, worshipping the nature in its purest form, and believing that the world is an infinite expanse of knowledge.

Such is the complexity of Shaivism.

However, we are not delving into too much of Shiva and his philosophy; rather, we are surfacing an essential component of Shaivism that is used frequently while invoking Shiva and his infinitesimal power.

It is a Rudraksha!

Found in the middle of dense mountainous forests and rough ranges, where rivers are said to originate, and where Shiva himself is said to dwell, Rudrakshas are seeds belonging to the class of Elaeocarpus Ganitrus and have a huge significance in several religions, especially Hinduism and Buddhism.

They are believed to heal a living being with their spiritual powers of maintaining and balancing the flow of energy within a body.

Mentions of these holy seeds are found throughout the history of the Hindu religion, namely the Vedas, Upanishads, and in many other segments of Hindu mythology.

And hence, humans have been using them for a long time now, with benefits that are beyond the explanation of normal biological healing.

Rudrakshas are meant to heal your soul, along with your body! That is the amount of power; these seeds are presumed to contain.

Rudraksha seeds are recommended by experienced Sages and Priests, and should only be given if they suit the wearer! If this thin calculation goes wrong, then the person wearing the seed unknowingly will only be bringing more chaos into his/her life, rather than alleviating the problems he or she is going through.

But, Rudrakshas come in several shapes and sizes, and therefore it is essential to know the differences among all the Rudraksha types before you choose one for yourself.

These seeds have a specific pattern of lines joining the two ends of the seeds' axes! That is, you can say, what represents the magnetic lines drawn about the two poles of any magnet.

These lines bear the speciality of a given Rudraksha.

Commonly, there are 21 types of Rudrakshas, and they all have their roles to play. It is not possible to pull down all the characteristics of Rudraksha in a one-page post like this.

But, to eradicate your conception, I will be listing the endless benefits of each of the Rudraksha types.

  • 1 Mukhi Rudraksha: Meant to impart Peace and serenity.
  • 2 Mukhi Rudraksha: Believed to generate Love and togetherness.
  • 3 Mukhi Rudraksha: Relieves one from rage and anger.
  • 4 Mukhi Rudraksha: Promotes intelligence and reasoning.
  • 5 Mukhi Rudraksha: Keeps one away from sins and wrongdoings.
  • 6 Mukhi Rudraksha: Gives marital happiness and induces fertility.
  • 7 Mukhi Rudraksha: Brings financial wellbeing.
  • 8 Mukhi Rudraksha: Washes away past sins and lets one live a life of purity.
  • 9 Mukhi Rudraksha: Rinses one of ill forces.
  • 10 Mukhi Rudraksha: Removes fear from one’s mind.
  • 11 Mukhi Rudraksha: Represents the forms of Energy that Shiva signifies.
  • 12 Mukhi Rudraksha: Keeps one away from committing sins.
  • 13 Mukhi Rudraksha: Induces pleasure and happiness in one’s life.
  • 14 Mukhi Rudraksha: Opens up career opportunities.
  • 15 Mukhi Rudraksha: Washes away all sins committed in this life.
  • 16 Mukhi Rudraksha: Promotes good health and overall wellbeing.
  • 17 Mukhi Rudraksha: Helps in achieving property and assets.
  • 18 Mukhi Rudraksha: Makes one fearless and mentally healthy.
  • 19Mukhi Rudraksha: Promotes financial growth and mental Peace.
  • 20 Mukhi Rudraksha: Protects one from evil forces.
  • 21 Mukhi Rudraksha: Helps one to initiate good deeds.