Shiva Purana describe Rudraksha‘s origin as Lord Shiva’s tears. He had been meditating for many years for the welfare of all creatures. On opening the eyes, hot drops of tears rolled down and the mother earth gave birth to Rudraksha trees. Lord Shiva has many aspects indicated by His 1,008 names  Lord Shiva is responsible for creation,evolution and dissolution. Lord Shiva dances creation out of existence at the end of time and then after an appropriate time He destroys the silence itself by dancing and the activity of His dance gives rise to the appearance of Narayana and causes creation again.

                  Generally the virtues and importance of Rudraksha is estimated by its facets. According to mythology one faced Rudraksha is the symbol of Godhood, Supreme Truth, Attainment of Eternity. Two face Rudraksha symbolizes Grace of Ardhanarishvara (Bi-sexual God) Lord Shiva & Parvati Mata. It is worn for happiness and peace in the house and for the success in marital life. When the three faced Rudraksha (Grace of Agni) is worn, the wisdom of the wearer is increased. Similarly Four faced Rudraksha (Grace of Brahma) should be worn to get rid of mental diseases, worries, tension etc.

                 In describing the properties of Three Mukhi Rudraksha, the Nepal variety is referred to. While the Haridwar /Dehradun  variety may  be less effective, no qualitative difference is known. Indonesian Three mukhi rudraksha may be effective either at similar levels or slightly lesser thanthat of the Nepal beads. This aspect as well as the number of beads to worn should be kept in mind while reading about Bead properties.

                 The three mukhi rudraksha represents Agni (Fire) Like Agni, which burn and consumes everything, yet remains pure and full of power, three mukhi rudraksha  purifies a person from all sins committed in the past. Those suffering from inferiority complex or fear or those experiencing self-hatred or mental strain should use this rudraksha. It is also effective in removing laziness and making a person energetic.

As per Shrimad Devibhagawat, this rudraksha condones the sin of performing an abortion. Being agnishambhoot (Produced From Fire), it is useful in making the soul  pure and enables one to live a life Without guilt.

Padma Puran assigns this rudraksha  to Brahma (The supreme Lord) and it helps in solving all problems in life and brings in success.

Three mukhi rudraksha is used in disorders like blood pressure, diabetes ,ailments of the stomach, fever defects of eyes and even cancer. If a child suffers from repeated occurrence of fever or is very weak, three beads of three mukhi rudraksha should be worn around the neck to get relief. For children below six years, even wearing one bead may help. Three mukhi rudraksha is commonly used for all types of disease s and several experiences of its benefits have been recorded. It is also believed that it counters The ill effects of marks, like land disputes, blood poisoning and accidents.

According to the old epics, the whole of universe is controlled by the power of three, particularly by the three stage philosophy of shaivagam. Three mukhi rudaraksha is the symbolic  seed for this aspect.

Who should wear?

People suffring from any diseases, weakness, laziness or inferiority complex should wear three mukhi rudraksha. It has been found to be particularly effective against skin diseases, stomach disorders,or defects of eyes and in controlling stress and in gaining self – confidence. While children below six years can wear one bead, those above this page may wear three beads . Adults can wear nine beads of the Nepal or Indonesian variety. A mala with 54+1 beads of the Indonesian variety being smaller in size is also very popular for such usages.

Mantras to be recited for three mukhi rudraksha :

  • Om Kleem Namah (Shiva Puran)
  • Om Om Namah(Padma  Puran )
  • Om Dhum Dhum namah (Skand Puran)
  • Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
  • Om Namah  Shivaya

Three faced Rudraksha has three natural lines. Its ruling planet is Mars. It is the symbol of god Agni (fire). The Agni (fire) purifies every thing in the same way, the wearer of three faced Rudraksha gets rid of the sins that he had done in his past life and returns to the purely true life. It is the best for those who have fallen prey to inferiority complex or fear stricken and suffer from self hatred or mental strain.

In a short time after wearing it, the wearer feels its influence by attaining success in his efforts, favorable means, learning and knowledge.

Its another best virtue which is also accepted by Modern physicists and allopathic doctors is that it makes the wearer free from chronic fever. It contains the Trinity of gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh), the trinity of Gunaas (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and three spheres [Sky, Earth and Paatal (underground)] with their divine powers. For its divine powers this bead is the most sacred, powerful and the best.Rituals for Wearing Taking three beads of the three faced Rudraksha, wash them with the Ganges water and un boiled milk, Chanting the mantra- ” O Kleem Namah, Om Namah Shivaya ” wear them in the neck.

Generally the 5 Mukhi Rudraksa are found easily. Rudraksa having 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 Mukhis are found in less quantity and their price is generally more than the 5 Mukhi Rudraksa. Prices are established according to rarity in the market place and are also determined by the quality of production of any one year. Production is represented by about 20% highest quality and 60% average quality. It needs to be mentioned that there are at least two grades of Rudraksa that can be purchased.