The word ‘Rudraksha’ is derived from Rudra  (Shiva  -  the Hindu God of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes).One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yoga, because of extreme fulfillment He shed out a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha fruit is blue in color but turns black when dried.

Rudraksha Fruit

           Rudraksha beads can be differentiated based on the number of facets it has. Each facet is called a face or ‘mukhi’. Each type of rudraksha has its benefits and healing properties. Different types of Rudraksha are associated with different Gods and Goddesses according to our Scriptures, each one is also associated with a mantra (chant).
           Rudraksha won’t do miracles, but wearing the specific Rudraksha while doing the Puja or japam of the deity increases the results and also devotion/affinity for that deity.
The following are the different types of Rudraksha and the deities associated with them.

One Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Associated God/Goddesses
Ruling Planet
Uses of wearing


Lord Siva

The owner of this possession shall always have prosperity and fortune worldly pleasures, success, power and victory over enemy.

Two Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha


Carries the entire evolution of cosmos within it and thus it is a special blessing to mankind. It harbors immense mystical power.

Three Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Divine power of god has been collectively blended into it making it very sacred, powerful and the most sought after possession. Like fire, the divine weapon of god Agni engulfs every powerful objects and beings; it engulfs past sins and helps in purifying a soul. With this opens up the door to wisdom for humans to acknowledge and worship the supremacy of his almighty.
Four Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

This signifies the four facets of Brahma leading to human’s eternal quest for knowledge, meaning, action or fate and freedom. If a person wears it on neck or on arm, s/he can attain enormous benefits.

Five Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Wearers of five mukhi Rudraksha accumulate maximum physical and materialistic benefits with the eternal blessings from Lord Rudra.

Six Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

It enhances concentration, mental sharpness, will power, sexual harmony, self-confidence, self-esteem and personality. It blesses the wearer with the key to success, glory, fame, physical strength, luxury, wisdom, wealth, name, power, blissful marital life, family harmony, charismatic personality, prosperity, good career prospect and positive perspectives towards life.

Seven Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Energized beads can be placed in a locker containing money and other financial assets or in a prayer room to reap positive output. It releases a person from poverty and miseries. Its use is especially beneficial for those who are into business.

Eight Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

One can just wear one bead of eight mukhi Rudraksha for attaining anticipated results for any new work. It keeps one away from unpredictable accident, misfortunes, obstacles and miseries.

Nine Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Use of nine mukhi Rudraksha on a body specially if worn stimulates the hormonal function of the body and this enhances mental alertness and sharpness, physical strength, mental peace, spiritual gain, concentration power, patience, control over anger and fear and communication skills.

Ten Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

For attaining fame and success in carrier.

Eleven Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Ekadasa Rudra
Whoever wears eleven mukhi Rudraksha, s/he shall attain all the eleven heavenly virtues of Lord Eleven.

Twelve Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Aditya (Sun)
Lord sun blesses an owner of twelve mukhi Rudraksha with a life of a Rich people surrounded by unlimited luxury, wealth and authority.

Thirteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Unfolds immense spiritual gain, success, physical and mental strength, good luck, power of authority, charismatic personality, honor, employment opportunity, wealth, worldly pleasures, high level of social and financial status and glory.

Fourteen Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha

Upon wearing fourteen mukhi Rudraksha beads, great intuition power overpowers a person and then s/he shall be able to predict and foresee the future.