12 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Twelve mukhi rudraksha is blessed by Sun. it is also called Dwadahsh-Aditya. According to Padma Puran, a wearer of this rudraksha can free himself from the fear of fire diseases, he can acquire wealth and happiness. He will never experience poverty. He is freed from the sin of killing (or getting them killed) animals like elephants, horses, cats, rats, rabbits,. tigers, bears, foxes and even men (in wars or in self-defence).
Shrimad Devibhagwat mentions that 12 mukhi rudraksha dispels fear of armed men, horned animals and lion. The wearer never suffers from physical and mental pain. It makes the person fearless and trouble-free. Rudrakshajabalopanishad mentions about Lord Vishnu blessing this bead. According to experience of many this rudraksha has the power to cure several diseases. It also provides quality of leadership and control over people. It makes the wearer radiant like the Sun and gives inner strength to rule. It helps to remove all types of doubts from the mind and makes a person happy from within. As per Atharvaved, Sun removes weakness of heart and cures skin disorders including leprosy and diseases of the eye. Twelve mukhi rudraksha has all these virtues.
The wife of Sun is Chhayadevi (shadow Goddess) and sons are Kaakvahan, Shani and Yam. Sun is the controlling lord of sapphire (Manikya), the precious gem. All herbs get their properties from Sun and the ill effects of Saturn and Yam can be corrected by the blessing of Sun. The Veda trinity of Rik, Riju and Saambelonging to Lord Vishnu are embodied in Sun and gives it the heating power. Aditi was the mother of all Devas, Diti was the mother of Daityas (criminals) and Danu the mother of Danavas (demons). While Devas started losing the battle with Dailas, Aditi prayed to the Sun for the welfare of her sons and then the Sun blessed her saying he will take birth as Aditi’s son, named Sahastranshu, and then destroy the Daityas. Thus was born Martand, who killed all the Daityas. Our great epics are full of stories about the Sun and his powers. Lord Krishna’s son Saamb was extremely handsome and charming but he got infected by leprosy as a result of committing a sin. He worshipped Sun and was cured of the disease. In Markandeyapuran, it is said that anyone wearing 12 mukhi rudraksha will be free of all types of problems.
The wearer of 12 mukhi rudraksha should take care to adhere to the following routine for better results:
- wake up before sunrise
- offer water to Sun and look towards Sun through the water (after bath)
- recite any sun stotras (with Sun’s 21 names or 108 names)
- perform hawan and recite Gayatri Mantra on Sundays
- give up eating salt, oil and ginger on Sundays
- touch eyelids and surrounding area of eyes with this rudraksha
Who should wear?
All persons who can obtain this rudraksha should wear it, as it is an effective tool to remain healthy and prosperous. Administrators, businessmen, politicians and senior professionals should wear this rudraksha to gain authority and power. It is also used as a remedy for Vaastu defects (directional faults) and for countering any kind of black magic.
From medicinal viewpoint, 12 mukhi rudraksha is considered as suitable for curing diseases of the eyes, mental disorders, bone diseases, indigestion, blood pressure, diabetes and problems of the intestine.
Mantras to be recited for 12 mukhi rudraksha:
Om Kroam Kshoam Roam Namah (Shiva Puran)
Om Hoom Hreem Namah (Mantramaharnava)
Om Hreem (Padma Puran)
Om Hreem Kshoam Ehranih Shreem
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha