16 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
This rudraksha is called Jai (victory) rudraksha. Its supernatural powers protect the wearer against any theft or cheating and render him victorious against his/her adversaries. It is dedicated to Lord Ram and therefore is endowed with great human virtues like good family relations respect and fame. It is also regarded as having the blessings of Mahakaal which remove the fear of time and therefore death in wearers. It is also helpful to people whose birth signs contain unfavorable planetary positions. Whenever a person is in a situation where he or she is afraid of losing his/her beloved one, or is likely to be blamed for some acts, or is about to get married, or has to compromise on his or her principles or is afraid of death, this rudraksha offers inner strength to overcome such situations.
Shiva assumed the Mahakaal form as soon as He heard of Sati’s (His wife Parvati’s) demise and became an angry and ferocious God. To please the Mahakaal Shiva, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (conceived by sage Shukracharya) was the most appropriate mantra. As per Markandeya Puran, it was this mantra that saved sage Markandeya from death. Even today, people chant this mantra in order to overcome fear of death, or for any other fear.
Who should wear?
Sixteen mukhi rudraksha can be worn singly or in numbers, if necessary, along with other beads. It can be worn in order to overcome adversaries and to win over fear of death or for other reasons.
Mantras to be recited for 16 mukhi rudraksha:
Om Haum Joom Sah
Om Hreem Hoom Namah
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha