4 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Indonesian four mukhi beads are smaller in size and are used in mala form. From four mukhi rudraksha down wards, the size and shape of the bead start changing towards oval instead of being round, both in the case of the Nepalese as well as the Indonesian varieties.
The four mukhi rudraksha is blessed by Lord Brahma, one of the Gods of the Hindu Trinity and is responsible for creation. He is the abode of knowledge and creativity. Brahma is also known as Prajapati, Hiranyagarbha, Brahmanspati or Vishwakarma. He took birth from the lotus flower evolved from the naval of Lord Vishnu.
As per Mahabharata, Brahma is the creator of the Universe. It is said that one who wears four mukhi rudraksha attains the level of dwij (twice born), transforms himself to a totally new personality and assumes a new and better role in life.
A person wearing a four mukhi rudraksha is known to get shining intelligent eyes and a balanced mind and he or she can use the power of speech to his/her advantage. This rudraksha also absolves the person from various sins including sins like killing of humans or animals. This rudraksha’ property is to purify the mind, to create a consciousness and to make the person repent truly for the mistakes. Like the “confession” among Christians, rudraksha is used as a tool to make the soul pure after repentance. A person committing a murder gets punishment and is sentenced to death or life imprisonment. This punishment does not necessarily purify his or her soul. This is possible only after he or she truly repents having committed the wrongful act. Using rudraksha, one can absolve oneself of the sins and make sure to get justice from the almighty.
The four mukhi rudraksha gives fame in all the four dishas (directions) and is suitable for all the four stages of human life (celibacy, family life, detachment from family or worldly life and finally renunciation of the world itself — Brahmacharya, Grahasth, Vaanprasth and Sanyas). Children can wear this rudraksha to improve their concentration in studies and for better memory. Excellent testimonials have been received for this rudraksha from students, teachers and those engaged in mental and skilled work. It can be worn to gain success in areas of dharma (duties), arth (wealth), kaam (leisure/pleasure) and moksha or nirvana (eternal freedom from the cycle of birth and death).
Four mukhi rudraksha has proved to be very effective in curing diseases related to the mind (loss of memory, epilepsy etc.) It is effective in controlling or curing diseases of the nose and gall bladder and paralysis.
Who should wear?
Students, teachers and all those engaged in mental work should wear this rudraksha. In fact, today there is hardly any work that is based on static knowledge. Constant and continuous upgrading of the mental setup is required to sustain and survive the challenges of contemporary lifestyles and needs.
While it can be used as a single rudraksha in case of children below six years, it is used along with six mukhi rudraksha for better learning and good performance. A total of three beads are usually be worn.
Mantras to be recited for four mukhi rudraksha :
Om Hreem Namah (Shiva Puran)
Om Hreem (Padma Puran)
Om Hreem Hoom Namah (Skand Puran)
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha