5 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
5 Mukhi Rudraksha is the most common rudraksha and constitutes about 60% to 70% of total production. Indonesian five mukhi beads are smaller in size (from 4 mm to 15 mm in diameter).
5 mukhi rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva Himself in the form of Kalagni Rudra. Wearing this rudraksha removes sins of various types committed through forbidden acts. In Padma. Puran, it is said that wearing five mukhi rudraksha is most important for all as it is blessed by Vaamdev (Shiva). A wearer is honoured by the Gods themselves for a long period. This rudraksha is like devguru (Guru of the Devas) as it is controlled by the planet Vrihaspati (Jupiter).
Five mukhi rudraksha, known as Kalagni Rudra, removes the sins committed under forbidden laws. It is believed that by wearing three large five mukhi beads, one can avoid accidental death.
Shiva in Mahadev form brings in benefits to the mankind. He has three eyes on each face except on the one facing north. He has thick locks of hair and a crescent moon over the head. The fifth face points upwards towards spiritual progress. Creation, preservation, destruction, detachment and obligation are the five deeds we see in everyday life and the five mukhi rudraksha symbolises these deeds. The Pachakshari Mantra (Namah Shivaya) evolved from this five-face form of Lord Shiva and the Pranava Om came as a companion. Therefore, the five mukhi rudraksha assumes importance in any sadhana or meditation.
Five mukhi rudraksha gives fame and mental peace. With respect to its medicinal values, it is widely used to control blood pressure and diabetes. It is also used for diseases of the ears, thighs and kidney.
Who should wear?
Any person can wear this rudraksha in specified numbers (usually not less than three). Those who wish to have first hand experience about the efficacy of rudraksha should wear a mala of this rudraksha (7 mm to 10 mm in diameter, which are usually available at low costs) or three numbers of large five mukhi rudrakshas.
Mantras to be recited for five mukhi rudraksha :
Om Hreem Namah (Shiva Puran)
Om Hoom Namah (Mantra Maharnava/Padma Puran)
Om Hreem Hoom Namah (Skand Puran)
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha