SIDDHA MALA RUDRAKSHA
A siddha mala rudraksha is considered as one-stop solution for most of the general problems one encounters in day-to-day life like obstacles, stress, fear, legal issues and family problems. The 14 mukhi in this mala improves the visualisation power so that wrong decisions are not taken and one can judge what type of people one is dealing with. Safety of self and entire family is provided by this powerful combination. In Shiva Puran, Lord Shiva says that one who wears all the beads (from one to 14 mukhis) becomes full of Shaivatva.
In a siddha mala rudraksha, one can use small beads around neck and the bigger beads at the lower end, or use all bigger beads as illustrated in various designs of this mala.
All rudrakshas mentioned in our scriptures, from one to 14 mukhis, Gaurishankar and Ganesh are used to make this extremely powerful and popular combination. There are several designs possible for this type of mala. The beads can be in ascending order, that is, from one mukhi to 14 mukhi and at the bottom a Gaurishankar can be used; or all even number beads (two, four, six, eight mukhi etc.) can be on one side and odd numbers (one, three, five, seven, nine, etc.) on the other side with Gaurishankar in the centre.
Some of the designs use a Ganesh rudraksha after every mukhi bead. If there are 15 beads in the mala from one to 14 plus a Gaurishankar, then 14 Ganesh rudrakshas are used, one after each bead.
A siddha mala rudraksha should preferably be worn touching the body or it should be kept at the place of worship at the feet of Lord Shiva’s statue or near the Shivaling. The mala can be worn by the worshipper during his/her meditation and as long as required and then kept back again at the pooja place.
Siddha mala rudraksha can be made in wool or any metal like copper, silver, gold or panch dhatu. It is a very precious possession a family can have and should be regularly energized using the ritual of abhishek or by chanting of mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva.
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha