Ã¢â‚¬Å“RudrakshÃ¢â‚¬ etymologically in Sanskrit means Ã¢â‚¬ËœRudra- Lord ShivaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœAksh-TearsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ hence also termed as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tears of Lord ShivaÃ¢â‚¬. Aksh also represents A (?) to Ksh (???) which represents all the Varnas of Sanskrit.
Rudraksh is one of the best intended gifts of the nature for rosary in meditation. The natural hole in the centre helps us to make a mala/ rosary. The holes in Rudraksh at the two ends are believed to be the connection between heaven & earth.
Rudraksh carries a religious and a spiritual place in ancient texts. Rudraksh is the most favoured among Lord Shiva devotees as their Lord dons the same. Rudraksh and Rudraksh Mala/Rosary are good for meditation as they help to open and amplify the spiritual plane of the person. Rudraksh also helps in fighting ailments and fear and washes off all the viciousness of body and soul.
Rudraksh are further categorised as per Mukhi or face. The grooves on the bead represents the Mukhi/Face. Each Mukhi/Face is adorned for a particular objective and ruled by different deities & planets.
The fourteen face Rudraksh is also known as Ã¢â‚¬ËœDev ManiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ (Divine Gem). The ruling deity of Chouda Mukhi Rudraksh is Lord Shiva and it is believed to have originated directly from Lord ShivaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes. The Chouda Mukhi Rudraksh activates the Ajna Chakra. The Chouda Mukhi Rudraksh also represents the third eye of Lord Shiva. The wearer of Chouda Mukhi Rudraksh is blessed by both Lord Shiva and Devi Shakti.
The ruling planet of Chouda Mukhi Rudraksh is Saturn.