The Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective of all Rudraksha beads. It is believed to have a direct connection with Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. This bead is known for its ability to remove malefic effects of all nine planets, and for its protective properties. In this article, we will explore the Ten Mukhi Rudraksha in detail, including its benefits, significance, and usage.
As per Shastras
।। ग्रहाश्च पिशाचाश्च वेताल ब्रह्मराक्षासा: पन्नगाश्चोशाम्यन्ति दशवक्त्रस्य धारणात् ।।
श्रीमद देवीभागवतम, अ. ४, श्लो. २३
Malefic and malevolent forces do not disturb the person, if he is wearing a 10 Mukhi Rudraksha. Thus he can focus on his spiritual practices, unhindered.
Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam Chapter. 4, Shloka. 23
Essence of Ten Mukhi Rudraksha
The Ten Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is one of the three primary deities in Hinduism, responsible for protecting and sustaining all living beings in the universe. In Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu takes ten Avatars in each of the Maha Yugas after a Pralaya, and the Ten Mukhi Rudraksha represents the Dasa Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
This bead is believed to have been assigned to Lord Vishnu by Lord Shiva himself, as mentioned in the Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam and Mantra Maharnava. The Rudraksha Jabalo Upanishad, on the other hand, mentions that this bead is blessed by Yamraaj (the God of death) and the guardians of the 10 directions (10 Dikpals).
Benefits of wearing the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha
Tones down the malefic effects of the Navgrahas (nine planets) and the Kaal Sarp Dosh.
Removes negative energy and pessimistic thoughts.
Effective for winning over adversaries and overcoming legal disputes.
Good for rectifying and toning down Vaastu Dosha.
Aids in strengthening the immune system and helpful in skin and stomach-related issues.
Awakens, stabilizes, and balances all the Chakras.
Removes negative energy, allowing for undisturbed engagement in spiritual activities.
Strengthens the immune system.
Helpful in skin and stomach-related issues.
Who Should Wear the Ten Mukhi Rudraksha
All existence cannot be perceived by human sight but just like light, darkness also exists. The existence of negative energies has been mentioned in our ancient scriptures. It is only divine intervention that protects humans from these unperceivable negative energies. Betaals, discarnate entities, shadow entities, evil spirits and Brahmarakshas keep away from the house or the person who wears the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha.
The effects of black magic and evil eye are nullified. Fear caused by lower, darker beings or a feeling of someone standing behind is done away with. This divine Rudraksha eliminates suffering caused by the malefic effects of all 9 planets mentioned in Vedic astrology. Thus the 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is the ultimate shield of protection that averts unnatural and untimely death while simultaneously combating negative forces as per texts.
The other energies that bless this Rudraksha are Lord Karthikeya and Dus Mahavidya (the ten powerful Goddess of ultimate Knowledge). A wrong Vaastu of a house or office can really increase negativity and cause distress to the occupants. The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is the bead to correct such distress caused by directional faults. A 10 Mukhi Rudraksha with Sphatik (clear quartz) beads is strung and hung in the premises to nullify such Doshas. This Dosh Nivaran hanging combats the negative energies and rids human life of misery caused by ill effects of jealousy, ghosts, evil eye and black magic.
Due to the grace of Lord Shiva and Narayana Krishna it dispenses courage to the wearer in the midst of dark entities or situations. It is very helpful in facing disputes, acts of enmity and resolving legal cases. This is the favourable bead to access Hari-Hara (Vishnu / Shiva) and can be kept in the place of worship to get their combined blessings. Since it is blessed by guardians of the 10 directions (Dikpals), Mahavidyas, Mahasen and Lord Vishnu it is advisable for those souls who are lost and fail to find direction in life and profession. Insomnia and instability of mind are also tackled by the efficacy of this bead.
Story of Devi Yognidra and Lord Vishnu:
According to the Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam, Devi Yognidra puts Lord Vishnu into a deep slumber, from which Madhu and Kaitabha, two Asuras, emerge. These Asuras proceed to conquer Lord Brahma, and realizing their power, Brahma invokes Vishnu for help. However, Vishnu is still in his slumber, so Brahma asks Goddess Mahamaya to wake him up. Devi Yognidra eventually wakes Vishnu up, and he battles the Asuras, ultimately slaying them. This story emphasizes the protective power of Lord Vishnu and his ability to vanquish evil forces.