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The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Goddess Durga in all her nine magnificent forms. These nine forms are known as Nav Durga. The quintessence of Nav Durga worship is sheer dynamism with raw power. Goddess Durga is addressed as Shakti and she is the primordial energy of the entire universe. The energy of this divine mother is encased in the 9 Mukhi Rudraksha. This divine bead is worn for the grace of the Devi as a protective armour is formed, shielding the wearer from all evil forces. The Nav Durga manifest to readily spring on evil hostile forces so that the wearer experiences a surge of strength and energy. They are Shailputri, Bramhacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kaalraatri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri. They are worshipped during Navratri. As per Padma Puran and Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam, Lord Bhairav also blesses this Rudraksha.
Once there was a demon called Mahishasur. He had become powerful because of a boon from Lord Brahma. He could not be killed by any Devata, Vishnu or Shiva because of this boon. He oppressed humans, Devatas and Rishis was gaining a rapid momentum. That is when Lord Brahma asked the Devatas to invoke the Devi. Goddess Parvati manifested as Goddess Durga, from a splendorous energy emitted by Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. She rode a lion with her many hands wielding weapons gifted to her by all the deities. Awestruck by her beauty Mahishasur asks her to marry him. She insults him, refuses and battles his army when he orders them to attack. This Goddess ensured many Shaktis emerged from within her to fight the Asuras. Finally when the entire army was killed she leaped on Mahishasur who had turned into a buffalo and attacked him. She then impales him with her trident and liberates the entire universe from the clutches of evil.
The Devi Kavacham addresses her as the supreme and strong energy that destroys every cause of fear.
|| Namaste Astu Maharaudre Mahaghoraparakrame
Mahabale Mahotsahe Mahabhayavinasini ||
The Devi Argala Stotram from Durga Saptashati states that Devi always blesses with beauty of form, strength, success while destroying hostile forces both internal and external.
|| Rupam Dehi, Jayam Dehi, Yasho Dehi, Dvishojahi
Achintya Rupa Charite Sarva Shatru Vinashini ||
The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha carries the same energy. It makes the wearer powerful and self-confident. The wearer of the 9 Mukhi Rudraksha becomes fearless and stress free. Sins committed by a person get condoned by the grace of the divine Shaktis. It is the best talisman to get one’s conscience purified through fire. As per the Rudraksha Jabalo Upanishad there are nine strong powers in this Rudraksha. Kaal Bhairav also adds to its protective strength. This is the reason this bead is said to remove the fear of time (Kaal) from the mind of a person. It is believed to remove the malefic effects of the planet Ketu.
The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha dissipates energy which is the mystical power of the divine Goddess. This is the reason why it is preferred by working women and housewives. When worn close to the heart the energy of the Nav Durga is enshrined within, the innermost core of our hearts. This is where deep reserves of strength and courage are drawn out to manifest a fearless and dynamic life.
The conception of God in feminine form can be traced to ancient Vedic literature. The hymns called Suktam are also associated with supreme feminine energy. There can be no dispute about the antiquity of the powers of the Nav Durga. The wearer is showered with abundant blessings if he humbly surrenders to her. The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha guides along every day, pacifies ills during the trying times of life and shields from evil forces. This Rudraksha can be worn on the wrist of the left hand. It is also used with the 10 and 11 Mukhi in the protection combination. The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is very often recommended for women who are career oriented. It is known to ease out stomach related issues, body aches and allergies affecting the skin.
Presiding Deity: Devi Durga
Ruling Planet: Ketu
Beej Mantra: Om Hreem Hum Namah:
General Benefits: Energy, Dynamism and courage are provided abundantly to the wearer. Women who work relentlessly at home, office or in both the places benefit tremendously from this bead. The Durga Shakti bracelet, a talisman of sheer strength is much sought after by career women who are always on the move.
Spiritual Benefits: It increases spiritual inclination and faith. Devotion to God can be felt at the core of existence. Malefic effects of Ketu are nullified. The effects of Kaal Sarpa Dosh are also considerably kept under control.
Health Benefits: It is extremely beneficial for stomach related issues. Body pains and skin allergies are also effectively tackled. All problems related to ear, nose and throat are also resolved.
It is through the grace of mother Durga that we connect and link to ourselves and the world around us. Wearing her divine Rudraksha makes all of us realize the energy or inner power deeply. The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is thus the powerhouse bead that hails the wearer victorious, brave and fearless in any circumstance. The energy of this bead is pure energy, hailed as the matchless benevolent Shakti who is the divine mother of the universe.