18 Mukhi Rudraksha
18 mukhi rudraksha represents Bhumi (Earth). The wearer of this rudraksha remains wealthy and free of all diseases. Old scriptures say Earth was born from the sweat of Madhu and Kaitabh, the two powerful demons. It is said that their sweat got dehydrated as a result of the heat of the Sun. Hence, Earth is also known as Medani. As Earth (also called Pith and Avani) offers motherly affection to one and all —be it plants, animals or the matter on it — it is called Avani. One of its greatest virtues is to give pardon to all irrespective of the sins committed. This brings the name Kshamadhatri. When a person donates part of the earth he owns, he earns the blessings of all the Gods. It is a sin to take away another person’s land without legal sanction. It is not advisable to do farming on land meant to grow feed for cows, or to construct a water tank or well or road.
One should not keep Shivling, statue of Goddesses, conch, shaligram, flowers, tulsi, camphor, sandalwood, rudraksha mala, kusha grass, gorochan, books and yantras on Earth without offering some support. It is a sin to dig Earth at the time of eclipse or earthquake. Earth is called Bhumi as residential buildings (bhuvan) can be constructed on it. Eighteen mukhi rudraksha is recommended for those who are launching major projects, new works of any type or making a change in the business line. Those engaged in Gayatri Sadhna will find it very useful to meditate and to get concentration.
Females who face abortions very often get relief by wearing this rudraksha. It is also good for the health of small children. This rudraksha can be worn singly. However, it is advisable to keep a mala with all beads up to 18 mukhs in the house for proper progress in life and for purposes of protection.
Who should wear?
Persons launching major projects or looking for making a change in their line of business should wear this rudraksha.
Mantras to be recited for 18 mukhi rudraksha
Om Hreem Hoom Eakatva Rupe hum Hreem Om
Om Hreem Shreem Vasudhaye Swaha
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha