36 Mukhi Rudraksha
36 Mukhi Rudraksha beads in the Indonesian variety. There are higher Mukhi beads Such beads are an extremely rare feature of nature. In ancient epics like Shiva Puran, Padma Puran, Shrimad Devibhagivat or Skand Puran rudraksha up to 14 mukhi’s are mentioned. There is no reference to those beyond 36 Mukhi, possibly due to extreme rarity of such beads. Though not covered in these epics, some rare rudraksha’s like Gaurishankar are very popular since olden times as they are used by saints and priests for meditation and religious rituals. Higher mukhi beads have been popular among princely families, rich business families and saints. Reference of beads higher than 14 mukhis is found in Katyani Yantra and some other old scriptures written some eight or nine centuries ago.
About 70% of all rudraksha beads from nature are five mukhis, 20% of four mukhis and six mukhis and the balance 10% makes for lower mukhis (1, 2, 3) or higher mukhis (7, 8, 9 and upwards). Rudraksha of 14 mukhi and upward are really rare and only few pieces are found from nature in an entire year. Only one or two pieces of 20 or 21 mukhis and one or two Trijuti’s occur in nature each year. These Rudrakshas are so rare that its effects would be best known to nature itself (Lord Shiva). It is mentioned in the Vedas that Rudrakshas are produced from 1 face to 38 faces, Most of the people haven’t even heard about it & a few who have, they mustn’t have seen it, one needs to be blessed with real good karmas to even have a look at them.