6 Mukhi Rudraksha
6 Mukhi Rudraksha is found easily and is a low-priced variety. Beads from Nepal are similar in size to five mukhi rudraksha, while the Indonesian variety is slightly smaller (usually 8 mm to 10 mm in diameter). Shrimad Devibhagwat assigns the 6 mukhi rudraksha to Kartikeya and Nirnaya Sindhu, calls it Guhasangyak (meaning hidden knowledge) and Jabalopanishad assigns it jointly to Kartikeya and Ganesh (both sons of Lord Shiva). It is known for refining wisdom, improving power of expression and increasing willpower. Using this 6 Mukhi Rudraksha also pleases the Goddess of wealth, Mahalakshmi. It is also good to improve oratory skills and the wearer can influence any assembly or group of people. He remains brave like Skand. It is also known to purify a person from serious sins committed. Goddess Parvati also blesses the one wearing six mukhi rudraksha.
In Rudra Samhita (Kumar Khand), it is mentioned that Kartikeya was born to Ganga and was raised from infancy by six women. He had six heads for each of these mothers. Lord Shiva brought him for killing the demon, Tarakasur and He and Parvati gave him several lessons in martial arts, weapons, power of mind and knowledge. Parvati also gave her enormous wealth and luxury and made him to live eternally, while Goddess Lakshmi gave her wealth and a beautiful necklace and Goddess Saraswati all sorts of knowledge. Kartikeya killed Tarakasur using the power of Kantimat Shakti in one stroke.
Wearer of 6 mukhi Kartikeya rudraksha gets blessed with wealth, health and happiness. The controlling planet is Venus, which signifies luxury, pleasure and comfort in life. It is worn along with four mukhi rudraksha in order to excel in education.
As for its medicinal values, it is good for the eyes and can control sexual diseases, diseases of the mouth, urinary problems, neck-related diseases and dropsy. Childless couples use it along with Gaurishankar (or Nepalese two mukhi rudrakshas) to get children. Wearing 6 mukhi rudraksha of either Indonesian or Nepal variety in numbers exceeding three is said to cure all kinds of mental diseases, cancer and failure of any organ. It can also be worn on the right hand (either wrist or arm) singly or in combination with beads of other mukhi’s. It can be of help to people with speech defects like stammering. I believe any future research work should focus on this bead along with three, four and five mukhi rudrakshas as these are easily available and affordable by most people.
Who should wear?
Students, teachers, artists, writers and scientists engaged in learning and mental work should wear this rudraksha. Leaders and actors who have to perform and give speeches, etc. can derive benefit by wearing this bead. 6 mukhi rudraksha is also an alternative to 13 mukhi rudraksha.
In South India, this 6 Mukhi Rudraksha is used by people from young age. It is also extensively used by Lingayatas and priests. In order to gain full advantage of its medicinal values, it should be used under the guidance of a knowledgeable person.
Mantras to be recited for 6 mukhi rudraksha
Om Hreem Hoom Namah (Shiva Puran)
Om Hoom Namah (Mantra Maharnava)
Om Hroom (Padma Puran )
Om Hreem Namah (Skand Puran)
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha