This Upanishad was originally written in Sanskrit and is part of the Sama Veda. It makes up one of the Upanishadic scriptures and is in the form of a profound conversation between Lord Kalagni Rudra and the revered sage Sanatkumara sage Bhusunda. The Upanishad begins with an invocation to Brahman, the Supreme Reality for the well-being of the physical body, the prana life force , and speech. It concludes beautifully with a prayer of peace.
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This Upanishad was originally written in Sanskrit and is part of the Sama Veda. It makes up one of the Upanishadic scriptures and is in the form of a profound conversation between Lord Kalagni Rudra and the revered sage Sanatkumara sage Bhusunda.
The Upanishad begins with an invocation to Brahman, the Supreme Reality for the well-being of the physical body, the prana life force , and speech. It concludes beautifully with a prayer of peace. The sage Sanatkumara Bhusunda asks Lord Kalagni Rudra various questions about Rudraksha beads, including their origins, spiritual properties, how to wear them and the benefits of wearing them.
For the original version in the Sanskrit Devanagari script, please refer to this Upanishad within the Sama Veda. A summary on the important parts: The Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad The five-faced Rudraksha panchmukhi may be worn by everyone for overall spiritual well-being.
In the Upanishad, Lord Kalagni Rudra describes the benefits of the one-faced to the fourteen-faced type of beads in great detail. However, the five-faced beads have general positive vibrations which will suit all users. The wearer of this bead attains the grace of Panchabrahman and relieves himself of the sin of homicide. For instance, the wearer of a three-faced Rudraksha obtains the blessings of Agni for the three types of sacred fires. The recommended colors for Rudraksha beads are white, yellow, red and black.
I find that the red and black are the most common. Do note that fresh Rudraksha seeds will darken considerably after drying, and this is normal. For instance, red seeds will darken to a deep brown. The best beads are those that are not treated with chemicals, heat or paints.
Always choose beads that are well-shaped and undamaged. Broken, cracked, misshapen seeds or those damaged by worms cannot be used. The best type quality of Rudraksha beads have a natural hole. According to the Upanishad, a bead which has a man-made hole is secondary in quality, so wear the best type you can realistically obtain.
Rudraksha beads are best strung on white silk or cotton thread. Some gurus have also said that gold and silver wire are okay to use, and generally these metals are good conductors of spiritual vibrations. There are no ill-effects of wearing any type of Rudraksha. Nowhere in the Upanishad does Lord Kalagni Rudra mention any negative consequences of wearing Rudraksha.
Rather, the Upanishad focuses on the various types of positive effects exuded by the beads; it provides enough information for one to personally decide on the type he or she needs most. No restrictions are mentioned for the use of Rudraksha during menstruation. The effects vary from person to person, so women are recommended to make their own decisions based on their individual bodily energy during menstruation.
There is no mention of any ill-effects of wearing Rudraksha as a non-vegetarian. The seeing and handling of them produces twice the said effect. I am unable to give it any higher praise. What are their names? How are they to be worn by men? How many faces do they have? What are the mantras to be chanted when wearing Rudraksha?
From My closed eyes, tears fell down on the earth. These drops became the great Rudraksha trees of the plant kingdom for the purpose of blessing My devotees.
Seeing it Rudraksha produces one lakh of virtues, and handling it, one crore. The wearing of it by man results in one hundred crores of virtues, the wearing and making japa chanting beads of it results in one hundred million crores of virtues. Rudraksha seeds which are the size of Badari fruits are declared by the wise to be second-best. The third-best seeds are the size of Bengal grams.
Thus are My instructions. The Brahmanas should wear the white ones, the Kshatriya the red ones, the Vaisya the yellowish ones and the Sudras the black ones. One should reject six kinds, namely those that are damaged by worms, broken, without thorns, diseased, produces a hollow sound or is not well-shaped.
One which has a hole made by man is secondary in quality. He should make a garland of 36 for his neck, of 16 for each arm, and of 12 for each wrist. He should wear on his shoulders. One should make a garland of in the form of the sacred thread Yajnopavita. He may wear the same on the head, on and around the ears, neck, arms, wrists, and across the shoulders like the sacred thread.
He should wear it especially around the waist. Recite the Aghora Bija Mantra while putting it on the wrists. One should wear a garland of 50 around the waist while chanting the Vyomavyapi mantra. He should wear, in all the places related to sense organs, a garland of five or seven beads, chanting the Panchabrahman and its supplementary mantra.
Tell me about those that drive out evils and those that give desired objects. One who wears it with completely controlled senses merges with the Supreme Reality. One attains the grace of Ardhanarisvara by wearing this bead. Agni, the fire god, becomes pleased with him who wears this. Brahma becomes ever pleased with him who wears this. The wearer of this Rudraksha will enjoy great wealth and very good health. One should wear it to heighten intellect.
It blesses the wearer with purity and mental clarity. It also represents the eight-fold form of nature the five elements plus mind, ego, and matter known as the eight Vasus. The wearer of this bead will attain the grace of all the above gods and goddesses, and become truthful in nature.
The mere wearing of it pleases the nine Shaktis. Merely looking at it will decrease sins — there is no doubt in this. The deities increase the prosperity of the wearer. The wearer of it is accordingly blessed. The wearer of it attains the grace of Kamadeva in achieving all that he desires. It blesses the wearer with good health and aids in the elimination of all diseases. Tell me the rules for wearing Rudraksha beads. Sadashiva Rudra closed His eye of destruction, and from that eye came forth the Rudrakshas.
The Rudrakshas have as much virtue as that of the bright Bhasma. Wearing Rudraksha on the earlobes will result in the benefit of 11, cows given in charity, and the wearer will attain the spiritual state of the eleven forms of Rudra. Wearing Rudraksha on the head brings forth the benefit of one crore of cows given in charity.
He acquires the blessings to become a universal guru and teacher of mantras. The gift of a cow, given to that Guru with sincerity, is appropriate as a spiritual fee. Recitation in the noon removes the sin committed over six births. The study of this Upanishad in the morning and evening removes the sins accumulated during many births; this action also brings forth the spiritual benefit of six thousand lakhs of Gayatri Mantra japa chanting.
He also purifies himself of his greater sins. He becomes freed from the sin of associating with fallen and corrupted men. He becomes the sanctifier of , generations of his lineage, and he attains the spiritual state Sayujya of Shiva.
He never returns to this world, he never returns. Om, Truth. The best way to be sure, of course, is to pick fresh Rudraksha fruits and get the seeds out of them yourself. However, if you decide to purchase Rudraksha seeds or have received them from someone , read the steps below to learn how to differentiate the genuine ones from the fakes.
Note: Remember, Rudraksha seeds must not be chemically treated, heated, dyed or painted as these damage the subtle spiritual vibrations of the seeds. Real Rudraksha seeds feel heavier than they look. The weight of the seed is focused at the core. Fake beads carved from wood are light and have no noticeable core weight.
They sink in water. Genuine Rudraksha beads always sink in water. Hair-like fibres. Look very closely at your Rudraksha seeds. These come from the dried pulp of the fresh fruit. Rudrakshas naturally come in creamy-white, yellow, dark red and black. Beware of odd or bright colors like chilli red, orange and purple.
The seeds may be genuine, but coated with dye or paint. The uniqueness of Rudraksha lies mainly in the way the surface thorns are formed. These are usually fine, but irregular in a way that makes it very difficult for human hands to replicate by carving. Use your judgement when it comes to this; natural thorns are almost impossible to copy perfectly.
Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad Haft Om! Bhusunda questioned Lord Kalagnirudra: What is the beginning of Rudraksha beads? What is the benefit of wearing them on the body? Lord Kalagnirudra answered him thus: I closed my eyes for the sake of destroying the Tripura Asuras. From my eyes thus closed, drops of water fell on the earth.
The Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad