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Chaper 25 of Vidyeshvarasamhita from Shiva Puran

Posted on: November 1, 2008

14598, 18 March 2007.

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Chaper 25 of Vidyeshvarasamhita from Shiva Puran

Suta narrated (briefly) the greatness of rudraksha to saunaka and
other sages. Rudraksha is a favourite bead of siva. It is highly
sanctifying. It removes all sins by sight, contact and japas.

Siva said: O mahesani, formerly I had been performing penance for
thousands of divine years. When I opened my eyes with a desire of
helping the worlds, drops of tears fell from my eyes. From those
tear-drops there cropped up the rudraksha trees. Rudrakshas grown in
gauda land became great favourites of siva. They were grown in
mathura, lanka, ayodhya, Malaya, sahya mountain, kasi and other
places. They are competent to remove all the sins, as the sacred
texts have declared.

These auspicious rudraksha were classified into Brahmins, kshatriyas,
vaisyas and sudras. The colours of the four types of rudraksha are
respectively white, red, yellow and black. All people shall wear the
rudraksha of their own varna. Rudraksha are worn to get worldly
pleasures and salvation and to gratify siva.

A rudraksha of the size of an emblic myrobalan (dhatriphala) is
mentioned as the most excellent; one of the size of the fruit of the
jujube tree (badariphala) is spoken of as the middling; the meanest of
rudrakshas is of the size of a gram. O mahesvari, even the rudraksha
of the size of the fruit of the jujube accords the benefit and
heightens happiness and good fortune. That which is of the size of
the emblic myrobabalan is conductive to the destruction of all
distresses. That which is of the size of a gunja (the berry) is
conducive to the achievement of the fruit of all desires.

The lighter the rudraksha, the more fruitful it is. Each of these is
fruitful and that of a weight of one tenth is considered by scholars
as the most fruitful. The wearing of rudraksha is recommended for the
sake of destroying sins. Hence that which is conducive to the
achievement of every object has to be worn certainly. O paramesvari,
no other necklace or garland is observed in the world to be so
auspicious and fruitful as the rudraksha. O goddess, rudrakshas of
even size, glossy, firm, thick and having many thornlike protrusions
yield desires and bestow worldly pleasures and salvation forever.

Six types of rudrakshas shall be discarded; that which is defiled by
worms, is cut and broken, has no thornlike protrusions, has cracks and
is not circular. That which has a natural hole from end to end is the
most excellent; that which is bored through by human effort is the
middling one. The wearing of rudraksha is spoken of as conducive to
the destruction of great sins. If eleven hundred rudrakshas are worn
on the person, the man assumes the form of rudra. Even in hundreds of
years it is impossible to describe adequately the benefit derived by
wearing eleven hundred and fifty rudrakshas. A devout man shall make
a coronet consisting of five hundred and fifty rudrakshas. A person
of pious nature shall make three circular strings in the manner of the
sacred thread, each having three hundred and sixty beads. O
mahesvari, three rudrakshas must be worn on the tuft and six in each
of the ears right and left.
Hundred and one rudraksha shall be worn round the neck; eleven
rudrakshas shall be worn round each of the arms, elbows and wrists.
Devotees of siva shall have three rudrakshas in the sacred thread and
round the hips five rudrakshas shall be tied. O paramesvari, the
person by whom so many rudrakshas are worn is worthy of being bowed to
and adored by all like mahesa. Such a person while in contemplation
shall be duly seated and addressed "O siva". Seeing him, every one is
freed from sins. This is the rule regarding eleven hundred
rudrakshas. If so many are not available, another auspicious
procedure I mention to you. One rudraksha shall be worn on the tuft,
thirty on the head, fifty round the neck, sixteen in each of the arms,
twelve round each of the wrists, five hundred on the shoulders, and
three strings each having hundred and eight in the manner of the
sacred tread. He who wears in all a thousand rudrakshas and is of
firm resolve in performing rites is bowed to by all devas like rudra
himself. One rudraksha shall be worn on the tuft, forty on the
forehead, thirty two round the neck, hundred and eight over the chest,
six in each of the ears, sixteen round each of the arms; o lord of
sages, according to the measurement of the forearms, twelve or twice
that number shall be worn there.

A person who wears so many, out of love, is a great devotee of siva.
He shall be worshipped like siva. He is worthy of being always
honoured by all. It shall be worn on the head repeating isana mantra;
on the ears with tripurusa mantra; round the neck with aghora mantra
and on the chest also likewise. The wise devotee shall wear the
rudraksha round the forearms with aghora bija mantra. A string of
fifteen beads shall be worn on the stomach with vamadeva mantra. With
five mantras sadyojata etc., three, five or seven garlands shallbe
worn. Or all the beads shall be worn with the mula mantra. A devotee
of siva shall refrain from eating meat, garlic, onion, red garlic,
potherb, slesmataka, pig of rubbish and liquors.

O uma, daughter of the mountains, the white rudraksha shall be worn by
the Brahmin, the red by the kshatriya, the yellow by the vaisya, the
black by the sudra. This is the path indicated by the Vedas. Whether
he is a householder, forest dweller, ascetic or of any order, none
shall go out of this secret advice. Only by great merits can the
opportunity to wear the rudraksha be obtained. If he misses it, he
will go to hell.

The rudrakshas of the size of an emblic myrobalan and those of lighter
weight but depressed with thorns, those eaten by worms or without
holes and those characterized by other defects shall not be worn by
those wishing for auspicious results. They shall avoid small ones of
the size of gram. O uma, rudraksha is an auspicious complement to my
phallic image. The small one is always praiseworthy. People of all
varnas and asramas even women and sudras can wear rudraksh at the
bidding of siva. The ascetics shall wear it with the pranava.

If any one wears it during the day he is freed from sins committed
during the night; if he wears it during the night, he is freed from
the sins committed during the day. Similar is the result with its
wearing during morning, midday or evening. Those who wear tripundra,
the matted hair and the rudraksha do not go to yama's abode.

Yama's directive to his attendants: those who wear at least one
rudraksha on their heads, tripundra on the forehead and repeat the
panchakshari mantra shall be honoured by you all. They are indeed
saintly men. You can bring the man here who has no rudraksha on his
person and no tripundra on is forehead and who does not utter the
panchakshari mantra. All those who have the ash and rudraksha shall
be honoured always by us after knowing their power. They shall never
be brought here". Yama commanded his attendants like this. They too
remained quite agreeing to it. In fact they were surprised.

Hence mahadevi, the rudraksha as well as the person who wears it is my
favourite. O parvati, even if he has committed sins he becomes pure.
He who wears rudraksha round the hands and arms and over the head
cannot be killed by any living being. He shall roam in the world in
the form of rudra. He shall be respected by the gods and asuras
always. He shall be honoured like siva. He removes the sin of any
one seen by him. If a person is not liberated after meditation and
acquisition of knowledge he shall wear rudraksha. He shall be freed
from all sins and attain the highest goal. A mantra repeated with
rudraksha is a crore times more efficacious. A man wearing rudraksha
derives a hundred million times more merit. O goddess, as long as the
rudraksha is on the person of a living soul he is least affected by
premature death. One shall attain rudra on seeing a person with
tripundra, his limbs covered with rudraksha and repeating the
mrityunjaya mantra. He is a favourite of the five deities and a
favourite of all gods. O beloved, a devotee shall repeat all mantras
wearing a garland of rudrakshas (or counting on the hands). Even the
devotees of Vishnu and other deities shall unhesitatingly wear the
rudraksha. Especially the devotee of rudra shall wear rudraksha always.

Rudrakshas are of various types. I shall explain teir different
classifications. O parvati, hear with great devotion. These
rudrakshas bestow wordly pleasures and salvation.

A rudraksha of a single face is siva himself. It bestows worldly
pleasures and salvation. The sin of Brahmin-slaughteris washed off at
its mere sight.

A rudraksha with two faces is isa, the lord of devas. It bestows the
fulfillment of all desires. Especially that rudraksha quickly quells
the sin of cowslaughter.

A rudraksha with three faces always bestows means of enjoyment. As a
result of its power all lores become firmly established.

A rudraksha of four faces is brahma himself. It quells the sin of
manslaughter. Its vision and its contact instantaneously bestow the
achievement of the four aims of life.

A rudraksha with five faces is rudra himself named kalagni. It
bestows all sorts of salvation and achievement of all desired objects.
A five faced rudraksha dispels all sorts of sins that accrue from
sexual intercourse with a forbidden woman and from eating forbidden food.

A rudraksha with six faces is kartikeya. A man who wears it on the
right arm is certainly absolved of the sins of brahminslaughter and
the like.

A rudraksha with seven faces is called ananga. By wearing it even a
poor man becomes a great lord.

A rudraksha with eight faces is called vasumurthi and bhairva. By
wearing it a man lives the full span of life. After death he becomes
the trident bearing lord siva.

A rudraksha with nine faces is also bhairava. Its sage is kapila.
Its presiding goddess is durga of nine forms, mahesvari herself. That
rudraksha shall be worn on the left hand with great devotion. He
shall certainly become sarvesvara like me.

A rudraksha with ten faces is like janardana himself. By wearing it,
the devotee shall achieve the fulfillment of all desires.

A rudraksha with eleven faces is rudra. By wearing it one becomes
victorious everywhere.

One shall wear the twelve faced rudraksha on the hair of the head.
All the twelve adityas (suns) are present therein.

A rudraksha with thirteen faces is visvedeva. By wearing it, a man
will attain the realization of all desires. He will derive good
fortune and auspiciousness.

A rudraksha with fourteen faces is the highest siva. It shall be worn
on the head with great devotion. It quells all sins.

O daughter of the king of mountains, thus I have explained to you the
different types of rudrakshas based on the number of faces. Please
listen to the mantras with devotion

One face: Om hrim namaha
Two face: Om namaha
Three face: Klim namaha
Four face: Om hrim namaha
Five face: Om hrim namaha
Six face: Om hrim hum namaha
Seven face: Om hum namhaa
Eight face: Om hum namaha
Nine face: Om hrim hum namaha
Ten face: Om hrim namaha
Eleven face: Om hrim hum namaha
Twelve face: Om kraum ksaum raum namhaa
Thirteen face: Om hrim namaha
Fourteen face: Om namha

For the achievement of all desired objects, the devotee shall wear the
rudraksha with mantras. He shall have great devotion and faith. He
shall be free from lethargy. The man who wears the rudraksha without
mantra falls into a terrible hell and stays there during the tenure of
fourteen Indras. On seeing a man with the garland of rudrakshas, all
evil spirits, ghosts, pisachas, witches like dakini and sakini, other
malignant spirits, evil charms and spells etc., fly away suspecting a
quarrel. Seeing a devotee with the garland of rudrakshas, siva,
vishnu, devi, ganapati, the sun and all the gods are pleased.

Thus realizing its greatness the rudraksha must be worn well, o
mahesvari, repeating the mantras with devotion to make virtues
flourish. Thus the greatness of ash and rudraksha that bestow worldly
pleasures and salvation, was explained to girija by siva, the supreme
soul. The persons who apply ash and wear rudraksha are great
favourites of siva. Enjoyment of worldly pleasures and salvation are
certainly due to their influence. He who applies ash and wears
rudraksha is called a devotee fo siva. A person devoted to the japa
of the five syallabled mantra is a perfect and noble being.

If mahadeva is worshipped without the tripundra of ash and without the
garland of rudraksha, he does not bestow the fruit of cherished
desire. Thus, o lord of sages, whatever has been asked has now been
explained. The greatness of ash and rudraksha bestows the luxuriant
fulfillment of all desires. He who regularly listens to the highly
auspicious greatness of ash and rudraksha with devotion shall attain
the fulfillment of all desires. He will enjoy all happiness here. He
will be blessed with sons and grandsons. In the next world he will
attain salvation. He will be a great favourite of siva.

O lordly sages, thus the compendium of vidyesvara samhita has been
narrated to you all. As ordered by siva, it bestows achievement of
everything and salvation.

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