The Rudraksha bead is known to almost all Indians and many others interested in Hinduism all over the world. It symbolizes Lord Bhaskar who is the majestic god. The Rudraksha bead has a lot of medicinal properties and is used in the cure for mental illness, blood pressure, small pox and chicken pox, poisons, cough, fever, breathlessness and fits.
Stories on the origin of Rudraksha are as follows. An asura named Tripurasura was very strong and he was able to defeat even Lord Vishnu and all the other devas. Devas assembled before Lord Shiva and pleaded for his help. Lord Shiva sat and thought about the problem for a long time and because of that tears came out of his eyes and fell as Rudrakshas on the ground. Out of his eye which represents the Sun, 12 deep red Rudrakshas fell on the ground. Out of his another eye which represents the moon, 16 white coloured Rudrakshas fell on the ground and out of his fiery third eye known for destructing evil which and which represents fire, fell 10 black coloured Rudrakshas.
The white coloured Rudraksha represents the Brahmin, the deep red represents the Kshatriyas, the mixed colour represents the Vaishyas or traders and the black represents the Shudras.
The person wearing the glorious Rudraksha gets all the qualities of the sun. The personality of the person becomes very radiant and he is capable enough of spreading knowledge in all the directions. The person wearing it is also respected by the society and is capable enough of completing all the tasks undertaken by them. Wearing this rudkaksha, the person will get a glow on their face and also gets a charming personality. Those not satisfied with small achievements, gain power and ability to rise higher and higher. It is also helpful in marriages and relationships. It helps in making your life happier in every sphere of life.
There are several types of Rudrakshas ranging from one faced to fourteen faced Rudraksha. When you wear a Rudraksha, there are some things that you need to follow. The one who wears the Rudraksh should not drink liquor or eat flesh etc. and also should not use garlic and onion and also at the time of sexual intercourse it should be kept aside. But even then if someone of these activities is undertaken by mistake while wearing a Rudraksh then it should be purified again with pure water and then worn again.
A person wearing a Rudraksh that corresponds to his or her caste would be more fruitful instead of the Rudraksh corresponding to a different caste. So do consult an astrologer before wearing one and to get the best benefits.