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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: The Rudraksh, Chapter XII, Part – 6

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Five Faced Rudraksha

5. Five-Faced Rudraksha is believed to be more auspicious and is ascribed to Kalingan means Panch Brahma, (Ganesha, Shiva, Shakati, Vishnu and Sun Gods) and the use of the same leads to the blessing of Lord Shiva in all walks of life. It is penta faced. It is also known by the name Kal Agni. It bestows on the sadhaka popularity, comforts, peace of mind and fame. It wipes away the sins of adultery and gluttony.

It is good against Jupiter afflictions. It gives vital power, wealth, knowledge, fortune and happiness. To control the blood pressure one should keep the five faced Rudraksh in water in a glad vessel of bronze through out the night and drink it on getting up in the morning. It indicates Moksha and fulfillment of all desires and keeps the wearer away from diseases. To remove the constipation, one should place one bead on the umbilicus and should count up to 108 and then again count 108 in reverse manner for 21 days and keep the bead in a mandir. It is known as “Sarv Kalyankari and Mangal Data” Rudraksh.

Panch or five faced Rudraksh is worn as it is auspicious and is a result giver Rudraksh. It bestows on the wearer comforts and peace of mind. It is commonly available. Its ruling planet is Rahu therefore, helpful in reducing the malefic effects of Rahu, which are similar to that of Saturn. As per many scholars the ruling planet of this Rudraksh is Jupiter; hence controls the malefic effects of Jupiter.

Mantra for Wearing

Om Hraam Aam kshamyoun sivaha


Asya Shree mantrasya Brahma rishih, Gayatri chhandah, Sadashiva Kalagni rudro devata, Om Beejamm, Swaha shaktih, abhhesht siddhayarthe jape viniyogah

After performing Adi Nayas, Kar Nayasa and Hirdeye Nayas, wear the Rudraksha as per above directions. The sadhaka should recite the mantra during the day or in the morning.

Six Faced Rudraksha

6. Six Faced Rudraksha: This is ascribed to Kartik. A few ascribe it to Lord Ganesha. Both were sons of Lord Shiva. The male should use on right arm. Its use blesses the wearer with all comforts of life, and the fulfillment of desires. It enables a person to perform good deeds, and become contented and virtuous. It is especially useful to attain siddhi and success in business etc. The students should use this during their studies. It is also useful for hysteria, fainting fits and other diseases of ladies such as leucorrhoea.

The ruling planet is Venus, which governs genital organs, throat, valour, sexual pleasures, love, musical talent, etc. Its malefic effects can cause diseases and problems involving the said organs. It may be worn on the Left arm and is good for propitiation of Venus. A few scholars now give the ruler ship to Ketu, a shadow planet which resembles in effects to Mars.

Mantra for Wearing

Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Saum Aim


Dakshinamurti rishaye namah shirasi. Panktich chandase namo mukhe. Kartikeydevataye namo hradi. Aim beejaye namo guhye. Saum shaktaye namah Paadayoh

After that perform Adi Nayasa, Kar Nayasa and Hirdeye Niyasa. Wear Rudraksha as per above direction. The sadhaka should recite the mantra during the day or in the morning.

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