What are the rules for wearing Rudraksha bead
The Rules for wearing Rudraksha are discussed in Vidyes’vara Samhita ,Chapter 25 (The Glory of the Rudraksha) in Shiva Maha-Purana.
These are some of the Rules -:
शिरसीशानमन्त्रेण कर्णे तत्पुरुषेण च |
अघोरेण गले धार्यं तेनैव ह्य्रुदयेsपि च ||40||
One should wear Rudraksha reciting the Isana-mantra ,with Tatpurusha in ears and with Aghora mantra , over the heart.Rudrakasha thus be worn.
मद्यं मासं तु लशुनं पलाण्डु शिग्रुमेव च |
श्लेष्मान्तकं विड वराहं भक्षणे वर्जयेत्ततः ||43||
A person wearing Rudraksha beads ,shall not eat meat ,garlic ,onion ,red garlic potherb glutinous fruits ,pig of rubbish and wine.
वलक्षं रुद्राक्षं द्विजतनुभिरेवेह् विहितं
सुरक्तं क्षत्राणान प्रमिदितमुमे पितमसकृतं
ततो वैश्येर्धार्यं प्रतिदिवसमावश्यकमहो
तथा कृष्णं शुद्रै: श्रुतिगदितमार्गोsयमगजे || 44 ||
O Parvati ,the White Rudrakasha should be worn by the Brahmanas , the Red by Kshatriyas ,yellow by the vaishyas ,while the black should be used by the Sudras.This has been propounded by the Vedas.
उपवीते त्रयं धार्यं शिवभक्तिरतैर्नरै:|
शेषानृर्वरितान्पच्त्र सम्मितान धारयेत्कटो: ||30||
A Devotee of Shiva Should wear three beads in the yajnopavita and five in waist.
धात्रीफलप्रमाणं यत् श्रेष्ठमेतदुदाहॄतम् ।
बदरीफलमात्रं तु मध्यमं संप्रकीर्तितं ॥14॥
Rudraksha of size of Embolic Myrobaln is considered to be the best.The one is size of Jujube fruit is considered to be the middle one.
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