Ganesha Rudraksha resembles Lord Ganesh with his trunk. If a rudraksha of any mukhi gets a protrusion on its body similar to the trunk of an elephant, this rudraksha is called a Ganesha Rudraksha.
Some people get obsessed with the image of Ganesh in rudraksha to such an extent that they look for the contours on the surface of any rudraksha resembling Lord Ganesh.
Ganesha has an elephant's head, four to ten arms, a pot belly, and is usually red or yellow in colour. His vehicle is a rat. In his hands he holds a rope, an axe, a goad, a dish of sweet-balls etc. The fourth hand is in the boon giving position. It is said that with the axe Ganesha cuts off the attachment (to worldly things) of his devotees and with the rope pulls them nearer to the Truth.
A son of Shiva, he is one of the most popular gods and is called “the remover of obstacles”. He is worshipped at the start of a ritual or the beginning of a journey. Endowed with a gentle and affectionate nature he is also known as a god of wisdom. His images are found in practically every household and also on the outskirts of villages, as a guardian deity.
Parvati, wife of Shiva created him from the scruff of her body to guard her door and when he refused to admit Shiva, Lord Shiva cut off his head. On seeing Parvati distressed about this, Shiva promised to replace the head with that of the first living being he would chance upon. This happened to be an elephant.
According to another Legend, He was conjured out of a piece of cloth by Shiva to produce a son for Parvati. Later Shiva brought about the boy's death by decapitation, and then in order to placate Parvati, he called on the gods to find him a new head. After much searching they gave him an elephant's head. The tusk broke when it was cut from the elephant's body, therefore Ganesha is normally shown with a broken tusk.
Ganesha Rudraksha Benefits
- Ganesha Rudraksha is beneficial for obtain prosperity in all aspects of life.
- The wearer of Ganesha Rudraksha gets leadership qualities.
- This Rudraksha Improves intelligence and gives the wearer an analytical mind.
Ganesha Rudraksha Mantra
Mantras to be recited for Ganesha Rudraksha :
- Om Namah Shivaya