21 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
21 mukhi rudraksha represents Lord Kuber. The wearer of this rudraksha gets enormous wealth. He or she does not lose his or her fortunes as long as the rudraksha remains with him/ her. All luxuries of life, whether physical or materialistic, are available to him/her and the wearer always remains protected from all evil forces or legal tangles it is also said that the person remains untouched by any tantric effects or evil’s eye.
Kuber is the lord of treasury. He is also called Vitteshwaraye (God of finance). Without his consent, even Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, cannot bestow her blessings on a person. Lord Shiva always blesses Kuber and he is the gana chief and king of Yaksha. Brahma’s son is Pulasa, who gave birth to Vishrawa who in turn gave birth to Kuber. Kuber worshipped Lord Shiva intensely and then got to reign over Alkapuri, the magnificent city created by Vishwakarma.
Once, after his great tapasya (deep penance/meditation), Kuber opened his eyes and he could not bear the shining form of Shiva and when Shiva gave him the power to see the divine light, he saw Parvati next to Lord Shiva by keeping his eyes wide open. Parvati did not like his way of looking at her and her anger led to Kuber losing one of his eyes. Pleased with his hard work and tapasya, Shiva made him incharge of the treasury. He is also called Pingalnetri (one-eyed).
Kuber also means one having enmity (He had kept a menacing eye of enmity towards Parvati). In fact, all those who have been fortunate to earn money through their hard work or by luck have to encounter several persons who are jealous of their achievements.
This rudraksha is as rare as the one mukhi round Nepalese variety and people should procure this bead with the greatest care. There is one example of a fake 21 mukhi rudraksha supplied by a source, which apparently made it from a wild berry (in another case from wood) with great precision. One should know that the size of 21 mukhi rudraksha is not abnormally big. It is almost the same size as that of 16 or 17 mukhi rudraksha. Only on rare occasions does a large 21 mukhi rudraksha gets produced. In the Gaurishankar form also.
21 mukhi is considered genuine provided the number of lines are clear and well demarcated.
In case of Indonesian 21 mukhi rudraksha, the lines are so close to each other that even after having a size of less than 25 mm, all 21 lines can be clearly seen. There are less chances of getting an Indonesian fake 21 mukhi rudraksha. However, care should be taken to examine and count the lines, which usually remain on the surface without any deep grooves.
Mantras to be recited for 21 mukhi rudraksha
Om Hreem Hroom Shivamitraye namah
Om Yakshyaye Kuberaye Vaishrawanayae Dhandhaanyadhipataye Dhan Dhanya Samraddhi me Dapay Dappay Swah
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha