Benefits of Rudraksha: Ek Mukhi, Panch mukhi and Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

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Rudraksha is a seed collected from the Elaeocarpusganitrus tree and plays an important role in the life of a spiritual seeker. In essence, Rudraksha is a seed from a tree that grows only in a certain region - mainly in the Himalayas - and is associated with a certain tree species. Unfortunately, most of these trees were cut down and used to make railway sleepers, which is why very few of them are left in India. They are mainly found in Nepal, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia. 
Which Rudraksha is right for you?

Depending on what kind of bead it is, there can be one face up to 21 faces. Wearing the wrong type of bead can disrupt one's life. Because of its strong power, many people desire to wear a Panch Mukhi rudraksh or Panchmukhi Rudraksha. 
Benefits of Ek Mukhi Rudraksha

The common belief is that wearing an Ek Mukhi Rudraksha will cause you to leave your family within twelve days. In the long run, it is not important whether you leave your family; it is just that your energy will be directed so that you will want to be alone. If you need to wear any other kinds of special beads, they should be obtained from someone who knows about them, rather than buying them from a shop and putting them on your system.
Benefits of Panchmukhi Rudraksha

A 5 Mukhi Rudraksha or Panch Mukhi Rudraksha is safe and can be worn by men, women, and children alike. A 5 Mukhi Rudraksha is beneficial for health, happiness, and freedom. 5 Mukhi Rudraksha reduces your blood pressure, calms your nerves, and brings your nervous system a sense of calmness and alertness. By wearing Panch Mukhi rudraksh, you will be able to focus more and calm down more easily. 
Benefits of Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

A certain type of Gauri Shankar Rudraksha brings balance between one's Ida and Pingala. The general belief is that it will bring prosperity to their lives. Prosperity does not always mean money. Prosperity can happen in so many different ways. Regardless of whether or not you own anything, you can still enjoy prosperity in your life. If you keep a balanced life and function sensibly in your daily life, prosperity may come your way. Prosperity is a result of the healthy functioning of energies. 

The Rudraksha is a helpful for those seeking to purify their lives. It is like a little bit of support along the way. A person on the spiritual path wants to utilize every bit of support he can get to develop as a person, and rudraksha whether it is a Panch Mukhi Rudraksha, Gauri Shankar Rudraksha or Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is a great source of support. It is common for a guru to energize a rudraksha in different ways, depending on the kind of person who will wear it. It is energized in a very specific way when it comes to people in families. It is energized differently when striving to be a brahmachari or a sanyasi.