The powers of Rudraksha are associated with the number of mukhi (the clefts and furrows) or faces the beads have. The Rudraksha bead can have a number of faces ranging from 1-38. The most common one is the 5-faced or Panchmukhi Rudraksha and the rarest one is 1-face or Ekmukhi Rudraksha. Rudraksha comes in four shades of fair, light brown, dark brown and black.
Rudraksha beads do possess powerful electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties. The healing powers of the Rudraksha bead are derived from such properties.
Blood circulation and heart beats automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Accordingly, a balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it if it starts beating above or below normal rates. This action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.
Most of the Rudrakshas are found in round shape with different number of faces (“mukhi”) on it. But few Rudrakshas are also found with the shape of cashew nuts. The seed can have 1 to 14 mouths (Mukhi"s) or faces and Rudraksha up to 21 Mukhi"s (faces) have been obtained by some collectors.Sometime they are found as a pair of two Rudrakshas, naturally joined with each other, known as “Gauri Shankar Rudraksha”. It is believed to have the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. And sometime, though very rare, a pair of three Rudrakshas is also found, again naturally joined with each other, known as “Trijuti Rudraksha”. It is believed to have the blessings of Great Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva alltogether.