Krutim Vasanam Varenyam Om Shri Mahapashupatiye Namah ||
Legend has various stories about how this form of Lord Shiva originated. Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati decided to transform themselves into an antelope / deer. They roamed around in the forests of Nepal along the Bhagmati River. Very soon the Devatas began their search for them. When they traced Mahadev and his divine consort they requested them to return to their original forms. Since the Lord himself had changed into an animal and coexisted with other living beings he was given the name of Pashupatinath. The Sanskrit scriptures address Lord Shiva as Sarva Pakshi Mriga Deepaaya Namah!
As Pashupatinath he can provide life to humans and animals at will. He can also exercise his free will to withdraw the same. As Pashupatinath his form is very powerful to behold. His hands wield the battle axe known as Parashu, drum known as Damru, stick called as Danda, bow and arrow, spear, sling, noose and a club known as a Khatwang. He wears the Rudraksha Mala, carries a skull, a lotus flower, a discus and a sword. The temple of Pashupatinath in Nepal venerates and eulogizes this beautiful form of Lord Shiva that is impartial in his acceptance of all living creatures. One of his most powerful weapons the Pashupataastra has been mentioned in scriptures for its supernatural power to destroy evil. The Pashupatinath Gayatri invokes him as follows:-
|| Om Pashupataaya Vidmahe Mahadevaaya Dhimahi Tanno Pashupatih Prachodayat ||
Wearing the 15 Mukhi Rudraksha and chanting this Gayatri removes obstacles, afflictions and blesses with luck and success.
The 15 Mukhi Rudraksha controls the malefic effects of planet Jupiter. The presiding deity Lord Pashupatinath grants all the benefits that the Devamani / 14 Mukhi also bestows.
Presiding Deity: Lord Pashupatinath
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Beej Mantra: Om Hreem Namah
General Benefits: A single bead of 15 Mukhi can offer all the benefits of the Rudraksha beads from 1 to 14 Mukhi. The power of creative visualisation increases. Decision making skills of the wearer receive a major boost. There wearer is blessed with increased wealth. The 15 Mukhi attracts good prospects for the wearer. The round 1 Mukhi of Nepal that is a myth can be effectively substituted by wearing the 15 Mukhi Rudraksha. This bead helps in releasing and retrieving blocked funds.
Spiritual Benefits: The grace of Lord Pashupatinath tones down the animalistic instincts in human beings. It sublimates such tendencies, transmutes them and transforms life to reach high levels of spiritual existence. The wearer is gifted with supreme knowledge and wisdom, thereby inducing super consciousness. The ability to be divine by granting forgiveness is experienced by the wearer. Thus by forgiving and letting go the person becomes more compassionate. Kindness and generosity helps the individual connect with complete creation. Thus the wearer’s mind, body and soul exist in an optimum state of balance thereby giving the wearer complete satisfaction that leads to happiness.
Health Benefits: It is extremely beneficial for controlling stress, blood pressure and anger. As this bead indicates a forgiving attitude it induces a free spirit, calmness and good physical health with a positive frame of mind.