The word Rudraksha comes from Rudra (a popular name of Shiva) and Aksha (means tears), so Rudraksha means ‘Tears of Shiva’.
The number of faces a Rudraksha bead can have varies from a single face to up to 21 faces. It is said that the more number of faces a Rudraksha bead has, the more powerful, rare and valuable it is. The number of faces is said to have specific significance and direct influence on the wearer’s life path, health and wealth. There are very few in this world who actually understands the great power that a Rudraksha bead holds. Rudraksha beads have the healing powers. Every Rudraksha has unique vibes and can be used for a specific purpose.
Eight Mukhi Rudraksha Benefits
Eight Mukhi rudraksha is a highly lucky one for all people. The ruling deity of this rudraksha is Lord Ganesh and the ruling planet is Rahu. This rudraksha symbolizes the eight directions and also eight types of siddhis or spiritual powers. This rudraksha promotes analytical thinking and sharpens the intelligence. It bestows the wearer with prosperity, name, fame, leadership qualities, artistic abilities and control over senses and mind. It removes obstacles and paves the path to success and fulfilment. The diseases of the nervous system, gall bladder, prostate gland and respiratory troubles are cured by this rudraksha. Those suffering the malefic effects of Saturn and Rahu can wear this to find a sure remedy.