8 MUKHI RUDRAKSHA
Eight mukhi rudraksha is blessed by Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, (Vighnaharta). As per Shrimad Devibhagwat, Padma Puran and Mantra Maharnava, this rudraksha is assigned to Kartikeya and Ganesh. As per Rudrakshajabalopanishad, it is a form of eight mother goddesses, eight Vasus and Ganga and all the three give their blessings to the wearer of this rudraksha. It improves intelligence and health. It also gives the wearer an analytical mind, great understanding and good writing skills. Sins committed while telling lies get condoned by wearing this. It is also known to bring in fame, excellence in art, leadership qualities and prosperity.
From medical viewpoint, it may cure diseases of the nervous system, prostrate and gall bladder.
Who should wear?
Usually, eight mukhi rudraksha is worn along with seven mukhi rudraksha. People, who confront obstacles in life and get failures, should wear this rudraksha. It can also be used to propitiate Shani Bhagwan and people having Shani Dosha should wear it along with seven mukhi rudraksha.
Mantras to be recited for eight mukhi rudraksha:
Om Hum Namah (Shiva Puran)
Om Sah Hoom Namah (Padma Puran)
Om kam yam namah (Skand Puran)
Om Hreem Greem Leem Aam Shreem
Om Namah Shivaya
References : Kamal N Seetha (2014) The Power Of Rudraksha