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8 Mukhi Rudraksha

8 Mukhi Rudraksha

Eight mukhi Rudraksha bead is a very auspicious bead for wisdom and awareness and for removal of obstacles. The 8 mukhi beads of Rudraksha symbolize Lord Ganesha, one of the prime deities in Hinduism. Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is known with many names, some of which are ‘Vighnaharta’ meaning the remover of Obstacles, ‘Sukhakarta’ meaning One who brings happiness. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of supreme devotion to Parents. He promotes connection with the Roots to achieve stability and strength to overcome all hurdles. The Original aath mukhi Rudraksha blesses the wearer with enhanced wisdom, ability to gain support and stability in life.
The aath mukhi Rudraksha makes the wearer free from the fear of starting any new venture in life. It improves the ability to face challenges in life.

Eight mukhi Rudraksha ruling planet

The planet associated with Eight Mukhi is Ketu. Ketu is the celestial snake that causes obstacles in one's journey of life. Eight mukhi nullifies the negative effects of planet Ketu.
Eight Mukhi Rudraksha is ruled by Ketu, the planet that makes the person reap the results of his/her karmic past. The other side of this planet symbolizes the understanding of the mysterious knowledge of life. On the brighter side, Ketu also gives sudden and unexpected results. This Rudraksha removes the malefic effects of Ketu.  One can chant the mantras of Ketu with this mala or wear it for appeasing Ketu malefic.

Chakra associated with the 8 Mukhi Rudraksha:

The 8 mukhi Rudraksha balances the Muladhara Chakra which is located at the base of the spinal cord. Muladhara chakra is associated with safety and survival; it is where our entire body consciousness resides. Thus, this Rudraksha bead helps the wearer attract stability and support in all aspects of his life.

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Importance of eight mukhi Rudraksha:

  • It helps to remove obstacles and brings success in all undertakings.
  • It gives power of Smell and Power of Initiation
  • It removes the vice of miseries, lethargy and low energy.
  • It increases connection with Lord Ganesha and blesses with high intellect & wisdom.
  • It removes the malefic effects of Ketu

Eight mukhi Rudraksha Benefits:

  • Eight mukhi Rudraksha gives willpower, stability and success to the wearer.
  • Ideal for those involved in intellectual work, writers, students, educationist and critics.
  • It is highly beneficial for businessmen and servicemen as it removes obstacles in one's path.
  • It bestows positivity, satisfaction and happiness.

8 mukhi rudraksha benefits (Therapeutic Benefits):

  • It alleviates ailments of legs and bones.
  • It gives relief in arthritis.
  • Removes mental lethargy makes the person more active and reduces obesity.
  • It regulates the functioning of the Musculoskeletal system.

Eight Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra:


It is believed that Rudraksha beads have the power to hold onto the energy of the recited mantra and aid the worshipper in concentration and spiritual development.

Properties of 8 mukhi Rudraksha mala:

  • Eight Mukhi removes obstacles in one’s path, destroys evils and brings success in all undertakings.
  • Wearer is blessed with knowledge, wisdom and wealth. 
  • This Rudraksha bead removes lust/greed and improves connection/bonding with family.
  • Ganesh makes a person realize, the true Purpose of Life (why this life). This Rudraksha also helps you in grounding, support and stability.


How to wear 8 Mukhi Rudraksha:

Before wearing the Original 8 mukhi Rudraksha make sure to energize it. The best day to wear Quality 8 mukhi Rudraksha is on a Wednesday. Wake up at dawn on a Wednesday morning, bathe and wear clean and fresh clothes. Sit facing the puja alter of your house in the East  direction. With a focused mind chant the Mantra "AUM HOOM NAMAH"  "AUM GANESHAYE NAMAH" 108 times and wear the Rudraksha.
The best way to wear this auspicious bead is to wear it in a silk/wool thread or get it capped in silver or gold. You can wear this Rudraksha bead a bracelet or as a mala of 27+1 or 32+1 or 54+1 or 108+1 beads on neck. The bead should be close to the skin to create resonance with the respective chakra. Touching skin is not important though for the bead to show full effects.  It is recommended to wear Rudraksha only as per RRST to get full effects.

Know how to identify Original and Rare 8 mukhi beads of Rudraksha:

To test whether the aath mukhi Rudraksha bead is original or not, you must carry the

  • Observe the eight mukhi Rudraksha bead and see whether the lines are complete and run from one end to the other without breaking and whether the bead is not tempered.
  • Put this Rudraksha bead inside a glass full of warm water for an hour or two, now remove this bead and check whether the water is clean and do not have any germs.
  • Check whether the bead is still solid and does not have any discoloured or disjointed faces,
  • Also check closely if the bead has any tiny holes. If the bead is original put it to dry and later wear it according to the process mentioned above.

Follow the pointers before you buy 8 mukhi rudraksha online

  • There are many 8 mukhi rudraksha dealers in the market.
  • Check whether these dealers are certified and are in business since a long time with credible reputation.
  • Check whether the 8 mukhi rudraksha price offered by these dealers vary or not
  • Select what size of the bead you want and of which origin
  • Buy 8 mukhi from the dealer that offers the best quality 8 mukhi Rudraksha at the best price

Significance of 8 mukhi Rudraksha:

The 8 mukhi Rudraksha is one of the most precious Rudraksha in terms of its healing properties and therapeutic benefits that it offers. The significance of the 8 mukhi Rudraksha is that this divine Rudraksha is graced by Lord Vighnaharta (Lord Ganesh). According to the ancient holy text like Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam and Padma Purana, the 8 Mukhi Rudraksha is also blessed by Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesh. Also, as per the Rudraksha Jabalo Upanishad, the eight divine mother Goddesses, eight Vasus, and Mother Ganga also bless this bead. It is also worth noticing that a hymn named Shri Rudram which describes the magnificence of Lord Shiva begins with a prayer dedicated to Lord Ganesha first. The eight mukhi Rudraksha holds the principles of Lord Ganesha and thus wards off negativity and clears all the obstacles that are hindering the progress of the wearer.

8 mukhi Rudraksha Properties:

The eight mukhi Rudraksha has eight vertical lines that start from the top of the bead and runs to the bottom of the Rudraksha bead with finesse and with no breakage in between. The eight mukhi Rudraksha beads are highly revered across the globe. These beads are available from both Java and Nepal variety. The shape of the eight mukhi Rudraksha is round and it comes in various sizes. The eight mukhi Rudraksha offers relief by pacifying the negative effects of planet Ketu. A person wearing the eight mukhi Rudraksha is protected from skin diseases and diseases related to bones and legs.

8 mukhi Rudraksha Puja:

Lord Ganesha is the Pratham Pujiniya (the first to be worshipped). Before beginning any kind of worship, Lord Ganesh is always invoked first. Given below are the steps you need to follow while doing the Puja of eight mukhi Rudraksha.

  • You will require the following things to perform the eight mukhi Rudraksha puja: gangajal, plain water, ghee lamp, copper vessels, sandalwood paste, dhoop sticks, nine leaves of Peepal tree, and fresh flowers.
  • Take a copper vessel. Mix holy ‘Gangajal’ and plain water in the copper vessel.
  • Now, immerse the eight mukhi Rudraksha in this water
  • Wash the Rudraksha gently with the water and gangajal mixture
  • Take another copper plate, place nine leaves of Peepal tree overlapping one on the other on this plate.
  • Place the eight mukhi Rudraksha on the leaves,
  • Now, take one fresh flower, dip it in plain water and gangajal misture and sprinkle it on the Rudraksha bead.
  • Once you are done doing this, take sandalwood paste and apply it on the Rudraksha
  • Now offer fresh flowers.
  • Light a ghee lamp besides the vessel in which the Rudraksha is placed.
  • Now, burn the dhoop sticks and give fumes to the Rudraksha
  • Chant the Mantra "AUM HOOM NAMAH"
  • "AUM GANESHAYE NAMAH" 108 times.
  • You can string this Rudraksha in silk/wool thread or you can get a capping for it in either gold or silver
  • You can wither wear this Rudraksha bead around your neck or wear it as a bracelet.
  • Makesure that the bead is touching your skin so that it is shows quick results.

8 mukhi rudraksha experience:

The eight Mukhi Rudraksha being ruled by Lord Ganpati offers many healings and benefits. The wearer of this bead experiences peace as all the hurdles are gradually cleared. It also offers success in all undertakings. The 8 mukhi Rudraksha also pacifies the malefic of Ketu planet. People having Kaal Sarpa Dosha have also experienced relief. The eight mukhi Rudraksha, according to the ancient Hindu Vedic Texts, act as a protective shield against negativity and evil spirits.

8 mukhi Rudraksha Price:

The price of the auspicious eight mukhi Rudraksha depends upon various factors. The prime and most important factor that determines the price of the Rudraksha is its quality, origin and authenticity. In order to know whether it is an original Rudraksha refer to the points given above. The Rudraksha from Nepal are more popular and priced accordingly whereas, the Rudraksha from Java are reasonably priced. However both work powerfully. The size of the Rudraksha beads too plays an important role in deciding the price. The eight mukhi Rudraksha is available between the size ranging from 18mm to 26mm approximately.

8 mukhi Rudraksha Facts and Myths:

Myths: Rudrakshas cannot be worn in Gold or Silver.
Fact: Padma-Puraan mentions that Rudraksha may be worn in gold/silver or cotton/silk/wool thread. Since olden times, woollen thread is used to string the beads.

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