8 Mukhi (Face) Rudraksha
Eight faced Rudraksha is reflection of the first son of Lord Shiva and is one who is worshipped prior to other gods. Eight linings present on it makes it a very effective Rudraksha. Its wearer becomes unaffected by miseries - physical, divine or mental. It sets the wearer free from the sin caused by telling a lie. It gives the wearer all kinds of attainments - Riddhies and Siddhies and leads him to Shivloka. His opponents are finished i.e. the minds or intentions of his opponents are changed and all obstacles in his path are removed.
"Om Namah Shivaya"
"Om Ganeshaya Namah"
Eight Mukhi as per the various Puranas :
Its ruling planet is Rahu.Hence helpful in sublimating the malefic effects of Rahu. Its malefic effects are similar to that of Shani or Saturn as in 7 mukhi. It is held responsible for causing sudden effects, diseases of lung, feet skin, eye catarrhisis, hydrocel, airtracia etc. Snake bites are also the result of malefic effects of Rahu. The wearer of 8 faced rudraksha keeps a check on the malefic effects of the planet Rahu. They are a long life assets.
Rituals for wearing:
Only one bead of eight Mukhi rudraksha is enough to be worn. It is strung in red thread and worn on Monday chanting "Om Hum Namah", "Om Ganeshaya Namah".