Caturdashamukha, aka: Caturdaśamukha, Caturdashan-mukha; 1 Definition(s)


Caturdashamukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Caturdaśamukha can be transliterated into English as Caturdasamukha or Caturdashamukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturdashamukha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Caturdashamukha in Purana glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

Caturdaśamukha (चतुर्दशमुख) refers to a “Rudraksha with thirteen faces”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] a Rudrākṣa with fourteen faces (caturdaśamukha) is the highest Śiva. It shall be worn on the head with great devotion. It quells all sins”.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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