Ekedashamukha, Ekādaśamukha, Ekedashan-mukha: 1 definition


Ekedashamukha 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 Ekādaśamukha can be transliterated into English as Ekadasamukha or Ekadashamukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ekādaśamukha (एकादशमुख) refers to a “Rudraksha with eleven faces”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] o Parameśvarī, a Rudrākṣa with eleven faces (ekādaśamukha) is Rudra. By wearing it one becomes victorious everywhere”.

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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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