|| Om Gannaanaam Tvaa Gannapatim Havaamahe
Kavim Kaviinaamupam Shravastamam ||
Jyestharaajam Brahmannaam Brahmannaspata
|| Aa Nah: Shrunvannutibhih: Seedasaadanam ||
Om Maha Ganaadhipataye Namah ||
Thus it is noted that irrespective of any prayer, ritual, practice, venture or undertaking obeisance to Lord Ganesh is offered first.
Once there was an Asura named Analasura who was the son of Yama. He could burn or scorch anything with the fire emitting from his eyes. He decided to turn his fiery vision towards the Rishis who were performing Yagna and offering oblation to Devatas and deities. He wreaked havoc burning down ashrams and destroying the Havankunds. The Devatas tried to stop him but could not. When Lord Ganesha came to know of this he rushed to the ashram and swallowed Analasura in one gulp. There ended the distress caused to the pure and pious. All worship and rituals could now take place in an obstacle free manner. It is also stated that when the ministers of Bhandasura set up devious Yantras to subdue the power of Shaktis Lord Ganesha appeared as Shakti Ganesh and shattered these Yantras with his tusks breaking them to pieces. Thus it is seen that Lord Ganesh always rushes to help those distressed by obstacles.
The 8 Mukhi Rudraksha bestows the wearer with an analytical mind. This in turn leads to better comprehension and understanding. Sins accrued by compulsive lying get condoned when a person wears an 8 Mukhi. The 8 Mukhi Rudraksha serves as a magnet for drawing fame, artistic excellence and prosperity. This Rudraksha is known to control the malefic effects of Rahu. The planet Rahu is known for his mastery in illusion and occult thereby causing major confusion. Confusion leads to delay and lack of appropriate solutions. The 8 Mukhi Rudraksha breaks this pattern for the wearer thereby blessing him with keen intellect to overcome obstacles.
A combination of the 8 Mukhi Rudraksha with the 7 Mukhi Rudraksha is used to nullify the effects of Rahu and Shani Dosh. People complaining of unexpected delays, obstacles and failures in life must wear this combination for relief.
The 8 Mukhi Rudraksha is a sacred talisman that bestows focus and grounding. This in turn draws endeavours that give fortunate outcomes. Scriptures state that higher levels of Riddhi and Siddhi become accessible to the wearer. If human life is a sacred map then chalking an obstacle free path is done only by the blessings of Lord Ganesh. Wear the 8 Mukhi Rudraksha to experience this on a journey that is divinely guided for favourable outcomes.
Presiding Deity: Lord Ganesh
Ruling Planet: Rahu
Beej Mantra: Om Hum Namah:
General Benefits: It is clearly mentioned in the Shastras that the wearer of this Rudraksha becomes victorious in life. The bead is said to change the opposing mindset of adversaries. Logical and analytical skills are considerably enhanced. Hurdles and obstacles are removed and all work is completed to experience success. This Rudraksha makes the wearer emerge as a true winner. It protects the wearer from unseen enemies or hostile forces. Thus it ensures an obstacle free existence that results in sure success.
Spiritual Benefits: Lord Ganesh is the first deity to be invoked irrespective of the nature of the task or undertaking. This practice denotes the auspiciousness of his presence. His blessings bestow knowledge and keen intellect on the wearer. The Mooladhara / Base Chakra gets awakened and stabilized. The malefic effects of Rahu and Kaal Sarp Dosh are effectively kept in check.
Health Benefits: Ailments that affect the lung, liver and stomach are tackled effectively by wearing this Rudraksha. It also gives relief to ear, nose and throat related issues.