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Ashtamukhi Ekadasa Rudra Form Of Shiva

Ashtamukhi Ekadasa Rudra is a very rare form of Shiva. Ekadasa Rudra Shiva has 11 primary powers and there is a manifestation for each power. In Ashtamukhi Ekadasha Rudra form, Shiva has eight faces with 11 powers.

There is no unity regarding the 11 powers. Various people have various interpretation of the powers.
The most widely accepted Ekadasa Rudra Shiva forms are:
  • Kapali
  • Pingala
  • Bhima
  • Virupaksha
  • Vilohita
  • Shashta
  • Ajapada
  • Ahirbudhnya
  • Sambhu
  • Chanda
  • Bhava
In Ashtamukhi Ekadasa Rudra, the eight faces of Shiva faces eight directions.

This form is worshipped for getting powers to overcome enemies.



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