The eight-faced Rudraksha Bead is a very auspicious bead for intelligence and awareness and for removing obstacles. The 8-faced garland of Rudraksha is the symbol of Lord Ganesha, one of the principal deities of Hinduism. Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is known by many names, some of which are 'Vighnaharta' which means removing obstacles, harta pleasures' means bringing happiness. Lord Ganesha is a symbol of supreme devotion to parents. He promotes a relationship with the Roots to gain stability and strength to overcome all obstacles. Originally Mukhi Rudraksha gives the wearer the ability to gain advanced knowledge, support and stability in life.