The six-faced god is Skanda, the Hindu successor of Vedic Rudra, who developed six mouths/faces to be nurtured by the six krttikas, the maidens of the Pleiades who were bathing in the heavenly Ganga when Siva's/Agni's seed fell there and instantly became a beautiful baby.
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We may find the reference of six headed Siva (Bhadresvara) from the inscription of Champa (Myson stone slab inscription of Jaya Indravarman II, dated 1088 AD).
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There is a Rudra gayatri in a text in the Muktabodha digital library called parākramapūjā as follows:
no rudra pracodayāt
ṣaḍananāya ? Is there a form of Shiva with 6 faces?
2) How would
citrapāda be translated in this context?
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