The two mukhi rudraksha has two facets and is usually elongated in shape.
Its ruling planet is the Moon. It signifies Ardhanareeshwara, which is a
twin form of Lord Rudra and his consort Parvati. Vaishanavas regard it as
the symbol of lord Vishnu. Thus both the sects, the Vaishnavaites and the
Shaivates, regard it as sacred.
This bead inculcates a feeling of unity into the family. It is a relationship
bead and improves relationships and helps in matching frequencies and
staying on good terms with others. It promotes harmony and unity in relation
to teacher-student, father-son, and husband-wife relationships.
The wearer of this Rudraksha gets all his desires fulfilled and he also
attains peace of mind. Spiritual activities and meditation becomes easier,
if one wears it. When worn by pregnant ladies, it ensures painless delivery
without complications. Patients suffering from sleeplessness and nightmares
also get relief by placing a two mukhi bead beneath their pillow while
sleeping. This also removes the harmful influences of evil spirits. This
rudraksha destroys sins and helps the wearer reach heaven. It bestows purity
and faith. It effectively controls the malefic effects of the Moon, such as
diseases of left eye, kidney, intestine, heart, lung, brain and insomnia on
the physical level.
One should string the bead in a red thread and chant the following mantras.
Shri Gauri Shankaraya Namah
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Kham Dvi Vaktrasya - Om Shreem, Hreem, Kshouma Uveerm Om
Salutations to that two faced supreme God, by whose grace the difficult
merits of tantra are obtained easily. He who leads us on the path of well
being, saves us from sins and grants us prosperity, is also worshipped by us.
We salute him and his consort.
As per Classics:
MahaPuranam Srimad Devi Bhagavatam by Maharshi Veda Vyasa
(Book IX Chapter VII)
The two faced Rudraksha is Ardhanareeshwara, the Lord of the other half which
represents woman (in the same person); if worn, Ardhanareeshwara Shiva is
always pleased with that man who holds it.
66. A Rudraksha with two faces is Isha, the lord of devas. It bestows the
fulfillment of all desires. Especially that Rudraksha quickly quells the sin
(Shrishti Kand Chapter 57)
O God of Gods! a wearer of two mukhi rudraksha absolves him/her self of all
the sins committed, even that of killing a cow. Wearing two mukhi paves the
way to attain perpetual heaven, which exists without any decay. Two mukhi
rukdraksha is like fire. The body of a person wearing this bead gets purified
from all sins accumulated since birth, just like fire destroys all things as
fuel. Sins like killing of a woman, Brahma-hatya (killing of a Brahmin) and
of similar killings, get washed away on wearing this rudraksha. The fruits
(benefits) one gets by worshipping fire, or by offering ahutis (feeding the
devas during fire worship during Yajna) are obtained by the brave person and
he attains a place in the heaven.
Lord Kalagnirudra said: The bead with two faces is of the form of
Ardhanarishwara and the devotee wearing it attains the grace of
Ardhanarishwara (Siva united with Sakti).