By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Ekadasa-Rudras, EkAdaZa-Rudras, Ekaadasha-Rudras
Ekādaśa-Rudras literally means ‘The group of eleven Rudras’.
Though Rudra or Śiva has been projected as one of the trinity representing the destructive aspect of God, there are minor deities called as Rudras who are sometimes listed as eight or eleven. They may be gaṇadevatās, attendants of Śiva.
Almost all these names are those of Rudra/Siva himself.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore