One of the many names of Śiva (Shiva). Advised by the great sage Saṃbartta (Sangbartta), the sage king Marutta went to the Muñjavāna (Munjavana) Mountain, a part of the Himalayan range, and engaged himself in paying tributes to Lord Mahādeva (Mahadeva). Here, King Marutta has addressed Śiva-Mahādeva as ‘Akrūrakarmā’ (Akrurakarma). Mahādeva is represented as having a serene image; cruelty or ruthlessness is against his nature. He never engages in an act of cruelty—thus his appellation of ‘Akrūrakarmā’.