Rudrabhishek Puja performed during Mahashivaratri promises good health, success in our endeavours and a positive mind and spirit.
What is Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam:
During Maha Shivaratri and some other occasions, Rudrabhishek, a component of Shiva puja, is regarded as the most important ritual. One of Hinduism's purest rituals, it is carried out to appease Lord Shiva and obtain his blessings during Maha Shivaratri.
Who should perform Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam:
Rudrabhishek can be performed to overcome possible threats in life, to gain prosperity and general happiness, relief from long-standing health issues, for peace and harmony in the family, and also as a part of Graha Shanti Puja.
Why is Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam Done:
- Rudrabhishek is believed to safeguard the native and their family from all negative energies and problems.
- Relieves long-standing health issues.
- Safeguards the native from financial instability.
- Help attain prosperity and success in career and business.
- Eliminate negativity.
- Recitation of Sri Rudram helps in restoring peace in one’s life.
- It serves as a remedial measure for planetary doshas.
When is Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam Done (Auspicious times):
Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam should ideally be performed on Mondays as it is the day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Conducting Rudrabhishek on Shivaratri, during graha pravesh, anniversary or birthdays is also considered good. One may also perform the abhishek during auspicious muhurat after consulting a priest
Where is Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam done:
Rudrabhishek/Maha Rudrabhishekam can be performed either at your home, temple or as per the priest’s instructions
How is Rudrabhishek done/Maha Rudrabhishekam (observances and rules):
In this puja, Lord Shiva is offered a holy bath made of flowers and other sacred puja supplies. The Rudra Abhishek puja must be performed by devotees with complete devotion to Lord Shiva in a precise manner. Flowers, incense sticks, ghee, curd, honey, fresh milk, panchamrit, rose water, sweets, Ganga Jal, camphor, aracanut, cardamom, and cloves, as well as Bel patra and holy ash, are among the ingredients used in puja. The most prevalent type is Jal Abhishek, which is followed by Dudh (milk), Shahad (honey), Panchamrit, Ghee, and Dahi (curd) Abhishek. The devotee must sit for the puja facing east. They must cleanse their body thoroughly and wear clean clothes. They must be free of any negative thoughts. Avoid consuming alcohol and meat the day before and on the puja day. Avoid external distractions.