Rudrabhishekam is the ultimate pooja which is performed to Lord Shiva. The main part of this pooja is the Rudram which will be chanted throughout. This pooja gives one the ultimate blessing of Lord Shiva. Rudrabhishekam Pooja is done to worship Lord Shiva in Rudra form. Rudra Suktham is chanted while performing the Abhishekam to the Shiva lingam.
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Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva. The term 'Rudra' is used amply in the Vedas. Rudra means tempest or a violent storm. Rudra focuses on the destructive nature of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is both gentle and aggressive. He is both forgiving and merciless. He is everything. He is the beginning and he himself is the end. This is how his devotees perceive him. Some philosophical and spiritual experts believe that Lord Shiva is called Rudra because of the Rudra Tandav dance. It is believed that a robust, fearless and enrage Shiva performs the Rudra Tandav dance in cremation grounds. He is unstoppable and furious.
Another story says that the name Rudra is associated with 11 Rudras which were created by Lord Shiva. Once, Lord Brahma requested lord Shiva to create some interesting beings. He complained of monotony which he got from creating ordinary beings.
He wanted to have extraordinary beings. Lord Shiva ha has always been benevolent. He kept the request of Lord Brahma and created 11 immortal beings namely:. Rudrabhishek puja is paramount. It is extremely important as a ritual. It is considered to be one of the finest, purest and compelling ritual in Hinduism. Lord Shiva, in the Rudrabhishek puja, is worshipped by giving him a sacred bath along with flowers and the necessary materials required in this puja.
Rudrabhishek puja takes place in the month of Shravan. It is a rainy month according to Hinduism. The month is in July-August. Many devotees believe that instead of doing a regular puja or an ordinary puja, if a puja is done specially, then there are more chances of receiving love and blessings from God.
In the case of Rudrabhishek puja too, there 6 specialties. Let's get to them one by one. According to holy books, if Jalabhishek is done the Lord Shiva rewards with good vridhti and fulfills one's desires. Vrishti means more water. If a devotee pours milk on the shivling and worships him then, it is believed that he gets longevity as a reward. Shahad means honey in Hindi.
If a devotee worships the Shivling with honey then he can live his life freely and happily. He is freed from all of life's troubles and misfortunes.
Panchamrit is blended with 5 different elements namely milk, curd, sugar candy, honey, and ghee. These 5 elements together form the panchamrit. They are poured on the Shivling and Lord Shiva is worshipped. It is believed that the devotee is blessed with wealth and prosperity. Flowers, ghee, curd, honey, fresh milk, panchamrit, rose water, sugar candy, coconut water, Ganga Jal, camphor, holy ash and so on. The puja starts by pouring Gangajal on the Shivling and then the other materials meant for the puja like ghee, curd, milk and so I ate poured on the Shivling one after another.
The puja starts by performing a homa on fire. The priests gather for the puja. They pray to other gods and goddess-like Lord Ganesha, Maa Durga and so on. The devotees also chant mantras for the puja. In the end, special dishes are offered to Lord Shiva. Also, the gangajal collected from the Abhishek is sprinkled on the devotees.
It is believed that this gangajal is a blessing of lied Shiva. It will clear all sins and bad omens from a person. Rudrabhishek puja is an extremely powerful puja. It is performed to seek blessings and good health from God. Every year numerous devotees engage in Rudrabhishek puja to please Lord Shiva and seek his love care, protection, and blessings.
Rudrabhishek puja holds a high significance in Hindu religion.
Rudrabhishekam Pooja : Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra form, is hailed by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest Poojas to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity. This worship involves prayers while bathing the shiva linga with milk, yogurt, butter etc, before the Shiva Linga is decorated with flowers, rudraksha etc. At the temples, there is a price tag if you want to participate paid at the end of the worship. If we get there early, we can sit in the inner chamber. The experience is much better sitting in the inner chamber.
Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva. The term 'Rudra' is used amply in the Vedas. Rudra means tempest or a violent storm. Rudra focuses on the destructive nature of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is both gentle and aggressive. He is both forgiving and merciless.