Importance of Rudrabhishek in Kashi.
Kashi – The City of Rituals.
Kashi is believed to exist on the Trident of the Lord Shiva, therefore it is directly associated with divinity and serenity.
Kashi is the eternal place of Moksh or Salvation or Absolution.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is considered to be adobe of to Lord Shiva and performing Rudra abhishek here gives utmost satisfaction, peace and material growth as Rudra abhishek is direct offering to the Lord Shiva in the form of materials that enchant him.
Rudra abhishek Puja is performed to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva by pleasing him, and pleasing him from his adobe (kashi) is more eternal and blissful.
Kashi, or Varanasi or Banares as it is commonly known today, was the center of rituals, and a phenomenal tool created for spiritual growth.
SIGNIFICANCE OF MAHA SIVRATRI
Mahashivratri is one of the largest and most significant among the sacred festival of India, to move away from conflicts and move towards truth, beauty, peace, and benevolence – the eternal qualities of Shiva. It is meant to wake up every particle of your body.
The planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. It is enormously beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual well-being to stay awake and aware in a vertical position throughout the night.
During Mahashivratri, we practice sadhana and take refuge in the divine consciousness. There are two ways to do this: meditation (sadhana) and surrender. Surrender is having the faith that there is a divine power that is taking care of us. Sadhana and surrender bring peace and solace to us and help us to experience the true significance of Mahashivratri.
Rudra Abhishek and Shivratri
As per Hindu Calendar, Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of each month during the waning moon (Krishna Paksha) half. Shivratri is observed every month whereas Mahashivratri falls once in a year.
Shivratri is considered best for performing rudra abhishek in Kashi Vishwanath temple as it is powerful and auspicious, dedicated to the supreme lord, Shiva. It is observed by men and women for improved living and betterment of the future. It is believed that if you perform Rudra Abhishek on Shivratri, you can keep yourself away from all the life obstacles, sudden death, speedy recovery, pink health, and outbound happiness. It is said that with this, one can attain salvation, liberation, and freedom from all the stress and misfortunes of a lifetime.
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