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 is a sacred Hindu puja to offer prayers to Lord Shiva to bring wellbeing, goodness, happiness, and synchronization to the life of a native. Also, it benefits the exclusion of hurdles from life and bring with triumph, bliss, enlightenment, and endless love.
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.
Significance of Abhishek
Jal Abhishek (Water)
According to holy books, if Jalabhishek is done the Lord Shiva rewards with good vridhti and fulfills one’s desires. Vrishti means more water.
This prevents any form of illness or physical problems from falling on the devotee.
Dudh Abhishek (Milk)
If a devotee pours milk on the shivling and worships him then, it is believed that he gets longevity as a reward.
Dahi Abhishek (Curd)
This helps a childless couple to have a child.
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.
Shahad Abhishek (Honey)
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.
Importance of 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.
Brahman of Kashi holds special significance in performing the rituals related to Lord Shiva as they born in kashi and brought up in listening rudri & om namah shivay, chanting and performing rituals from their birth.
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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