Devotees wait for the holy month of Shravan which begins in August. During this time, showering Lord Shiva with sacred ingredients like honey, cow milk, cow curd, and even milk is considered auspicious. This ritual, called Rudrabhishek Puja needs to be done under the supervision of a priest. Let us in this post have a look at the Shiva Rudrabhishek Vidhi and the list of ingredients needed for the same.
The Abhishek performed to Lord Shiva is known as Rudrabhishek, and doing the same during the fifth month i.e. Shravan month as per the Hindu calendar is said to be auspicious. Devotees also observe a fast on Mondays which is called the Shravan Somwar Vrat. As Monday is the day dedicated to Lord Shiva, devotees perform Rudrabhishek puja online along with Somwar Vrat. Rudrabhishek Puja is also performed on the days of Maha Shivratri, during Pradosh Vrat, Shravan Somwar, and Masik Shivratri.
Lord Shiva, who is known as the God of the Gods can be pleased by performing Rudrabhishek puja on auspicious days. You can talk to a pundit to know the best day to perform the pooja or you can even book pooja online. The pooja is performed in one of his Rudra forms, and the pundit also chants the 108 names of the lord while performing the Abhishek.
The Rudrabhishek puja can be performed online, where the pooja is done at the pundit’s place remotely using your gotra and name. The pooja is also live-streamed, and the recording of the same is also shared. Rudrabhishek is said to ward off any evil, and the pooja has to be performed as per the Vedic scriptures. The ritual helps you attain well-being, and prosperity and fulfill your desires.
Devotees can chant the Rudrabhishek mantra and receive the blessings of Lord Shiva. The Rudra Mantra that can be chanted is “Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraya.”
Some of the benefits of Rudrabhishek pooja are listed below.
Pundits recommend performing Rudrabhishek Puja Online
The time needed to perform Rudrabhishek is approximately 1 ½ hour to 2 hours. Mentioned below is the way the pooja is performed by a pundit.
The Rudrabhishek starts with the bathing of the Shiva Linga by using the ingredients like cow milk, honey, cow ghee, yogurt, and water.
After the abhisheka, the Shiva Linga is decorated using flowers, rudraksha, and bel Patra.
The pundit then recites the Laghunyasa while performing Rudrabhishek. This is a chant for healing and well-being.
After Laghunyasa, the priests recite the Shivopasana Mantra which protects you from all evils in your life.
After Shivopasana Mantra, the priests start with Ashtottara Shatanamavali, which is the recital of the 108 names of Lord Shiva. Post this, Sri Rudram is recited. During this, the devotees need to remain quiet and hear the mantra. As the Sri Rudram is recited in a rhythm, it is said to purify the atmosphere around and help wipe out the sins.
Some of the materials needed for Rudrabhishek pooja are listed below. You can get in touch with the pundit to know more about the same.
Rudrabhishek can be performed in a temple and at home as well. You can book for a Rudrabhishek online, where the pooja is done by the pundit over live streaming following the proper vidhi.
Puja would be performed by experienced and well-versed vedic panditji. Panditji will bring gurukul approved authentic samagri. The procedures and rituals would be followed strictly as per Vedic standards. Puja will be performed as per muhurat timings. You will get all information and guidance post booking the Puja from your dedicated puja manager.
We will Bring: Bodysoul Agarbatti/Dhoop Pack, Kapoor/Camphor - 15gm, Rui batti - Round and Long, Kalawa 2Pc, Janeu 4pc, Laal Kapda, Safed Kapda, Peela Kapda, Haldi - 10gm, Kumkum - 10gm, Sindoor - 10gm, Mishri - 10gm, Chandan Powder - 10gm, Peeli Sarso - 10gm, Panchmeva - 100gm, Puja Supari - 9Pc, Ilaichi - 5gm, Laung - 5gm, Ganga Jal - 100ml, Honey, Gau Mutra - 50ml, Nariyal - 1Pc, Itra, Akshat 500gm, Tissue Paper - 50pc, Biodegradable Katori - 10Pc, Paper Plate - 15Pc, Havan Items if included.
You Will Arrange: Vessels, Oil Lamps, Mats, Bowls, Chowki, Plates, Milk, Curd, Prasad Sweets, Flowers, Mala, Photo or Murti, Bricks for Havan if included.