What is Rudra Abhishek?
Rudra Abhishek Puja is a ceremony where Panchamrut Pooja is done to lord Trimbakeshwara with strong mantras to attain all the wishes of the person who gets it done.
This gives success, the fulfillment of all wishes; it finishes negativity, cut off the negative karma and give all-round happiness in life.
The Panchamrut pooja is of Milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey, and Sugar.
People do it for attaining the wishes, and for success and wealth. Only Local Brahmins of the Trimbakeshwar at the temple do this special type of Puja. This gives success, fulfillment and gives all-round happiness in life. People do this by chanting the verses of Sanskrit shlokas. It simultaneously gives either holy leaves, holy water, honey, Milk, curd, sugar, cane juice to Lord Trimbakeshwar.
Priests say the Verses loudly. It is written in the Sanskrit language, an ancient Indian language. There is a belief that this language is used for communication by God. Priests generally can chant in this language. The vibrations generated from this chanting heal the mind of listeners and will give them peace of mind.
Ancient Holy Man wrote these prayers to please God.
- Rudra Abhishek
- Laghu-Rudra Abhishek
- Maha-Rudra Abhishek
Rudra Abhishek Puja
Rudra Abhishek Puja is of Shivling Abhishek with 11 items and chanting of 108 names of Lord Shiva. It is the name of Lord Shiva. People do this Puja to please Lord Shiva in the Rudra form. In this, a shiva linga is bathed in water which is regularly poured over it, with supporting of the chanting of Vedic mantra known as the Rudra suktha. However, it is showered by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest puja’s. Abhisheka is the worshipping ceremony of God. People pour ingredients like Cow’s milk, Ghee, curds, honey. Also sugar, sugarcane juice, coconut water, water, rice on the Shiva Linga.
As per Hindu mythology at the period of Lord Ram when he was expelled and was searching for Maa Sita, he came at Rameshwaram. He built a Shiva Lingam with his own hands at Rameshwaram before crossing the sea. He did Rudrabhishek to tell his devotion to Lord Siva. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and he was able to win over Ravan and brought Sita back. He was then able to cross over to Srilanka to fight Ravan and to bring back Maa Sita. This Puja is one of the biggest Poojas to finish all evils, win over enemies, betterment in marital life and also to fulfill all wishes and for all-round success and peace.
There are 6 specialties of this Puja.
As per the holy books, if it is done Lord Shiva gives good Vrishti and fulfills one’s wish. Vrishti means more water.
If a devotee pours milk on the shivling and worships him then, it is believed that he gets longevity as an award.
Shahad means honey in Hindi. If a devotee worships the Shivling with honey then he can live his life freely and happily. He is free from all of life’s troubles and problems.
Panchamrit is combined with 5 different items namely milk, curd, sugar candy, honey, and ghee. Also, these 5 items together form the panchamrit. People pour it on the Shivling and worship Lord Shiva. It is believed that the devotee is blessed with wealth and success.
This prevents any form of illness or physical issues from falling on the devotee.
This helps a childless couple to have a child.
Rudra Abhishek Puja Vidhi
Rudrabhishek puja preparations before the starting of Rudra abhishek elaborate preparations need to go. Pandit prepares the Asanas or seats for Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati, other gods and goddesses, and Navagrahas. The blessings of the Lord are sought before starting the puja along with the worship of Ganesh for the successful completion of the puja. The devotee also chants the Sankalp or the determination saying why the puja is done.
The pujas done to different gods and all over energies comprise Mother Earth, Ganga Maa, Ganesh, Lord Surya, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Agni, Lord Brahma, and the nine planets in this order. Once the puja and offerings are made to all these gods or goddess, the Shivling to be worshiped is placed on the altar with arrangements to collect the water flowing from the image during Abhishek.
In the end, Pandits give special dishes to the lord and do aarti. The Pandits sprinkle Ganga Jal collected from the Abhishek on the devotees and also give it for drinking. It removes all sins and diseases. People chant ‘Om Nama shivaya’ all the time of this Puja.
This puja helps in:
- Firstly, friendly relationships
- Secondly, Get inner peace
- Further, Fulfilment of all wishes
- Also, improvement in job
- In addition improvement of health
- Success in education
- Also, control financial issues
- Remove negativity
- And, Healthy Mind and good spirit
Rudra Abhishek Puja Cost
It is a 1 hour Pooja. The cost of doing this Pooja is around Rs. 1000/- INR – 2000/- INR.
Rudra Abhishek Puja Samagri
Pouring water on Shiva Lingam is Abhishek. If people pour the water continuously on Shiva Lingam while chanting Veda Mantra is Rudra Abhishek.
- 1 Packet Turmeric Powder
- A Packet Kumkum
- 1 Packet Sandalwood Paste
- A Packet Incense Sticks
- 1 Packet Camphor
- 25 Betel Nuts or Leaves
- 2 Garlands
- 4 Bunches of Flowers
- 12 Bananas or 5 other varieties of fruits
- 10 Coconuts
- 2 Garlands
- 1 Towel or 2 Yards Fabric
- 1 Small bottle Honey
- 2 Liters Milk
- 2 Cups Yogurt
- 1 Bottle Paneer
What is the procedure of Rudrabhishek puja?
The puja starts by pouring Gangajal on the Shivling. Then the other items meant for the puja like ghee, curd, and milk and so they pour it on the Shivling one after another. The puja starts by doing 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.
All through the puja, devotees chant ”Om Nama Shivaya’.
This puja is an extremely strong puja. People do it to seek blessings and good health from God.
Every year many devotees involve in this puja pleasing Lord Shiva and seeking his love care, protection, and blessings. This puja holds big importance in the Hindu religion.
Rudra Abhishek Pooja at Home
We can do the Rudrabhishekha in the temple within our home.
Pandits do this worship with prayers while bathing the shiva linga with milk, yogurt, butter, etc. also decorating the Shiva Linga with flowers, rudraksha, etc. And show this finally to the devotees for worship and get his blessings.
Rudrabhishek Puja Places
People should do this pooja in the Lord Shiva temple. Also, Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik is the main temple where this Puja can be done.
Rudrabhishek Puja Benefits
- Firstly, to decrease the adverse effect of the aggrieved moon.
- Secondly, to decrease the adverse effect of the different nakshatras and make it strong and helpful.
- Further, for bringing harmony and wealth.
- Moreover, taking away the negativities, cleaning the bad karma & giving protection in life.
- In addition, for defending devotees from bad forces & probable risk
- Also, having a strong mind and good strength.
- Success in education, job, and career
- Also, for healthy relationships
- Elimination of financial issues
- In addition, the Elimination of health-related problems
- Dedicating a person with a strong mind and positive spirit
- Also, it brings wealth and harmony.
- Further, removes adverse energy and clean bad karma.
- Also, safeguard from evils and gives strength to deal with difficulties.
- And it can also finish the evil effects of many doshas in one’s horoscope such as Rahu dosha, Shrapit dosha, etc
Rudrabhishek Puja Dates 2023
The auspicious dates of each month for this are as follows – 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13 and Amavasya. Shukla paksha has auspicious dates 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14. The idea of Shiva Niwas is necessary for the Sakam ritual itself. People can do Archana at any time. However, people can do this in the Jyotirlinga area and pilgrimage place. Also in the festivals of Shivaratri, Sawan Mondays, etc. without keeping in mind about the Shiva home.
Rudrabhishek Puja Significance
Maha Rudrabhishek Yagya or pooja is a ceremony related to Lord Shiva. People do it to get rid of the effects of the planet Saturn. Although it gives the blessings of Lord Shiva. The month of Shravana is dedicated to Lord Shiva as per the ancient Hindu Vedic calendar and Hindu tradition. There is an association of Lord Shiva, Saturn, and Rudra. Although, there is a huge importance of this Pooja and has an endless effect.
People do this pooja for the Lord along with chanting strong hymns that help to fulfill the wishes of the person who is doing this Abhishek. During incarnation, Lord Vishnu does this pooja. This is one of the greatest pooja that helps to take away all obstacles of life. People can do this pooja with a good and pure heart. Also, the mantra should be listened to get the maximum advantages of this pooja.