Rudra means Shiva. Lord Shiva has been referred to as Rudra in the Vedas. It is believed that “Rutam Dukham Dravayati Nashayatitirudra” i.e. Lord Rudra, famously known as Lord Shiva removes all sorrows in one’s life and he is the ultimate creator and benefactor of humankind. Although Lord Shiva is known to get pleased very quickly by his devotees but as per Vedas and Puranas, Rudra Abhishek puja has been described as the most effective way to please Lord Shiva immediately and get the desired blessings from him. There are many benefits of Rudra Abhishek Puja. By worshipping Lord Shiva with the Yajurvedic method, the desired boon is believed to be obtained very soon. It also helps to remove all the planetary obstacles from a person’s life. If you perform Rudrabhishek Puja or get it done by pandits on Mahashivratri or on any holy day, then you can surely get your wishes fulfilled.
When to Perform Rudrabhishek Puja
Generally, Lord Shiva can be worshipped on any day, all the days are sacred for worshipping Lord Shiva. However, in order to remove sorrows or sufferings from life, it is best to conduct a Rudra Abhishek Puja on any Monday, birthdays, marriage anniversaries or on any auspicious occasion for the individual and their family. Rudrabhishek Puja can be performed in the mornings as well as in the evenings.
Where Can a Rudrabhishek Puja be Conducted?
Rudrabhishek Puja can be done anywhere, at home, in the office, etc., but it’s more auspicious to conduct a Rudrabhishek Puja in a Siddha Shiva Temple. Many devotees also build ‘homa kundas’ in the worship area. Moreover, it’s more beneficial to perform a Rudra Abhishek puja in a temple where the idol has been established through Prana Pratishtha. You can conduct the Rudrabhishek Puja through a qualified Pandit by being physically present in that place or even through an online mode if you want to get it done in a particular place and aren’t able to reach there. Apart from this, if you have a Siddha Shivling in your house, then you can do the Rudrabhishek Puja there too.
Benefits of Rudrabhishek Puja
Any kind of worship of Lord Shiva has always been proven to be beneficial. If you are getting a Rudra Abhishek Puja done in a particular Shiva temple, then you will definitely get the benefits of the Puja. The significance of the consecration of Lord Rudra has been described in Shiv Purana. According to Shiv Purana, performing the Rudra Abhishek of Lord Shiva with different materials gives different kinds of benefits. Some of them are:
- Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva with Gangajal helps to get rid of all sorrows.
- Rudra Abhishek of Lord Shiva with normal water protects from various diseases.
- Anointing Lord Shiva with milk helps to bring economic progress.
- Rudrabhishek of Shiva with Panchamrit fulfils any desired boon by the devotee.
- Rudra Abhishek of Lord Shiva with sugarcane juice helps in increasing wealth.
- Anointing Lord Shiva by mixing perfume in normal water gives name and fame.
- Rudra Abhishek of Lord Shiva with honey removes various financial issues.
- By doing Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva with ghee, there is progress in the business and career.
Rudrabhishek Puja Materials Required (Puja Samagri)
Some of the important puja materials (samagri) required for Rudra Abhishek Puja are incense sticks, oil lamp, naivedya, scent, camphor, belpatra, milk, honey, fruit, coconut, sandalwood, pure water, gangajal, betel nut and rose water. The most important thing in Rudrabhishek Puja is that the water should be flowing continuously on Lord Shiva during the recitation of the mantras. In such a situation, a continuous stream of water flows on Lord Shiva which is arranged by making a hole in a big pitcher. Lord Shiva can be pleased even by the simplest offerings such as leaves and flower petals. However, if Rudra Abhishek Puja is conducted, then it is beneficial to perform it according to the ancient Yajurvedic system. The Puja should be conducted by a well-qualified pandit.
Rudrabhishek Puja Mantras
There’s a special mantra of Lord Shiva which should be recited during the Rudrabhishek Puja conducted by the Yajurvedic method. It is important to pronounce the text correctly while reciting the mantras during worship. If you don’t know the pronunciation of the mantras, then you can chant the common Panchakshara Mantra “Om Namah Shivaya”, to get peace, happiness and the divine blessings of Lord Shiva.
Deities worshipped during the Rudrabhishek Puja
Firstly, Lord Ganesha is offered worship during Rudra Abhishek Puja. Then Mata Parvati is worshipped. After the mantras of Matrika Puja and Navagraha Puja, Rudrapath is performed to please Lord Shiva. It is believed that by performing this ritual, the worshiper gets the blessings of almost all the deities.
Which Gods are Invoked During Rudrabhishek Puja
The ritual of invoking various deities during Rudrabhishekam is an age-old important ritual. During the Rudrabhishek Puja, firstly Lord Ganesha is invoked followed by the nine planets (Navgraha), Mata Gauri, Brahmadev, Mata Lakshmi, Agnidev, Suryadev and Ganga Maiya. All the deities are offered Roli-Akshat and flowers and then the Rudrabhishekam is performed.
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