Rudra is one of the many names of Lord Shiva. Performing a Puja for the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiv with all proper rites and rituals is known as Rudrabhishek Puja. This Puja is aimed to appease the Rudra form of Shiva so as to attain inner peace and fulfillment.
|| Om Vamdevaya Namaha, Jyeshthaaya Namaha , Shreshthay Namaha , Rudraay Namaha , Kaalay Namaha ,Kala Vikarannaay Namaha, Bal Vikaranaay Namaha, Balaay Namaha Bala Pramathanaay Namaha, Sarva Bhoot Damanaay Namaha, Manomanaay Namaha||
|| While offering the diyas, agarbattis and camphor, people chant: Karpur Gaurm, Karunavataram, Sansaar Saaram, Bhujagendrahaaram, Sada Vasantam, Hridaya Aravinde, Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namaami ||
The Rudrabhishek Puja is done primarily for
- Creating of happiness at Home
- Success in education, job and career
- Harmonious relationships
- Elimination of financial troubles
- Removal of doshas
- Bringing peace and harmony in our abodes
- Elimination of health related issues
- Blessing a person with a healthy mind and positive spirit
The Rudrabhishek Puja helps in transforming these negative energies into positive ones. Many Vedic scriptures have stressed upon the Rudrabhishek Puja as the remover of all evils. All planets affecting people’s horoscopes have been born from the rage of Lord Shiva. So if one wishes to do away with the ill effects i.e. Doshas of the planetary positions, one can definitely do a Rudrabhishek Puja. Two kinds of energies exist in our world – positive and negative. Positive energies exist in the form of good health, happiness, love, joy and prosperity whereas negative energies exist in the form of ill health, depression and poverty.
Rudrabhishek Puja Vidhi
- Primarily, this Puja comprises of doing the Abhishek of the Shiv Linga using 11 ingredients. The ingredients include unboiled milk, water, Gangajal, coconut water and Panchamrit. Other Samagri for Rudrabhishek Puja include Ghee/Oil Diyas, Dhoop, Agarbatti, Karpur, Akshata, Belpatra, Supari, Coconuts, flowers and sweets. These ingredients are offered with a lot of love and gratitude. While doing so people chant the 108 names of Lord Shiva.
- The Shiva Linga has to be placed in the correct direction after which the Karta i.e. the primary worshipper has to ideally smear ash (Bhasm).
- After this he should wear a Rudraksh mala. One by one all the ingredients should be offered to the Linga.
- The karta then has to offer coconuts, fruits, flowers, sweets and belpatra to the Lord.
- Incense sticks and Dhoop should be lighted to fill the room with a divine fragrance.
- The flame of the diyas helps brighten the room. While chanting the 108 names, the camphor should be burnt to cleanse the air and bring in the divinity in the aura around.
- The continuous and musical nature of the chanting can take you into a trance like state.