Maha Rudrabhishek yagya or pooja is a ritual associated with Lord Shiva and it is performed 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 according to the ancient Hindu Vedic calendar and Hindu mythology. There is an association of Lord Shiva, Saturn and Rudra. Importance of Maha Rudrabhishek Pooja is numerous and has everlasting effect.
Panchamrut pooja is also done for Lord Mahakaleshwar along with reciting powerful hymns that help to fulfills wishes of the person who is performing this Abhishek. During incarnation, Lord Vishnu performed Rudrabhishek pooja. This is also known as one of the greatest pooja that helps to remove all obstacles of life. This pooja can take place if full spirituality, as well as rituals, is performed with good and pure heart. Rudram mantra should be listened to get the maximum benefits of this pooja.
Who should perform Maha Rudrabhishek Pooja?
This pooja is a very sacred pooja. So who should perform this? The person who wants to attain happiness and seek blessings of Lord Shiva to remove all the obstacles of life should perform this pooja.
What are the benefits of doing Maha Rudrabhishek Pooja?
a) This pooja helps to remove evil effect of Ashlehsa, Pushya, Punarvasu Nakshatras.
b) This helps to remove problems prevailing in the home for long time.
c) This pooja helps to remove all sins of life.
d) This pooja washes of the sins and afflictions.
e) This is very beneficial for karka zodiac sign.
When should I perform Maha Rudrabhishek?
This pooja is performed on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri. The shiva linga is bathed with milk, water, and honey. This day is very auspicious to get the blessings of Lord Shiva. Performing this special pooja on this day helps one to get auspicious result of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is very happy during this pooja and helps to fulfill the desire of the devotee.
What are the materials required for Maha Rudrabhishek?
There are various materials that are needed for performing Maha Rudrabhishek pooja. The substance those are essential for the same are cow milk, honey, curd, sugar, coconut and ghee. For offering, we require clothes, betel nut, coconut, flowers, fruits and a wool asan.
It is important that while performing maha rudrabhishek pooja the Shiva Linga should face in the North direction. The devotee should face towards the east in respect to the Shiv Linga. Particular Asana should be made while performing the pooja ( Maha Rudrabhishek)
Where to perform Maha Rudrabhishek?
Maharudrabhishek pooja should be performed in the Lord Shiva temple. Some of the prominent temples where Maha Rudrabhishek pooja can be performed are Omakareshwar temple in Indore, Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, nageshwar temple in Gujarat and Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik.