2. February 2011 04:00
According to the ancient scripture, when the Lord Vishnu was personified as Sri rama, the Lord ascertained Shiva Lingam at rameshwaram before crossing the sea. Shiva Lingam performed Rudrabhishek to show his loyalty towards Lord Shiva. The puja where Lord Shiva is being exalted in his rudra form is hailed by all vedic scriptures and considered as one of the supreme pujas to diminish all evils, to achieve all the needs and attain prosperity and peace. The kind of Puja performed for lord Shiva is Shiva Rudra Abhishekam, and it is believed to be very auspicious to perform.
In this Puja, lord shiva is exalted in the form of linga or Lingam and abhishek is being performed with a variety of objects like flowers, curd, sugarcane juice, milk, coconut water, honey, belpatra, etc. Shiva Rudra Abhishekam is known to be a very good Homam and believed that it has a powerful hymns or mantras that can grant all the wishes of those persons who performed it. This kind of Homam gives prosperity, achievement of all desires, eliminates negative forces, getting rid away from negative karma and will give you the joy and success in life.
The Shravan (savan) month, or Shravana Mas, is one of the most sacred Hindu months. This Hindi month has a lot of various activities such as festivals and auspicious days. However, the most famous are the Mondays (Somwars) in Shravan month which is a tribute to Lords Shiva and there are several people observe the well known Somvar vrat. Shravan month is considered as the most auspicious and is considered also as one of the holiest months in Hindi calendar. Shravan Month is also the first month in Chatur Mas- four holy months. Shiva Rudra Abhishekam is being performed in this holy month and it is believed to give you a tenfold benefits to the person who tries to perform it.
The Sri rudram determine the 346 desires of the human beings that you should attain this to have a peaceful life and should worship Shiva Rudra Abhishekam in order to fulfill it. The astrology scriptures recommended that if you want to have a peaceful life, progeny or progress in your career, health or wealth Shiva Rudra Abhishekam is the ideal one.