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. It is one of the most ancient practices followed by Hindus worldwide. This Puja is aimed to appease the Rudra form of Shiva so as to attain inner peace and fulfillment.
Importance and Significance of Rudrabhishek Puja
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. The Rudrabhishek Puja helps in transforming these negative energies into positive ones.
Benefits of Rudrabhishek Puja
The Rudrabhishek Puja is done primarily for
- 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
History & Stories
Legends and Vedic Scriptures have claimed that this Puja is being done since the Treta Yug. This Yug belonged to Lord Rama who was the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama was known to be a Bhakt i.e. devotee of Lord Shiva. For this Rama did a Sthapna of a Shiv Lingam as an expression of his devotion. Since then people offer flowers, milk, belpatra etc. to the Shiv Linga as a method of doing the Rudrabhishek Puja.