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Benefits of Lord Shiva Abhishekam

Benefits of Lord Shiva Abhishekam

Abhishekam is a holy ritual in which liquid or mixture of certain items is poured on the image or idol of the deity. It is mainly performed during the worship of Lord Shiva as devotees believe that He loves Abhishekam. There are certain items with which Lord Shiva is worshipped. Each has its own benefits as per the beliefs of devotees.

Here are the benefits of Lord Shiva Abhishekam done with various things:

  • If you do Abhishekam with milk to Lord Shiva, you will be blessed with long life.
  • Those who do Ahbishekam with curd will be blessed with good children.
  • Ghee Abhisehkam helps relieve ailments.
  • Honey removes sorrows and problems in your life.
  • Panchamrtia Abhishekam (mixture of milk, curd, ghee, honey, sugar or jaggery) gives wealth.
  • Sandal paste Abhishekam offers good health.
  • Turmeric provides affluence.
  • Abhishekam with tender coconut water improves the wellbeing of the family.
  • Rice powder Abhishekam offers relief from debts.
  • Sugarcane juice offers good health.
  • Lemon juice Abhishekam prevents untimely death.
  • Abhishekam with mango juice treats long-term ailments.
  • Offering Ganga water to Lord Shiva gives peace.
  • Abhishekam with sandalwood water helps with children’s prosperity.

While doing Lord Shiva Abhishekam, keep these things in mind:

  • Do not put your fingers in the liquid like water, milk or ghee you are offering to the deity as the liquid is believed to be impure if your nails touch them.
  • Do not pour the water used for Abhishekam in the pot of the Holy Basil tree as it is considered a sin. This is because the Holy Basil tree is the Avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu.
  • Never worship Lord Shiva with Ketaki and Champaka flowers as they are believed to be cursed by the Lord.
  • Do not keep the Abhishekam liquids in a utensil made of bronze.

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