Shiva Abhishekam Procedure
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Abhisheka liquids - Water mixed with Gangajal, unboiled milk, Sugarcane juice, fruit juices, Coconut water.
Punchamrit which is mix of unboiled cow milk , honey , sugar, ghee and curd.
Water mixed with Ganges water in a achamani pot with Kusha grass for sprinkling and a spoon.
Dhoop, Incense sticks, Camphor, Ghee lamp.
Sandal paste, Aromatic oils, fragrant waters of Rose, khuskhus.
Offerings - Sweets, Clothes, Flowers, Fruits, Betel nut, Bael Patra, Paan , Bel fruit, Coconut.
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Place Lingam so that Yoni faces North and you face the West face of the Lingam and look towards East. You need to sit on an Asan of wool/ Kusha.
Smearing ash (Bhasma):
The devotee worshipping Lord Shiva should smear holy ash on his forehead in three horizontal stripes - Tripundra. The stripes symbolize Absolute Knowledge, Purity and Penance (Yogasadhana).
The devotee should wear Rudraksha beads mala while worshipping Lord Shiva. The Rudraksha converts the divine light frequencies into the sound frequencies in the human body. Hence, it facilitates the absorption of divine frequencies and transformation of one's thoughts into divine language, so as to reach one's divine Principle of worship.
The sattvik frequencies emitted by the Rudraksha balance Chakras helping one elevate to higher consciousness.
Sprinkle water over yourself and all items of Puja chanting:
"Om Apavitrah Pavitro Va Sarva Vastan Gatopi Va
Yah Smaret Pundari Kaksham Sa Bahya Bhyantarah Shuchi"
Translation: May all things unholy become holy, may all lower tendencies depart, just as soon as we transcend may within and without be purified!
Remember Guru, Ganesh, Deity and Parents:
"Om Gurubhyo Namaha;
Om Ganeshaya Namaha;
Om Kula Devatabhyo Namaha;
Om Ishta Devatabhyo Namaha;
Om Mata Pitribhyam Namaha"
Translation: I bow to guru, I bow to Ganesha, I bow to the family deity, I bow to my personal deity, I bow to my parents
Place water on right hand with spoon of Achamani and sip after each of these 3 mantras
"Om Keshavaya Namaha
Om Narayana Namaha
Om Madhavaya Namaha"
Place water on right hand and pour on ground:
"Om Govindaya Namaha"
Do three short rounds of pranayama breaths.
"Om Pranavasya Parabrahma Rishihi Paramatma Devata
Daivi Gayatri Chandaha
Bathe lingam with water and then offer all Abhisheka liquids one by one. Offer Panchamrit and water. All this while chant “Om Namah Shivaye”. Wipe Him and place Him on Pedestal.
Now chant Sadyojaat mantra
"Om Sadyojaatam Prapadyaami Sadyojataajava Namo Namaha
Bhave Bhavenaati Bhave Bhavasvamaam Bhavodbhavay Namaha"
Offer Sandal Paste making a Tripunda on His Western Face with Vamdev mantra
"Om Vamdevaya Namah, Jyeshthaay Namah, Shreshthay Namah, Rudraay Namah, Kaalay Namah, Kala Vikarannaay Namah, Bal Vikaranaay Namah, Balaay Namah Bala Pramathanaay Namah, Sarva Bhoot Damanaay Namah, Manomanaay Namah."
Offer dhoop and incense:
"Om Aghorebhyo Ghorebhyo Ghor Ghor Tarebhayaha
Sarvebhya Sarva Sharvvebhyo Namaste Astu Rudra Roopebhyaha"
"Om Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Mahadevaay Dheemahi
Tanno Rudraha Prachodayaat"
Chant Eeeshan mantra:
"Om Eeshaanah Sarvavidyaanam Eeshwar Sarvabhootaanaam
Brahmaadipati Brahmanaadhipati Brahma Shivome Astu Sadaa Shivom
(Invocation) Avahanam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Seat) Asanam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Cloth) Vastram Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Sandalwood or scent) Chandanam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Rice) Akshatan Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Flower, Bael Patra) Pushpam, Belpatram Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Dhoop) Dhupam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Ghee lamp) Deepam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Water drink) Achamaniyam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Fruit, Sweets, Bael fruit) Naivedyam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Water Drink) Achamaniyam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Betel nut , Paan) Tambulam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha
(Coconut) Shri Phalam Samarpayami Sri Shiva Maha Devaya Charana Kamalebhyo Namaha "
"Karpura Shivam Karuna Vataram Samsara Saram Bhujagendraharam
Sada Vasantam Hridaya Ravinde Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namami"
Translation: White as camphor and kindness incarnate, the very form of Brahman consciousness, you Shiva ever dwell in my heart. I bow to you
Chant Gayatri mantra 3 times
"Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha
Om Tat Savitur Varenyum Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat"
Chant Surya mantra 3 times
"Om Bhu Om Bhuvaha Om Swaha Om Maha Om Janaha Om Tapaha Om Satyam"
Repeat and touch each after each mantra, right eye, left eye, forehead
"Om Apo Jyothi
Brahma Bhu Bhuvaha Swarom"
Chant Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times with Rudraksha mala.
"Om Haum Joom Sah ,Om Bhur Bhuvaha Swaha
Om Triambakam Yajamahey,Sungandhim Pushti Vardanam
Urvar Ukamiva Bandhanan, Mrityor Muksheeya Mamritat
Om Swaha Bhuvaha Bhu Om Sah Joom Haum Om"
Bow or supplicate, then chant this last prayer :
"Om Purnamada purnamidam purnath purnamudyachite
Purnasya purnamadaya purna mevaya shishyate
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti"
Prayer to Lord Shiva
|| Karpur gauram karunaa avataaram, sansaar saaram Bhujgendra haaram, Sadaa va
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