Rameshwaram – Panchamrut Abhishek
Lord Shiva is one of the most revered deities of Hinduism and one of the Trimurti Gods alongside Brahma and Vishnu. Various types of Pooja offered to Lord Shiv i.e. Rudrabhishek, Laghurudra Abhishek, Maha pooja Panchamrut Abhishek, etc.
When can it be done?
Worship of Lord Ashutosh done every day results in the welfare of all. However, Mahadevji Himself has given details of the month, day, and date for His puja in Shiva Purana. He has given special importance to the month of Shravan. Shivji has recommended a diet of Charnamrit consisting of wheat bread (Bhakri), Jaggery, sugar and water for women who are fasting, and has given special importance to Mondays. In Shiv Purana Mahadev has also talked about the significance of Mahashivratri in the month of Magh. The other Shivaratris and Pradosh fast during the whole year are written about in our scriptures.
Apart from this, Parashar Smriti mentions the months of Margshirsh, Magh, Phagun ( Sud Paksha), Baisakh, and Shravan Shiv Puja for furthering dynasty (Vansh) Golden benefits of Shiv Yajan in the month of Kartik are indicated. Also besides these pujas, a special Yagya considering Agnichakra and Ahuti Chakra
for obtaining desired fruits is best done on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ‘Atulam Sukh Masnute’ means it is very fruitful.
Importance of Puja :
Protects from negative influences of Shani.
Devotees must observe a strict fast throughout the day and consume milk and fruits during the day, if absolutely necessary.
Namak – Chamak Rudrabhishek, Panchamurt Mantra (Avahan, Asan Padya, Arghya, Snan) etc. Manta, aarti
Time taken for the Panchamrut Abhishek is 30-40 Mins.
Required things(Puja Samgari)
(Pour water, milk, curd, ghee and honey)
Place of Puja
It can be done at any place of pilgrimage, at any Shiv Mandir, at the house of the host or the house of the Brahman.