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Rudra means Shiva, the destroyer of all sins. The Laghu Rudra Pooja is considered to be the highest honour given to Lord Shiva after Maha Rudra Pooja.
11 recitations of the Sri Rudram, one of the oldest listing of various names of Lord Shiva, followed by 1 recitation of the Chamakam is known as Ekadasa Rudram. This constitutes 1 Rudra Homam. 11 Ekadasa Rudram recitation makes 1 Laghu Rudram. And 11 Laghu Rudra chanting leads to 1 Maha Rudram. The most auspicious Laghu Rudra Pooja Muhurat falls in the month of Shravan. If it cannot take place in the month of Shravan, then Mondays are believed to be the appropriate days to please the God.
Every Pooja is not made for everyone. One needs to know before conducting it. The Importance of Laghu Rudra Abhishek is suitable for a person suffering from ill effects of the moon, ailments and diseases, unable to find perfect soul-mate and on occasions like Amavasya and eclipses and other. It also helps in improving relationship, good health, career, business, positivity and the like.
Maha Shivratri For Laghu Rudra Pooja is performed by chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra ‘Om Hoom Joom Saha, Om Bhu Bhuva Swaha, Om Triambhakam Yajamahe, Sungandhim Pushti Vardanam, UrvaruKamiva Bandhanat, Mrityor Muksheeya Mamritat, Om Swaha Bhuva, Bhu Om Saha, Joom Hoom Om’, 11,111 times. This leads to the removal of evil effects of the planets, as all the 9 planets are controlled by Shiva. The Pooja is installed by 7 priests with complete ritusla of Abhishek.