Maha Shivratri for Laghu Rudra Pooja
Shivratri is believed to be the night when Lord Shiva performed Tandava, the dance symbolizing creation, preservation and destruction.
The most important ritual while worshipping Lord Shiva is Rudrabhishek. Rudrabhishek For Shivratri Pooja involves Ganesh-Laxmi Pooja in the morning followed by the glorification of the Lingam with holy water, ghee, curd, honey, ghee, milk, sugar and other such materials. People offer Belpatra, Dhatura, Lotus flower and Bilwa leaves to the deity. At the end, various mantras and aartis are performed, especially the Vedic mantra called Rudra Suktha.
Rudra Pooja Mantra Benefits encourage an individual to recite the same and bestow upon themselves the blessings of Shiva. The most popular mantra is ‘Maha Mrityunjay’ which is considered very auspicious. It’s chanting helps in the removal of negativity and agony and entrance of positivity and harmony.
‘Om Trayambakam Yajaamahe Suganghim Pushtivardhanam Urvaarukmiva BandhanaanMrityor Mokshiya Mamritaat’
The worshipping of Shiva or Supreme Being is done by all the four sects of the society i.e. Brahmins for moksha, Kshatriyas for bravery and strength, Vaishyas for wealth and profits and Shudras for bread and butter. How To Do Rudra Pooja At Shivratri? It is initiated with the bath of a Lingam by milk, ganga jal, honey, curd etc. Then devotees apply holy ash on His forehead and chant mantras to show their respect, gratitude and love.
Maha Shivratri, the most awaited and important festival of 2017 is falling on 24th and 25th February. Millions of Lord Shiva’s devotee celebrate it with great zest.
Rudra means Shiva, the destroyer of all sins and sorrows. On Maha Shivratri Rudra Pooja, He is worshiped in His ‘Rudra’ form. Lord Shiva is considered the provider of wealth as He has the control over Kuber’s wealth. Along with monetary gains, He also looks after one’s happiness, health, prosperity, grace, peace and so on.
Maha Shivratri is believed to be the night of Shiva or Supreme-Being. It occurs on the 14th night of the full moon during the month of Phalgun. Shivratri Rudra Pooja Vidhi starts with the bath of Lingam with ‘panchayavya’ i.e. milk, curd, honey, ghee, cow dung followed by the offerings of sandalwood paste, bilwa and beetle leaves, dhatura etc. Incense and fruits are also given. Usually, the devotees chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra’.
Wearing of rudraksha on Shivratri is considered very auspicious and beneficial for a devotee as the rudraksha beads are believed to be made from the tears of lord Shiva Himself.
When the above-described vidhi is performed with complete devotion, devotees enjoy the blessing of Shiva in the form of Maha Shivaratri Rudra Pooja Benefits like purification of mind, soul and body, attainment of knowledge and wisdom, satisfaction with worldly pleasures, eliminate all sorts of negativity leading to an upliftment of spirituality and various other.
Shravan month is believed to be the most suitable month for ‘Subah arambh’ i.e. good start. The ruling deity for Shravan masses’ is Lord Shiva.
Shravan Mass Pooja Vidhi starts with the Shiva’s Abhishek with ghee, honey, milk, curd etc. followed by the offering of Belpatra and Lotus flowers. Then, Datura, Bhang and Shriphal are offered. Devotees also put Vibhuti or holy ash on Shiva’s forehead. The most important part is providing Ganga Jal to Shivlinga, which helps in attaining moksha (salvation).
The main vrat or fast kept by devotees during the month of Shravan is Shravan Somvar Vrat. The Shravan Mass Vrat Vidhi involves worship of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva along with the chanting of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ or ‘Maha Mritunjaya Mantra’. The vrat is kept from sunrise to sunset. Some devotees perform partial fast by eating fruits.
Northern states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and the like observe Shravana month 15 days before the Southern states like Goa, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and the like. This leads to different dates of celebration. People performing Shravan Monday Pooja are blessed with the fulfillment of their desires. Also, in some areas fasting on Mondays, is kept by unmarried women to get a good husband.
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.