May Lord Shiva bless all beings!
Mondays are seen as a favorable day to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
If you have been facing troubles and have been struggling your way through life, then you should pray to Lord Shiva on Mondays and perform Shiva Abhishek to appeal to him.
If you regularly perform Shiva Abhishek with a clean heart, you will see the positive results yourself.
It is believed that Lord Shiva is the happiest around water. This is one of the reasons why in temples a vessel is hung over the lingam from which water keeps dripping out.
You can offer your respect to Lord Shiva by pouring water or milk over the lingam which is called Shivling.
While performing Shiva Abhisehke, Shiva Gayatri mantra is chanted as that brings peace to your mind and also pleases Shiva.
While regular Shiva Abhishek could be done by using water, on special days like Maha Shivaratri more than that should be offered.
Curd, Ghee, Honey, Coconut water are some of the other items used for Shiva Abhishek on the special days as Maha Shivaratri.
Each of these items and its offering to Shiva holds a different meaning and has different benefits.
However,no matter what you offer to Shiva, Lord Shiva will be pleased only by those who perform the prayers with dedication and purity.
It is believed that if you perform Shiva Abhishek then Bholenath never leaves your side and supports you in your worrying and struggling times.
Here are some of the benefits that the devotees can received by doing Shiva Abhishek:
When you pour water on the Shivling or the lingam, it calms your mind and frees you from all the negative energy.
Performing Shiva Abhishek pleases Lord Shiva and he then charges or freeing us from our worries and problems.
If you offer him milk, then that offering brings you longer life and freedom from diseases.
For those who have been struggling with their finances, you should offer rice water to Shiva to free yourself from any debt situation.
In case you are struggling with chronic health diseases then you should perform Shiva Abhishek with sugarcane juice.
Offering sandal paste during the Shiva Abhishek brings you Lakshmi’s grace and good luck.
Shiva blesses you with the enjoyment of life and internal satisfaction when you offer him coconut juice.
Shiva gives you wealth if you offer a mixture of some of these ingredients like a ripe banana, jaggery, candy sugar, seedless dates, honey, dry fruits, etc.
It is believed that Bholenath grants you all your wishes if you offer him lotus flowers during the Shiva Abhishek.
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