Shiva Abhishekam is usually performed to a Lingam representing his manifestation as a creator of good (by destroying evil). In many temples, one finds a vessel hung over the Lingam, that continuously drips water or other offerings onto the Lingam in deference to Shiva desire for Abhisheka.
Milk Abhishekam Gives long life, for progeny, to ward off snake, curse etc,
Turmeric Abhishekam For healing, recovery from diseases, and matrimony.
Honey Abhishekam removes all sorrows and problems in life,to get melodious voice, enhancement of music talents
Ghee Abhishekam financial prosperity, to get rid of all illness, Gives Moksha state
Curd Abhishekam Gives Good Children, Blessing for children,
Gingelly (til, sesame) Oil Abhishekam Increases Knowledge, removes illness,
Sandal Paste Abhishekam Increases luck and gets good health, Gives Lakshmi’s Grace
Turmeric Abhishekam Increases wellness.
Rice Powder Abhishekam Frees from debts.
Tender Coconut Water Abhishekam Increases overall wellness of family.
Sugar Cane Juice Abhishekam Gives good health and removes enmity.
Vibhuti (Sacred ash) Abhishekam For better Job Prospects.
Lemon Abhishekam Get rid of fear of death.
Tender Coconut Juice Abhishekam Gives enjoyment and full satisfaction in life.
Sugar Abhishekam Removes enmity.
Dates (Khajoor) Juice Abhishekam Destruction of both internal and external enemies.
Mango Juice Abhishekam Destruction of long ailments
Abhishekam with LIME JUICE – Removes fear of death, Recovery from illness
COOKED RICE (ANNAM) Abhishekam – Gives Majestic life,
Panchamrutham Abhishekam – Mixture of five ingredients (Ripe banana, jaggery, sugar candy, seedless dates, honey, dry fruits) – brings wealth.
Panchagavyam Pancha Kavyam Abhishekam – Milk,curd,ghee, cows urine, cow dung – Removes all sins of mankind.
Some Warnings for Shiva Linga Abhishekam:
The BAEL leaves used in pooja should be of 3 leaflets even if one of the leaves gets detached of three leaves – DO NOT USE IT.
Milk, curd or Panchamrit should never be poured in utensil made of Bronze, as this is equal to wine
Fingers should not be put in water, milk and ghee etc., because the touching of nails
makes these things inauspicious.
AVOID – Ketaki flower and Chempaka flower
Abhishekam water done To Shiva Lingam should not poured in Tulasi tree-pot, it is a SIN.
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