Rudra means Shiva, the destroyer of all sins.It is extremely important as a ritual. It is considered to be one of the finest, purest and compelling ritual in Hinduism. The stream of water is very dear to Lord Shiva and therefore abhishek is done by worshiping the Shivling, Shiva is anointed with water or Panchamrit and the paths of Rudra are laid by the pundits, this is called Rudra Abhishek. Rudra Abhishek is most dear to Shiva, and doing it in the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga region destroys all sins, and Shiva fulfills all desires.
Types of Rudra Abhishek :
Samanya Abhishek –
The full session of 5th out of 8 Rudra adhyayas is performed in Abhishek, this is subtle kind of Rudra Abhishek. Samanya Abhishek at Omkareshwar Temple region is performed by Maa Narmada’s holy water
Time : 30-45 Minuts Priest : 1
Panchamrat Rudra Abhishek –
Panchamrit Rudrabhishek puja is paramount. Lord Shiva, in the Panchamrit Rudrabhishek puja, is worshipped by giving him a sacred bath along with Panchamra; and the Path of 5th and 8th adyas of Rudra is recited.. Panchamrat holds a special dignity in Ethology(शास्त्र) and is believed to be nectar. All the five elements of panchamrat have their own qualities as well as spiritual aspects. This 5 elements have been given very significant place in worshipping.
panchamrat elements are : Milh, Dahi, Ghi, Sugar, mishri.
Lord Shiva is pleased to be anointed with Panchamrit. With the Panchamrit anointing with the waters of the pilgrimage area, one attains moksya.
Priest : 1 . Duration : 2 – 3 Hours
Laghu Rudra Abhishek –
The Laghu Rudra Pooja is considered to be the highest honour given to Lord Shiva after Maha Rudra Pooja. Rudra means Shiva, the destroyer of all sins. In laghu rudra abhishek , rudra’s fifth and eighth chapter are being recited 11 times. The name of the fifth chapter is Namak as it has namah many a times in it. Similarly, the eighth chapter is Chamak as the word chhame is there several times.And that is why laghu rudra abhishek is also called as Namak Chamak Abhishek .By doing this ancestors gets peace and every desire gets fulfilled. The importance of this Abhishek can be understood from the fact that this is perform for procreation too.
Duration : 1 Day. Priest: 11
About Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Omkareshwar Temple is a Jyotirlinga temple situated on the holy island built by Shiva’s daughter Narmada and Parvati, it is a Swayambhu Linga.. Of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is the most revered.
Best time to perform Rudra abhishek at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Region Time :
It is strongly believed that in Jyotirlinga region there is no barrier of date and constellation to perform Abhishek.