Shivpurana: Ways to please Lord Shiva

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Astro Shalini Malhottra 06th Jul 2017

Shivpurana: Ways to please Lord Shiva

 

 

 

In Hinduism, the month of Shravan holds a sacred position; it is considered an auspicious period of the year. Also this month is believed to be dearly-loved by Lord Shiva.

 

 

 

Rudra-Abhishek puja

 

His ardent devotees observe fast and perform Rudra-Abhishek puja, throughout this month, as doing so is supposed to bring his blessings, and good fortune.

 

 

 

Shravan Somvar

 

Particularly, Mondays of this holy month are observed as Shravan Somvar; highly propitious days of the month.

 

 

 

Shravan vrat

 

If one cannot observe fasts or perform Rudra-Abhishek puja, for the entire year, then doing them during this auspicious month will yield results equivalent to an year’s worshiping.

 

 

 

How to worship Shivling

 

 

 

On Monday, it is advised to worship Lord Shiva or Shivlinga with cold Milk, Bilva leaves, Bhang, Dhatura and Panchamrit.

 

 

 

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Shiva Purana

 

But, did you know that Shiv Purana and Vedas also mention the importance of offering ‘grains’ to Shivlinga?

 

 

 

Grains to offer on Shivlinga

 

 

 

Offering these six different grains on Shivlinga, especially during Shravan Mass, brings respite from many problems in life

 

 

 

Importance of grains as per Vedas

 

Each of these ‘grains’ are believed to be holding significant importance in Vedas. Ancient sages have explained why Lord Shiva had inclination to everything that was born raw on Mother Earth. Let’s explore which grains hold such sacred importance…

 

 

 

#1. Jau (Barley)

 

If you have been facing problems and misfortunes in your life, then you must worship Shivlinga with barley. Apart from getting the blessings of Lord Shiva, doing this would fill your life with positive energies and would bring back cheerfulness in life. All the evil things will make their way out of your life.

 

 

 

#2. Kangni (Millets)

 

Worshiping Lord Shiva or Shivlinga with Kangni seeds would ensure harmony in marital life. Also, those looking for good spouse prospects, must religious offer these seeds to Shivlinga, as it lets you have control over good karma, moksha, and dharma.

 

 

 

#3. Rice

 

In Hinduism, offering ‘rice’ is an important ritual in every auspicious occasion. According to Shiva Purana, offering ‘rice’ to Shivlinga, improves one’s financial condition; boosting source of income.

 

 

 

#4. Gehun (Wheat)

 

Those who have been battling with infertility are advised by Puranas to worship Shivlinga. As per ancient sages, a childless couple must offer ‘gehun’, on every Monday (especially during Shravan Mass).

 

 

 

#5. Til (Sesame seeds)

 

It is explained that anyone suffering through pro-long health ailments, must religiously offer sesame seeds to Shivlinga. Doing so, would get them rid off any kind of health issues.

 

 

 

#6. Moong (Green gram)

 

As mentioned in Puranas, worshiping Shivlinga with Green gram will ward off all your sins and would bShivpurana: Ways to please Lord Shivaring positivity in your life. Every hurdle will soon get away from your road to success.Shivpurana: Ways to please Lord Shiva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Hinduism, the month of Shravan holds a sacred position; it is considered an auspicious period of the year. Also this month is believed to be dearly-loved by Lord Shiva.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudra-Abhishek puja

 

 

 

His ardent devotees observe fast and perform Rudra-Abhishek puja, throughout this month, as doing so is supposed to bring his blessings, and good fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shravan Somvar

 

 

 

Particularly, Mondays of this holy month are observed as Shravan Somvar; highly propitious days of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shravan vrat

 

 

 

If one cannot observe fasts or perform Rudra-Abhishek puja, for the entire year, then doing them during this auspicious month will yield results equivalent to an year’s worshiping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to worship Shivling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, it is advised to worship Lord Shiva or Shivlinga with cold Milk, Bilva leaves, Bhang, Dhatura and Panchamrit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

Shiva Purana

 

 

 

But, did you know that Shiv Purana and Vedas also mention the importance of offering ‘grains’ to Shivlinga?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grains to offer on Shivlinga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offering these six different grains on Shivlinga, especially during Shravan Mass, brings respite from many problems in life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Importance of grains as per Vedas

 

 

 

Each of these ‘grains’ are believed to be holding significant importance in Vedas. Ancient sages have explained why Lord Shiva had inclination to everything that was born raw on Mother Earth. Let’s explore which grains hold such sacred importance…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1. Jau (Barley)

 

 

 

If you have been facing problems and misfortunes in your life, then you must worship Shivlinga with barley. Apart from getting the blessings of Lord Shiva, doing this would fill your life with positive energies and would bring back cheerfulness in life. All the evil things will make their way out of your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2. Kangni (Millets)

 

 

 

Worshiping Lord Shiva or Shivlinga with Kangni seeds would ensure harmony in marital life. Also, those looking for good spouse prospects, must religious offer these seeds to Shivlinga, as it lets you have control over good karma, moksha, and dharma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3. Rice

 

 

 

In Hinduism, offering ‘rice’ is an important ritual in every auspicious occasion. According to Shiva Purana, offering ‘rice’ to Shivlinga, improves one’s financial condition; boosting source of income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4. Gehun (Wheat)

 

 

 

Those who have been battling with infertility are advised by Puranas to worship Shivlinga. As per ancient sages, a childless couple must offer ‘gehun’, on every Monday (especially during Shravan Mass).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5. Til (Sesame seeds)

 

 

 

It is explained that anyone suffering through pro-long health ailments, must religiously offer sesame seeds to Shivlinga. Doing so, would get them rid off any kind of health issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6. Moong (Green gram)

 

 

 

As mentioned in Puranas, worshiping Shivlinga with Green gram will ward off all your sins and would bring positivity in your life. Every hurdle will soon get away from your road to success.

 

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