Know what is the right way to worship Shivalinga...
Know what is the right way to worship Shivalinga...

Shiva is one of the major deities of Hinduism and Shivalinga is his most important worship material. Shivlinga is considered a symbol of Lord Shiva and by worshiping it, devotees receive his blessings. Many rules and methods for worshiping Shivalinga have been mentioned in Shivpuran.

Ingredients for puja:

  • Shivalinga
  • Gangajal or pure water
  • Milk
  • Curd
  • Ghee
  • Honey
  • Belpatra
  • Flower
  • Sunlight
  • lamp
  • naivedya
  • Fruit
  • Sweet

Method of worship:

  1. Bath: First of all, take bath and wear clean clothes.
  2. Achamana: Achamana of water.
  3. Invocation: Invoke Lord Shiva.
  4. Ganesh Pujan: Worship Lord Ganesha.
  5. Panchamrit bath: Bathe Shivling with Panchamrit (Ganga water, milk, curd, ghee, honey).
  6. Offering clothes: Offer clothes to Shivalinga.
  7. Offering ashes: Offer ashes on Shivalinga.
  8. Sandalwood Offering: Apply sandalwood paste on Shivalinga.
  9. Offering Belpatra: Offer Belpatra on Shivalinga.
  10. Flower offering: Offer flowers on Shivalinga.
  11. Incense and lamp: Burn incense and lamp.
  12. Naivedya: Offer naivedya to Lord Shiva.
  13. Aarti: Perform Aarti of Shiva.
  14. Chanting Mantra: Chant the mantra “Om Namah Shivay”.
  15. Pradakshina: Do circumambulation of Shivalinga.
  16. Prayer: Pray to Lord Shiva.

Some important rules mentioned in Shivpuran:

  • Always wear clean clothes while worshiping Shivalinga.
  • Tulsi should never be offered to Shivalinga.
  • While applying sandalwood paste to Shivling, keep in mind that the paste should be applied from top to bottom.
  • While offering Belpatra on Shivalinga, keep in mind that Belpatra should have three leaves.
  • While worshiping Shivalinga, always do it with a calm mind.

Benefits of worshiping Shivalinga:

  • By worshiping Shivalinga, devotees get the blessings of Lord Shiva.
  • Worshiping Shivalinga gives peace of mind.
  • Worshiping Shivalinga eliminates suffering.
  • By worshiping Shivalinga one attains salvation.

Worship of Shivalinga is a simple and effective method of worship. By following the method mentioned in Shivpuran, you can get the blessings of Lord Shiva.

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