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What is Abhishekam

Posted on: November 9, 2008


What is Abhishekam

An abhisheka is a religious bathing ceremony. The word 
abhisheka means a sprinkling. It is derived from the root 
sic, to wet, and with the prefix abhi, "around," abhisheka 
is literally, "wetting around." An abhisheka is the bathing 
part of a puja that usually is done with sacred water. 

In puja, a Deity is called, seated, greeted, bathed, dressed, 
fed and praised. The bathing of the Deity is the ABHISHEKA 
part of the puja. In some cases, the main focus of the puja 
is the bathing ceremony itself. This is especially the case 
with the worship of the Shiva Linga. 

During an elaborate bathing ceremony a Deity is bathed not 
only in water, but also with milk, yogurt, butter milk, honey, 
clarified butter, sugar, and all kinds of fruit juices. After 
this bathing, the sacred image is dressed, ornamented, fed and 
praised with hymns accompanied with bells, drums and other 

Specially the 'Linga-form' Siva is worshiped by doing the 
Abhishekam that pleases Him. Even by pouring a drop of water 
on the SivaLingam it is believed that one will be relieved of 
all the difficulties, sorrows and will be blessed with joy 
and happiness ever after.

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