In Vedic astrology, the day when the Moon transits your Abhisheka Nakshatra is considered extremely auspicious for performing Abhishekam to Lord Shiva. This ritual brings recognition and success into your life, helping you achieve your milestones and reach your goals.

What is Abhisheka Nakshatra?

Abhisheka Nakshatra is the nakshatra preceding your Janma Nakshatra, which is the nakshatra where the Moon was placed at the time of your birth according to the concept of Nava Tara.

For example if your Janma Nakshatra is Shatabhishak then your Abhisheka Nakshatra will be Dhanishta.

Abhisheka Nakshatra symbolizes the potential for reaching milestones, attaining success, and receiving accolades for our efforts. This nakshatra represents the honor and respect that comes with achievement. It highlights the potential for receiving awards, promotions, or public acclaim for our endeavors.

When should you perform this ritual

You can perform this ritual when the Moon transits your Abhisheka Nakshatra, which occurs approximately once a month. The align27 app will remind you about this ritual every month; simply check the Rituals section of the app.

Note: Enable 🔔push notifications on the app to receive monthly reminders.

How to Perform a simple Abhishekam for Lord Shiva

Materials Needed

  1. Water (Required)
  2. Silver or Copper Cup (Required)
  3. A small clean towel (Required)
  4. Shiv Linga or an idol of Lord Shiva (Required)
  5. Lamp or Candle (Optional)
  6. Sandalwood Paste (Optional)
  7. Flowers (Optional)
  8. Incense Stick (Optional)
  9. Camphor (Optional)

Steps to perform Abhishekam

  1. Begin by lighting a lamp or candle (this is optional)
  2. Place the Shivlingam on a tray or plate. If available, use an Abhishekam tray that allows the water to flow into a container below.
  3. Focus on your prayers and desires, keeping a strong intention for what you wish to achieve through the ritual.
  4. While chanting the mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” repeatedly, take some water in a silver or copper cup and pour it over the Shivlingam from the top. Repeat this process by pouring 3 or 5 cups of water.
  5. Using the small clean towel wipe the shivlingam and place it on your altar.

Optional Steps

  1. If you have sandalwood powder, mix it with water to form a paste. Apply a small amount of this paste on top of the Shivlingam.
  2. Light an incense stick and keep it near the Shivlingam
  3. Place fresh flowers near the Shivlingam as an offering to Lord Shiva.
  4. Place a piece of camphor on a plate, light it, and perform a simple Arti by circumambulating the lit camphor around the Shivlingam three times.

For more personalized rituals visit the Rituals section of the align27 app!