Pradosham, or Pradosh, the 13th lunar phase called trayodasi, is a very auspicious day to worship Lord Shiva.
Pra-dosh means removal of sin. Both the Trayodashi Tithis – Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi – are considered good. Pradosham falling on Monday is called Soma Pradosham, on Tuesday it is called Bhauma Pradosham and on Saturday it is called as Shani Pradosham. Pradosh vrat is very common in India.
The Pradosha period is 6 ghatikas after sunset according to dharmsindhu. Each ghatika is 24 minutes. So 24 X 6 = 144 minutes after sun set is the best time to worship of Lord Shiva and gives fulfillment of wishes.
Our South Indian Pandits will be performing the Trayodasi-Pradosha Rugrabhisheka Pooja on every Trayodasi. You can book Archana to be performed in your name or in the name of your near and dear ones.
Rudrabhishekam Pooja : This Pooja, where Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra form, is hailed by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest Poojas to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity.
In this Pooja after the traditional Ganesha Pooja, Kalasha sthapana etc, the Shiva Linga sthapana is done. Then Laghunyasa is recited. The Shivopasana mantra and the 108 names of Lord Shiva are recited. Then Sri Rudram (chapter 16 & 18 of Yajur Veda) is recited and the Shiva Linga abhishekam is done with the prescribed 11 ingredients like water, milk, curd, ghee, honey etc.
Chanting of the Sri Rudram in rhythm purifies the entire atmosphere. In Kaivalya upanishad it is said that “Rudra Japam” can wipe out all sins and acts is a ‘Prayaschitham’ for all. Sri Rudram is also called as Rudra Upanishad and Satha Rudriyam. The Sri Rudram identifies 346 desires of human beings to be fulfilled to have a peaceful daily life and invokes Lord Rudra to fulfill all of them.
The Astrology scriptures have repeatedly prescribed this as a remedy for several planetary Doshas. Whether you want peace or prosperity, progeny or progress in profession, health or wealth the Rudrabhishekam Pooja is the ideal one. It will be done in your name and with your sankalpa, i.e., the specific purpose for which you are getting the pooja performed. This Pooja will be performed exclusively for you.Normally this Pooja is performed by 2 pundits and takes about 2-1/2 hours.