Performing Abhishek (ritualistic bathing) of Lord Shiva in various ways during the holy month of Sawan is considered auspicious and is believed to bring blessings and fulfillment. Here are some methods for conducting the Abhishek and their significance:
Abhishek with water: Immerse yourself in deep meditation on Lord Shiva's child form and offer water to the Shiva Linga. This ritual is believed to relieve one from all forms of suffering.
Abhishek with milk: Pouring milk over the Shiva Linga is considered propitious. It brings physical and mental tranquility, and strengthens the position of the moon in one's birth chart.
Abhishek with fruit juices: Offering pure fruit juices during the Abhishek is considered auspicious. It is believed to lead to abundant wealth and prosperity.
Abhishek with mustard oil: To alleviate the negative effects of planetary influences, performing the Abhishek with mustard oil on the Shiva Linga is considered favorable. Chanting the mantra "Om Namah Shivaya" while offering mustard oil helps in attaining success in all endeavors.
Abhishek with Bengal gram (chana dal): Performing Abhishek with Bengal gram while focusing on Lord Shiva can relieve one from debts and bring about happiness and abundance.
Abhishek with black sesame seeds: Conducting Abhishek with black sesame seeds is also considered auspicious. It is believed that offering a handful of black sesame seeds to Lord Shiva fulfills desires and resolves difficulties.
Rudrabhishek with honey mixed with Ganga water: Performing Rudrabhishek, which involves offering a mixture of honey and Ganga water, pleases Lord Shiva quickly. It brings harmony, peace, and the blessings of progeny within the family.
During the sacred month of Sawan, these Abhishek rituals can be performed with devotion and reverence, seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. These rituals are believed to bring positivity, harmony, and prosperity into one's life.