Every Monday at 6:30 PM devotees eagerly gather at Shri Surya Narayan Mandir to participate in Abhishekam to Lord Shiva officiated by our spiritual Acharya, Pandit Ram Hardowar.
Our Shastras recommends the worship of Lord Shiva to all devotees, so that they can acquire purity of mind and thought. The most beautiful method of worshiping Bholaynath is called Abhishekam.
This ancient verse “ALAMKARAM PRIYA VISHNU, ABHISHEKAM PRIYA SHIVA" says while Vishnu Bhagwan is pleased with the offering of Clothing, Gems, Chandan, etc, Lord Shiva is most pleased, and is said to dance within the Lingan when his devotees offer Abhishekam of milk, dahi, ghee, honey, cane juice, coconut water, Ganga Jal, etc, with bhakti.
Every Monday night the devotees pour their love and affection on the Lingam of Pashupattie Natha in the form of these offerings while Pandit Ram chants the Rudra Namakam and Chamakam. This is followed by detail Pooja to Parvatie Patayea which is generally performed by a different family each week. Petals are then offered as we chant the 108 most beautiful names of Lord Shiva. The Pooja reaches its climax as we close with Arati to Omkara Bhagwan. We conclude by offering our salutations to Lord Shiva the first and foremost Guru of this world.
Sadaa Shiva Samarambham, Shankaracharya madhyamam.
Asmat Acharya Paryamtaam, Vanday Guru Paramparaa.
Shri Surya Narayan Mandir extends special invitation to all to attend our Abhishekam services on Monday nights at 6:30 pm. May Lord Shiva’s Grace and Blessings be with you all.
Here is an abbreviated video of an Abhishekam service at Mandir which was sponsored by Pandit Manuj Prasad (Son of Pt. Sarju Prasad) and family.