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Lord Shiva is one of the most famous Gods in Hinduism along with Lord Vishnu. He is revered by millions of Hindu devotees everywhere who visit his Jyotirlinga temples in order to seek his blessings. The worship of Lord Shiva has several great benefits for the life of devotees.

Let’s have a look at what the actual benefits of Shiva Pooja are –

Significance of Shravan Maas

  1. Shravan Maas is marked by the appearance of the Shravan constellation of stars in the sky, and is devoted largely to the worship of Lord Shiva. Performing the Lord’s worship during this auspicious month can bring several great benefits to the lives of devotees, who are blessed by the grace of Shiva.
  2. It is the month that is associated with the monsoon season which is crucial to the harvesting of crops and the prevention of droughts. Thus Shravan Maas is considered to be especially significant for gaining the blessings of the Gods.
  3. The Mondays of Shravan Maas or Shravan Somvars are the most auspicious days for Lord Shiva’s worship. Performing Rudrabhishek pooja during Shravan Somvars can help one attain great physical and spiritual wellbeing.
  4. The Saturdays of Shravan Maas or Shravan Shanivars are also great occasions for the worship of Lord Shani. Performing Tailabhishekam on Shanidev at Shani temples (especially at Shingnapur) can eliminate the negative effects of Shani Dosh.
  5. Fasting on Mondays is a ritual that is followed by most devotees of Lord Shiva during the holy month of Shravan. Devotees take baths in the morning, visit Shiva temples and take part in the worship ceremonies to seek the Lord’s powerful blessings.

 

Main Benefits of Shiva Pooja

  1. Lord Shiva has the power to protect us from the ill effects of Grah or planetary Dosh; including Shani Dosh.
  2. Devotees who observe Shiva pooja can see their health improving rapidly and are protected from ailments and deadly diseases.
  3. Unmarried women worship Lord Shiva with the aim of getting a husband like him, as Shiva is considered to be the ideal of the Purush.
  4. Married women worship Lord Shiva on many occasions for the good health and wellbeing of their husband and children.
  5. According to some legends, worshipping Lord Shiva can move one closer towards salvation of the soul or Moksha after death.
  6. Performing Abhishek with items like honey, ghee and sugarcane can bring great wealth and prosperity to the lives of devotees.
  7. Chanting the mantras like Maha Mrituynjay and Om Namah Shivay can invoke Shiva’s protective power in one’s life and protect them from danger and untimely death.Why Is The Shravan Maas A Special Time For Shiva Pooja