01/3This is why milk and ghee are offered to Shivalinga
Pouring milk, ghee and water over Shivalinga on Mondays is an age-old practice, but have you ever thought why Shiva Abhishekam is done with milk, ghee and honey? Well, the answer to this mystical question may be linked to both mythology as well as science. Hindu rituals are woven mindfully with a mix of science, which is often overshadowed by our beliefs. Here’s what Spiritual Leader Sadhguru has to say about this ritual of pouring milk and ghee on Shivalinga and is it only related to mythology or is there any other reason behind it? Let’s find out…
02/3The belief behind the ritual?
Shiva Abhishekam marks the beginning of any Shiva puja and it is believed that beginning a puja after Rudra Abhishekam increases the positive energy of the Shivalinga. It is believed that pouring water on the Shivalinga helps in energizing the deity and removes negative vibrations. In fact, as per religious beliefs pouring milk cleanses the aura and nurtures the mind and body. In fact, as per mythology, pouring milk and water over Shivalinga can bring happiness and prosperity, this is the reason why millions of devotees pour milk, water, ghee, honey over Shivalinga to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. However, there’s another reason according to Sadhguru why pouring milk or ghee on Shivalinga is essential.
03/3What Sadhguru has to say about it!
According to Sadhguru, most Shivalingas are made of stones, which need some kind of fat or oily substance to retain their integrity. This is the reason why it is essential to pour milk, ghee, and honey periodically to avoid the stone from turning brittle and cracking down. Since we worship Shivalinga we need to feed it with nurturing ingredients so that the stone can absorb and retain its texture. Apart from that, he mentions that the application of ghee, milk or honey keeps the Shivalinga wet for a long time, which helps in increasing the positive energy and in removing negative energy from the surroundings.