Date - 18 February 2019
Place - Neeleshwar Shiva Temple (Haridwar)
Time - From 10 am Onwards...
Prasad and Lunch - 2.30 pm
Lord Shiva has eleven forms of rudra. In this Ekadasa Rudra Puja & Homa eleven forms of rudra are worshiped. This Ekadasa Rudra Puja & Homa of Ekadasa Rudra comprises of two sections the Namakam and the Chamakam. The first part of Namakam is a supplication to God to Rudra to disregard his avenging savage, dreadful and appalling frame and transform himself into a serene form and do great to us and Chamakam is to list out the boons to be got from a request to God to Rudra and supplicates him to control and favor our life for a minute disregard his anger.
Shiva means supreme consciousness which is all pervasive and eternal. The verses in Rudri Puja are the singing glory of Shiva, the giver of energy, wisdom and health. The puja is stated in the eighth chapter of the Shukla Yajur Veda, which is said to be, favourite to Lord Shiva. It is also commonly known as Rudri.
This is a major Puja and Homa of Lord Shiva. Shiva has eleven forms of Rudra. In this Homa all the 11 Rudras are worshiped. After the sthapana avahana etc., Mahanyasam is recited. Then Rudra Trishati is recited. This homa is performed by 11 pundits and each pundit recites Sri Rudram 11 times - i.e. total 121 times Rudrajapa. Abhishekam is done to each of the 11 Rudras with all the 11 dravyas prescribed. Their 11 consorts are also worshiped . After the pooja Homa is performed with the prescribed ingredients and 1/10 the number of japas done in the pooja are repeated. It ends with purnahuti and shanti paath. It is an excellent Homa for all round shanti and success in all undertakings. 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 Homa will be performed exclusively for you.
We perform this puja to remove obstacles from life by dissolving negative karmas. Since karmas can be intense and deep seated, many repetitions are required and this puja program provides an unprecedented number of repetitions. In a larger sense, the performance of the Rudri puja brings a powerful influence of peace and prosperity to our nation, the world, and the universe at large. Although our focus is on the individual, the universe benefits at the same time.
Ekadasa Rudra Puja & Homa is a part of annual event organized by SHIVA Trust at different temples of Lord Shiva located in Himalaya. Anybody can participate physically in this puja and make donations as per their devotion towards Lord Shiva. There is no participation fee. Over the years, we have assembled a group of highly skilled priests who are fully qualified and experienced in the performance of the Rudri Puja. Our priests will perform 121 repetitions of Rudra shlokas during the puja. The puja is performed exactly according to the guidelines prescribed by our ancient sages and our Vedic literature so that the participants can derive the maximum benefit of it.
Ekadasa rudra homam is performed by inviting eleven forms of rudra in agni for getting various boons from Lord rudra. According to standard vedic scripture this homam is considered to be the most essential ritual for neutralizing karmic issues which cause various problems related to health, finance, business, career etc., to experience desired results.
• Inviting auspiciousness into their lives
• Increased detachment and affinity for spirituality
• Incredible health and vitality, alleviating disease
• Greater efficiency and time management, overcoming procrastination
• Counteracting the malefic effects of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu
About Neeleshwar Temple
Neeleshwar Temple is old temple in Haridwar and it is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This temple is located atop a hill and near the Kushavarta Ghat. Here a source stream of Ganga flows down near the temple so that it is known as Neeldhara and temple is known as Neeleshwar Temple. After taking the bath in Neeldhara stream people visit the Neeleshwar Temple .
Neel was the ardent devotee of Shiva and established the Shivling here. Daily he worshipped the Shivling with full faith. So the name of this temple is derived from the devotee Neel and temple name is Neeleshwar Mahadev Temple.