In India’s Shiva temples, the Rudrabhishek, or coronation of Rudra (purification in the symbolic sense), is one of the most significant events. It is considered by the devotees as one of the most powerful invocations of the Lord. Like other forms of worship, the Rudrabhishek of Shiva is done by his devotees as a way to please him.
The abhisheka, which is the most integral part of the worship, involves the offering of holy water or milk or both on the lingam amid recitals of hymns.
This, for instance:
Irrespective of how the abhisheka is done, watching the process itself fills a devotee’s heart with joy.
The religious merits apart, the abhisheka is in itself a form of art. And this is exactly why a Rudrabhishek of the lingam at the Arts College in Srikakulam is going viral on the Internet.
The perfection, the speed, and the precision with which the naga sadhus are offering holy water on the lingam is nothing less than amazing.
Even the Japanese would be proud.