The meaning of Rudrabhishekam is to convey everything is Shiva and is contained within Shiva Tattva (Tattva means principle). There is nothing beyond Shiva Tattva. It is said that which moves or which is immobile, that which is awake and which is dormant, that which is greatest, supremely intelligent and which is smallest, is all Shiva Tattva. Shiva Tattva is manifest as and present in all living beings, so it means that the Shiva Tattva is the divinity that is eternal and omnipresent.
In Rudrabhishekam Pooja or Homam, Shiva is worshiped in the form of Rudra or fire. Lord Rama worshiped Shiva in Rameshwaram before leaving for Lanka to relieve Sita from Ravana. He performed this pooja to wash out all the sins and bring prosperity and happiness in his family. Since then people do Rudrabhishekam Pooja for their own purpose.
The best time to perform the pooja is the Prodosham day of every month as it is one of the favorite days of Lord Shiva. Alternatively, Monday can also be considered auspicious for the pooja. The pooja is accompanied by Chamakam and Namakam recitals and could be performed in any Shiva temple.
There are two parts in Rudrabhishekam i.e., namo and chame. First part recitals “namo, namo. namo, namo” where namo is the opposite recital of manu, which means mind. Therefore, by reciting “namo”, you are going deep inside the mind. Second part recitals “chame, chame, chame, chame” where chame means everything is within me.
Today, scientist are talking about the God Particle – the one particle by which everything has been made. Thousands of years ago the Rishis said the same thing, that everything is made up of one thing, and that they called Brahman.
That which is neither male nor female, which is nothing but a Tattva, by which everything is made, is called Brahman. And when that Brahman becomes personal, it is called Shiva Tattva – the innocent divinity that is in everything. That is why we say, ‘Namo, Namo!’
Performing Rudrabhishekam Pooja helps you to seek complete blessings and grace of Lord Shiva. Since this pooja is done in order to invoke Lord Shiva in the form of Rudra, as per Vedic Scriptures it is considered to be the one of greatest ritual to eliminate all evil spirits and to achieve all desires. Rudrabhishekam homam helps to wade away one’s sins and burdens for living a peace, wealth and happy life with family.