Enna Abishekam - Oil Abishekam
What is Abishekam (Hydration Pooja)?
Abishekam is a sacred ceremony of cleansing the deity with sacred elements and invoking God. The chanting of sacred mantras during the ritual creates an aura of divine energy that envelops you and benefits you immensely with an abundance of blessings.
An Oil Abishekam is performed by applying oil to the idol, and then the hydration ceremony is performed for the deity coated with oil. Holy water and other sacred elements are used in the ritual.
Why You Should Perform the Oil Abishekam
Oil is an essential part of our lives and plays a significant role in religious rituals. Lighting an oil lamp every day has profound meaning and is a reminder of God and his presence. It spreads light, happiness, and positive energy and eliminates darkness and sorrows.
Sesame (Gingelly or Til) oil is considered highly suitable for Oil Abishekam. The temperature in the Garbagrihas (inner sanctums) in Powerspots is hot because of oil lamps and lighting camphor while performing Arati (Pooja). The Sesame Oil Abishekam has the property to reduce heat, and hence it is applied to the deity to keep them cool.
How Oil Abishekam Benefits You
As per traditional Powerspot belief, performing Oil Abishekam can give you numerous benefits.
- Relief from mental trauma
- Get rid of the ill-effects of karma (past life deeds)
- Help speedy recovery from any physical pain
- Lead a contented and happy life
- Reduce adverse effects of planet Shani (Saturn)
*Any ritual offered with reverence can positively change your life.