Shivalinga Puja – The correct way to offer Jal, milk on Shivaling

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Do you want to know what is the right way to offer jal on shivaling or milk on shivaling? Linga represents the totality of God, the formless Shiva, hence Shivalinga Puja is considered the best way to worship Lord Shiva.

The correct way of shivaling puja

Shiva devotees offer Jal (water) and Milk on the Shivalingam. Various other items are also offered on Shivalingam during Abhishek, like Panchamrit, Sugarcane Juice, Pure Ghee, Mustard Oil, etc. Most of the devotees though offer Jal and Milk. Although the most important part of worshipping God is having a pure heart and faith in God, as per Hindu scriptures water should be offered in the following manner. If you don’t know any mantra, you can just keep reciting Om Namah Shivay. Let’s find out what is the right way to offer jal, water on shivaling or milk on shivling.

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Then the ShivlingamThe correct way to offer Jal on Shivalingam

If you also offer milk, the correct way is to first offer jal as above, then offer Milk in the same manner and repeat the Jal offering again in the same way. And remember, you do only ‘half pradakshina’ of Shivalinga, which means you do not cross over the water outlet near shivlinga. We hope you would now know as to how to offer water on shivling. Let us know if you have any queries regarding how to do shivling puja.

Also read: Meaning, benefits, and significance of Shiva and Rudra Gayatri mantra

Stay blessed! Om Namah Shivay!

Recommended reading: Shiv Aarti 

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