Rudrabhishek means to anoint the Rudra form of Lord Shiva.The special significance of Rudrabhishek is told in the month of Shravan and at this time the Shivling is anointed with mantras, in which Lord Shiva is anointed in many ways but Rudrabhishek has a different significance and place. It is believed that if a person performs Rudrabhishek in the month of Shravan, then he is blessed by the creator of the universe, Mahadev. By doing Rudrabhishek, Mahadev fulfills our every wish and also gives freedom from planetary defects and diseases. It is considered to be the most powerful and influential worship in Sanatan Dharma. At this time Mahadev is pleased and gives fruits immediately. But if you consecrate them on the wrong date and at the wrong place of residence, they become very angry and then we have to face a lot of troubles. If Mahadev gets angry on someone once, he does not spare anyone and only gives sorrow, no matter how much we worship, he will never be pleased with us soon. Therefore, whenever you do Rudrabhishek, do it only after looking at the time, date and time.
Rudrabhishek began according to a legend. In which Brahma ji went to Lord Vishnu to know the secret of his birth, then Lord Vishnu told him that he was born from the navel of Vishnu ji, but Brahma ji was not ready to accept this and both the people In between, a fierce war started over this matter.
Lord Shiva got angry seeing this war and appeared on earth in the form of Jyotirlinga. Then it was decided between Brahma ji and Vishnu ji that whoever touches their last part will be the Supreme God. Brahma ji became a swan and Vishnu ji became a boar and started searching under the linga. But neither of them got his last share and both gave up. Then Brahma ji and Vishnu ji together consecrated the Jyotirlinga, due to which Mahadev was pleased on both the people.
From then on the Rudrabhishek started. Then Mahadev appeared in his own form and told both the people that both of you were born from my body. For the creation of the universe, Brahma has arisen from our right limb and Vishnu from our left.
According to mythology, “sarvadevatmko rudrah sarva dev shivatkaah” means Rudra is present in the soul of all the gods and all the gods are in the soul of Rudra. This shows that Rudra is omnipotent. According to Rudrashtadhyayi, Rudra is Shiva and Shiva is Rudra. “Ruttam-dukham, dravyati-nasyatitirudra:”. It means that Shiva in the form of Rudra soon ends all our sorrows.