Why we put rice and curd in the Shiva temple?

We have always seen people donating rice and curd in the Lord Shiva temple. But have you ever thought about why we do this? So, this blog will help you understand the reason behind putting rice and curd in the Lord Shiva temple.

As per the Shiva Agamas, we need to perform Shodashopachara Pooja to Lord Mahadev. Abishekam is the main part of Shodashopachara Pooja. Rice and Curd are considered as the purest food for Mahadev and also considered as favorites of Lord Mahadev. Although, there are many other reasons why people put rice and curd in the temple.

Why we put rice and curd in the c temple?
Lord Shiva

Let us know detail about the Abhishekam.

We will be going to learn why we perform this and what are different benefits related to this:

  • Abishekam can be performed in many ways. Shiva Abhishekam is nothing but a process of bathing Lord Mahadev.
  • Abhishekam Puja is the favorite puja of Lord Shiva. Shiva abhishekam is performed with curd, milk, ghee, sugar, honey, sandal, ash, fruits, rice, coconut water, etc.  
  • Deities do annabhishekam to Shiva to achieve moksha.
  • Rice curd is one of the abhishekam components which is also used as prasadam. The sun resides in the rasi Libra in the seventh

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