Abhishekam with Ghee

We know only the abhishekam done with milk. We have not heard much about abhishekam with ghee. In Trichur (Kerala), the abhishekham is done with ghee only. The Lingam there will be covered with ghee like snow in the Himalayas. It does not become bad even after a long gap of time. Not only that, the older it is, the more it is useful for medicinal purposes. The Vaids in Kerala administer as medicine the old ghee itself as ‘Purathana krutham’.

Apart from milk, curd and ghee, doing abhishekam with the cow’s urine or dung is not in practice. But it is considered special to do abhishekam with Panchagavyam.

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