Here’s How to worship Shiva and what not to do while worshiping Lord Shiva

Monday is considered the most important day for Lord Shiva. Worshiping Lord Shiva on Monday is considered auspicious. People know that we should worship Lord Shiva with bael plant, cannabis, datura, milk, sandalwood and ash. There are proper rules to worship Lord Shiva and if the rules are not followed, you will not get the fruits of worship.

What can be done and what cannot be done in these rules. Read on to know about the things that cannot be done while worshiping Lord Shiva.

Basil leaves

Tulsi leaves are also known as Lakshmi leaves, so you should not offer them to Lord Shiva at any cost. Goddess Lakshmi is the consort of Lord Shiva, so she cannot be offered to any other deity. Offering Vishnu Priya Tulsi to Shiva is considered a sin.

Don’t use conch

Conch should not be used while worshiping Lord Shiva. Many people perform Jalabhishek with conch shell but it is forbidden because Shiva killed a demon named Shankhachurna. Therefore conch shell is not used in Shiva worship and the name of the wife of that demon was also Tulsi.


Turmeric Lord Shiva Puja Rules
Turmeric should not be used while worshiping Lord Shiva. It is believed that turmeric is used for auspicious works while Shiva resides in the crematorium. Therefore, the use of turmeric is prohibited while worshiping Lord Shiva.

Red flowers

While worshiping Lord Shiva, red colored material should not be used but mainly red flowers like hibiscus flower should not be used. This would make Lord Shiva angry instead of being pleased.