This has been a challenge for me for a long time to understand the prescribed way to do abhishekam for Lord Shiva. I used to watch how things are done in temple. However, temple follows agama – at home, we can’t obviously follow agama and we can follow what veda says. Here is what the sloka says. During my visit, I had an opportunity to visit Brahmasri Mani Ganapadigal in W.Mambalam. I asked him this question and he spontaneously answered me with this sloka and a text book copy (probably he knew that I wouldn’t understand sanskrit!).
Here is both for you….Hope this helps ….
I shot this with my iPad 2 – not sure why the video isn’t coming in full screen – still trying to understand this…..