Annaprasan Pooja is performed to alleviate one’s sufferings and to bring prosperity to one’s family. This auspicious puja is dedicated to Lord Rudra who is one among 108 different avatars of Lord Shiva. Rudra means destroyer of sorrows. According to the legend Lord Rama installed a Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram and performed Annaprasan Puja to express his devotion to Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. This puja is hailed by all ancient Hindu scriptures as one of the most effective and potent puja to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity.
This Puja is performed to destroy all evil forces and possible dangers related to various aspects of life be it happiness at home, success in career and job, harmony in relationships, and much more. Shravan Maas is considered to be the holiest month of the year. During Shravan Maas, the cosmos is naturally charged with Shiva tattvas (elements) that purify the mind, the senses, the body and the self. It’s the best month to worship Lord Shiva with Annaprasan Puja.