Parad



Siddha Parad (Shiva Ling of Mercury)

Mercury (Hydrargyrum ’Hg’) comes from the Greek word hydrargyros meaning ‘water silver’ (As fluid as water and as shining as silver) after the Roman god Mercury who possesses swift momentum and grace (kinesis). It is found in deposits typically as cinnabar (mercuric sulfide).

A Shiva Ling made of Siddha Parad (purified Mercury), Parad gutikas and other spiritual products made of the same are commonly used by spiritualists and those believing in occult sciences for certain benefits.

Derived from the Vedas, the ancient science of Vastu Shastra explains the presence of the God of structures and construction, Vastu Purush in every dwelling. Different elements and Chakras of the Vastu Purush are present in different directions of the human dwelling. This deity lies with his head towards the North East direction and feet towards the South west direction. Various deities are mounted on Him, and these deities become the presiding Gods or controllers of the respective directions.

A Shiva Ling made of Siddha Parad (purified Mercury), Parad gutikas and other spiritual products made of the same are commonly used by spiritualists and those believing in occult sciences for certain benefits.

Parad Shiva Ling

In Vedic astrology, Parad is connected with planet Mercury, Buddh. “Buddh” is derived from Sanskrit ‘Buddhi’ which means intelligence. Vedic sign for this planet is an alchemical symbol for Parad as well. It is called ‘Rasavatam’ (Nature of mercury) in Sanskrit.

Parad Shiva Linga are used in temples and homes for worship and meditation. A sanctified and mantra-energized Parad Shiva Ling purifies the place it is installed at. Vedas praise the power of Parad for its divine properties and glorify the Linga of Lord Shiva. Those desiring to achieve higher goals in life and quickly to be done with the past karmas must have a Parad Shiva Ling. It may be astounding to know that all the physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and psychological disorders can be cured with Parad Shiva Linga.

Parad Shiva Linga in various Vedic scriptures

It is given in the various scriptures that Parad is the purest of all metals and Parad Shiva Linga are divine objects of the highest order for prayers and meditation on Shiva.

The text Ras Maartand says about this Shivaling

लिंग कोटि सहस्रस्य यत्फलं सम्यगरचनात |
तत्फल कोटिगुणित रसलिंगा अरचनाद भवेत् ||

ब्रह्मत्या सहस्त्राणि गौहत्या शताणिचह |
तत्षन्नदविल्यम यान्ति रसलिंगस्य दर्शनात |
स्पर्शनाप्राप्यते मुक्तिरिति सत्यम शिवयोदितं ||

Ling Koti Sahastrasya Yatfalam Samyagarchanaat.
Tatfal Kotigunnit Raslingaarchanaad Bhavet,
Brahma-hatyaa Sahastraanni Gohatyaa Shataani Cha
Tatshannaadwilayam Yaanti Raslingasya Darshanaat,
Sparshnaapraapyate Muktiriti Satyam Shivoditam.

Meaning: “Worshiping a Parad Shiva Linga is equal to worshiping a thousand Shiva Linga. Mere taking a sight of a Parad Shiva Ling nullifies the sins of killing a thousand Brahmins and cows. Touching a Parad Shiva Ling certainly rids the worshiper of all the miseries of material nature and awakens their latent spirutal nature. These are the worlds of Lord Shiva.”

Rasarnav Tantra states

धर्म अर्थ काम मोक्षख्या पुरुषार्थ अश्चतुर्विधा |
सिद्ध्यन्ति नत्र संदेह रसराज प्रसादतः ||

Dharmaarthkaam-mokshaakhyaa Purushaarthashchaturvidhaa.
Sidhyanti Naatra Sandeh Rasraaj Prasaadatah.

Meaning: “Anyone who worships Parad Shiva Ling, acquires four virtues as given in various Vedic scriptures namely Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth) Kama (pleasures) and Moksha (spiritual progress)”

Vaayveeya Samhita states:

आयुरारोग्यमैश्वर्य यच्चान्यदपि वान्छितं ||
रसलिंगार्चनादिष्टम सर्वतम लभते नरः ||

Aayuraarogyameishvarya Yachchaanyadapi Vaanchhitam. Raslingaarchanaadishtam Sarvatam Labhate Narah

Meaning:Meaning: “Longevity, good health, prosperity and all desired achievements can be had through the worship of Parad Shivaling.”

सुते गुणान शतकोटि बजरंच-चाब्रे सहस्त्रो कनकौ शतैकम I
नारे गुणान शीति तदर्घकान्ते तीक्ष्नी चतुरशषठि खूट दधर्म II


Sute Gunnan Shatkoti Bajranch-Chaabhre
Sahastro Kanakou Shateikam

Naare Gunnaa Sheeti Tadarghakaante-Teekshnnei
Chaturshashtthi Khout Dadharma
“Copper has thirty two, iron has sixty four, silver has eighty, gold hundred, diamond and mica thousand and mercury hundred million qualities.”

Rudra Samhita (Shiva Purana) mentions that the secret to Sadhak Ravana’s rise to fame and closeness to Lord Shiva was Parad Shiva Ling. He was also an expert in this science and was called a Ras Siddh Yogi. He not only acquired astounding powers through this science but also converted his capital Lanka into a city of gold. He in his secret dark chamber used to offer austerities to Shiva through the worship of Parad Shiva Ling. Not only Ravana, even Banasur and other ruling dynasties secretly worshipped Parad Shiva Linga.

Nagarjuna: Ancient India’s Metallurgist

The chemistry of metals is described in the Rasashastra. This Rasashastra mentions the essence of various substances (metals) that can be used for healing as well as spiritual growth. Nagarjun, a philosopher, metallurgist and saint (10 BC) widely studied Mercury and its secret powers and found that it had property to dissolve all metals. While Rasashastra was a branch of Ayurveda, people began to recognize the importance of Mercury in the wake of his efforts and deep research. Essentially Rasashastra focuses on the purification, transmutation and potentiation of various metals, gemstones and herb essences.

Preparation of Parad: Purifying process of Parad

Parad in its original state is poisonous. Therefore it needs to be purified through the Vedic rituals called samskaras which involves churning Parad with several Herbs. Parad is the only metallic element that remains mixed with other elements without losing its own individuality. Vedic purifying processes like Swedan, Mardan, Murcchhan, Utthapan, and Patan help cleanse it of all of its lethal properties. Once purified, Parad turns into a spiritual elixir.

Parad has impurities listed below:
  • Naag (lead)
  • Vang (Tin)
  • Guru (overly heaviness)
  • Bhushail (water impurities),
  • Bhumij (stone, mud, gravel)
  • Girij(minerals)
  • Chapal (instability)
  • Mala (endogenous, exogenous waste)
  • Agni (intolerance to heat)
  • Vish (poison)

Parad Samhita emphasizes on the eight stages of purification called Eight Samskaras. At Chakra Yog, we follow this purification method and process the mercury in order to purify these impurities by removing Saptakanchuki. Parad once purified becomes ‘siddha parad’ which has a blue touch internally and alluring whiteness outwardly. Vedic experts at Chakra Yog churn Parad with essential herbs such as Neem leaves, turmeric, lemon and 24 different natural herbs. The Siddha Parad (Mercury mouth closed with Aghor Vidhya) is created to preprare Murthi - Badhha/Agnibadha (heat sustaining) Parad Gutika. The Gutika gives twenty four rasas and five tattvas that act as potions against all the diseases of the body.