Parad Shivling represents the confluence of the divine and Maya (illusion), congregation of the nature and male, and the union of Lord Shiv & Goddess Parvati. Parad Shivlinga also symbolizes Lord Shiva (Mahamrityunjay - Conqueror of Death). The splendor of Parad which is believed to be the semen (seed) of Lord Shiva finds mention in the Puranas, Shastras and Tantra text. Maha Shivratri falling on 8th of March, 2016 is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals. People observe fast on this day in order to please Mahadeva (Shiv). It is a grand night of Lord Shiva where Lord Shive and Shakti merge, also represented by Parad.
As per the Vedas, Parad is the most pure and auspicious metal with high religious importance. In Bramha Purana, it is also mentioned that the individual who worships Parad idols loyally, gets full worldly pleasures, and eventually attains salvation.
It is also believed that an individual will be able to fulfill his goals - religion, health, desire, and salvation by worshipping Parad Shivling. In the ancient scriptures such as 'Ras Ratnakar', 'Ras Chandasu', 'Parad Samhita', 'Rasendara Chudamani' it is mentioned that by a mere touch of Parad Shivling, a person will get the benefit of Shiv Puja in all the three Lokas.
Benefits of Parad Shivling:-
Parad Shivling which is made from the purest Mercury symbolizes Lord Shiva. Parad is regarded as the most genuine and auspicious metal and is used for Sadhana. It is believed that if a person concentrates on it and uses it for worship most of his desires will be fulfilled. As per the Ancient Rishis, to get relief from a disease worshipping of Shivlinga is necessary besides the usage of medicine.
Worshipping of Parad Shivling makes a devotee free from the fear of death, health issues, and other dangers. In addition, it makes the worshipper spiritual, healthy and brave.
Parad Shivling brings harmony, weeds out trouble, removes stress, tension and ego. It is capable to bring back a person in normal life from a life threatening situation and protects the person critical situations. It also safeguards from ill-effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh Mangalik Dosh, Planetary flaws.
Parad Shivling not only eliminates adversity but also brings good luck and success in life. It reinstates lost faith and mental & physical power and enables an individual to be free from sorrow and struggle.
Parad Shivling Mantra
Tatpurushay Vidmahe Mahaadevaaya Dheemahi, Tanno Rudrah Prachodayaat "
Om Triyambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat "
Om Namah Shivay "
Om Houm Jum Sah (Own Name ) Palaye Palaye Sah Jum Houm Om "