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In Hinduism, Rasalingam or Parad Lingam is a Lingam, the symbol of the god Shiva

, made of mercury. Tamil Siddhas carved Shiva Lingam from solidified mercury. Th
e process of solidification of mercury is the secret process enunciated by Tamil
Siddhas. In Tamil, mercury is called Pada-rasam and the Shiva Lingam made using
pada-rasam is called Rasalingam. In Sanskrit, mercury is called Parad and the S
hiva Lingam made using parad is called Parad Lingam. Rasalingams or Parad Lingam
s are consecrated in Hindu Shiva temples, Ashrams and other places of worships.
Contents
1 Siddhic Wisdom
2 Masilamaniswara Temple, Thirumullaivoyal
3 Shiva Temple, Vishakapatnam
4 Siddha Ashram, Ujjain
5 Dhyanalinga and Theerthakund, Coimbatore
6 Sri Dattashram, Anksapoor Village,velpoor mandal, nizamabad dist, Andhra p
radesh
7 Paradeswar Temple in Dharamgarh
8 References
Siddhic Wisdom
Shiva puja must be performed with linga. Linga worship constitute the very essen
ce of Shiva theology. The Shiva symbol linga is considered as formless. The Rasa
lingam has a place in the worship of Shiva.[1][2] Although mercury comes under c
lassification of a metal, it is in semi liquid form. Tamil Siddhas identified me
rcury as Shiva s metal (Shivadhatu). According to Siddha alchemy, mercury is the r
epresentation of male (Shiva) form and the chemical element sulfur associated in
the solidification process considered as the representation of female (Shakti o
r Gauri, consort of Shiva) form.[3] There are various Siddha processes formulate
d in the solidification of mercury. The processes are painful and may require se
veral hours and even days to complete. The resulting solidified mercury is enhan
ced with vital divine properties and it attain its very holy and beneficial effe
cts when it is solidified and carved as Shiva Lingam. It is believed that the wo
rship of Rasalingam or Parad Lingam promotes health and longevity.
Masilamaniswara Temple, Thirumullaivoyal
Kodiyidai Amman Sametha Masilamaniswara Temple, Thirumullaivoyal
Kodiyidai Amman Sametha Masilamaniswara Temple is situated at Thirumullaivoyal,
a small town forming part of west Chennai and the temple is 2 km away from Ambat
tur. The prime deity Shiva at this temple was incarnated by the hymns of Sundara
r, Ramalinga Adigalar and Arunagirinathar. A Rasalingam is installed in the seco
nd corridor near sanctum sanctorum of Shiva. The huge Shiva Linga in the sanctum
sanctorum is covered with sandal paste. Every year in the month of Chittirai(Ma
r-Apr), on Sadaya nakshatra(Sadayam star), the Santhana kappu (Sandal paste cove
r)is refurbished with Veru kappu. This is believed to be the treatment for the b
lood that oozed out of the deity because of the king's attack.[4]
Shiva Temple, Vishakapatnam
Lord Shiva
Shiva temple is located in Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag and Waltair), the
second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is situated on Rama Krishna Be
ach road. The uniqueness of this Siva Temple is its Rasalingam, which is made of
a 10 kg single stone.[5]
Siddha Ashram, Ujjain
Siddha Ashram is located near to Harsiddhi Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Ind
ia. The area contains a temple, meditation chamber and gardens, and attracts hun
dreds visitors seeking spiritual enlightenment each year.[citation needed]

The ashram is run by Acharya Mahamandaleshwara Swami Nardanandji who is known fo


r his Kundalini Shaktipath initiation and research into ayurvedic based medicina
l remedies.[6] Siddha Ashram has consecrated the world s largest Parad Lingam weig
hing about 1500 kg. during November, 2005. The Parad Lingam temple is located at
Ashram complex. People are allowed to see, touch and worship this Lingam.[7]
Dhyanalinga and Theerthakund, Coimbatore
Dhyanalinga Consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at Yogic Temple Coimbatore
The Dhyanalinga is a Yogic temple located 30 km (19 mi) from Coimbatore, India.
Dhyanalinga temple was consecrated using prana prathista by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasud
ev, a yogi and mystic.[8] The Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple offers a meditative space
. It is dedicated for meditation[9]
At this temple complex there is Theerthakund. Theerthakund is a subterranean tan
k located 35 ft (10.7 m) below holds a lingam immersed in water. Followers claim
that the lingam is made of solidified and 99.8% purified mercury.[10] People ca
n take a dip in this water before they go to the Dhyanalinga temple. A semi-circ
ular brick vault covers this tank, the inner sides of which have murals in pure
natural dyes with its theme depicting a Maha Kumbha Mela scene.[citation needed]
Sri Dattashram, Anksapoor Village,velpoor mandal, nizamabad dist, Andhra pradesh
At Dattashram Anksapoor village near Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh a Rasalingam, o
ne of the huge rasalingam weighing about 411 kg. was consecrated on April 25, 20
04 by the Jagadguru Pushpagiri Shankaracharya and Hampi Virupaksha Vidyaranya Pe
ethadhipati. The Rs.6 lakh worth Rasalingam was brought from Banaras, Uttar Prad
esh. It is a world largest rasalingam. Anksapoor dattashram is a very powerful t
emple. It was a very old temple. The temple was established by pujya sri vittal
goud(bapu) maharaj.