A Parad Shivling is one of the most mystic gifts and a supreme blessing by the Gods to us. Sincere efforts and dedication can definitely lead a person to success but attaining a Parad Shivaling with all its magnificence happens only when fortune is knocking at a man’s door.
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The Parad Shivaling is considered to be one of the most priceless possession and a concentration of good fortune. It is said to be such a fortunate treasure that merely a sight of it removes all the past sins which may have been committed by a person knowingly or unknowingly amd also proves to be the treasure trove of luck and fortune in his life.
The most respected and high esteemed of all yogis, Poojya Gurudev Swami Sachidanand says that if a sadhak gives a special place to this Parad Shivaling at his home or office and idolizes it daily or even if he is just taking a glance of it on a regular basis he is bound to attain devine powers, a serene, stable and strengthened mind powers which can lead to achieving prosperity, success and all other comforts which that particular person desires in life. It also removes all his bad karmas of the past and makes his mind steadfast towards making a better future.
WHAT THE ESTEEMED TEXT RAS MARTAND HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS SHIVALING:
Lingkoti Sahastrasya Yatfalam Samyagarchannat, Tatfalkotigunnit Raslinga Archanaad Bhavet, Brahma – hatya Sahastraanni, Gohatyaa Shataanicha !
Tatshannaa Adwilaayamyaanti Raslingasyaadarshanaat, Sparshna Aprapyaate Muktiriti Satyamshivoditam !!
The value of a Parad Shivaling is immeasurable because worshipping a Parad Shivaling is more fruitful than worshipping a thousand Shivalings. Merely seeing the Parad Shivaling neutralizes the effect of a sin as grave as killing a thousand Brahmins and cows.
Such is the piousness of this Shivaling that even touching it, undoubtedly will make a person get rid of all his worries and hastens the ethereal, religious and intellectual growth of a person. This is the divine promise from the God of all Gods Lord Shiva.
WHAT THE TEXT RASAARNNAV TANTRA HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS SHIVALING:
Dharma Arthkaam – Mokshaakhyaa Purushaarthash Chaturvidhaa !
Sidhyantinaatra Sandeh Rasraajprasaadatah !!
If the Parad Shivaling is worshipped by a person even once in his lifetime he is bound to obtain the path of righteousness (Dharma), pleasures (kaam), wealth (arth), and spiritual progress (Moksh)
WHAT THE TEXT BRAHMAVEIVART PURAANN HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE SHIVALING:
Pachyatekaalsootrann Yaavachandra Divaakari. Kritvaaling Sakritpoojya Vasetkal Pashatam Divi!
Prajavaanbhoomivaan Vidwan putra – Bandhavvaanastathaa. Gyaanvaanmuktivaan Sadhuraslingaa Archanaadbhavet !!
Worshipping a Parad Shivaling even once in a lifetime can bring about good health, wealth, fame, high position, intellectuality, respect, sons and grandsons, and all the desired comforts for which one struggles for in life. Such a person attains an unimaginably high position in life.
WHAT THE TEXT VAAYVEEYA SAMHITA HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE PARAD SHIVALING:
Aayuraarogyaa Meishvarya Yachchaan Yadapi Vaanchhitam !
Raslinga Archanaadishtam Sarvatam Labhatenarah !!
The desired wishes of a human like wealth and prosperity, good health and longevity and a sharp mind can be achieved by idolizing the Parad Shivaling.
Although the Parad Shivaling is a symbol of Lord Shiva but it has also found mention in the Lakshmi Upanishads hence it is a symbol of Goddess Laksmi as well. Also, Lord Vishnu promises that a house in which the Parad Shivaling fins a special place for itself has to be blessed by the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Goddess Lakshmi. There is no chance that the home will ever be facing poverty or even the slightest financial issue.
There is a certain way the Parad Lingam needs to be worshipped, the person should keep reciting the “Om Namah Shiavaay” or chanting the ‘Maha Mrityunjay Mantra’ while doing the abhishek of the linga with water, Ganga Jal or other aromatic waters like kewda or rose water. After that apply sandalwood paste (vibhuti) and saffron.
Shower flowers and belpatra and bow before it with complete devotion and pure love.
THE DIRECTION AND PLACE THAT OF THE PARAD SHIVALINGA IN THE HOUSE
According to Agama Shastra, the most prevalent and special place that can be given to the Parad Shivalinga in the house is:
1. The devotee fronting the north and the yoni base fronting towards the east, (in this case, the devotee is facing the south face of the lingam). However, the Shivalinga here needs to be kept in a way that the Abhishek water or the Panchamrit should be flowing out from the yoni base of the Shivalinga.
2. The devotee fronting the East and the yoni base fronting the North, where the devotee will be towards the west face of the lingam.