Paarad Shivaling is the most unique and wonderful boon gifted to the humans by the gods. Everything can be had through one’s efforts but a Mantra energised, consecrated Paarad Shivaling can be obtained only when one’s fortune smiles on the person. It is a symbol of good luck and just looking at it destroys all the sins of past lives and makes the person fortunate.The foremost and most revered of all Yogis, Poojya Gurudev Swami Sachidanand said that a Sadhak who places a Paarad Shivaling in his home and worships it or just has its glimpse daily becomes free of all sins and gains divine powers along with wealth, prosperity and all comforts.The text Ras Maartand says about this Shivaling:
Ling Koti Sahastrasya Yatfalam Samyagarchanaat.
Tatfal Kotigunnit Raslingaarchanaad Bhavet,
Brahma-hatyaa Sahastraanni Gohatyaa Shataani Cha.
Tatshannaadwilayam Yaanti Raslingasya Darshanaat,
Sparshnaapraapyate Muktiriti Satyam Shivoditam.
A million times more fruitful is worshipping a Paarad Shivaling than worshiping a thousand Shivalings. Just looking at a Paarad Shivaling neutralises the effect of sin of killing a thousand Brahmins and cows. Touching a Paarad Shivaling without doubt makes one free of all problems and quickens one’s spiritual progress. These are the words of none other than Lord Shiva.
The text Rasaarnnav Tantra states:-
Sidhyanti Naatra Sandeh Rasraaj Prasaadatah.
A person who worships a Paarad Shivaling just once in his life surely gains Dharma (righteousness), Arth (wealth), Kaam (pleasures) and Moksh (spiritual progress).
The text Brahmaveivart Puraann clearly states:-
Pachyate Kaalsootrann Yaavachandradivaakari.
Kritvaaling Sakrit Poojya Vasetkalpashatam Divi.
Prajaavaan Bhoomivaan Vidwaan Putra-baandhavvaanastathaa.
Gyaanvaan Muktivaan Saadhuras Lingaarchanaad Bhavet.
One enjoys all comforts in life and attains wealth, fame, position, respect, sons, grandsons, high education and prosperity if one worships a Paarad Shivaling just once in one’s life time. And such a person surely reaches a high position in life.
The text Vaayveeya Samhita states:-
Aayuraarogyameishvarya Yachchaanyadapi Vaanchhitam.
Raslingaarchanaadishtam Sarvatam Labhate Narah.
Longevity, good health, prosperity and all desired achievements can be had through the worship of Paarad Shivaling.
Symbol of Lakshmi too: Paarad shivaling is an icon of Lord Shiva but texts like Lakshmi Upanishad and others have accepted Paarad Shivaling as a symbol of Lakshmi as well. Lord Vishnu has himself said that the house in which a Paarad Shivaling is placed is surely graced by Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. There can never by any paucity in that house.
Paarad is a divine metal and its importance is very obvious from the following line taken from the text Ras Ratna Samuchchya:Siddharase Karishye Nidraaridrya Magadam Jagat.i.e.
if mercury is consecrated then it becomes capable of banishing poverty and diseases.It is further stated in the text:No medicine or herb or metal is capable of keeping a human body totally free of diseases for all metalsget wet by water, can be burnt in fire and dried with heat, but Paarad is a unique element that remains unaffected by these influences. Mercury is subjected to special chemical reactions and it is made solid. Thus it becomes elixir like andthrough such Paarad even the most impossible can be achieved.When an idol of Lord Ganpati is made fromsuch Paarad and it is worshiped the Sadhak is bestowed with knowledge,intelligence and all divine powers. This is because Lord Ganapati is theLord of all powers and he is the first to be worshiped among all deities onany auspicious occasion or ceremony.No ceremony among Hindus starts without first offering prayers to Lord Ganapati. Not just this before starting any Sadhana or worship of any deity, Lord Ganapati is worshiped with an aim to seek His blessings for success in the ritual. No other deity is given so much respect and love as Lord Ganapati. And truly He is a unique deity in the Indian pantheon of Gods and Goddesses.Ganesh or Ganapati means Lord of Ganns or the divine attendants of Lord Shiva. Every human has five physical senses, five mental senses and four spiritual senses. The energy that runs through all these senses is the energy of the fourteen deities whose Lord is Ganesh.The divine form of the Lord is very handsome and benign. He has one tusk and four hands in which He wields a lasso, Veena (a stringed instrument) and a corn cob. The fourth hand is raised in blessing. He has a red complexion and a huge belly. He has large fan like ears and wears red robes. His body is smeared with red sandalwood paste.He is worshiped with red flowers.If propitiated with full faith He manifests in a physical form to help his devotee. He has a divine form that has manifested not by the natural process of procreation and He is dedicated to the fulfilment of the wishes of his Sadhaks.Paarad is capable of banishing ailments, poverty and old age. It can transform old age into eternal youth.It can also bestow upon a person all the eight Siddhis or powers. Paarad has originated from the body of LordShiva and hence it is the best amongall elements.Lord Ganapati is a deity who becomes pleased with a Sadhak even if he just chants His name and He removes all problems from one’slife and propels one onto the path that leads to success. If one performs Sadhana or worship of such a kind deity on a Paarad Ganapati then the result would be stupendous. Through his Sadhana, worship and chanting of his name there is a rise on intelligence of the Sadhak, all wishes are fulfilled and all problems and obstacles are removed thus making life easy and smooth.
Through the idol of Lakshmi made from Paarad, life could be made prosperous. Sometimes a person tries very hard and makes supreme effort yet he fails to succeed in life. In such a situation a Mantra energised and consecrated Paarad Lakshmi shouldsurely be placed at home and worshipped.It is clearly stated in Yajurved that if Goddess Lakshmi is propitiated and an idol of Lakshmi made from Paarad is placed in the South East direction and it is worshipped daily then wealth virtually rains in that house.InYajurved, Goddess Lakshmi is propitiated in three forms – Shree, Swarnaawati and Paaradeshwari. It has been clearly mentioned in this text that among all the 108 forms of the Goddess the Sadhana of Paardeshwari Lakshmi is the most divine, fruitful and wealth bestowing.In a verse that appears inSaamvedit is said – Just as Kalp Vriksh (wish tree) can fulfil all wishes, similarly Goddess Paaradeshwari can fulfil all one’s desires.The textDhananjya Sanchaystates that the person who wishes to gain wealth, prosperity and comforts in life should through his Guru establish a Paarad shivaling in the North East and a Paaradeshwari Lakshmi in the South East direction in his place of worship.Paarad Vigyanor the science of consecrating mercury is the most beautiful science for through it one can banish even poverty from one’s life and fill it with prosperity and riches.Through the Sadhana of Paaradeshwari all financial problems are removed and one has monetary gains. Also all problems atjob are removed and one gains name and fame in the society.
Shree Yantra is a favourite of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Where this Yantra is placed there can be no dearth of wealth.All the Rishis, Yogis and great souls have accepted unanimously that this Yantra is capable of attracting wealth. Lakshmi may not be easily won over by any other means but just placing the Yantra at home pleases Her and She promptly bestows wealth, prosperity, comforts and success on the Sadhak. Where this Yantra is placed there cannot be poverty. This Yantra is also unique for riddance from debts.According to the sage Bharadwaj this Tantra is simply wonderful and capable of bestowing totality in life specially if it is made of metal and is Mantra energised and consecrated.Shree Yantra contains a very mystic inscription which is made of seven triangles. Around the centre triangle is a octagon around which is a decagon and finally a figure with fourteen sides. The text Yantra Gyaan states –
Chaturbhih Shivchakre Shakti Chakre Panchabhih.
Nav Chakre Sansiddham Shree Chakram Shivayorvapuh.
Around the Shree Chakra three boundaries are drawn which are symbolic of the three energies. Under it is a sixteen petaled lotus inside which is an eight petaled lotus. In it are fourteen triangles that are symbolic of fourteen energies. In it can be clearly seen ten triangles which denote ten symbols of prosperity.
In it are eight triangles which are symbolic of eight goddesses. In it is a triangle denoting Lakshmi. In this triangle is a spot which symbolises Goddess Bhagwati. A Sadhak when worshipping this Yantra should concentrate on this spot and project an image of Goddess Lakshmi seated on a lion at this spot.
Shree Yantra symbolises a total of 2816 energies or Goddesses and worshiping this Yantra means worshiping all these energies.
There are available hundreds of texts related to this Yantra. And not just the Indian texts rather the western scholars have praised this Yantra highly. The western scholar Woodruff has said – The more I tried to unravel the mystery of this Yantra the more I got entangled in it.
Such is the formation of this Yantra that it automatically becomes divine and energised. Each boundary and triangle in it is so related to the other that it forms a strong mystic force that without doubt brings success. One who has this Yantra is a really fortunate, famous and great man.
The sage Kannaad said that if one has a Shree Yantra which is Mantra energised then one need not try any other Sadhana or ritual on it. Such a Yantra is itself divine and it starts to bring positive results and effect if it is placed at home. An incense when lit sends its fragrance in all directions without discrimination. Similarly wherever this Yantra is placed at home it starts to produce wonderful results.
Rudraksh rosary :
For the chanting of Shiva Mantra Rudraksh rosary is the bast as prescribed by the ancient texts. It has 108 beads and each bead is energised with the Mantras relating to Lord Shiva. This is why this rosary proves to be very effective. All Mantras of Lord Shiva can be chanted with this rosary.Rudraksh means a special bead produced from the eyes of the Lord. Rudra means Shiva and Aksh means eye. While stringing the beads each bead is energised with Shiva Mantra and then the rosary is washed with pure water chanting the Sadyojaat Mantra which is as follows:
Om Sadyojaatam Prapadyaami Sadyojaatave Namo Namah.
Bhave Bhave Naati Bhave Bhavaswamaam Bhavodbhavaay Namah. After this sandalwood paste, Agar and fragrance is rubbed on the beads chanting the following Vaamdev Mantra :
Om Vaamdevaay Namo Jyeshtthaay Shreshtthay Namo Rudraay Namah Kar Vilarannaay Namo Val Vikarannaay Namo.
Valaay Namo Bal Prathamaay Namo Sarva Bhoot Damanaay Namo Manomanaay Namah. Next the following Aghor Mantra is chanted while offering incense:
Om Aghorebhyo Ghorebhyo Ghor Ghor Tarebhaya Savebhya Sarva Sharvebhyo Namaste Astu Rudra Roopebhyo.
After this the rosary is smeared with saffron chanting the following Tatpurush Mantra :
Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Mahaadevaay Dheemahi Tannorudraay Prachodayaat.
Next the following Eeshaan Mantra is chanted on each bead:
Om Eeshaanah Sarvavidhaanaam Eeshwar Sarvabhootaanaam Brahmaadipati Brahmaadhi Patim Brahma Shivoham Astho Sadaa Shivom.
Next chant one round of the Guru Mantra with the rosary:
Om Param Tatvaay Naaraayannaay Gurubhyo Namah.
Next join both palms and chant thus:
Maale Maale Mahaa Maale Sarvashakti Samanvite Chaturvargaa Tvayinyistah Tasmaan Me Siddhidaa Bhav.
With these Mantras the rosary becomes really divine and it helps in raising the fortune of the Sadhak.
Lord Shiva is called Mahadev, Lord of all deities. The Mantra of such a great entity should not be chanted with any ordinary rosary. Rudraksh rosary is the best among all rosaries. But it proves really effective when it is consecrated with the above Mantras.
Such a rosary should surely be placed in one’s place of worship at home. This rosary is so powerful and effective that you can yourself experience it. When a Sadhak places such articles at home and regularly uses them then a time comes when he realises their power.