In Sanskrit, Mercury is called Parad. Mercury is a liquid metal.
p style=”text-align: justify;”>According to Siddha alchemy, Mercury is the representation of male (Shiva) form and the chemical element sulfur associated in the solidification process considered as the representation of female (Shakti or Gauri) form. There are various Siddha processes formulated in the solidification of mercury. The processes are painful and may require several hours and even days to complete. The resulting solidified mercury is enhanced with vital divine properties and it attain its very holy and beneficial effects when it is solidified and carved as Shiva Lingam. It is believed that the worship of Rasa Lingam or Parad Lingam promotes health and longevity.