Parad Shivling in HaridwarOne of the ancient and finest temples in Haridwar is Parad Shivling. The shrine is located in the premises of Harihar Ashram that lies between Khankhal and Haridwar. The Shivling here is “Parad Shivling” or “Mercury Shivling” as it is made of mercury. The weight of Shivlinga is 150 Kg. Thus, it got the name of Parad Shivlinga.
For Hindus (especially Shaivaites), the shivalinga is the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva and is being worshipped all over the world. The temple premises is calm, serene and poises pleasant atmosphere. Hence, the Parad Shivling in Haridwar attracts pilgrims all over the world. For Hindus, Lord Shiva is the supreme God. Hence, pilgrims throng the city throughout the year. You will find many rudraksha trees that attract everyone. It is always ideal to buy the rudraksha from the temple premises and not from outside.
This temple is dedicated to Parad Shivling or mercury shivling or paradeshwar mahadev temple. Located on MK Gandhi Road, the Parad Shivling in Haridwar is unique for its Shivalinga. During Kumbh Mela the first pooja is made here only.
The temple is open for public from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 pm including the holidays. No entry fees. Pets are not allowed.
How to Reach Parad Shivling in Haridwar
From the Haridwar Railway Junction, head towards Haridwar Main Road, go pass by the Sabharwal Railway tickets agency, at 160 m turn right at Hotel Orchid Inn. Pass by Hotel Ganga Azure on the left at 210m turn left at Shivmurti plaza toward mayapuri road at 10m take the first road on the Mayapuri road go one round, pass the veterinary hospital, then take the, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit at the Swaminarayanan Mandir passby Sidhpeeth and pass by Siddhpeeth Rameshwar Mahadev Mandir on the right. Take the firth right and stay on daksha mandir road. You will find the Parad Shivlinga temple situated inside the Harihar Ashram on Kankhal.
Parad Shivling (Harihar Ashram) Address: Daksha Mandir Road, Mayapur, Haridwar, Uttarakhand - 249 408