Shivling is a representation of Lord Shiva himself. A shivling crafted in parad (metal mercury mixed with silver) ushers prosperity. It can control diseases like high blood pressure, asthma, heart ailments and increases one’s will power. It has the power to relieve one of physical, spiritual and psychological disorders. Ancient scriptures say Goddess Lakshmi resides for generations at the place where Parad Shivling is established. It can wash away the sins of a person’s present and past lives. The worshipper of Parad Shivling can acquire all four purusharthas (aims of human existence)—dharma (noble deeds), artha (prosperity), kama (sexual desires) and moksha (salvation).