Parad Shivlinga enshrined in the compound of Harihar Ashram is located at a favourable distance of 2 km from Haridwar. The name of this Shivlinga is derived from the word ‘Parad’ meaning mercury and ‘Shivlinga’ which symbolises Lord Shiva.
Parad Shivlinga ‘The Mercury Shivlinga in Haridwar'
This phenomenal Mercury Shivlinga is one of its kinds and weighs around 150 km which attracts many Hindu devotees to pay their obeisance at the temple.
Apart from this, there is also another temple called Maha Mrityunjaya Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva located inside the complex of the ashram. The devotees can also see an old Rudraksha tree that has stood here for many years. The Hindus believe that rudraksha (the seeds of the holy tree) has healing powers that can cure several ailments. Many devotees from far-off places visit Kankhal to worship the Shivalinga as Hindus believe that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of every mortal who garner their faith in the deity.
How to reach Parad Shivling
Parad Shivlinga installed inside the Harihar Ashram at Kankhal is only 2 km away from Haridwar and about 4 km away from Har Ki Pauri. Being a famous pilgrim place, the holy city of Haridwar is well connected by motorable roads. Direct buses to Haridwar are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Haridwar is well connected by NH 58 and buses and taxis to Haridwar are easily available from the major destinations of Uttarakhand. Haridwar railway station at 2 km away is the nearest railhead to Harihar Ashram. Jolly Grant airport at 40 km away is the closest air connectivity top the ashram. Taxis to Harihar Ashram are easily available from the airport.
Location of Parad Shivlinga
Parad Shivlinga is located in Haridwar ( Harihar Ashram, Kankhal Haridwar). You can view its location on Google Map below.