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Unique Mercury Shivling at the Earth Peace Temple at Sinhagad, Pune

The new Earth Peace Temple at the Siddhanath Forest Ashram at Sinhagad near Pune, Maharashtra is in the news due to a unique alchemical Mercury Shivalinga or Shiva Lingam installed in the temple. The linga is made of solidified mercury (paras mani) and is possibly the largest akhand Shivalingam. The temple belongs to Hamsa Yoga Sangh, a non-profit organization.

Spiritual guru and founder of the Hamsa Yoga Sangh, Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath says that the unique Shivalinga is a symbol for earth peace. The Shivlinga weighs over a tonne and is around 30 inches in height. Yogiraj Siddhanath indicates that the Earth Peace Temple Shivling is possibly the largest known unbroken Shivling – akhand Shivalinga. Mercury when purified and brought to a solid state is called the ‘Philosophers Stone’ or Paras Mani (Mercury Gem).

The Indian Express reports

'Shivling can be termed the elusive philosopher’s stone and has a distinctive spherical shape,' Yogiraj Siddhanath said.

He said the science of mercury solidification, a technique that Europe and Arabia so dearly wanted but could not comprehend, has been known to India for 7,000 years, since the time of the Indo-Saraswati civilisation.

Mercury, when solidified, sheds its toxic qualities and begins to exude a ‘nectarine’ effect, he elaborated, adding that it assists in slowing down the ageing process. “The ingestion of such pure mercury enables a true yogi to obtain a sanjeevan deh – an immaculate body – free from the ravages of time. It also helps in stabilizing the mind and attaining a state of peaceful calm,’ he said. The purification of mercury from its fluid to a solid state has 16 phases, he added.

The Earth Peace temple is located in a forested area at Donje-Golewad in Sinhagad and is around 35 km from Pune city. It is a non-denominational temple and people of all races and religions are welcome. The temple was opened during the Shivratri in 2008.

(Image source: the website of Hamsa Yoga)