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Showing posts from April 25, 2012

Parad or Mercury Shivling in Haridwar – Paradeshwar Mahadev at Harihar Ashram in Kankhal

Parad Shivling is a unique Shivling worshipped at Harihar Ashram in Kankhal near Haridwar. This holy Shivling is made from 151 kg of pure Mercury. This is a one of kind Shivling in the world. As per Holy Scriptures, Parad Shivling is a Mahalinga. Solidification of mercury is a difficult process and this makes the Shivling unique. Thousands of devotees visit the Harihar Ashram to offer prayers to the Parad Shivling and is known as Paradeshwar Mahadev. The Shivling was offered first prayer during the Kumbh Mela in 1986 at Haridwar.

Toys of Little Known Characters in Hindu Scriptures

Little Known Heroes is a project by a team of three designers – Soujanyaa Boruah, Manjari Sheel, Chris Dame – supported by two Delhi based design studios. They worked with local painters and carvers in India to bring to life the characters and back stories of six of the little known heroes from Hindu scriptures. The six characters are Bali , Sharabha, Jambavan, Garuda, Vasuki and Jatayu. Jatayu The collectable toys are made from local, sustainable materials by skilled craftsmen – it is an amalgamation of modern illustration styles and traditional crafting techniques. A single piece toy is priced at 900/-. It is currently available at the online store afday. You can also view a short video on the project here. Related Ramayana and Mahabharata Board Games For Children Parama Pada Sopanam – Buy Traditional Version of Snake and Ladders