Sacred Metals of Hindus

Metals are used to make idols, jewellary, dresses for gods and other accessories. Hindus consider following metals very sacred and auspicious


Parad is ruled by the planet Mercury and is known for its changing properties. In the Indian Mythology Parad is also known as "RASA" (liquid). It is mentioned in ancient Vedas that there is nothing pure and auspicious than Parad. Parad is the source of supreme energy, and energy is nothing but another form of element in the shape of waves and rays. Parad is highly sensitive and has magnificent magnetic powers. Parad is also very useful in controlling various diseases like High Blood Pressure, Asthma and increase the Sex Power. Parad has special significance in Ayurveda too. Parad benefits have be proved beneficial from Astrological as well as Scientific.Parad is believed to be originated from the sperms of Lord Shiva. So it is the most auspicious metal used for worship (Pooja) of Lord Shiva.Parad idols and Shivlinga are very popular among hindus.


Iron is ruled by planet Saturn. Iron has been used since its discovery for making tools and weapons to help in his work and in his defense. Iron corresponds to mars because of the similar characteristics of building and conquering new worlds. Iron is used in rituals to promote energy, strength, determination, will power, aggression, power and courage. It is also used for fertility rituals.






Ornaments: activates different acupuncture points of the body. So different culture different parts of the body are punctured and ornaments are worn to avoid different diseases. Gold, Silver & Copper are preferred as ornaments as they ionized by perspiration and these trace elements enters through our skin and cures many mental and physical problems.

Gold, as elsewhere, has always been extensively used for rings and other mountings of gems. One cannot even avoid noticing, the ancient Indian male sculptures, fully adorned with jewellery. The Vedic gods are constantly described as wearing ornaments made of gold, since, the male figures often represented gods, and their costumes & adornments were undoubtedly modeled on those of the royalty and nobility of those times. The Kronos earrings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, provides striking evidence of this the finest pieces of early Indian jewellery known to date. Their excavation place is not known but it has been pointed out that the Chakravartin (World Emperor) on the famous relief from Jaggayyapeta in eastern Andhra during First Century BC wears very similar earrings. This gives a clue, as to why none of the bulky jewellery depicted in the stone sculpture has survived. The connection here between these massive earrings and royalty (the lion and the elephant are royal beasts) suggests that few such sumptuous pieces were ever made. However, most of the information about gold used in ancient India is derived from either from the excavated material from early sites with relatively rare gold jewellery and the visual record provided by countless carved or, more rarely, painted, representations of richly adorned gods and goddesses from the third to fourth centuries BC onwards.

Gold is called the seamen of vishnu and silver of Brahma and copper of Katikeya. The water which tuches gold is eqavalant to ganges water. Gold with gems eradicate all evil. gold rail piece was laid when first train line was inagurated. When you place a gold part in iron machinery or vehicles, its life is prolonged. Our ancient Indians used following ornaments in gold.

Earring (Karnika): These were of three types viz, a simple ring or circle called Kundala, a circular disc earring known as dehri and earrings with a flower-like shape known as Karnaphul.

Necklaces: These were also of two kinds; a short one called Kantha, which was broad and flat, usually gold, inlaid with precious stones, and a long one, the lambanam. These chain or bead necklaces were sometimes three-to-seven stringed and were named after the number of strings of which they were composed. At the centre of each string of beads was an amulet for warding off evil forces.

Armlets (Bajuband): These were of gold and even the armlets made of silver beads were worn on the upper arm, and were occasionally studded with precious stones.

Bracelets (Kangan): These were very often made of square or round beads of gold, and richly embroidered cloth belts completed the male ensemble.

Girdle (Mekhala): Women, in addition, wear girdles called mekhala, a hip belt of multi-stringed beads, originally made from the red seed kaksha.

Anklets & Rings: All women also wore anklets and thumb and finger rings. The rings were plain and crowded together on the middle joints of the fingers. Anklets were often of gold in this period, though silver was more common. They could be in the form of a simple ring, Kara, a thick chain, sankla, oran ornamental circle with small bells called ghungru.

Forehead Ornaments: Forehead ornaments for women were quite common and worn below the parting of the hair and at the center of the forehead. These consisted of thin plate of gold or silver stamped in various patterns, as well as a star-shaped sitara and bina. And a tiny ornament called bindi.


A yellow precious metal which is valued for its beauty and purity since it does not oxidize or tarnish like most other metals. It has been used for coins and jewelry for over 6000 years and from this has become regarded as a symbol of wealth. Gold is very ductile and is the most malleable of all metals. It can be cast into huge statues or beaten into wafer thin sheets of gold leaf. This malleability makes it too soft to be used in jewelry without being alloyed with other metals. Gold is considered very sacred by Hindus for religious jewellery.People like to offer gold jewellery to idols of gods . The idol of lord Balaji at tirupati is an example of this.Gold expresses the splendour and radiance of Sun. It is the only metal that never tarnishes and resists the fiercest of fires. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth.


Silver is ruled by the Moon also called Luna by alchemists. Silver is used for protection against magic. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. The Moon acts as a mirror reflecting the light from the Sun and a mirror is just glass with a thin layer of Silver. The Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions and silver is used in rituals involving them. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities. Silver is used for religious jewellery and accesories in bulk.


Copper is ruled by planet Venus and is mainly used for money and fertility. Venus has the lowest rotation rate and its character is passive, receptive, ready to adapt and kind. Copper has a great affinity to Venus because they share the same characteristics. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals and spells used for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace. Copper yantras are favorite among Hindus.

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Tin is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is used for meditation and relaxation, honor, wealth and wisdom. Jupiter is the largest planet of the solar system and it symbolizes abundance, prosperity, growth and success. Tin is used in rituals promoting abundance, prosperity, success in business and in legal matters, stimulation, healing, regeneration and rejuvenation.


Lead is ruled by planet Rahu and is used for business and houses. Objects made out of lead are used for Lal kitab remedies.


Brass is another metal that's considered sacred by Hindus. Idols,yantras and accessories made in brass are considered sacred as well as very pure. Brass is the most preferred metal when it comes to strength and reliability. Brass idols pass generations to generations without any problem.


Combination of all above mentioned metals together in any proportion is known as Ashtadhatu. Ashtadhatu means alloy of eight metals.Ashtadhatu idols are quite popular in India and considered very sacred and pure.


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