Dimensions: 2.25 inches (H) x 1.5 inches (W) x 0.75 inch (depth) approx
Weight: 125 grams approx
Goddess Lakshmi made of pure solidified mercury (Parad). Establishment of statue of Laxmi made of mercury gives: wealth for a long long time, success in business or job is achieved.
As per the Brahma Purana, any person, male or female and belonging to any "Varna"- Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra, who worships Parad idols daily is blessed with worldly pleasures and lastly achieve supreme salvation (Moksha). The Parad Idol gives to worshiper a life full of beauty, honor, fame, happiness, knowledge, and wisdom.
As per the Vedas, there is nothing more pure, pious and auspicious in Kaliyug than Parad. Parad is also found effective in controlling various diseases like High Blood Pressure, Asthma. Parad has special significance in Ayurveda too. Many ayurvedic medicine use parad as the chief ingredient for giving energy.