Caution - Generally lead, Tin and Mercury have the same colour. Cheaper Padras idol available on Amazon and other websites will become black in a few weeks, as they contain more of lead, as lead is very cheap ( only Rs.200/- per kg). Whereas, our Padras idol are crafted from Pure Mercury and the colour is guaranteed for 20 years (money back guarantee).
This material is extremely delicate and must be handled cautiously.
After performing abhisheka, the Theertha must not be consumed. You can do pokshan of the Theertha.