There are many stories concerning about Shiva Linga and why instead of having an idol with Shiva’s form, people worship Linga. It might probably be one of the most misunderstood thing in the entire world. Most people along with Anti-Hindus and iskcon followers believe that Shiva Linga is nothing but penis of Lord Shiva and the base/platform of the Linga is the vagina of Shakti Devi and that the whole symbolizes the union of Shiva and Shakti. They consider Shaivites to be primitive by believing this blasphemy.They point out various stories from the Puranas which says Shiva was cursed or his ‘lingam’ was cast upon earth to be worshiped and so forth. Lets get to the basics. ‘Lingam’ also means ‘Symbol’ in Sanskrit and there are someother Sanskrit words denoting ‘penis’. Not in any instances of the Puranas, no other word except ‘Lingam’ was used. Thus, Lingam is nothing but the Symbol of Shiva. Does the base of the Linga seem anything like a vagina? Why all these extra symbols to make people confuse? They might ask. Let us consider this scenario, I get stranded on an island. I have no tools or any materials. All I have is my mind and the body. I want to worship God. Unlike other religions, Hinduism supports worshiping idols because only yogis have the ability to succeed in idolless worshiping like deep meditations(Well, Muslims pray in the direction of Kaaba and Christians to the cross. Arent they Idols as well????) . So, I need to make an idol as Im no brilliant yogi. I dont have marble or tools like that of iskcon to create a wonderful glamorous statue of God. What is the simplest thing I could do? What is the simplest relic or statue any one could create? You ever seen kids making sand castles in beach? They dont need artistic talents or skills in architecture. Anyone could form a Lingam buy grabbing the soil from plain earth. Thus I could successfully worship God without being rich in gadgets or a sculptor. This is what the early men did as well. They never had the ability to create huge complex idols. The simplest way to worship God is making an idol of Lingam…which anyone could successfully make. I dont know how to explain the structure of Shiva Linga using words. Judging the fact that everyone could understand by viewing the picture Im gonna leave that matter. So. Shiva Linga is just a simple form. What is so great about it? Shiva Linga is a Center of Energy. In my previous articles, I’ve said that Hindu Gods are representations of Energies and Shiva is the Energy of Destruction. Scientifically, energies are more settled in such formations like that of the uppermost end of the Shiva Linga. Take a look at the shape of the Nuclear Reactors, Atom Bombs, Energy/electricity saving cells etc. Isnt it close match with Shiva Linga? The base or platform of such nuclear reactors act as a stabilizer controlling the chain reaction to prevent massive explosions. So the idea behind Shiva Linga and the significance of its base is such. Shiva Linga symbolizes and also holds massive energy and it is not erotic sculpture of sex.Nuclear energy has the capacity to create the whole universe(big bang, electricity generation) and to destroy it as well(no examples needed). Every tradition of Hinduism(except for the recent ones made up by the followers) has a scientific background.No substandard, blind minds of idiots would ever understand the value of these. It is such a shame that even people of iskcon, being called themselves as Hindus cant even understand the value and scientific greatness of Shiva Linga.