These days many of us follow Lord Shiva out of love, fascination, fashion, active consciousness to feel the lord or some of us just put statuses & stories of his just out of trend. This blog will answer your question you may have that why Shivlingas are designed in this way? Why nobody preaches shiva in idols as other Indian gods? What's the real science behind this shape we call Shivlingas?
Follow the series of this blog and read all three parts to have a complete understanding of the Shivlinga's concept.
The worship of shiva linga isn't limited to religion Hinduism or countries like India, Nepal, Srilanka only. It is witnessed the people who were deeply involved in their spiritual practices or following their cultures, were preaching a shape of the idol which exactly looks like a Lingam.
“A majority of Japanese gods are literally Indian gods,” was a standard line of the previous Japanese Ambassador to India, Yasukuni Enoki.
Buddhists due to their awakened consciousness found that if we craft a shaped stone in certain forms and if we conduct few right methods onto a shape, It will cause an energy vibration in the shape which makes it a magically constantly charged powerhouse for human beings. So they have come up with the shape called 'Stupa' which is nearly similar to the concept of Shivalinga.
Romans have their own ancient spiritual culture where they preach a shape of stone called "Baetyl" which is somewhat similar to the shape and prepared with the exact same energy methods which people used to make a Shiva lingam.
“A majority of Japanese gods are literally Indian gods,” was a standard line of the previous Japanese Ambassador to India, Yasukuni Enoki. There are many ancient temples of Ganpati, Saraswati, Shiva that remain there and the Japanese still do preach them. Some names are direct Japanese translations. Daikokuten means “great head god”, an immediate translation of 1 of Shiva’s names, Mahakala. Shiva was also referred to as Makeishura and Ishanaten, both of which sound familiar to Indian ears.
Apart from this, there is an end number of countries and cultures who follow the same lord with different names but similar shapes.
To be continued... (Also read Part 2)