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Challenges and Threats in the life of a Rationalist

A few weeks ago when I was on my way to the swimming pool from my residence early in the morning when it was still a little dark, two strangers on a motor bike pointed out to the front tyre of my car at the junction where the cross road joins the main road and said there is no air. The first reaction would be to stop and check whether it was so.

But, since have been facing threats, I did not stop but drove straight to the nearby petrol pump to check and the boy who was at the air pump told there was no need for me to get out of the car as he could make out clearly that all four tyres were inflated properly. Later after a day or so when I had gone to check it was perfectly all right. Giving a thought to the incident, I later realised that it was the favourite modus operandi of the gang that had brutally murdered Vinayak Baliga a year ago. They had stopped him early in the morning near his residence under the pretext of asking for someone’s address and attacked him from the back. Pointing out that the tyre is deflated seems to be a good method as one would naturally get out of the car to check and would be distracted into looking down at the wheels when the attack could be from the back. In retrospect it seems to be foolish on my part to have ventured out alone that too when it was still a little dark. Anyway a complaint has been filed and the police are investigating the case and I am quite sure that the culprits would be apprehended soon. Anyway, when that happened my mind went back to all those years that I have been facing threats and attempts to finish me off.
Being in the rationalist, consumer and human rights movements for more than four decades would naturally earn a lot of enemies. The first time I received such threats was nearly three decades ago when I had moved the High Court of Karnataka along with several others challenging the grant of land to a mosque at Mangalore Harbour. As a rationalist I had felt that this would open the flood gates for a number of such demands and it would be better to nip the move in the bud. We had made a mass petition signed by thousands of people and handed it over to the then chairman of the Port Trust. Since no action was being taken on that we had obtained a stay order from the high court. Since it was alleged that quite a good amount had exchanged hands for this, those who had wanted the land were furious about me and were out to get me. But, nothing happened. I have been provided with a gunman by the police since July,2016 and now the security has been enhanced to round the clock.
Later on I started working for the Consumer movement and we started the Consumers’ Education Trust of Mangalore, a monthly newsletter Balakedarara Chalavala and started taking on quite a few vested interests. There were supposed to be gangs of the gas distributors, the road contractors and a host of such whom we had exposed who were out to get me. But, one ‘agent’ of the weights and measures took the cake! We had exposed a nexus at the Department of Weights and Measures where a process of ‘verification of weights and weighing machines’ has to take place every year. One can never get this done if a direct approach is made. It has to go through agents who hang around the premises. If someone goes directly they are asked to come through these people, who even give receipts as service charges. We had exposed one such wheeler dealer and had written about him. I had forgotten about it till I was reminded by a technician in the college. It seems this man had gone for ‘lunch’ to a local made liquor shop where he met the proprietor of this enterprise who showed him a knife and said that it was reserved to stick into my chest! The technician had to climb the stairs that day as there was no lift and since he was tired after the strenuous lunch during which he had liberally imbibed spirits, took rest at each landing and told all those who were within earshot that someone is coming to stab Nayak sir! Since our department was on the third floor by the time he had reached there was a crowd of half a dozen following him and occasionally looking behind their backs to see where the will be stabber was! But nothing happened and since I was one of directors of Karnataka Consumer Protection board, the incident was taken seriously and the man was arrested and warned!
A very ingenious attempt to get rid of me was made twice. One day when I was riding my two wheeler and came out of my house early in the morning I heard a ping like a wire getting cut. Getting down, I looked all around. The scooters of old had innumerable cables for changing gears, accelerator, two brakes etc. I could not feel anything in those. But, always on the cautious side I looked at the rear brake cable and there it was! The thickest cable for two wheelers running under the chassis and nearly three times as thick as the other cables was hanging by a few strands. I took it to the garage and the mechanic said it was not due to wear and tear but an attempt at sabotage. They had not cut the cable through and through which I would have realized immediately but kept it on few strands so that it would get totally cut when applied with some force as in an emergency or at a high speed! They also told me that in all the decades of their service none of them had seen any rear brake cable getting cut by wear and tear. They said the replacement has been always by checking at servicing time. They replaced it. They advised me to check it every time it has been parked for a long time unattended. Lo, it happened again after a few months. Then they put a rubber tubing over the exposed portion where it could be cut and strongly advised me to check it every day. It did not happen afterwards.
In 1992 we had a miracle exposure program at Town Hall, Mangalore. It was our 125th program and my anti guru late B.Premanand had been invited too. It went on a for a long time and sometime during the Q-A session one person came and asked me whether there was bhoota. I said I have not seen so far. He then said in that case what is this? He started shivering and jumping around and tried to damage the sound system. I came down from the stage and asked him to come over. I gave him a tight slap and asked where is it? He said I am ok now and ran off! After an hour or so he came back with a mob who started attacking me and wanted me to say that I believe in god and one exists. I flatly refused, the police had to be called and the crowd was dispersed not before they threatened that no program of mine will be ever held in Mangalore again. Of course hundreds of them have happened since and no one could stop them is another matter.
Another time I was seriously attacked was in 1995. Though it seemed that the attack was a reaction against offending ‘religious sentiments’ the motive was something different. The motive was to avenge the exposure of a sexual exploitation racket at an orphanage run by the Arya Samaj which had rubbed quite a few of the exploiters on the wrong side. The raid and the subsequent publicity had caused an outrage and the forces behind the same wanted to extract revenge. They got the opportunity in September, 1995 when the famous ‘miracle’ of Ganesh idols ‘drinking milk’ went viral. I was demonstrating to people how it was due to a phenomenon called as surface tension with various models. A mob gathered and threw stones at me and I had a scalp wound. The perpetrators were identified and convicted too. An attempt was made to ‘compromise’ by offering to pay for the damage but I put my foot down and refused the same.
The latest attempts had started after the assassination of Narendra Dhabolkar though he was the vice president of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations and they should have started with the president, they chose to eliminate him! He had been offered police security which he had refused. Then came the turn of Pansare and Kalburgi. During that time a list of the persons on the hit list was made and I was the seventh. Number one on it was Prof. K.S.Bhagvan and when I joked with him that I was relieved to be no 7 and they had to finish six before getting to me, he retorted as to how I could be so sure of their integrity that they would abide by the order in the list!
Any way with the increase of intolerance and attacks on all forms of dissent, it is a difficult task indeed to pursue the calling of one’s conscience. But some like me refuse to learn for it is better for us to be swift rather than die inch by inch putting up with all the injustices and the like. Perhaps these are not the times for the likes of us. But, in the sands of time one would like to go with the message that he tried his best for a change.
As Edmund Burke said -There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear.
And also “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
But mind you the second one is not what he actually said what he said was this -when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
So I feel that if we do not protest against injustice fearing the consequences we too are a part of the problem and not the solution

(This article first appeared in Mangalore Today.)

About the author

Narendra Nayak


  • It must be taxing after a while to put up with all the nonsense, but there’s no alternative. Thank you for your work!

  • This reminds me of a similar incident.
    About a year ago, on March 15, 2016, 11:08 am, while driving past Pune bypass on NH4, I also came across a stranger on a motorcycle who indicated to me that the my front left wheel’s air pressure was low. Since the car was relatively new and had logged only about 3000 km, I decided to ignore him and continued to drive till Bangalore. When I checked I did not find anything wrong with any of the tires.

  • @ NarendraNayak,
    Thanks for spreading this message. They can be criminals and this could be their rob or harm innocent passersby. Please alert maximum possible people. This is a serious issue.

    But your attempt to connect these gangsters to Hindu right groups and attempts to criticize Hinduism is condemnable. By doing so (taking advantage of a dangerously bad exp) you are cheating yourselves.

    I am a Hindu theist . Dharma( The religion or Hinduism) is the edifice on which this universe exists and no one can destroy it. I don’t consider you as a threat to Hinduism and it’s not Hindu way to harm any one by word or action either.

  • It is increasingly becoming difficult to live as a rationalist, let alone question some archaic values publicly. The hindu fanatics pounce on anyone randomly and attack ( even though one tries to pacify them citing ‘ Charvaka Upanishad’ and try to reason on their lines!). One feels those days were better when Abraham Koovur lived and proved the myth of obscurantism with rationality and tried to wean away people from bigotry

  • Tremendous respect from a fellow rationalist for your invaluable and courageous work. I can only imagine and applaud your perseverance in the face of stress and distress and also nonsense.

    I am now pursuing my education away from India, and it gratifies me immensely to see the kind of work that you are doing. Quite simply, it makes me happy and optimistic to read Nirmukta. Especially during these times when the news seems almost uniformly bad with lynchings, mob justice, and attacks on nearly all forms of freedom, in general. And the superstitions that plague India and seem to grow rather than decline, even among the younger people. Nirmukta makes me believe that all is not lost yet and much can still be retrieved.

    I wonder if there is some way, I, or people like me who do not reside in India any more, can also contribute?

  • Sir , Rationalists like you are a big threat to those who make lot of profit spreading pseudo science , magic and so called miracles .I suggest you start a video series in youtube that exposes all these pseudo science and quacks and those videos can help reach many people without you going through each and every place demonstrating the same . Also you can use FaceBook to keep posting your thoughts through text and Video so that it reaches more people .

  • Mr. Nayak, you are my hero. I look up to you. Kudos for your courage and tremendous work you do especially in India where mob can do anything. Lack of true freedom of speech in India is also a major reason for many people to keep quite and not speak up against religion. Keep up your great work and folks like us will not hesitate to speak up.

  • Sir Narendra Nayak,
    Your moon sign seems to be Capricorn or Makara. Guru or Jupiter will enter 10th house from moon sign i.e Libra on sept 20, 2017. Jupiter will roughly stay there for an year
    career wise you will see better results for one year.
    This year Jupiter had been in 9th house of course till sept 2017. 9th is a house of previous punyas and good religious activities and luck. So yo must have been little inclined to religion this year

    Saturn on the other hand will move from 11th to 12th in Oct 2017 which will start sade sathi. Do not worry, in sade sathi (7.5 years) you will have to put more effort, but things will move.

    For people having Makara as moon sign, may 17 2012 – june 2013 seems to be good for mind/kids if any as Jupiter was transiting the fifth house from moon (fifth denotes children, mind)

  • Life of an atheist who debunks magic of fraudsters is a tough one. Cheers to that!

    However, I see Mr Nayak as needlessly confrontational and fallen into the same trap as extreme moralists. Being against cults for the longest time and tasted success, scoffing people’s dumb beliefs and superstitions probably gives him a high.

    Was at Agumbe a long time back, and Mr. Nayak was also at sunset point with a group of his kind or his disciples (you know any group can devolve into a cult pretty soon, religion is not a pre-requisite). We arrived at the spot too, it’s a public place, the place is fantastic. As any hot headed youth would probably be, a bunch of us were exhilarated at the sight and cried out loud a “woohoo” and others just excited speaking loud.

    But, our man would have none of it. He started berating the group for being loud. He did not even give us a minute or so to settle down, which we eventually did. I knew instinctively who this gentleman was and asked others to just quietly move away. But our man was pretty defiant having scored an easy victory, scoffing and mumbling and grumbling before going into his “trance” again.

    That was pretty petty, low on commonsense, unappreciative of other’s rights and probably insecure. Good luck with Whatever you are upto Mr. Nayak, carry on with your “religious fight”.

  • @winoth Rai We are more concerned of one’s ‘matters’ than manners. It is not important who scores the brownie points. Let us be friends (not fiends) and opt for mutual improvement.

  • There’s No Such Thing As Proof In The Scientific World – There’s Only Evidence

    Dec 14, 2017,01:07pm EST

    What do you think is the most counterintuitive yet relevant result in physics?

    Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics, University of Oxford.

    What do you think is the most counterintuitive yet relevant result in physics?

    This isn’t a “result”, as it is not an output of a physical experiment, but it is a fundamental tenet of science that every student eventually has to come to terms with when they study the field.

    That is: there is no such thing as proof.

    In our day to day lives, we often talk about things with utmost certainty.

    I can tell you that right this second, I am sitting in my parents’ house, talking to my brother. If anyone walked into the room, they would see the two of us, and go away knowing that we were in the room.

    The proof that we were in the room was the fact that they saw us!

    There are all sorts of things that we bandy around as facts — for instance, that England won the football world cup in 1966.

    Prove it, you say?

    Well, there are recordings (the famous “they think it’s all over… it is now!”), there are photos, you can go and talk to people who were present at the event (I myself have met Geoff Hurst, the man who scored three of the goals in that match). You’d have to be a special kind of obstinate to reject the idea that England won the FIFA world cup in 1966.

    Nobody doubts that Henry VIII was King of England back in 1536, or that Genghis Khan was generally making life pretty miserable for his enemies back in the 13th century.

    But in the scientific realm? Doubt abounds.

    None of the things listed above as “proof” would be accepted as such in science — even the simple observation of two people sat in a room with your own eyes!

    “Proof” implies that there is no room for error — that you can be 100% sure that what you have written down on the piece of paper is 100% representative of what you are talking about.

    And quite simply, that doesn’t exist in the real world.

    I cannot prove to you that electrons exist.

    No number of scientists in the world can ever prove that the stars are far away, or that the Higg’s Boson exists — or even that the Earth is round (but shh, don’t tell the Flat Earthers that!)

    Nobody can prove that things will always fall down when you drop them.

    Nobody can prove that energy is conserved.

    Nobody can prove that dark matter exists.

    Nobody can prove that quantum physics is real.

    Because that’s not what science is about.

    Proof can only exist when there is no doubt, and there is always doubt. You could be a brain in a vat, living in a crazy simulation. You could be hallucinating everything.

    You cannot prove anything.

    So, what is to be done?

    Well, either you can sit down and just accept that the world is a chaotic insane place, and that since you cannot prove anything about reality, there’s really no point trying.


    You can gather evidence.

    That evidence will never be 100% — there’s always the chance that everything you think you know turns out to be false — but the evidence allows you to make current-best-evidence-guesses (for want of a better term) about the behavior of the universe.

    We can build up piles and piles of evidence for ideas.

    When the pile reaches a certain height, it behoves us to begin to take it rather seriously.

    That is, until someone removes a critical piece from the bottom of the pile, and the entire edifice comes crashing down.

    Then what?

    Well, you start a new pile. And you have another go. And another. And another.

    So what’s the lesson?

    All science is merely the current best model. Science is impermanent. It is, by definition, in constant flux.
    You can never have 100% proof of anything. There will always be doubt.
    This comes as a bit of a shock to many people.

    At school we’re taught science in terms of absolute facts— and this attitude persists rather a long time, into university education as well.

    It takes a surprisingly long time for the new information you are being taught to finally be bookended with the phrase “of course, this is all based on the validity of model XYZ, which may turn out to be false.”

    In a perfectly rigorous world, every single science lesson you are taught should begin and end with a reminder about the assumptions that underlie the “facts” that were just taught.

    Obviously, that’s impractical (you try explaining to thirteen year olds that their mechanics class is predicated on the decoherence of quantum effects at a macroscale, and the low energy limit of the Einstein Field Equations), but it still surprised me at how much the impermanence of science comes as a surprise.

    You see this a lot with people who dismiss evolution as “only a theory.”

    They can’t quite understand why scientists get up in arms about it.

    The fact that we even have arms for us to ‘get up in arms’ about is only a theory, because I can’t even prove that we have arms.

    The fact that humans have arms is a “only a theory.”

    Admittedly, it’s not a theory that’s likely to have its edifice of evidence collapse any time soon, but it’s still a theory, because I can’t prove it, since I can’t, for example, prove that we’re not all octopodes plugged into the matrix, dreaming that we have arms.

    To a point, therefore, the distinction between “not being able to prove it” and “humans really do have arms, guys” becomes somewhat pedantic.

    But the point is that these aren’t two distinct categories of information.

    We don’t have “humans have arms” in one pile that we like, and “dark matter” in another pile.

    It’s a sliding scale, a spectrum, supported by varying amounts of evidence. You can’t simply discard one “because it’s just a theory”, and not discard the others.

    You can say that, for you, the provided evidence is insufficient to accept the conclusion — that’s perfectly allowed, of course. But the distinction between these two (seemingly so different) classes of knowledge isn’t as clear-cut as you might think.

    So yeah, for me, this screams in the face of my common sense.

    I know that things will fall when I drop them. That’s gravity.

    Duh, right?

    Well, the past 3000 years of human written human history seem to support that argument, yes.

    But that’s just a theory, right?

  • Shiva Lingam – Some Mysterious and Scientific Significance

    Shiva Lingam is one of India’s most misunderstood topic. In this article Temple Science will decode the mysterious facts and science of shiva linga. The shape of the Shiva Lingam represent the entire Universe. The secret of the Universe and root cause of the entire creation is hidden behind the image of Shiva Lingam. In Sanskrit “Lingam” represents “Symbol” or “Sign”. Unfortunately other language defines it as a stylized phallic symbol. Due to lack of proper sagacity some people themselves understanding Shiva lingam as the phallic symbol and they also give fabled information to other people.

    Even the misunderstanding was in so high that some kings of medieval India established Shiva Lingam in an identical shape of phallic symbol. I personally think this misinterpretation was being widely propagated by some egoistic Buddhists to deform the essence of the science of spirituality. We know in Buddhist era the Sanskrit and the Vedic texts turned out to be insignificant in Ancient Bharat. This was the time span when much of misinterpretations on vedic texts had been done intentionally. But being the most liberal the Hindu society accepted the deformation. There are different ways to realize God in Hinduism, which suggests that Hinduism is liberal and does not have strict values.Individual Hindus, according to their personality, worship the supreme consciousness. Actually obscenity is in our heart, for which we find that same obscenity in everything. Lord Shiva is portrayed as emerging from the lingam —the cosmic pillar of eternal energies. This is called Lingodbhava. The Linga Purana also emphasizes this understanding of lingam as a cosmic pillar, symbolizing Shiva’s infinite source of divine consciousness.

    Now its time to know what the real essence of Shiva lingam is and how misconceived it is to confuse the Hindus. Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. It is not only the oldest language but also the flag carrier of Indian culture. This is not only the Indian, but the root of ancient languages of the world. Experts believe all languages spoken in today’s world are originated from Sanskrit. That is why I often say Sanskrit is the ocean of vocabularies and its very difficult to identify the each words according to the sense of their utilisations. For example, If we take a word “Sutra” in Sanskrit, It has various meaning, “सूत्र “ (Sutra) can be used as thread, mathematical formula, clew and subject of writing.Similarly, the meaning of the word “अर्थ ” (Arth) can also be: wealth, substances, amount, significance or meaning. Lingam implies a “Symbol” or “Sign” in Sanskrit. Thus the Shiva Lingam is a symbol of Lord Shiva. Or a sign that recalls the formless infinite supreme consciousness. Shiva has no parallel word in any other language. But we can choose one nearest word of Shiva which is “nothingness”, so literally Shiva means “not that” Now the meaning of Shiva Lingam is a symbol of nothingness. Literally In Nirvana Shatakam Sri Adi Shankaracharya established the true sense of Shiva,
    मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं
    न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे ।
    न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः
    चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥
    1.1: Neither am I the Mind, nor the Intelligence or Ego,
    1.2: Neither am I the organs of Hearing (Ears), nor that of Tasting (Tongue), Smelling (Nose) or Seeing (Eyes),
    1.3: Neither am I the Sky, nor the Earth, Neither the Fire nor the Air,
    1.4: I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    Shiva Lingam worshipped by Romans:
    Shiva Lingam’s worship was not limited to India, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka alone

    The worship of different types of Shiva Lingams were not limited to India, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka alone. The Romans who were the first to introduce the worshiping of Shiva Lingam to European nations. Shiva Linga was termed Prayapas by Romans, most probably the term “Prayapas” was the wrong pronunciation of “Pashupati” or “Prajapati” because Lord Shiva is also known as Prajapati Shiva. The archaeologists found Shiva Lingams in Babylon, and ancient Mesopotamia. In addition, the archeological results in Harappa-Mohanjo-daro, which gave rise to countless statutes of Shiva Lingam, revealed the presence of a highly evolved culture long before the immigration of the Aryan (Though I personally do not believe in Arayn immigration theory).

    Kind of Lingam:
    Generally there are 6 types of Divya Lingam and 2 types of Shiva Lingam available in India, one in natural form of black meteorite in oval-shaped and other is man made by cutting and polishing granite or solidifying mercury (Which is an ancient Vedic science) according to the design and procedure mentioned in Agama Shahstra.

    The Lingam as a Symbol of Creation:
    The ancient scripture Linga Purana says that the foremost Lingam is devoid of smell, color, taste,etc.,and is spoken of as ‘Prakriti’ or Nature itself. According to Swami Vivekananda the Lingam became symbolic of the generative source of eternal Brahman or the sign of infinite cosmic energy in post-vedic era.The Linga is like an egg and represents the ‘Brahmanda’ (Brahm+Anda) or the cosmic egg or Hiranyagarbha.

    Hinduism says, the Shiva Lingam is the symbol of Nothigness which later manifested as the Universe. According to Hindu Science the hiranyagarbha or the cosmic golden egg came from infinite Shiva Lingam. Now coincidentally the modern scientists are referring an image of our Universe which is exactly the mirror image of hiranyagarbha (cosmic egg) or Shiva Lingam. Shiva Lingam represents the shape of entire cosmos. By decoding the data gathered by NASA’s WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe measured the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiations) satellite Italian scientists proposed a overall shape of our Universe. Which is just a mirror image of ellipsoidal or egged shaped natural Shiva lingam or generally called “Bana lingam” available in the bay of Narmada river. Science confirms that the Universe might be oval shaped.

    Shiva Linga also signifies ‘Satya,’ ‘Gyana’ and ‘Ananta’ – Truth, knowledge, and Infinity.
    According to Vedic Texts the entire sky or space is a Lingam which is formless, and all the cosmic objects comes from the formless and disperses in the formless sky. In our Universe the shape of Shiva lingam is very important, every cosmic objects, the structure of an atoms, the cell of body, nucleus, and the plant seed from where a life starts… everything even that has little importance building the Universe contains the shape of Shiva Lingam. Because this particular shape can hold the potential energies of Life.The Shiva Linga represents the ascending energy of consciousness and life in nature – an iconic pillar of light or as an abstract symbol of supreme. We see this in forms such as the mountain, now most interesting fact is The Design of the Universe (from starting point to till today) is maintaining the same structure.In a simple sentence Its proved by the Modern Cosmology that the Universe looks like a Shiva Lingam, and this is what our Vedic Cosmology said in Linga Purana. “The whole universe is established in the form of Shiva Linga and hence everybody must worship Lord Shiva.” – (LING PURANA 1.5.5)

    The minds (for example of the people from Tantra yoga) that can perceive and understand the higher form of duality (including the dualities of nature from electricity and magnetism, to the forces of fire and water, the electrons and anti-electrons, and so on) interpret the Shiva Linga as symbol of the universal duality with its spiritual meaning (of creation). Shiva Linga and Shakti are the two main Tantric symbols of ascending and descending forces (energies) in the universe that are often represented by upright conical stones for the Shiva Linga (Local Universe) and ring stones or basis for the Maha Kali or Shakti (Dark energies and dark Matter). Shiva Lingam represents several scientific secrets, even the top view of the three parts of Shiva Lingam creates a perfect graph of Sine wave.

    The 4 Parts of a Shiva Linga:
    Siva Purana describes Lingam formation as a infinite light pillar. The night is celebrated as Mahasivaratri when this light pillar appeared. Siva Linga consists of three parts, the lowest of which is called the Brahma-Pitha which contains the attribution of creating the universe,’ the middle being the’ Vishnu-Pitha’ that preserves the creation, and the highest being the’ Siva-Pitha ‘ which destroys the creations to maintain the proper balance of the Universe.

    Shiva is the owner of both Tama Guna and Satta Guna, though Shiva is Nirguana. Shiva is Tamaguna in the sense he destroys the creations, but the devastating the creation He is creating a new by making the soul free from body. The forth part is the ring of Shakti, the dynamic power that makes the unborn born, that provides infinite forms to the formless, that creates motions and that can stop a moving one.
    Crashing of Large Meteorite:
    According to some geologists the special structure of the natural Shiva Lingams found in Narmada river, generally called Bana Lingam, is due to a large meteorite crashing into the Earth in this area of Narmada river 14 million years ago. Over time the fusion of Meteorite and Earthly Minerals has developed a new and unique kind of Crystalline Rock with outstanding energetic features.

    The Bana Lingams includes Crypto crystalline quartz and a special materials., combined with elliptical form has a accurate resonance in alignment with our energy centers among the 7 Kundalini Wheels and has been used for thousands of years as divine source of cosmic energy for regenerating, curing and mindfulness. Crypto Crystalline quartz are so densely packed that the formation style can not be seen even with a microscope. Normal Crypto Crystalline quartz energies our nervous system and prevent hair loss. It can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue. It can reduce unusual body temperature fever and muscle pains.

    The Lingam is Universe. The Universe is a Lingam:
    Shiva Lingam is the cosmic symbol of unity and completeness.Symbolizing fertility or manifesting of Universe and life. It symbolizes indivisibility, indestructibility, creation. “This unmanifest being can be perceived only through his creation, which is his sign or linga” – (LING PURANA). Linga represents the formless Mahakaal who existed when there was nothing (shunya) and who will exist when there will be everything (infinity) the Yoni which.acts as a base for the linga represents Maha Shakti (the dark Energy that creates and destroys). Mahakaal is the ultimate source of Kaal (Time), big Bang says Time – dimension came from Quantum Fluctuation (The state after the Singularity ) of the universe.

    Did you get the similarities between Vedic cosmology and the Big Bang theory ?
    “The almighty Shiva manifested in the form of Sthanu (Pillar) from his imperceptible form and looked at Lord Brahma.” (Ling Purana 1.5.8), In Sanskrit, Sthanu means immovable, fixed, firm, pillar. The message being Time , Space , Matter, Energy are Eternal manifestations of the supreme omniscient consciousness and together they represent the creation and eventual destruction of universe. “The distinctive sign through which it is possible to recognize the nature of someone is called a linga.” (Shiva Purana). Shiva is worshiped in the form of a natural pillar of a single stone because That is the only form of Shiva is depicted in LING PURANA.

    Now ,what I am going to express here is little tough to explain, Please keep calm and read carefully
    Kindly recall the portrait of Vishnu, a lotus is depicted as arising from the navel of Vishnu and Brahma is shown as seated on the lotus. The top most portion of the Shiva Ligna, or better if you see the Picture of the timeline diagram of the Universe, is the Navel of Sri Vishnu (Singularity and the “Primordial or Quantum Fluctuation” ) and Stem of the Lotus is the “Inflation” portion, the Lord Bramha represents the portion of “ Cosmic Microwave back ground”

    The portion of “Dark ages” is the portion signifies “Yoga Maya”,the rest part continuing up to the end (Today) is Lord Narayana.The last portion or the part of dissolution (not designed yet) will represents Lord Mhadeva or Shakara ( Mahadeva – the static state – at meditation,because dissolution is not being started yet) , When the Universe will come at the state of Dissolution (Mahadeva will be changed in to dynamic form – Rudra , Bhairava) , and the Entire Universe is SHIVA LINGAM , the internal Reionization to ionization portion is the cosmic dance of Nataraja and Shakti.But in any time these three modes are active as somewhere in universe new births,life spans and deaths are happening simultaneously.That means the entire universe is acting as Lord Brahma when new planets or stars are coming into existence, Lord Narayana because Universe continuing to expanding still,(Lord Narayana acts as an supreme operator) and Lord Rudra too because every second cosmic objects or living creatures are facing the dissolution.Clear?
    Well, its not so easy to frame the infinite, so keep it in your mind that this is only a basic theory, the more will be disclosed in future by another Temple Science, Spiritual Masters , Scientists or any one. I would like to conclude the article with this prayer. शिवमानसपूजा – रत्नैः कल्पितमासनं हिमजलैः स्नानं च दिव्याम्बरं
    Meaning: O Pashupati, please accept my Mental Worship of You. I Mentally Offer You ceremonial bath, food, incense and sing Hymns in praise of You. O Shiva, You are my Soul and Devi Shakti (Girija) is my Pure Intellect; I surrender all my actions to You.

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