The word Shivling does not mean Shiv’s Ling. This word is misunderstood because it is compared with Hindi language. Shiv Lingam is a Sanskrit word which means Shiv’s Sign / Symbol (ling).

If we see lingam it contains two parts Lingam and yoni. The picture of Mount Kailash resembles the lingam and yoni. So we can say that shivlings are smaller version of Mount Kailash and in Shivlings we are actually worshiping Mount Kailash.

Mount Kailash is important because 4 rivers Brahmputra, Indus, Sutlej and Karnali (Tributary of Ganges), originate from near it. Mount Kailash was some kind of Power source (nuclear) what we are actually worshipping in Shivlings is as Source of Power (nuclear). This can be true because we pour water on the shivlings. We pour water because water is a coolant and nuclear power requires coolant. Thus our act of pouring water on Shivling is representation that we are cooling the nuclear plant because if we don’t use coolant nuclear plant could explode causing destruction (as they say it happens when Lord Shiv is God of Destruction). Thus to cool Lord Shiv we pour water so that they don’t get hot and explode.

The way we put tilak on the shiv lingam is 3 lines. This resembles the lines on the face of Mount Kailash. Thus we could say actually we are worshipping Mount Kailash in Shivlings.

There is Raksha Taal near Mount Kailash where bathing is prohibited. It is said that Ravan took bath in that lake and now no one’s take bath because who ever baths in the water of Raksha taal they get disfigured/ become Rakshas. It is said that Ravan, the King of Lanka wanted to take Mount Kailash to Lanka. He picked up Mount Kailash and left for Lanka but could not reach Lanka. Why a King wanted to take Mount when he had everything in world. It may be because Kailash was a nuclear power plant which Ravan wanted to take to Lanka. Because after touching radioactive source Ravan carried nuclear residue which was left in Lake Raksha Taal after he bathed in it. Now whoever bathes in radioactive water will get disfigured due to ill effects of radiation. Could it be that Rakshas Taal has radioactive remains of the power plant? If the waters of Rakshash Taal test positive for radiation (we don’t know this yet) then we can say Mount Kailash is nuclear power plant.

Another practice is that before worshiping Shree Yantra of Goddess Laxmi we should touch it to Shivlingam. Yantra means Machine. Every machine requires some power source to function. Could it we be implying that we should touch a machine (yantra) to a power source (shivling) before we make use of the machine. This act leaves us to think that that Shivling is source of power.

Like the cylinder of the shiv lingam, the nuclear reactor too needs a regular supply of water to cool it down as it heats up during the process of generating energy. Notice the coils around the main reactor? Those are the structures built to dispose of the water- just like the coils around the lingam.

While it has been universally assumed that the 12 Jyotirlings are objects of mere esoteric, spiritual homage, there are overwhelming indications that the Shivling symbolizes atomic reactors of immemorial past. There are innumerable and irresistible points of identity between the two.

Consider the shape. The shape of a Shivling is identical to modern atomic reactors.

A Shivling is traditionally rooted in standing water below the ground level. Over the emblem also hangs a pitcher which constantly drips water over the Shivling. The holy Ganga is also depicted as flowing over the head of Lord Shiv. All these indicate condensation devices (including a crescent moon on the forehead). Why are so many condensation devices associated with Shivling (and Shiv), if it does not symbolizes an energy producing facility?

It is only in a Shiv temple that the water flowing from the lingam is not consumed as holy water. The water from a lingam is not drunk for precisely the same reason as the water from a nuclear reactor is not potable- it is charged water. Why are shiv temples always found near a source of water, say a river or lake? That is because shiv lingams- just like modern day reactors need water for cooling the core. Do you know that no one is allowed to cross the spout of a shiv lingam during pradakshina- circumambulation of the lingam during worship? People have to turn back as soon as they approach the spout because the spout represents irradiated water.

Devotees of Shiv complete only 3/4th round of the Shivling. They must turn back from the water outlet. They are not supposed to cross that waste water channel. Priest’s say “the water coming out of Shivling is “impure” and that one must not touch it at any cost". Hence the waste water emerging from the Shivling depicted radioactive waste and hence traditionally should not be crossed.

A scientific neutralizer also used to be provided. Namely when Gharund is placed at the water outlet and the waste water channeled through it, devotees may freely cross the waste water channel to complete the round. This clearly points to the fact that ancient Hindus had devised a scientific gadget by which they could neutralize the atomic waste.

We put bael leaves (bilipatra) on a lingam. These leaves are believed to have a capability to absorb radioactive radiation and hence protect vulnerable lives around a lingam.

Jyotirlings, ancient nuclear power houses :

On a closer analysis of the term Jyotirling, we find that the Sanskrit term ‘Jyoti’ means light and ‘ling’ means symbol. Therefore the term Jyotirling can also be translated as ‘Symbol of light’.

Each of the twelve Jyotirling is situated near a water body. It again symbolizes condensation process.

In a study carried out, ground water in Varanasi was found to have a much higher radioactive Uranium content than permissible limit. What is the reason for such a high Uranium content in Varanasi? We know that the Kashi Vishvanath Jyotirling is situated in Varanasi. If we have reliable methods of evaluating radioactive contents dating back 5000-7000 years, we may have the twelve sites checked.

Milk and Radioactivity :

Milk is nature's perfect radioactivity delivery system, Danielle, ideally suited to slipping nuclear contaminants into places where they can mess you up good. Let's review its many insidious advantages.

It's a food. While an external dusting of radionuclides isn't healthy, for efficient long-term irradiation of vulnerable organs there's no substitute for actually ingesting the stuff.
It's fast. Not to knock potatoes and chicken, but growing these items can take weeks or months. With milk, the fallout simply drifts over the pasture and lands on the grass, which the cows then eat. The radioactive particles are deposited in the cows' milk, the farmers milk the cows, and in a day or two the contaminated product shows up in the dairy case.
Because it's processed quickly, milk makes effective use of contaminants that would otherwise rapidly decay. A byproduct of uranium fission is the radioactive isotope iodine-131. Iodine is critical to functioning of the thyroid gland, and any iodine-131 consumed will be concentrated there. However, iodine-131 has a half-life of just eight days. The speed of dairying eliminates this impediment.
Milk also does a good job of delivering other radioactive contaminants, such as cesium-134 and cesium-137. Although not important for human health, radioactive cesium mimics potassium, which we do need, and is readily absorbed by the body. Another uranium breakdown product is strontium-90, which is especially hazardous to children, since it can be incorporated into growing bones. In contrast to radioactive iodine, strontium-90 has a half-life of about 29 years.

Radioactive Stones :

Granite :

By definition, granite is an igneous rock with mica, amphibole, at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume. Granite differs from granodiorite in that at least 35% of the feldspar in granite is alkali feldspar as opposed to plagioclase; it is the potassium feldspar that gives many types of granite a distinctive pink color.

Granite is a natural source of radiation, like most natural stones. However, some granites have been reported to have higher radioactivity thereby raising some concerns about their safety.

Potassium-40 is a radioactive isotope of weak emission, and a constituent of alkali feldspar, which in turn is a common component of granitic rocks, more abundant in alkali feldspar granite and syenites. Naturally, a geiger counter should register this low effect.

Some granites contain around 10 to 20 parts per million (ppm) of uranium. By contrast, more mafic rocks such as tonalite, gabbro or diorite have 1 to 5 ppm uranium, limestone’s and sedimentary rocks usually have equally low amounts. Many large granite plutons are the sources for palaeo channel-hosted or roll front uranium ore deposits, where the uranium washes into the sediments from the granite uplands and associated, often highly radioactive, pegmatites. Cellars and basements sunk into soils over granite can become a trap for radon gas, which is formed by the decay of uranium. Radon gas poses significant health concerns, and is the number two cause of lung cancer.

Thorium occurs in all granites as well. Conway granite has been noted for its relatively high thorium concentration of 56 (±6) PPM.

Granite stone as well as the chair you are sitting on, the air you are breathing every day and the soil you are standing on. Basically everything in nature has some level or radioactivity. However, the radioactivity of granite (or your chair) is not so high that it could produce any harm.

The radioactivity of all the materials around us comes from tiny quantities of mostly uranium that is inside of almost any natural material. Sedimentary rocks like sandstone for example contain about one to four micrograms of uranium per gram of rock. Igneous rocks (that is basalt or granite) can contain between 0.5 to four micrograms of uranium per gram of rock. However, usual sand like beach sand for instance contains about three micrograms of uranium per gram of sand and the average soil contains one to three micrograms of uranium per gram.

The radioactivity of granite and marble is therefore not higher than the radioactivity of any other natural object around.