Ice Shivling Made Out of Thin Air at Mankameshwar Paradeshwar Mahadev Temple in Valetva Village Near Ahmedabad

A three-foot Shivling made of thin air at Mankameshwar Paradeshwar Mahadev Temple in Valetva Village Near Ahmedabad is attracting both devotees and science enthusiasts. The Shivling has a diameter of 40 cm and can withstand an open environment as long as it is a soundproof environment. The temple is being seen as a replica of Amarnath Shivling by devotees.
Times of India reports
The technology uses liquid nitrogen and ice and has been developed by Shreelal Jha of the department of physics at Sardar Patel University. Praful Patel (58), who was in the real estate business in London, says the shivling can stay in its frozen form for a long period. 
"I have used an air-conditioning compressor for freezing the shivling uniformly. It attracts moisture from air and makes a uniform layer of white ice (translucent ice) on the ice shivling," says Jha. 
"The settled ice is controlled from becoming transparent (hard ice) because if ice becomes transparent it will not look like Amarnath shivling," added Jha. The cost of keeping the shivling in the frozen form comes to around Rs 3,200 per month.