Criticism : On the occasion of Mahashivaratri instead of consecrating the Shivapindi (Divine phallus) with milk donate it to the needy !
Clarification : If possible consecrate a linga (Divine phallus) of Deity Shiva with milk. This is because milk has a greater ability to attract the Shiva Principle resulting in the Shiva Principle getting awakened promptly. Then that milk is partaken of as tirtha (Holy water) benefitting the individual, with the Shiva Principle, to a greater extent. Do not be surprised if those objecting to offering of milk to a Shivapindi today, object tomorrow to Hindus taking darshan (vision) of God. (Instead of falling prey to misleading lies, Hindus will benefit if they follow the Scriptures.)
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat