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Story – How Banana or Plantain Leaves Got the Partition

Banana or Plantain leaves have a partition through the middle. The story as to how the banana leaves got the partition is associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram and Hanuman. The incident happened in the ashram of Sage Bharadwaja.

Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman were returning from Lanka after rescuing Mata Sita and defeating Ravana. They were heading towards Ayodhya.
They decided to take rest at the ashram of Sage Bharadwaja.
When food was about to be served, Bhagavan Sri Ram drew a line across the banana leaf that was provided to him to make it into two half. He wanted to have food with Hanuman on the same leaf.
Sri Ram did this to acknowledge the services rendered by Hanuman and also to show to the world what unwavering devotion can fetch.
Thus God and his prime devotee had food from a single banana leaf.
From that day onward banana leaves started having a natural partition.

At Bihar Koteshwarnath Temple Branches of a Peepal Tree Are Moving Towards the Temple

Koteshwarnath Temple at Main Village near Belaganj in Gaya District in Bihar is famous for the Sahastra Lingi Baba Koteshwarnath - huge Shivling which has a thousand Shivling chiseled on it. There is an old peepal tree near the temple whose large branches have turned towards the temple bending downwards as if offering prayers to Lord Shiva. The tree only has one-sided growth of its branches and it is towards the temple.

Times of India reports  As per the CM's directive, a communique of the principal secretary, art, culture and youth affairs department, Chanchal Kumar, is being sent to the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, to take measures to conserve the peepal tree and determine its age and study the scientific reason behind the one-sided growth of its branches towards the temple, said director of archaeology, Bihar government, Atul Kumar Verma.  The CM was surprised to see the one-sided growth of the peepal tree branches. The FRI had, in its report, described it as salu…

The sign of success is a smile – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The sign of success is a smile. The number of smiles that one has in their day-to-day life indicates how successful one is.

Often, people spend half of their health to gain their wealth. Then they spend half their wealth, to gain back their health. This is not a sign of success. To me, a sign of success is confidence. Even if you lose everything, if you have confidence, then you can recreate everything again, and that is success. Once you have the zeal, you can gain wealth back. 
Recognize the potential in you, and then develop on it. Success is an attitude, it is not a phenomenon. When you agree to be bogged down, that is the sign of failure. Resist getting bogged down.
You light a candle and turn it upside down, the flame always goes up, and it never goes down. In the same way, if we can have the enthusiasm to say, ‘I can make it, I can rebuild my business’; that is what I would consider a sign of success.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Source – DNA – April 29, 2013

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 11, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 11, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:01 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 12:38 AM. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 8:33 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Rambha Teej
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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