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Bana Linga – Shivling with Striations

Bana Linga is a unique Shivling with a number of striations formed by a natural process. Bana Lina are Swayambhu – appeared naturally. The striations may be in sizes ranging from that made of a needle point to that of a hand. Legend has it that Bana Linga appeared on earth when Shiva destroyed the Tripuri palaces of demons. The stones from the Tripuri that fell on NarmadaRiver turned into Bana Linga.

Bana Linga is named after Demon Banasura as he was an ardent devotee of Shiva and Shiva blessed him with them. It is believed that Banasaura how was doing austerities to please Shiva on the banks of Narmada collected the Lingas. As the Lingas were in the possession of Banasura it got the name Bana Linga.
There are numerous other legends also associated with the name Bana Linga – one is that Bana means an arrow, a reed-shaft, cow’s udder and pike.
Another legend has it that Shiva appeared in the form of Linga before Banasura on the Narmada River bank and the pieces from the linga that fl…

Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam – Download Nandananama Samvatsara Panchanga for free

Nandana Samvatsara begins on March 23, 2012 and ends on April 10, 2013 and is the name of the current year 1934 as per traditional Panchangam and calendar followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Below you can download Nandananama Samvatsara Panchanga in Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, English and Marathi.

Link - Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam in Telugu
Link - Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam in Kannada
Link - Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam in Marathi (the download currently appears to be faulty pdf error)
Link - Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam in Sanskrit

Link - Nandana Samvatsara Panchangam in English

Make your smile cheap and anger expensive – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Meditation is seeing God in yourself. Love is seeing God in the person next to you. Knowledge is seeing God everywhere.
The practice of silence has been know throughout the ages, in many different traditions and cultures, as a great tool for enhancing self-discovery. Maintaining silence, even for just a few days, can have remarkable effects on the system, reviving energy and enthusiasm, and providing deep rest for the mind and body.
Meditation is not concentration; it is de-concentration.
Make your smile cheap and anger expensive.
Related Stretching emptiness is bliss – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 19, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi orthe twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the dark phase of the moon till 5:32 PM on March 19, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 6:41 AM on March 19, 2012. Then onwards it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 7:04 PM on March 19, 2012. Then onwards it is Kumbha Rasi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Fasting. – Som Pradosh as it is Monday.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or twelfth day during the dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day during waning phase of…