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Story – How Banana 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, descri