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Banalinga Narmada River Story - Banalinga And Lord Shiva In Hinduism

Banalinga is a unique Shivling found in Narmada River in India with a number of striations formed by a natural process. Banalinga are Swayambhu – appeared naturally. Banalinga And Lord Shiva In Hinduism Legend has it that Banalinga appeared on earth when Shiva destroyed the Tripuri palaces of demons. The stones from the Tripuri that fell on  Narmada   River  turned into Banalinga. Banalinga Narmada River Story Banalinga is named after Demon Banasura as he was an ardent devotee of Shiva and Shiva blessed him with them. It is believed that Banasura who 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. 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 flowed into the Narmada River are the Banalingas.

Ghanakarna – Deity Worshipped in Eastern Parts of India – Ghanu

Ghanakarna, or Ghanu, is a deity worshipped in eastern parts of India especially in 24 Parganas, Burdwan and Bankura districts of Bengal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Surya, the sun god. This is because he has curative powers against leprosy and other skin diseases. He is also believed to be a manifestation of Dharmathakur, a local deity. A legend has it that Lord Vishnu once cursed Ghanakarna. Therefore, he hates Vishnu. To avoid hearing Vishnu’s name, he hung two bells from his ears. Thus, he got the name Ghanakarna – Ghana meaning bell and karna meaning ear. The deity is worshipped on the side of a pond or near crossroads and not in temples. There are also no mantras dedicated to the deity. He is represented on an old used earthen pot. The face of the deity or the entire body is drawn using cow dung on the earthen pot. Eyes are made using two shells. Vermilion mark is painted on forehead. A cloth stained in turmeric used during the puja. During pujas, the pot is

Goddess Shivaduti - Information About Goddess Shivadooti

Shivaduti is a powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Shivaduti means one who has Shiva as her messenger. Goddess Shivaduti made her appearance in the battle against demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. She symbolically represents the unfathomable power of Mother Goddess Shakti. As per Devi Mahatmya, in the battle against the forces of Shumbha and Nishumbha, Mother Goddess took the manifestation of the Saptamatrikas. They were Shaktis of the male gods. After this appeared Shivaduti, the Shakti of Mother Goddess. This form is not associated with any male form. Devi Mahatmya states that she appeared from the body of Mother Goddess in the most gruesome form – yelping like a hundred jackals. She then asked Lord Shiva to carry the message to Shumbha and Nishumbha that if they desire to battle against her out of arrogance and false belief in their strength, then they and their forces be ready to be devoured by her jackals. It must be noted here that Goddess Shivaduti is a sym

Gandmool Nakshatras - Ganda Mool And Sarp Mool

The nakshatras Jyeshta, Revathi, Mool, Magha and Ashwini are mool indicating nakshatras. When a child is born in these nakshatras then appeasement is done after 27 days in the same nakshatras. Ganda Moola Nakshatras Starting 5 hours of Ashwini (Ashwathy), Magha and Moola  Ending 5 hours of Moola, Jyeshta (Kettai or Triketta) and Ashlesha (Ayilyam) Aslesha is also known as Sarp mool. There is a belief that child born in Gand Mool Nakshatra will have problems in life. This is not at all true. There are a vast majority of astrologers who believe that Gandmool should be ignored. A popular belief is that children born in these time period will have severe health issues. As per some astrologers, if there is any Aristi (danger to life) in horoscope like Pataki Aristi then for Ganda moola born people this Aristi is further intensified by the Gand Moola Nakshatra. If a native of Gand Mool Nakshatra survives, the person is found to be more intelligent compared to other

Tackle Emotional Pain by Changing the Tactics

A lot of us struggle with emotional pain of the past in the present. It keeps creating problems in our present. The pain persists despite distracting and diverting the mind. Alcohol and similar negative methods are employed giving a brief relief but creating more headaches. The best way to tackle emotional pain is by changing tactics until you find a positive solution. An ideal method to tackle an emotional pain is to use it for self-growth. It is like treating it as big lesson in life. We have gone through an experience and now we know how to tackle and deal with it. Write about it and share it. Soon you will find that there are people around you who have suffered even worse things. Learn from their mistakes and help them. We can mitigate emotional problems by sharing and caring. Many times what we call an emotional problem is inconsequential. We are giving undue importance to it due to our ignorance. Instead of focusing on the universal truths that can give us eternal bliss,