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Bana Linga or

Narmada Linga

What Shaligram are to Vishnu, that the Bana-lingas or Narmada


linga are to Shiva: sacred and self-manifest representations. If the
Shaligram are stones found only in the Gandaki river, the banalingas are stones found only in the Narmada river, although,
according to some texts (as for instance Kalottara, sited in
Viramitrodaya), the bana-lingas are obtained not only from the
river Narmada but also in the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and other
holy streams. There is a story narrated in Aparajita-pariprchchha
(205, 1-26) about the origin of the bana-lingas or Narmada linga
and their association with the Narmada river. Siva wanted to
destroy the tri-pura, which had been obtained as a boon by the
arrogant demon Banasura, and he let go a fiery dart from his great
bow pinaka. The dart broke the three puras into tiny bits,
which fell on three spots: 1, on the hills in Sri-kshetra (of
unknown identity), 2, on the peaks of Amarakantaka in the
Vindhya ranges, and 3, on the banks of the holy river Narmada.
The bits that fell in these places soon multiplied into crores,. each
bit becoming a linga. As they formed part of the possession of
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Bana Tests
weigh the bana-linga
against grains of rice,
three, five or seven
times. If the weight of
the rice is not the same
in all cases, then the
bana-linga is acceptable
as genuine. If the weight
increases, and not
decreases, when it is
weighed seven times on
a balance, then the
supposed bana-linga is
genuine; otherwise it is
a mere stone.
Another method is to
drop the bana-linga
under examination into
a flowing stream; if it
can be picked up again,
it is a genuine banalinga, and its worship
will secure happiness.
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Banasura, they were called Bana-Lingas. Amarakantaka, the peak


in Madhya Pradesh, is in close proximity to the source of the river
Narmada, which according to the puranas, originated in the
Vindhya mountains and flowed in the Kalinga country. Padmapurana says that there are along this river as many as sixty crore
and sixty thousand holy ghats, all of which are associated with
bana-lingas or Narmada linga and raudra-lingas. Even merely
thinking about a bana-linga early in the morning is likely to bestow
success in all enterprises. (Yoga-sara, chapter 5). A Bana Linga,
carrying the marks of Indra when worshipped fulfills all the
desires of the devotee and bestows upon him respect and wealth.
The Agneya variety of the Bana Linga is warm to touch, and
contains the marks of Shakti's weapon. The Yamya Linga has the
forms of a cudgel or that of a tongue. The Nairutti Linga appears
like a sword and carries stains on its body and bestows the
benefits of gyana and yoga; however it should not be worshiped
by a Grihasta (householder).
The Varuna Lingas are round in shape and can be distinguished
by the marks of a noose (pasa) and it is worshipped to secure
wealth and prosperity. Lingas that signify the energy of Vayu are
black or ash gray in color and carry a flag post symbol on its
head. The Kubera Linga also has the form of a mace (gada) or
arrow (tuna) depicted by a hairline like line in the center. The
Raudra Lingas are lustrous like a block of ice but bear the marks
of a bone or spear. Vishnu's symbols could range from conch
shell (samkhabha-mastaka), discus, mace, to the jewel on the
chest (sri-vatsa and kaustubha) or foot print.
This brings to light an ancient form of worship initiated by Adi
Shankaracharya. In the ancient days all cults, namely those of
Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha, Devi and Surya were independent and
fighting for supremacy till Adi Shankaracharya set the rules to
unite all of them. The result was the performance of the
Panchayatana puja, by the Smartas towards their Ishta Devata,
that deity being placed as the central altar. Each deity was
represented in that aniconic form. This was the worship of the 5
sacred altars. In this orthodox tradition initiated by Adi
Shankaracharya, five stones each representing the respective
deities are placed on the sacred altar for the Panchayatana
worship.
Sun God Surya is represented by a crystal found in Vallam in
Tamil Nadu. Mother Goddess Shakti is represented by the
Swarnamukhi stone found in Swarnamukhi River in Andhra
Pradesh. Vishnu is represented through Salagramas found only in
the Ghantaki River in the Himalayas. Ganesha is represented by
the red Shonabhadra stone found in the river bed of the Sone
River flowing into the Ganges. Shiva is represented by the Bana
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Bana Tests
According to
Yajnavalkyasamhita, the
bana-lingas
obtained in the
river Narmada are
the very forms of
Siva assumed by
the God at the
request of
Banasura; they
are therefore the
holiest of objects.
Worshipping one
bana-linga gets
the benefits that
can be procured
by worshipping a
crore of other
lingas. The banalingas in the
Narmada River
may be the shape
of a ripe jambufruit, or of a
swans egg. They
may be honeycoloured, white,
blue or emeraldhued (passage
quoted earlier).
Narmada
The Narmada
River (also called
the Rewa, from its
leaping motion
(from the root rev
through its rocky
bed) where the
Banalinga stones
are found, has
been mentioned
by Ptolemy and
the author of the
Periplus. The
Ramayana, the
Mahabharata and
Puranas refer to it
frequently. The
Rewa Khand of
Vayu Purana and
the Rewa Khand
of Skanda Purana
are entirely
devoted to the
story of the birth
and the
importance of the
Narmada River. It
is said to have
sprung from the
body of Lord
Shiva. It was
created in the
form of a lovely
damsel who
enamoured gods
and hence named
by the Lord as
Narmada - delight
giving. It is,
therefore, often
called Shankari
(Parvati), i.e.,
daughter of Lord
Shankar (Shiva).

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