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Narmada Linga

Posted on: April 20, 2011


smooth, round pebbles stones found in Narmada river are called “Bana Lingas or
Narmada Shiva Linga”. Omkareshwar, one of the famous 12 Jyotirlingas, is a
beautiful self manifest Linga on the banks of the holy river Narmada.  Several
scriptures extol the virtues of worshipping the Narmada -Linga. What Salagramas
are to Vishnu, the bana-lingas are to Shiva – sacred and self-manifest
representations. If the Salagrama are stones found only in the Gandaki river,
the bana-lingas are stones found only in the Narmada river. The currents of the
Narmada river are very strong and forceful, and the stones are carried from the
rocky river-sides, rendering them smooth and polished. According to
Yajnavalkya-samhita, the bana-lingas obtained in the river Narmada are the very
forms of Siva assumed by the God at the request of Banasura and are therefore
the holiest of objects. Worshipping one bana-linga gets the benefits that can be
procured by worshipping a crore of other lingas. According to scriptures, one
can simply keep them in pooja and worship and there is no need to ceremonially
instal the bana-lingas. They do not require the normal ritual of invocation of
divine presence (avahana) etc, for the divine presence is already there, and
will continue to be there quite independently of any rituals. Its worship is
said to secure worldly welfare as well as emancipation from worldly involvement.
It is therefore claimed that the bana-linga when worshipped is a thousand times
more effective than any other linga.


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