Thursday, 18 October 2012
Banalinga - Self Manifested Symbol Of Lord Shiva
Banalinga can be described as the smooth and round shaped pebbles that usually found in River Narmada, which symbolizes Lord Shiva. It is also referred as Narmada Shiva Linga. In Hindu culture, Banalinga acts as the most scared and auspicious symbol of Lord Shiva when worshiped on regular basis fulfil desires of its devotees. It has been believed that worshiping just a single Banalinga is very much equivalent to worshiping crore of various other lingas.
Banalinga is considered as a form of Lord Shiva that has been self-manifested, due to this reason it is considered as holiest and anionic symbol of Lord Shiva. The shape of Banalinga is normally of swan’s egg or jambu fruit and has been found in various colors such as honey color blue, white and emerald-hued. Banalingas in the shape of hen egg or lotus seed are considered as the best quality of this symbol. Any individual can worship this symbol to get the blessings of Lord Shiva. It can also be kept at the place of worship without any normal or regular rituals of the invocation for divine presence as Banalinga already carries the divine energy of Lord Shiva in it.