Prof. Sundar Sarukkai has written an article on beef ban in DNA.
The deeper question here is this: when the banana ripens to the correct degree how does it suddenly become holy? In other words, the question of when a thing becomes holy is an extremely important one and the case of the banana is a wonderful example of this puzzle. The Nendranga bananas, most famous in Kerala, are quite unpalatable when eaten by themselves (Keralites will ban me for saying this), but are wonderful when they are steamed or made into chips (they might revoke the ban now). Normally, temples don’t offer banana chips or steamed bananas to the gods so what should we do about the Nendranga?