The National Tree of India

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The national tree of India, banyan is a very huge structure, long and deep roots and branches symbolize the country's unity. One can find banyan trees in throughout the nation. The huge sized tree acts as a shield, protects from hot sun. This is the reason why the tree is planted near homes, temples, villages and roadsides. In the rural parts of the country, banyan tree is considered as the focal point of the Panchayats and the gathering place fo
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  The national tree of India, banyan is a very huge structure, long and deep roots and branchessymbolize the country's unity. One can find banyan trees in throughout the nation. The huge sizedtree acts as a shield, protects from hot sun. This is the reason why the tree is planted near homes,temples, villages and roadsides. In the rural parts of the country, banyan tree is considered as thefocal point of the Panchayats and the gathering place for village councils and meetings. The tree isalso considered sacred by the Hindus of India. With high medicinal value, banyan is often used as aherb to treat and cure many diseases. Given below is the description of banyan, the national tree ofIndia. Importance In The Indian Culture  The tradition of worshipping 'sacred' trees is prevalent among the people following Hinduism, sinceages. Rig Veda and Atharva Veda stipulate that trees should be worshipped, for their inevitable rolein human life. Banyan is considered one among the sacred trees. In the Hindu mythology, LordShiva is sometimes depicted sitting in silence, under the banyan tree, with the saints sitting at Hisfeet. With its seemingly unending expansion, the banyan tree symbolizes eternal life. In Hinduculture, the tree is often called 'kalpavriksha', a Sanskrit word, which means 'a divine tree that fulfillswishes'. Married Hindu women worship the banyan tree to lead a long and happy married life. Features  Banyan tree is characterized by a tangle of branches, roots and trunks. The tree is deeply rooted,which may spread across several acres. It is huge in size, thereby giving protection from hot sun.The tree bears fruits that look like figs. The fruits, which appear red in color when matured, are notedible. The dark green leaves of the tree are large and leathery. This is the reason why, the leavesare used as animal fodder. The flowers produced by the tree often attract wasps, for pollination. Anold banyan tree can reach more than 656 feet in diameter and can be as tall as 98 feet. The rubber,produced from the sticky milk of banyan tree, is used for gardening. Trivia      The name 'banyan' is derived from Banias, who rested under the trees to discuss theirstrategies regarding business.    The widest tree in the world - the Great Banyan - is located in Kolkata. The tree is about 250years old.    Historical records say that Alexander the Great camped under a banyan tree that was largeenough to provide shelter to his army of 7000 men.    In many parts of the world, the wood and bark of the banyan tree are used for making paper.    People even make use of the roots of the tree to make ropes, in order to secure woodbundles.    The sap produced by banyan tree is often used to produce shellac, a strong adhesive. It canalso be used to make surface-finisher.    Women in Nepal crush the root of the banyan tree with a paste to make a herbal product,which is used by them as a hair and skin conditioner.     In India and Pakistan, the twigs of banyan tree are sold as toothpicks in order to promotedental health.    Banyan tree is well known for its medicinal uses. Its sap is a medicine for treating externalskin inflammations and bruising, dysentery, toothaches and ulcers. Its bark and seeds areused to produce a herbal tonic that can cool the body. Diabetic patients are also treated bythe tonic made from banyan tree. 1.    2.   3.Maps 4.    5.orkut 6.       7.Gmail 8.    1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.1.        2.3.1.  2.3.             , Google झटट                             .    Google    banyan tree              ट    ▼               भ  1,520,000   (0.25   )                          Maps                            o               o                    o                o         o       o         o        ...   o            ...    o               o               o       औ             o                   o         o   ट    o       ट   o              o           o             o               o                    
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