Sacred Plants of India

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Trees and plants have long been held sacred to communities the world over. In India, we have a whole variety of flora that feature in our myths, our epics, our rituals, our worship and our daily life. There is the pipal, under which the Buddha meditated on the path to enlightenment; the banyan, in whose branches hide spirits; the ashoka, in a grove of which Sita sheltered when she was Ravana’s prisoner; the tulsi, without which no Hindu house is considered complete; the bilva, with whose leaves it is possible to inadvertently worship Shiva. Before temples were constructed, trees were open-air shrines sheltering the deity and many were symbolic of the Buddha himself.

Check out Sacred Plants of India by Nanditha Krishna
Sacred Plants of India systematically lays out the sociocultural roots of the various plants found in the Indian subcontinent, while also asserting their ecological importance to our survival. Informative, thought-provoking and meticulously researched, this book draws on mythology and botany and the ancient religious traditions of India to assemble a detailed and fascinating account of India’s flora.

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English

 

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Baraha Dwadashi in Laxmi Baraha Temple, Kendrapara

Sri Lakshmi Varaha Swamy Temple is a 500-year-old Indian temple dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is located in the Kendrapara District. Brahmani River is the nearest river. Baraha Dwadashi, Avatara divas of baraha on Maagha shukla dwadashi gathers a lakh of devotees from around the area. Baraha Dwadashi is dedicated…

ହରିଙ୍କ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ହରିସହଦେବ

ବ୍ରହ୍ମଗିରିର ସୁନାମୁହିଁ ଠାରୁ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଦିଗକୁ ରହିଛି ଏକ ପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ଶିବ ପୀଠ । ଏଇ ପୀଠରେ ଶ୍ରୀହରିସହଦେବ ଉପାସିତ ହେଉଛନ୍ତି । ବହୁ ପ୍ରାଚୀନ ସମୟରୁ ପାଣ୍ଡବ । ପାଞ୍ଚଭାଇ ଶିବ ରୁପେ ବ୍ରହ୍ମଗିରି ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ପୂଜା ପାଉଛନ୍ତି । ସଂସ୍କୃତ ମହାଭାରତର ବନପର୍ବର ଅଜ୍ଞାତବାସ ବଣ୍ଠନା ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗରେ ପାଞ୍ଚ ଭାଇ, ମାଆ ଓ ଗୁରୁ ଲୋମଶ ମହର୍ଷି ବୈତରଣୀ ନଦୀପଥରେ ଯାତ୍ରା କରି ପୁରୁଷୋତ୍ତମ ଧାମର ପୁରୁଷ ମଣ୍ଡପ ଦେଇ ମହୋଦଧୀରେ ତିଳତର୍ପଣ ଦେଇ…

Benta or sikara niti of Dola Govinda on Basant Pachami Day

One special ritual is being celebrated in the month of Magha Shukla Panchami tithi. Ofering,arati and Benta Bindha niti of of Lord Jagannath is celebrated in Jagannanth Bhalab Matha. At Jagannath temple, chandan and fagu are used on the body of triad. In offering mandua, one special kind of dish is offered to Lord. As…

ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଗୋ ସେବା ସଂସ୍ଥାନମ୍’ ବଡ଼ଶଙ୍ଖ, ପୁରୀ

ଆପଣ ଜାଣି ଖୁସି ହେବେ ଯେ, ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ପୁରୀରେ ‘ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଗୋ ସେବା ସଂସ୍ଥାନମ୍’ ବଡ଼ଶଙ୍ଖ, ପୁରୀ ବିଗତ ଦେଢ଼ବର୍ଷ ବ୍ୟାପି ନିରାଶ୍ରିତ ଗୋ-ବଂଶର ରକ୍ଷା ଏବଂ ଚିକିତ୍ସା ଦିଗରେ କାମ କରି ଆସୁଅଛି । ଏହି ଅନୁଷ୍ଠାନରେ ଅସୁସ୍ଥ ଗୋ-ବଂଶକୁ ଏଲୋପାଥିକ, ହୋମିଓପାଥିକ୍, ଆୟୁର୍ବେଦିକ ଉପାୟ ଏବଂ ଫିଜିଓଥେରାପି ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଚିକିତ୍ସା କରାଯାଉଥିବାରୁ ଏହା ଏକ ଗବେଷଣା କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ହୋଇଯାଇଛି ଏବଂ ଗତ ଗୋଷ୍ଠାଷ୍ଟମୀ ଦିନ ଠାରୁ ଏହି ସଂସ୍ଥାରେ ସକ୍ରିୟ ଭାବରେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ ଥିବା…

Fact about Goddess Saraswati

Maa Saraswati is called the mother of all Vedas. Maa Saraswati is the repository of Brahma’s all knowledge and intelligence. Maa Saraswati also has another popular form – Gayatri. Gayatri was so much attracted by the brilliance of Sun God Surya, that she dissolved herself to become the Gayatri Mantra dedicated to Surya. Maa Saraswati…


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