banyan and peepal tree together

I didn't know of that yet, but I am going to read more about that now. Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on October 24, 2014: Thanks VioletteRose for your reply. Large banyan tree. The time from birth to an organism’s natural death reflects its lifespan. Apart from all these medicinal uses, banyan tree is considered a sacred tree in India and is worshipped. The peepal tree has heart shaped leaves and is medium sized. Actually not every peepal tree is supposed to be called as a Bodhi tree, a peepal tree can be called so only if its origin can be traced back to that of the original Bodhi tree under which Buddha got the enlightenment. Some of the examples are Tulsi ( The sacred plant of Indian Hindu Culture), Peepal Tree (Ficus religiosa) and Audumbar Tree (Ficus racemosa).. This is known as the Great Indian Banyan tree which is more than 250 years old and it covers an area of about 4 acres. Don't cut that Banyan tree! Voted up. I have a picture on one of my pages, but typing the two words 'banyan' and 'Ayutthaya' into Google Images will bring up dozens of photos of the Buddha head embraced by a banyan tree. VioletteRose (author) from Atlanta on October 23, 2014: Thanks so much for reading Alun, and I am so sorry for the late reply. Book a luxurious stay with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. a plant that grows on another plant, when its seed germinates in a crack or crevice of a host tree or edifice. The banyan tree is the taller of the two, grown up to 100 feet. A peepal tree is planted to the east of the house or temple. b) Planetary transits bring a lot of turbulence and hindrance in your life and to overcome from it . Peepal tree is considered to be a realised soul, and hence it hears your yearning, and it responds to you in the same manner. I LOVE banyan trees, I live in the subtropics and they have a few very stunning, very old ones around my city and these trees are just fascinating! Banyan tree – 200 to 500 years Both the trees have joined together into one . It is a symbol of pride and a matter of great importance for the womenfolks of India. The small fruits of the two species are an important food item for various birds, including blue-headed barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus), red-billed blue magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha), and rosy starling (Sturnus roseus), and also for monkeys, including rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) and bonnet macaque (M. radiata). It's not because the word बर also means husband in Nepali :). Commuters and passersby rest in the shade. The major noticeable difference being in the appearance of leaves. Foot-sore, he sat down to rest in the shade of a huge pipal tree, determined not to leave, before he had found a satisfying answer to his question. The Peepal is often known as the Sacred Fig, and the peepal botanical identify is Ficus religiosa. The Banyan tree is the male equivalent and Peepal is the female counterpart. Alun. However, the tree still continues to grow even though it looks like individual trees. When the AMC decided to cut a 70-year-old Banyan tree in Vastrapur, several citizens came together to stop it. I agree with you, actually the banyan tree is more popularly known but the pipal tree is something many have not heard of. The same way, the banyan tree represents … VioletteRose (author) from Atlanta on April 23, 2014: Thank you all for your kind comments, I am glad you all like these trees :). Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 22, 2014: Beautiful trees with a unique shape and height I have learned so much more about these trees from your hub. VioletteRose (author) from Atlanta on May 01, 2014: Dave from Lancashire north west England on April 24, 2014: Interesting,informative and well written enhanced by beautiful images. The trunk and leaves of an Indian banyan tree. It's really quite an evocative sight to see, particularly for Buddhists who regard the tree as sacred. The paste of peepal leaf provides relief in case of boils. Peepal tree or Pipal (Ficus Religiosa) is considered to be one of the most sacred trees in our Hindu culture since ages. Often known as the sacred fig tree. The peepal tree, Ficus religiosa, also known as the "bodhi" tree, is a deciduous tree that is native to India. 162 likes. This is also a tropical tree which is evergreen, and it grows very large and woody in time and it is considered very sacred too. Peepal tree or pipal tree is a very similar species with the scientific name Ficus religiosa. The tree covers about a circumference of half a kilometer and it has about 3300 aerial roots. The main thing that one need to keep in mind while planting an Indian banyan tree is that the tree will grow very large in years and hence there should be enough space for the spreading of large tree branches and also the aerial roots which grow very deep and long in the soil. The oldest peepal tree in earth is planted in 289 BCE and it is currently located in Sri Lanka. The leaves of the banyan tree are used as fodder for elephants and for making leaf-plates. Why do I mention the Indian Banyan tree and the Peepal tree together? Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on February 18, 2015: https://jackielynnley.hubpages.com/hub/Hug-of-the-... VioletteRose (author) from Atlanta on October 25, 2014: Thanks again Alun! A banyan, also spelled "banian", is a fig that begins its life as an epiphyte, i.e. Thanks for sharing the information about the famous banyan tree in the Thai capital. The two fruits which fit into this kind of school’s thoughts are the Banana and the Coconut. Thank you so much :). Peepall trees are also very large trees which can be grown as shading trees. The tree can propagate naturally from its seeds, and the seeds can germinate on even muddy walls, structures, other buildings and also on the wood of other trees. The new plants grown from the seeds can be replanted or the cutting of a branch can be used to plant this tree. Pipal has broad, heart-shaped leaves, ending in a long, tapering point. Pipal also often grows in cracks on buildings, and, if allowed, its aerial roots will envelop the building and, over time, destroy it. There are many stories from history, where people describe about using banyan trees and peepal trees as shelters. The trees have flowers and fruits, but these are not edible. Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and Indochina that belongs to Moraceae, the fig or mulberry family.It is also known as the bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree (in India and Nepal). In India these trees are planted near roads as large shading trees which can give shelter to numerous birds as well as the tired travelers. Updated: Apr 27, 2018, 06:35 AM IST. Peepal tree (popularly known as ‘Bodhi Tree’) is considered auspicious in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In Hindu legends, there have been mentions about sages who go into 'tapas' or deep mediations for years, under these trees. They prefer full sunlight and can grow in … This species belongs to a group of fig trees, called strangler figs. One day, about 500 B.C., a 35-year-old man was walking along a dusty road near the town of Gaya, northern India. This was a great educational hub with terrific photos, too. I loved the cultural and religious information that you discussed in relation to the trees. The fruits are eaten by birds, monkeys and bats. The above image from Wikimedia Commons Image is that of the Great Indian Banyan tree, which looks like individual trees. Just as a hermit cannot raise a family or support a household and only has spiritual aspirations. Most pipals begin their life as an epiphyte in another tree, the seed often sprouting in a pile of bird dung, delivered by the bird that ate the fig fruit. In fact the tree was hit by a lightning in1925 which resulted in the splitting of the main trunk. I have searched using the said words in google and found what you have mentioned. Banyan has broadly oval leaves and long aerial roots, which hang down from the branches, often taking root and over time creating a ’forest’ of trunks, all of which are in fact a single individual. In many places, especially in temples, a raised floor is built around these giant trees, where people can sit, take rest or even sleep. The figs of the tree house the flowers and grow in pairs. The banyan tree, on the other hand, is very familiar to me, not only as a specimen plant in horticultural gardens, but also on travels to Asia, and in particular to Thailand. They water the plant in the month of vaishakh and at times of difficulty. Since ancient times it is said that when there is no hope left for a particular thing or output you expect is not attained, then peepal tree can come to your rescue. It is believed that the largest banyan tree in the world is located in the Botanic garden in Kolkata, India. While the banyan was the bride, the peepal growing next to it was the groom. The major noticeable difference being in the appearance of leaves. Text & photographs © Kaj Halberg, 2015. Voted up. In India and Nepal, villagers often plant two species of fig trees, banyan, or Bengal fig (Ficus benghalensis), and pipal, or sacred fig (F. religiosa), side by side, and as they grow larger, stone benches, called chotara, are constructed around their trunks. The peepal tree is medium-sized and has heart-shaped leaves. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on February 21, 2015: VioletteRose (author) from Atlanta on February 21, 2015: Hi Jackie Lynnley, that is so kind of you! There is a famous tree - I think a banyan, though it may be a pippal - in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, in which the broken head of a Buddha statue is surrounded at ground level by the roots of the tree in what is seen as a symbolic loving or protective embrace. Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on April 25, 2020: I understand that the next Buddha will be found praying under a Banyan tree. Indian Banyan tree is the National tree of India. An excellent treatment for tooth decay is a mix of Peepal and Banyan tree barks. The aerial roots are used to make tent-poles and cart-yokes. The Indian Banyan trees are considered very sacred in Hinduism. It is also believed that, Buddha got enlightenment while he was praying under a peepal tree, and so it is also called as 'Bodhi' tree. PEEPAL TREE AND BANYAN TREE – THE TWIN FLAME. With our flexible cancellation policy, plan trips to over 40 hotels worldwide with peace of mind. 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