The banyan tree is the national tree of India. The scientific name of this tree is Ficus benghalensis and it is also called the Banyan tree in the English language.
The banyan tree has a lot of importance in our country of India. Where this tree is worshiped in Hinduism.
Where are banyan trees found?
Banyan trees are always found in tropical and sub-tropical parts. Which countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are included.
Biggest Banyan Tree
By the way, we can see banyan trees in many places in our country of India. But the world’s largest banyan tree is located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden in Kolkata city of West Bengal.
This banyan tree is more than 250 years old. It is said that this tree was established in the year 1787. The height of this tree is up to 24 meters and this tree is spread over an area of 14,500 square meters.
Due to this specialty of this tree, this tree is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records by the name ‘The Great Bunyan Tree’.
Banyan Tree Leaves
The leaves of the banyan tree are very large and their shape is oval. Along with this, these leaves are shiny and green in color.
In which area are banyan trees found?
We can see banyan trees in most of the villages and in the temple premises. In an area like a village, this tree is an important place for panchayats. Because it is at this place that he organizes Gram Sabhas and meetings.
Important for Hinduism
The banyan tree has great importance in Hinduism. Where in Hinduism this tree is considered a sacred tree.
Therefore this tree is worshiped in Hinduism during the time of festivals like Vat Savitri. On this day all married women of Hinduism worship this tree for the happy and long life of their husbands.
Use of Banyan Tree
The banyan tree has many uses in our life. As the paper is made from the wood of this tree. Along with this, the banyan tree also works as a treatment for many diseases.
Because it has many medicinal values, which works as ayurvedic medicine for many diseases. Like the fruit of a banyan tree.
Apart from being a nutritious fruit, it also works as a medicine. Where this fruit is used to reduce inflammation and reduce skin irritation.