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Professor Eck received this sapling as prasad at a launch event for Swami Chidananda Saraswati’s Green Kumbh Initiative. We planted it at Lakshmi Kutir camp yesterday.
Written by Nicolas Roth
January 22, 2013 at 3:01 am
Posted in All, Green Kumbh, Photos, Religion
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It would be interesting to know which tree sapling that is and why it was chosen.
This blog makes great reading. Thank you for it.
January 22, 2013 at 6:25 am
Is it Bael plant?
January 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm
I do not think it is bael since the leaves have more than three segments and are also more elongated. It might be an ashoka tree (Saraca asoca), though I am not certain.
January 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm
The Ashoka is said to have medicinal properties – though the Neem beats it hollow.
I think religion is often used as advertising spiel to get people to do things that are good for them – example the Tulsi (Holy Basil) has so many medicinal properties. That must be the reason the ancients mandated every home to have a Tulsi.
It would be interesting to know if there was a reason Swami Chidananda Saraswati chose this sapling.
January 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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