Articles — Plants

Story of Tulsi

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Parvati, Plants, stories, Tulsi, Vishnu

The story of Tulsi, the medicinal plant, begins with Indra, the Lord of the Heavens.   Lord Indra, was the king of the Devas. But he realized that people no longer looked up to him at the main God. This worried him a lot. He knew that people now looked up at Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to guide them. Indra knew that he could not hope to confront Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. They were after all the Gods of Creation and of Preservation. But Indra could not understand, why people liked Lord Shiva. He was after...

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Importance of Durva grass

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: Plants

Legend: Analasur was a demon who terrified the three worlds. He emitted fire from his eyes and troubled everyone. At the request of the Devas, Lord Ganesha fought with Analasur and swallowed him. The heat from Analsur caused agony to Lord Ganesha. Lord Indra gave Sri Ganesha the moon to wear on his forehead so that he could be cooled off (this is why Ganesha is also known as Balachandra). Lord Vishnu gave his lotus therefore Ganesha is also known as “Padmapani”. Lord Shankara removed a cobra from his neck and tied it to Ganesha’s hip. Lord Varuna, Rain God...

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Plants and Nakshatra

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ayurveda, Nakshatra, Plants, Tulsi

  Plants and Trees of Your Nakshatras Can Heal You ....The concept of adoption of a plant is been derived from ancient Vedic culture. The Vedic astrology is based on the concept of Nakshatras (Constellations) and Rashis (as per moon signs). There are in all 27 Nakshatras and every individual has a Nakshatra assigned to him/her depending on the date and time on which he/she is born (the tithi). Every Nakshatra has a symbolic tree or plant that defines its connection with eternal nature. In ancient Vedic culture there was a tradition that whenever a baby is born in someone’s...

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Birth of Coconut

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: Facts, mythology, Plants, stories

  It was the utmost desire of Sage Viswamitra to defeat his rival Sage Vashishtha. Though he never succeeded ,but he never become dejected. He keep on adding divine powers acquired by him after tapasya. At one time he become so powerful that he started creating many species. This was a threat to Lord Brahma. While Sage Vishwamitra was involved in creation of human species, Lord Brahma rushed towards him to stop. But he already created the head of human. So, the question arises what to do with the created portion. Lord Brahma named that head as “Sriphal” or coconut...

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Why Garlic is prohibited during Navratras ?

Jun 30 2016 0 Comments Tags: Facts, mythology, Navratri, Plants

  During the war between demons and gods for the divine nectar, one of the demon manage to steal the pot of nectar (amrit). At this crunch time when gods were on the verge of defeat, Lord Vishnu appeared and killed that demon with his divine weapon "Sudrashan Chakra" which cuts his head . But that demon had drank nector and by the time he was killed the nectar had reached till his throat. As the blood drops from his body fell on his ground , at the same place a strange plant grew up, which was a garlic plant....

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Peepal tree in Hinduism

Jun 27 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ayurveda, Facts, mythology, Plants

  In the Hindu religion, Peepal tree has a lot of reverence and significance for people. People worship the tree and perform a puja. But, nobody really knows anything about its history & origin. Well, there are also some interesting legends associated with the Peepal tree. The tree is known for its heart shaped leaves that have long narrowing tips. The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC - 1700 BC) in the Mohenjodaro city. Excavations are suggestive of the fact that even in those times; the Peepal tree was...

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Importance of Lotus

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: Lakshmi, mythology, Plants, stories

The lotus is India’s national flower and rightly so. Not long ago, the lakes and ponds of India were full of many hued lotuses. The lotus is the symbol of truth, auspiciousness and beauty (satyam, shivam, sundaram). The Lord is also that nature and therefore, His various aspects are compared to a lotus (i.e. lotus-eyes, lotus feet, lotus hands, the lotus of the heart etc.). Our scriptures and ancient literature extol the beauty of the lotus. Art and architecture also portray the lotus in various decorative motifs and paintings. Many people have names of or related to the lotus :...

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Remedy to remove heart blockage

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ayurveda, Plants, remedy, Therapy

हार्ट अटैक: 99 प्रतिशत ब्लॉकेज को भी रिमूव कर देता है पीपल का पत्ता पीपल के 15 पत्ते लें जो कोमल गुलाबी कोंपलें न हों, बल्कि पत्ते हरे, कोमल व भली प्रकार विकसित हों। प्रत्येक का ऊपर व नीचे का कुछ भाग कैंची से काटकर अलग कर दें। पत्ते का बीच का भाग पानी से साफ कर लें। इन्हें एक गिलास पानी में धीमी आँच पर पकने दें। जब पानी उबलकर एक तिहाई रह जाए तब ठंडा होने पर साफ कपड़े से छान लें और उसे ठंडे स्थान पर रख दें, दवा तैयार। इस काढ़े की तीन खुराकें बनाकर प्रत्येक...

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