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It is believed that Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu used to hold their councils under the peepal tree, which made it more special for the Hindus

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December 10, 2016: Often deep-rooted traditions seem to be superstitious, but actually, it is not always so. Hindus worshipping the peepal tree is one such example. People water the roots of the tree, and women are seen circumambulating it, and they are seen worshipping it especially on Saturdays.

It is also said in the “Brahma Purana” that Lord Vishnu was born under a Peepal Tree, Therefor the “Peepal tree” also symbolizes lord Vishnu. Because of such an important role, this tree has a god-like figure in Indian mythology. In art and sculpture, the child form of Krishna is shown on a peepal leaf

5 reasons why Hindus Worship peepal tree in Hinduism:

Medicinal Benefits
The leaf, bark, and roots of the tree help in curing asthma, fever, and its leaves cure eye pain. According to Ayurveda, this tree can cure over 50 disorders, including epilepsy diarrhea, and gastric troubles.

medical benefits of worshiping peepal tree
medical benefits of worshiping peepal tree

Scientific Significance
Along with Neem and Tulsi, Peepal is considered to be the one largest oxygen providers. The tree not only purifies the surroundings but also kills bacteria.

scientific significance of worshiping peepal tree
scientific significance of worshiping peepal tree

Mythological relevance
When the demons had defeated all the Gods, Lord Vishnu is said to have hidden in the Peepal tree, according to Brahma Purana.
Also it is believed that every Saturday, goddess Lakshmi sits under the Peepal tree, and thus Hindus consider it to be sacred and worship it.

mythological relevance of worshiping peepal tree
mythological relevance of worshiping peepal tree

Related to Lord Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu
It is believed that Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu used to hold their councils under the peepal tree, which made it more special for the Hindus. The leaves being Lord Shiva, the trunk Vishnu and the roots Brahma.

Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh
Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh

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Closely linked to Lord Krishna
Peepal is also closely linked to Lord Krishna. In the Holy Scripture, Bhagavad Gita, he says, “Among trees, I am the ashvattha.” Also, Lord Krishna is said to have died under the Peepal tree.

 

by NewsGram team

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Artist Shweta Bhargava with her 5 feet Nataraja at Royal Easter Show Sydney in 2019. Hindu Council

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Shweta had exhibited her works last year at Diwali Art Exhibition organized by Hindu Council of Australia at Strathfield library in Sydney. Hindu Council

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By: Shweta Bharagava (Hindu Council)

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