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Ancient wisdom about Vriksha (Tree)


Vriksha - The Tree:

Bhoomi Devi Stotras of Vriksha (Tree):

Ancient Wisdom about Vriksha (Tree):

1. Trees are one of our greatest Assets:
  1. Devi Parvati assigned the value of a Tree as equal to Ten Sons Matsya Purana 154.505 to 154.512:

    Devi Parvati Devi Parvati assigned the value of a Tree as equal to Ten Sons After the birth of Ganesha, Parvati again longed for a son. The beautiful-faced one (i.e. Devi Parvati) planted a beautiful bud (or sapling) of Ashoka tree. That (i.e. the sapling) grew as the Auspicious one tended it with care (like a son). Once with Brihaspati leading, the Vipras (Sages and Brahmanas) came there. There the Munis asked the Devi: O Bhavani, You have manifested for the welfare of the World. The world mostly desire the fruits of sons and grandsons. The people without sons are often seen taking recourse to gods (for getting Sons). Now we see in our path a Maryada (Moral Custom) to perform to deserve merit. What is the benefit of cosidering a Tree (Taru) as a Son (and rearing it)?

    Thus said the joyful Uma, Whose body is Purna (with Beauty) and Whose speech is Auspicious. The Devi said:
    - One who makes a Kupa (Well) in a place where there is no water, lives in Heaven for as many years as the drops of water in it.
    - (Now) equal to Ten such Kupas (Wells) is a Vapi (Pond).
    - Equal to Ten such Vapis (Ponds) is a Hrada (Lake).
    - Equal to Ten such Hradas (Lakes) is a Putra (Son).
    - (And) Equal to Ten such Putras (Sons) is a Druma (Tree).

    This is the Maryada (Moral Custom) I established for the welfare of the World.


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Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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