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Trees associated with Sri Rama


Sri Rama staying at Chitrakootaइङ्गुदी (Ingudi Tree at Sringaverapura): Sri Rama spent a night under an Ingudi tree on the bank of river Ganga at Sringaverapura during his forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 50 to 51).
न्यग्रोध (Nyagrodha or Banyan Tree at Sringaverapura): Sri Rama made his hair matted with the latex of the Banyan tree at Sringaverapura (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 52).
न्यग्रोध (Nyagrodha or Banyan Tree between Prayaga and Chitrakoota): Sri Rama reached a cool Banyan tree called Shyama (as guided by sage Bharadwaja) after crossing river Yamuna at Prayaga and walking towards Chitrakoota. Devi Sita circumambulated the Banyan tree and offered prayers with joined palms (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55).
चित्रकूट (Trees of Chitrakoota): Sri Rama while describing the beauty of the Chitrakoota mountain forest to Devi Sita lists the trees adorning that sacred mountain (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 94).
इङ्गुदी (Ingudi Tree at Chitrakoota): Sri Rama after hearing about the death of king Dasharatha from Bharata offered oblations with fruit pulp of Ingudi tree in the waters of Mandakini (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 103).
पञ्चवटी (Trees of Panchavati): Sri Rama while describing the beauty of the Panchavati forest lists the trees adorning that charming place (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 15).
पम्पा (Trees of Pampa Sarovar): Sri Rama while describing the beauty of the Pampa Sarovar lists the trees adorning that charming place near the lake (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 1).
शाल (Shala Trees at Kishkindha): Sri Rama to assure Sugreeva displayed his strength and perforated seven Sala trees together with a single arrow (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 11 to 12).
कुश (Kusha grass at Southern Sea shore): Sri Rama lied down on the Darbha (Kusha) grass for three days seeking help from the ocean god during his forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 21 to 22).

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