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Trees associated with Sri Krishna


Trees associated with Sri Krishna

Sl Tree Description Sacredness
1 Vatta (Banyan)

Vata (Ficus benghalensis, Banyan)
In the deluge of illusion, sage Markandeya saw a Banyan tree and a beautiful child lying on a Banyan leaf, placing a toe in his mouth and sucking it (Srimad Bhagavatam 12.9.20 - 21) (Bala Mukundashtakam - verse 7). Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
2 Vatta (Banyan)

Vata (Ficus benghalensis, Banyan)
In Vrindavan there is an ancient Banyan tree known as Vamsi Vat where Sri Krishna performed His Rasa Leelas. Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
3 Vatta (Banyan)

Vata (Ficus benghalensis, Banyan)
In the premises of the Puri Jagannath temple there is an ancient Banyan tree known as Kalpa Bata. Sri Jagannatha

Sri Jagannatha
4 Ashvattha (Peepal)

Ashvattha (Ficus religiosa, Peepal)
Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that among the trees I am the Peepal. Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
5 Arjuna (Arjun)

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna, Arjun)
Child Krishna uprooted a pair of Arjuna trees when His mother tied Him to a mortar (Bala Mukundashtakam - verse 7). Sri Krishna and Arjuna trees

Sri Krishna and Arjuna trees
6 Amlika (Tamarind)

Amlika (Tamarindus indica, Tamarind)
Sri Krishna sat under a Tamarind tree absorbed in the intense feelings of separation from Radharani at Imli Tala (Imli Tala temple, Vrindavana, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh). Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
7 Nimba (Neem)

Nimba (Azadirachta indica, Neem)
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born under a Neem tree, hence he is called as Nimai (Mayapur Yogapitha, Nadia district, West Bengal). Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Sri Krishna


Flowers associated with Sri Krishna

Sl Tree Description Sacredness
1 Bakula (Indian Medaller)

Bakula (Mimusops elengi, Indian Medaller)
Bakula tree is specially associated with Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna used to play His flute under a Bakula tree in Vrindavan. Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
2 Bakula (Indian Medaller)

Bakula (Mimusops elengi, Indian Medaller)
Sri Haridasa Thakur chanted the names of Sri Krishna several lakhs of times under a Bakula tree in Siddha Bakula (Siddha Bakula Math, Puri district, Odisha). Siddha Bakula Math

Siddha Bakula
3 Kadamba (Bur Flower)

Kadamba (Anthocephalus cadamba, Bur Flower)
Sri Krishna is described as playing flute under Kadamba tree. Also kept the stolen clothes of gopis on a Kadamba tree. Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna
4 Parijata (Night Jasmine)

Parijata (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Night Jasmine)
Parijata tree is associated with Sri Krishna Who brought it from heaven. Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna


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