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Trees associated with Lord Shiva


Trees associated with Lord Shiva

Sl Tree Description Sacredness
1 Vatta (Banyan)

Vata (Ficus benghalensis, Banyan)
Sri Dakshinamurthy is depicted as sitting under a Banyan tree and instructing His disciples through His meditative silence (Dakshinamurthy Stotram - Dhyana slokas). Sri Dakshinamurthy

Sri Dakshinamurthy
2 Vatta (Banyan)

Vata (Ficus benghalensis, Banyan)
Thiruvalangadu was a forest of Banyan trees with a syambhu linga of Lord Shiva (Thiruvalangadu Vadaranyeswarar temple, Thiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
3 Ashvattha (Peepal)

Ashvattha (Ficus religiosa, Peepal)
The Hindu Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are believed to dwell in the Peepal tree. Hindu Trinity

Hindu Trinity
4 Ashvattha (Peepal)

Ashvattha (Ficus religiosa, Peepal)
Lord Shiva performed Tandava dance under a Peepal tree in Perur Patteeswarar temple (Perur Patteeswarar temple, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
5 Bilva (Bengal Quince)

Bilva (Aegle marmelos, Bengal Quince)
Bilva tree is a form of Lord Shiva (Glory of Bilva - Shiva Purana - Vidyeshwara Samhita 22). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
6 Rudraksha (Rudraksh)

Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus sphaericus, Rudraksh)
Rudraksha trees emerged from the tear drops of Lord Shiva during penance (Glory of Rudraksha - Shiva Purana - Vidyeshwara Samhita 25). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva


Flowers associated with Lord Shiva

Sl Tree Description Sacredness
1 Bilva (Bengal Quince)

Bilva (Aegle marmelos, Bengal Quince)
Devi Sati worshipped Lord Shiva with Bilva leaves and fruits during Nanda Vrata (Flowers for Nanda Vrata - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 15.19). Devi worshipping Shiva

Devi worshipping Shiva
2 Palasha (Flame of the Forest)

Palasha (Butea monosperma, Flame of the Forest)
Devi Sati worshipped Lord Shiva with Palasha and Damana flowers on Chaitra Shukla Chaturdasi during Nanda Vrata (Flowers for Nanda Vrata - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 15.20). Devi worshipping Shiva

Devi worshipping Shiva
3 Damanaka (Dhavanam)

Damanaka (Artemisia pallens, Dhavanam)
Devi Sati worshipped Lord Shiva with Palasha and Damana flowers on Chaitra Shukla Chaturdasi during Nanda Vrata (Flowers for Nanda Vrata - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 15.20). Devi worshipping Shiva

Devi worshipping Shiva
4 Brihati (Indian Nightshade)

Brihati (Solanum indicum, Indian Nightshade)
Devi Sati worshipped Lord Shiva with Brihati flowers on Jyestha Poornima and Asadha Shukla Chaturdasi during Nanda Vrata (Flowers for Nanda Vrata - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 15.22 and 15.23). Devi worshipping Shiva

Devi worshipping Shiva
5 Arka (Swallow Wort)

Arka (Calotropis procera, Swallow Wort)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Mandara flowers (Maadar or Arka) (Shiva Panchakshara Stotram - verse 2). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
6 Jati (Royal Jasmine)

Jati (Jasminum grandiflorum, Royal Jasmine, Chameli)
Lord Shiva is mentally worshipped with Jati, Champaka and Bilva patra (Shiva Manasa Puja - verse 1). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
7 Champaka (Champa)

Champaka (Magnolia champaca, Champa)
Lord Shiva is mentally worshipped with Jati, Champaka and Bilva patra (Shiva Manasa Puja - verse 1). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
8 Bilva (Bengal Quince)

Bilva (Aegle marmelos, Bengal Quince)
Lord Shiva is mentally worshipped with Jati, Champaka and Bilva patra (Shiva Manasa Puja - verse 1). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
9 Kusha (Cotton-wool grass)

Kusha (Imperata cylindrica, Cotton-wool grass, Darbha)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
10 Apamarga (Prickly Chaff Flower)

Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera, Prickly Chaff Flower)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
11 Jati (Royal Jasmine)

Jati (Jasminum grandiflorum, Royal Jasmine, Chameli)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
12 Champaka (Champa)

Champaka (Magnolia champaca, Champa)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
13 Paatali (Trumpet Flower)

Paatali (Stereospermum suaveolens, Trumpet Flower)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
14 Karavira (Oleander)

Karavira (Nerium indicum, Oleander)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
15 Mallika (Arabian Jasmine)

Mallika (Jasminum sambac, Arabian Jasmine, Mogra)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
16 Padma (Lotus)

Padma (Nelumbo nucifera, Lotus)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Kusha, Apamarga, Karpura, Jati, Champaka, Patala, Karavira, Sita, Mallika, Kamala and Utpala (Flowers for worshipping Shiva - Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sristi Khanda 11.56 and 11.57). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
17 Durva (Bermuda grass)

Durva (Cynodon dactylon, Bermuda grass)
Lord Shiva is worshipped with Durva grass during Pashupata Vrata (Shiva Purana - Vayaviya Samhita - Purva Bhaga 33.35). Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva


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