Ashoka Vana

Significance of Ashoka Vana:

  • This tree is mentioned in 'The Ramayana'. This is the one under which Sita Devi spent one year while she is in Lanka. That garden is called 'Ashokavanam'.
    A-soka = No-sorrow
  • Actually Sita used to meditate under this tree. She is a woman with very strong will power and deeply believed that Lord Rama will surely one day defeat Ravana and rescue her which ultimately happens.
  • As depicted in movies she never used to weep like a regular, common women. So this tree plays a very important role in bringing solace to her during such tough situation.

Benefits:

  • Plantation of these trees gives protection from evil forces.
  • Brings in peace and prosperity.
  • Abundant happiness prevails in their surrounding areas.
  • Good health , balanced state of mind and clarity in thinking automatically descend down.
  • You come out of disastrous situations safely and happily.

Plants:

S.No. Botanical name Common name
1. Saraca indica Sita ashoka
2. Pinus longifolia pine
3. Ficus religiosa peepal
4. Mimusops elengi Bakul
5. Michelia champaka champa
6. Emblica officionalis amla
7. Dalbergia sisso indian red wood
8. Mesua ferrea naga champa
9. Anthocephalus cadaba kadamb
10. Ficus glomerata fig
11. Shorea robusta saaal
12. santalum album sandal wood
13. Nerium odorum -
14. Butea monosperma flame of forest
15. Artocarpus heterophyllus jack
16. Flacourtia montana -
17. Piper longum long pepper
18. Phoenix paludosa date palm
19. Borassus flabellifer palm
20. Calophullum inophyllum -
21. Alangium lamarki -
22. Diaspyros melanoxylon -
23. Origanum marjorana -
24. Pterospermum aserifolium -
25. Syzygium caryophyllata clove
26. Saccharum officinarum sugarcane
27. Cassia fistula golden shower
28. Strychnos potatorum -
29. Mangifera indica mango
30. Calamus rotang -
31. Pandanus odoratissimus mogra
32. Jasminum pubescens jasmine
33. Stereospermum suavolens -
34. Cinnamomum zeylanicum -
35. Artocarpus lakoocha -
36. Barleria priontis -
37. Holarrhena antidysentrica -
38. Symplocos racemosa -
39. Feronia elephantum elephant apple
40. Cordia myxa -
41. Luvanga scandens -
42. Ougenia dabergiodes -

Ocimum kilimandscharicum - Camphor basil:

  • Parts used - Bark, root, fruit
  • Uses - Skin infections, Wounds, Burns, Indigestion, Athlete's foot, Leprosy, Rheumatism (severe pains in muscles and joints), Cardiotonic, Drug addiction.