Significance of Panchavati:

  • [ 'PANCHA' - Five, 'VATI' - Trees]
  • This combination of trees was mentioned in "The Ramayana". When Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana took on to the 14 years of 'Vanavasa', halt a night at Muni Bharadwaja Ashram. Then he advised Rama to find a place where all these five trees exist together to make a place to live. So as per his suggestion they later make a 'Parnashala' amidst these trees. So where ever all these five exist together, Rama too resides there.


  • Breeze from these trees - Gives out more oxygen, Very Cool, All have medicinal values & Brings good health.
  • Powerful vibrations - Wards off evil forces, Gives right way of thinking & Clarity of thought.
  • Fruit bearing - So naturally attracts many birds and other insects.


S.No Botanical Name Common Name
1. Ficus bengalensis Banyan
2. Ficus religiosa Peepal
3. Ficus glomerata Fig
4. Aegle marmelos Bilva
5. Emblica officionalis Amla

Ficus bengalensis - Banyan tree:

  • Parts used - Latex, bark, fruits, leaves, roots, buds.
  • Uses - Local inflammations, Polyuria, Diabetes mellitus, darkening of face & around eyes, burns, Haemorrhages, Nausea & Ulcers in mouth