Panchavati

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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Plants:

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