Raasi Vana

Significance of Raasi Vana:

  • In Astrology there are 12 Zodiac signs. These 12 trees represent each one of them. All these were mentioned in Varaha Mihira's Jyotisha sashtra.

Benefits:

  • Like our birth stars each person is born during a particular Zodiac sign. How each ones luck is predicted according to the birth star similarly according to the Raasi (house) also the horoscope and luck of each person and how he is benefitted by these trees is mentioned in Astrology.

Plants:

S.No. Name Botanical name Common name
1. Mesha Raasi Pterocarpus santalinus Raktha Chandana, Red Sandalwood
2. Vrishabha Raasi Alstonia scholaris Sapthaparni, Edaakula-paala
3. Midhuna Raasi Artocarpus heterophyllus Panasa, Jack tree
4. Karkataka Raasi Butea monosperma Palasa, Moduga , Flame –of- the- forest
5. Simha Raasi Stereospermum chelonoides Paadari, Kaligottu
6. Kanya Raasi Mangifera indica Amra, Mamidi, Mango
7. Tula Raasi Mimusops elengi Bakula, Pogada
8. Vrishchika Raasi Acacia catachu Kadhira
9. Dhanasu Raasi Ficus religiosa Ashwatha, Raavi, Peepal
10. Makara Raasi Dalbergia sissoo Simsupa, Shisham
11. Kumbha Raasi Prosopis cineraria Shami, Jammi
12. Meena Raasi Ficus bengalensis Vata, Marri, Banyan

Mimusops elengi - Pogada:

  • Parts used - bark, flowers, fruits, seed
  • Uses - Tonic, Wounds, Ulcers, Promotes delivery in child birth, Increases fertility in women, Hydrophobia, Insanity.