Despite the sacredness put upon the peepal, it is said to be haunted by the Munjia. A sadhu resided in a peepal grove and healed rickets in children by letting them drink the sap of peepal leaves. "The Three Peepals" was the address of a poet whose home was close by. He is said to have been possessed by a spirit who took the form of an old woman. She would cry out in the night and sing songs that would go on for hours.
It is believed that if you write down three lines from the songs sung by the munjia then you will receive good luck with your exams or jobs. The most famous poem attributed to the Three Peepals is called "Jana Gana Mana". It means "Give me freedom" and has become the national anthem of India.
Other stories say that the sadhu stole some milk from nearby households and that is why the trees are cursed. No one wants to live near them now because they think someone's spirit is still trapped inside.
Because the peepal tree is seen to have a realized soul, it listens and reacts to your need in the same way. On the day of Amavasya, or the new moon, it is customary to perform Hanuman Chalisa while worshiping the peepal tree at night. This is because during this time, when there are no lights in the world, the tree's soul is free to listen to prayers.
The next morning when the moon comes out from behind the clouds, you can see that the tree has lost its leaves. This is because even though it is a sacred tree, it suffers too when humans do not use their minds before acting on their feelings.
Even though the tree does not speak any language, it is still worshipped by people all over India. If you want, you can do the same with our help. Just write down or say a few words for forgiveness, remove obstacles, and gain knowledge about yourself and others. Then, place your notes under the tree when the moon is out.
This ritual was originally done to seek the assistance of the tree's soul but today many people do it just to pray for certain things.
Pine trees are also used for this purpose. However, the peepal tree's soul is more active at night so it will hear you better if you choose it as your deity.
The peepal tree is revered as the "Tree of Life" by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists. The peepal tree is a symbol of the Holy Trinity in numerous texts. The roots represent Brahma, the trunk represents Vishnu, and the leaves represent Shiva. In some temples, a peepal tree grows inside the main shrine to house the Hindu god Ganesh.
In India, the peepal tree is considered holy because it never dies. It will always grow new leaves and flowers even after being cut down for use as building material or burned for fuel. This is why trees are worshiped by many cultures around the world—because they are immortal.
In addition, the peepal tree has many other attributes that make it sacred. It gives shelter to animals including birds, and humans who eat its fruit will be protected from venomous snakes. The flower buds are used in folk medicines to treat fever, diarrhea, stomach pain, and toothaches.
Finally, the peepal tree is symbolic of victory because it never loses its green color no matter how much you beat it down.
These are just a few examples of why the peepal tree is sacred. There are many more reasons why this tree is important to many religions around the world.
The Sacred Fig is another name for the Peepal, and its scientific name is Ficus religiosa. The Sacred Fig is found in many parts of India and is one of the sacred trees of Hinduism.
It has thick leathery leaves and large white flowers that appear before the fruit. The fruit is a pod containing up to 20 black seeds with a long tail attached to a leaf-like structure. This seed pod falls off the tree when mature creating more trees, so they do not have to be planted.
In English, the Sacred Fig is also called Holy Fig, which is why it is often used in churches as part of religious offerings.
The fruit is edible and delicious when ripe but is usually harvested while still green because it does not store well. It can be eaten raw or cooked and used in salads or desserts.
The wood is light brown in color and has been used for furniture making and construction projects.
The root system is very extensive and helps the plant grow in poor soil conditions. Also, the female flowers develop into pods that contain 15-20 seeds after pollination.