In the long tradition of India, respect for the environment is given a great place of importance. Several trees, rivers, sacred grooves and ponds have been venerated as God, so that they can be preserved for the future generations.
Several sacred texts in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism mention several plants which have excellent medicinal and environmental value. They are also associated with specific Nakshatras (stars), Rashi Signs. In fact some astrologers recommend planting of certain trees as a remedy for several problems.
The indiscriminate cutting of trees has resulted in climate changes and global warming, the effect of which is easily seen now-a-days as an experience and needs no further evidence.
We list down several plants here along with their specialities. Siva Mooligai Nursery, Named after the great saint Sri Sivan Sar, based out of Tiruvengadu, Tamilnadu has been doing a great service by making such plants available.
Plants in Siva Nursery
Plants of Siva Nursery
Siva Nursery Plants
The best way to escape the heat conditions or heat waves which are becoming frequent is to plant such trees rather than other on other solutions which degrade the environment further.
Plants for 12 Rashis
1.Mesha Rashi : Raktha Chandana, Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus)
2.Vrishabha Rashi : Sapthaparna, Edaakula-pala (Alstonia scholaris)
3.Midhuna Rashi: Panasa, Jack fruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
4.Karkata Rashi : Palasa, Flame of forest (Butea monosperma)
5.Simha Rashi : Paadari, Yellow Snake Tree, Patala (Stereospermum chelonoides)
6.Kanya Rashi: Mango (Mangifera indica)
7.Thula Rashi : Bakula, (Mimusops elengi)
8.Vrishchika Rashi : Kadhira , Cutch Tree (Acacia catachu)
9.Dhanasu Rashi: Ashwatha, Ravi, Peepul (Ficus religiosa)
10.Makara Rashi : Simsupa, Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo)
11.Kumbha Rashi: Shammi, Vanni (Prosopis cineraria)
12.Meena Rashi: Banyan, Vata (Ficus bengalensis)
Plants for each of the 9 astrological entities
1. Sun - Arka , Erukku in Tamil (Calotropis procera)
2. Moon/Chandra - Palasa, Flame of forest (Butea monosperma)
3. Mars/Mangal/Chevvai - Kadhira , Cutch Tree (Acacia catechu)
4. Mercury/Budha - Apamarga , Nayuruvi (Achyranthus aspera)
5. Guru/ Jupiter - Ashwatha, Ravi, Peepul (Ficus religiosa)
6. Sukra/Venus - Fig (Ficus racemosa)
7. Saturn/Shani - Shammi, Vanni (Prosopis cenneraria)
8. Rahu - Durva, Drub, Arugampull (Cynodon dactylon)
9. Ketu - Kusha Grass, Darbha, Cotton grass (Imperata cylindrica)
Sanjeevani Plants - In Ayurveda Sanjeevani is something which increases life span. These plants have great medicinal value and also increase the oxygen content in the atmosphere.