Banyan Tree: Why banyan tree is considered religiously special, know the benefits of worshiping it!

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In Hinduism, the banyan (banana tree) is given the status of a god and is worshiped. According to religious belief, Brahma, Shri Hari, and Shiva reside in the banyan tree. Banyan trees have a long life, hence it is also called 'Akshayavat'. Let us know the importance of worshiping the banyan tree.

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According to religious beliefs, Lord Shiva also did penance by keeping a samadhi under a banyan tree. Lord Krishna appeared to Markandeya on a banyan leaf. Goddess Savitri also resides in this Akshayavat.

It is believed that Goddess Savitri saved her husband Satyavan from Yamraj by sitting under a banyan tree. That is why she is also called Vat Savitri. As the Banyan tree is the abode of the gods, worshiping it brings happiness and peace.

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Benefits of worshiping the Banyan tree

Many remedies for banyan have been told in the scriptures. By lighting a lamp of ghee under a banyan tree, there is profit in business. If someone is sick for a long time, then keeping the root of the banyan under the pillow is beneficial. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa sitting under a banyan gives relief from mental stress. Keeping a branch of a banyan tree near the door of the house creates a positive atmosphere in the family. Banyan tree is also used as medicine, which is beneficial in many diseases.