List of Banyan trees in India

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The Great Banyan

Banyan is considered holy in several religious traditions of India. The Ficus benghalensis is the National tree of India,[1] and also the state tree of Madhya Pradesh.

The following is a list of notable Banyan trees in India. Trees listed here are regarded as important or specific by its historical, national, locational, natural or mythological context. Some researches found that there are less than 150 Banyan trees left in India. The list includes actual Banyan trees located throughout the India.

  • Thimmamma Marrimanu, is listed as the world's largest Banyan tree in the Guinness World Records in 1989. The tree is situated about 35 km from Kadri Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. Its branches spread over 5 acres,[2][3] with a canopy of 19,107 square metres
  • Kabirvad, Gujarat is one of the biggest banyan tree in India. Currently the area of its canopy is 17,520 m2 (4.33 acres) with a perimeter of 641 m (2,103 ft). Named after saint Kabir, it is one of the most famous destination for tourists in Gujarat near Bharuch city.
  • The Great Banyan in the botanical garden near Kolkata, a clonal colony of Indian Banyan with a crown circumference of over 330 meters.
  • The 450-year-old giant Banyan tree at Adyar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters under which people listened to discourses by luminaries such as J. Krishnamurti, Annie Besant and Maria Montessori.[4]
  • Dodda Alada Mara, the 400-year-old tree also called the Big Banyan Tree at Ramohalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Pillalamarri, 800-year-old banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India.
  • Chosath Yogini temple: a 1000 year old Banyan tree, located in Maharajpur, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh (India), spread in 50000sq feet, the biggest banyan tree of central India
  • Pirbaba's Taroda sacred grove is located in Amravati district, Maharashtra. In there, there is a huge banyan tree spread over 2.5 acres of land inside the grove due to which is considered a "sacred tree."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Tree". Government of India Official website. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2015-01-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Thimmamma Marrimanu - Anantapur". Anantapur.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  4. ^ Theosophist Magazine; October-December 1927.