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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Myths and Religious Uses of Amla, Indian Gooseberry in Uttarakhand

Plant Myths, Religious Importance, and Traditions in Uttarakhand (Himalaya) - 32
By: Bhishma Kukreti, M.Sc. (Botany) (Mythology, Culture Research Scholar)
Botanical name – Phyllanthus emblica
Local Name – Aunla, Anvala
Hindi Name – Anvala, Amvala Amla
Sanskrit Name – Dhatri , Amalaka
                                           ---Economic benefits –--
Medical uses- In Ayurveda all parts are used for producing various types of medicines.
Furniture, Agriculture Instruments, wood etc.
Food Uses – Various items
                   Myths, Religious Uses and Traditions
  Hindus believe that Amla was originated from Amrit drop  at Samudra manthan.
    Hindus believe that Lord Vishnu dwells on Amla tree.
 The tree is worshipped on  Amla Navami ( November) . People take perform rituals and take food under Amla tree.
     Amla is also plant of Bharni rashi nad astrologers suggest to plant Amla on Amla Navami .
  Amavala is related toVrishchik Rashi . Therefore astrologers suggest the persons effected by Vrishchik rashi  for planting Amvala tree.
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Copyright@ Bhishma KukretiMumbai 2017
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