Plants and animals have always found a prominent place in our mythology, scriptures, rituals, folk lore, songs and festivals. We use plants in our festivals as a way of expressing our eternal gratitude to nature for her incredible bounty. The Coconut, for example, has been called Kalpavriksha in Hinduism, while Henna is termed the ‘magical cure’ in Islam. Aloe, Almond and Palms are mentioned in the Biblical Gardens of Christianity. Can you identify species like Canarium strictum (dhoop) and Lawsonia inermis (mehendi) in this garden?
- Western Ghats
- Fern Garden