KIRAN ATMA: Ashoka Tree
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Hinduism - What Is The Significance Of The Ashoka Tree?




The Ashoka Tree (Jonesia ashoka) is a flowering tree that has been linked with love and fertility for thousands of years. 



  • The Ashoka tree has crimson blooms that contrast with its green leaves when it is in bloom. 
    • Red is a color linked with passion. 

  • According to legend, the Ashoka tree will not blossom until it has been kicked by the foot of a young lady, indicating that her reproductive energy has been transferred to the tree. 

  • The Ramayana, the first of the two major Hindu epics, also mentions the Ashoka tree. 
    • When Sita is abducted by Ravana, Lanka's demon king, she is imprisoned in an Ashoka tree forest, where she pines away until her husband Rama rescues her.


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