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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Indian forest formed by a single tree

19,000 square meters Indian forest of  formed by a single tree. Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, east of the Kadiri forest reserve, Anantapuram, it is looks like a large forest. It is known as Thimmamma Marrimanu.


The Indian forest of 19,000 square meters formed by a single tree
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Banyans, which also include other species, are trees that develop in an unconventional way, from top to bottom. Initially the seeds germinate in the cracks of the bark of  another tree and also in walls of buildings with the roots penetrating the walls and are called stranglers. The banyan tree uses — buds, fruit, leaves, aerial roots, milky sap, roots, and bark can all be used for healing. The tree also used in  rope, paper, a polish for silver and other metals, shellac, and dyes for wool and silk… the banyan tree is a very versatile tree.

Scientific name of banyan tree is Ficus benghalensis and in hindi Bargad , it is very important in the religious aspect, worship trees in india and it is considered the national tree of India. The roots of banyan tree are associated with Brahma, the trunk with Vishnu and the leaves with Siva. People tie ties in their branches and place votive figures in the hollows of their roots. Botanical name of banyan tree is Ficus benghalensis L. Family: Moraceae. Common Names: Bar, Bat Gaach, Bath, Bot (Bengali); Banyan Fig, Banyan Tree, East Indian Fig Tree

The extension of the Thimmamma Marrimanu canopy covers the incredible surface of 19,107 square meters (0.019 square kilometers), which is why it seems to constitute a real forest and figure in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest arboreal specimen of the world.

The Indian forest of 19,000 square meters formed by a single tree. Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, east of the Kadiri forest reserve, we will see something that looks like a large forest. It is known as Thimmamma Marrimanu.

Under the branches of the tree there is a temple dedicated to Thimmamma, who according to legend would have immolated herself in the place when her husband died in 1434. It is believed that the tree grew right in the place where the funeral pyre, one of its Trunks. In that case, his age would be around 550 years.

The Indian forest of 19,000 square meters formed by a single tree. Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, east of the Kadiri forest reserve, we will see something that looks like a large forest. It is known as Thimmamma Marrimanu.
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Local tradition states that couples without children who come to the temple will conceive at the end of the year, making it a particularly crowded place, but also that a curse will fall on those who cut their leaves.

aerial view of Thimmamma Marrimanu banya tree
Photo by Google Maps

The pilgrims are especially numerous especially during the festival of the Maha Shivaratri (the great night of Siva ) that is celebrated in the night of the thirteenth day of the month Phalguna (between February and March) of the Hindu calendar. That night under the Thimmamma Marrimanu takes place a large jatara ( nocturnal vigil accompanied by music and dances) to which thousands flock. The villagers claim that under the tree can hold up to 20,000 people.

The Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Painting of Banyan tree at Puttaparthi Bus Stand Area
Painting of Banyan tree at Puttaparthi Bus Stand Area Photo by Miran Rijavec

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.
Photo by trawell.in

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Thimmamma Marrimanu still continues to grow and expand, favored by being situated in an environment of agricultural fields with little tree competition around it. Reason for  which it has come to have such an impressive extension, with about 4,000 roots-trunk that twist up and down in all directions.

Banyan tree leaf images

Botanical name of banyan tree is Ficus benghalensis L. Family: Moraceae. Common Names: Bar, Bat Gaach, Bath, Bot (Bengali); Banyan Fig, Banyan Tree, East Indian Fig Tree

 Bargad plant
Banyans, which also include other species, are trees that develop in an unconventional way, from top to bottom. Initially the seeds germinate in the cracks of the bark of  another tree and also in walls of buildings with the roots penetrating the walls and are called stranglers.

The banyan tree uses — buds, fruit, leaves, aerial roots, milky sap, roots, and bark can all be used for healing. The tree also used in  rope, paper, a polish for silver and other metals, shellac, and dyes for wool and silk… the banyan tree is a very versatile tree.



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