Dasa Kupa samo Vaapi
Dasa Vaapi samo Hradah |
Dasa Hradah samo Puthra
Dasa Puthra samo Druma ||
– (Matsya Purana 512)
Dasa Kupa samo Vaapi – Ten wells equal a step well.
Dasa Vaapi samo Hradah means Ten step–wells equal a lake.
Dasa Hradah samo Puthra – Ten lakes equal a child.
Dasa Puthra samo Druma – Ten progeny equal a tree.
The above concept is quote in Matsya purana Verse 512, an ancient hindu scripture.
Simply put, a tree once planted will bestow wellness and prosperity for generations to come.
Ancient Hindu texts present complicated scientific facts through stories and allegories that people remember easily. A lot of these practical facts have been forgotten in use and the stories remembered by a few. Vedic Vanas brings back to life not just these stories but also presents a host of practical scientific facts related to our indigenous flora. Belief systems may differ, but the goal/struggle to achieve wellness and spiritual peace remains common to all. These things may be achieved by just being in the presence of nature in abundance or through the labor of tending a garden as a spiritual experience.
We help set up sustainable holistic gardens/groves in whatever space that one may be interested in developing, be it in a residential area, among office blocks, at places of worship or other public spaces that are otherwise congested concrete jungles. These green spaces not only serve as a respite from the stresses of life but also as a source of holistic wellness and a residence for little creatures like birds, insects, etc.; thus establishing a self–sustaining sphere of life.
Vedic Vanas is a passion born out of a keen interest in botany as a subject and a desire to help others reap the benefits of the plant kingdom existing all around us and right at our doorstep. The beneficial properties of our indigenous flora need not remain mysteriously sacred, but a tangible source of wellness, prosperity and peace.
Do explore the types of gardens that we can help develop.
In Hindu mythology we have a saying of ‘Mukkoti Devathas’ which literally means 3 crore deities. They meant innumerable Gods. If we take the main deities there are – Lord Ganesha, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, Saraswathi, Lakshmi, Parvathi, Muruga, Surya, Rama, Krishna, Balaji, Saibaba, Hanuman, 5 elements, 9 planets so on and so forth. Each deity has specific purpose and significance. Likewise, specific sacred and divine plants, flowers, fruits and leaves are associated with them. Here we are mentioning a few of those sets of vanas (gardens).
Birth date trees, Birth date flowers, Plants of the bible,Mary garden are some of the biblical gardens described in Christian scriptures.
As many of twenty three varieties of trees anre mentioned in Islamic scriptures. Some of which are Nakhrat, sidrah, Rumman etc.
Butterflies play an important role in environment. They play major role in spreading pollination from one plant to another and maintain eco balance.
Birds are one of the most amazing creatures in nature which can fly. They start off their day with a morning raga and complete with a lullaby.
As the moon and stars sets in an entire range of night life plunges into action which almost go unnoticed .This blends very well into the night life of the cities for whom the day starts when the rest of the city slips into their beds cozily.