Significance of Panchavati:

  • [ ‘PANCHA’ – Five, ‘VATI’ – Trees]
  • This combination of trees was mentioned in “The Ramayana”. When Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana took on to the 14 years of ‘Vanavasa’, halt a night at Muni Bharadwaja Ashram. Then he advised Rama to find a place where all these five trees exist together to make a place to live. So as per his suggestion they later make a ‘Parnashala’ amidst these trees. So where ever all these five exist together, Rama too resides there.


  • Breeze from these trees – Gives out more oxygen, Very Cool, All have medicinal values & Brings good health.
  • Powerful vibrations – Wards off evil forces, Gives right way of thinking & Clarity of thought.
  • Fruit bearing – So naturally attracts many birds and other insects.
S.NoBotanical NameCommon Name
1Ficus BengalensisBanyan
2Ficus religiosaPeepal
3Ficus glomerataFig
4Aegle marmelosBilva
5Emblica officionalisAmla

Ficus bengalensis – Banyan tree:

  • Parts used – Latex, bark, fruits, leaves, roots, buds.
  • Uses – Local inflammations, Polyuria, Diabetes mellitus, darkening of face & around eyes, burns, Haemorrhages, Nausea & Ulcers in mouth