Significance of Raasi Vana:
- In Astrology there are 12 Zodiac signs. These 12 trees represent each one of them. All these were mentioned in Varaha Mihira’s Jyotisha sashtra.
- Like our birth stars each person is born during a particular Zodiac sign. How each ones luck is predicted according to the birth star similarly according to the Raasi (house) also the horoscope and luck of each person and how he is benefitted by these trees is mentioned in Astrology.
|S. No||Raasi Name||Botanical Name||Common Name|
|1||Mesha Raasi||Pterocarpus santalinus||Raktha Chandana, Red Sandalwood|
|2||Vrishabha Raasi||Alstonia scholaris||Sapthaparni, Edaakula-paala|
|3||Midhuna Raasi||Artocarpus heterophyllus||Panasa, Jack tree|
|4||Karkataka Raasi||Butea monosperma||Palasa, Moduga , Flame –of- the- forest|
|5||Simha Raasi||Stereospermum chelonoides||Paadari, Kaligottu|
|6||Kanya Raasi||Mangifera indica||Amra, Mamidi, Mango|
|7||Tula Raasi||Mimusops elengi||Bakula, Pogada|
|8||Vrishchika Raasi||Acacia catachu||Kadhira|
|9||Dhanasu Raasi||Ficus religiosa||Ashwatha, Raavi, Peepal|
|10||Makara Raasi||Dalbergia sissoo||Simsupa, Shisham|
|11||Kumbha Raasi||Prosopis cineraria||Shami, Jammi|
|12||Meena Raasi||Ficus bengalensis||Vata, Marri, Banyan|
Mimusops elengi – Pogada:
- Parts used – bark, flowers, fruits, seed
- Uses – Tonic, Wounds, Ulcers, Promotes delivery in child birth, Increases fertility in women, Hydrophobia, Insanity.