Sacred Banyan Tree for World Peace planted by Vishwaguruji in OM Ashram

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On the jubilee of the 70th Republic Day of India, celebrating India's independence since 1949, Vishwaguruji planted a sacred banyan tree, at OM Ashram in Jadan.

In this context, planting a banyan tree has a special meaning and symbolism. The Banyan tree is mentioned in many scriptures as a 'Tree of Immortality', 'Tree of Life' or 'World Tree'. Its aerial roots grow down into the soil forming additional trunks and are therefore called Nyagrodha or Bahupada, 'the one with several feet'. It symbolises longevity and represents the divine creator, Brahma.

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