Since by definition, nothing is added or taken away from a sacred
this must have been a naturalised /volunteered specimen...
brought in by the wind or birds... etc...
an escapee from gardens finding sanctuary in a sacred grove...
On Jun 21, 11:06 pm, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> Its unusual to see an exotic tree, with less or no ethnobotanical or
> cultural value as in this case, as a sacred plant in Indian temples.
> I guess its just an ornamental, garden plant and not a "sacred" tree.
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi