VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE

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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jun 28, 2011, 10:05:54 AM6/28/11
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Dear Friend,
                    Valmiki  mentioned  TAALA in his Ramayan. Commonly this plant is known as PALMYRA-PALM.Scientifically it is known as Borassus flabellifer.Valmiki has used the shape of the fruit of TAALA to compare with body part of woman.
 According to Chakravarti S Venkatesh "The Palmyara has been described by Tamil poets as Kalpavriksh which truly it seems from the incredible number of usesit is put to whereever it occurs.The famous Tamil poem Tala Vilasam enumerates no fewer than 801 different purposes for which part of this palm are used."
Attaching two images of  the plant.
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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Mahadeswara

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Jun 29, 2011, 12:05:49 AM6/29/11
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Wonderful.
This is an indigenous tree, the state tree of Tamil Nadu and found
extensively in the Southern East Coast. Found extensively in IIT
Madras campus and Guindy National Park, Chennai. They are often the
victims of strangler figs (Ficus species ) in east coast.
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Ushadi micromini

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Jun 29, 2011, 7:32:14 AM6/29/11
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Bimalda: wonderful pic and writing, and idea...of reading a poem about
TALA vriksha...

did you get to read this poem... could you enumerate a few of the
uses. common and uncommon uses, a few of each category....

Also, if english translation is available of this poem, will you give
me the reference please, thank you, Usha di
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Jun 30, 2011, 9:29:24 AM6/30/11
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Dear Friend,
                    PADMA has been mentioned by Valmiki in his Ramayan.Indian Lotus is the common name of this plant.Scientifically it is known as Nelumbo nucifera.Attaching an image of this plant.
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