VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE 37

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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Aug 14, 2011, 10:40:49 AM8/14/11
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Dear Friend,
                   Attaching the image of 37 th member of the series.Valmiki mentioned SHAMI in his Ramayan.This tree is mentioned in Mahabharat also.Before entering the kingdom of Virat raj,the Pandavs hide their weapons on a Shami tree.This tree is known as Jand in hindi.In Rajasthan it is known as Khejri.Scientifically it is known as Prosopis cineraria.The pods of this tree is eaten as a vegetable in Rajasthan and it is known as Sangri.
 
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Shami 2.jpg

Ushadi micromini

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Aug 14, 2011, 2:18:38 PM8/14/11
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Wonderful Bimal da....
you were "absent" for a few days,
wondered if you went on a photography vaction...and what would you
bring back ?

good to see these things...
inspiring
Usha di
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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Aug 15, 2011, 9:32:26 AM8/15/11
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                      There is some interesting input about the tree ,received from Col Shakti Banerjee( ex Director,WWF West Bengal and Sikkim ).you may like to go through.
 
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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From: Shakti Banerjee <bans...@gmail.com>
To: Col Bimal Sarkar <colbima...@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE 37

You could have mentioned that Prosopis cineraria is also treated as a holy tree by the Bisnois.It is a hardy tree growing in arid areas practically living on moisture and scanty rainfall.This is the reason as to why the Bisnois have symbolised the Khejri tree in their religion alongwith the Black Bucks(Antelope cervicapra).363 Bisnois(of which69 were women) laid down their lives at a village Khejarla in Jodhpur in 1778 to protect the Khejri trees.It was the beginning of the CHIPKO movement later used by Sunderlal Bahuguna to protect trees in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.The sacrifice was led by Amrita Beniwal(wife of Ramukhor) and her three daughters.So this tree bears a special significance.The king under whose orders his minister Girdhar Das went to cut the trees and executed the massacre was Abhay Singh of then kingdom Jodhpur Marwar.
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JM Garg

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Apr 9, 2017, 4:22:10 AM4/9/17
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Hi, Bimal ji,
Your images here look like those of Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. as per images herein rather than of Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce as per images herein.
Where & when were the images taken ?
Shami 1.jpg
Shami 2.jpg

J.M. Garg

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Apr 9, 2017, 11:01:25 AM4/9/17
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Thanks, Bimal ji.

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Thank you Garg ji. The images were taken at Cooch Beghar in the month of May.
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