VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE

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Col Bimal Sarkar

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21-May-2011, 10:24:32 am21/05/11
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Dear Friend,
Valmiki mentioned a tre NICHULA in his Ramayan.This plant is scientifically known as Barringtonia acutangula.In Hindi it is known as Ingar and the same tree is known as Hijal in Bangla.The tree is in bloom at this time of the year.Attaching two images of NICHULA.You may like these.
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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Nichula 1.jpg
Nichula 2.jpg

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22-May-2011, 3:23:21 am22/05/11
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If not mistaken it is in Jijamata Udyan, Bhayculla, near previous elephant place.
Entire plant when flowering looks beauty.
Madhuri
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Col Bimal Sarkar

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23-May-2011, 10:05:49 am23/05/11
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Dear Friend,
Attaching an image of SAL tree as mentioned by Valmiki in his Ramayan.Good quality Sal is not available at Cooch behar town.There are few trees.They don't have majestic look.Scientifically this tree is known as Shorea robusta.
Sal 1.jpg

Dr Pankaj Kumar

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23-May-2011, 10:20:07 am23/05/11
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Thanks a lot for sharing the pics sir.
Now that you know about epics, I had been searching for one slok from
vedas. This slok can be interpreted as, OFFERING ONE BRAHMA KAMAL TO
GOD IS EQUIVALENT TO OFFERING 1000 ROSES TO HIM.
I am looking for the original sanskrit version of this if you could
help.
Pankaj

Satish Chile

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23-May-2011, 10:30:09 am23/05/11
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The gum resin of Shorea robusta is very useful. Also the oil.

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Dr. Satish Kumar Chile

Ushadi micromini

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23-May-2011, 2:49:34 pm23/05/11
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Dear Pankaj Kumarji: Sounds like you wer not able to find DR> M.
Uniyal... from our last converstion here in eflora about brahma-
kamal....

Usha di
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Pankaj Kumar

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23-May-2011, 2:58:28 pm23/05/11
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No mam, I wasnt :(
Pankaj

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Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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