The Symbol

By: swaps

Feb 26 2012

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Category: city, culture, Meditation, Nature, Philosophy, Religion, Tradition, Tree


Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3100

The roots of a banyan tree emerge from branches and anchor themselves in the ground and eventually become so thick that it becomes difficult to differentiate the trunk from the roots. One does not know where the tree starts and where it ends, like the limitless pillar of fire…And that makes it a symbol for Shiva.

– 7 Secrets of Shiva

(Photo of the Big Banyan tree near Bangalore. It spreads over 3 acres… essentially, this place is a park with just one tree!)


14 comments on “The Symbol”

  1. Given the symbolism attached to banyan tree, I am glad it is our national tree. The old ones are really big and unless we visit them, it is hard to realize their beauty and significance.
    (Thanks are due to Sakhi for this opportunity 🙂

  2. Wow, That’s an amazing Banyan tree! Must’ve been a challenge how to click this pic! Nice job of it finally, thanks for sharing it!

  3. Loved it absolutely… And it was so awe-aspiring!!! Good we finally made it there 🙂

  4. And hey, your new avatar pic is superb (and of course, the thanks goes to the photographer 😛 😉 )

  5. […] can see Swaps take on Big Banyan Tree over here and another one that is near Mysore over here. If you are in Bangalore, don’t miss to see […]

  6. Looks crazily huge

  7. A single tree that’s a forest in itself. A natural wonder. To think I already knew that it was your national tree 🙂

  8. Most forests were created by one tree. Great photo!

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