Leaves which are Considered Holy in Worship of Hinduism
Trees and plants are an integral part of our life, without them our life is incomplete. We get oxygen from trees and plants and the atmosphere remains green. Leaves are used for eating, worshiping, applying on wounds, etc. Apart from this, some trees are also very important from a religious point of view. Protecting them has been a part of our culture since ancient times. Especially in the Hindu religion, trees are given a lot of respect in auspicious works. In all Manglik programs and worship, the leaves of some major trees have their importance, without which no auspicious program can be completed. Today we tell you in detail about the leaves that are considered auspicious in Hinduism according to astrology.
Trees, plants, fruits, flowers, and leaves are considered very important. They are used in the worship of any goddess or deity. Just as curry leaves and bay leaves are important in spices, in the same way the leaves of betel, basil, mango, Ashok, etc. have importance in worship or Ayurveda.
Very Auspicious Panch Pallava: Only the leaves of Peepal, Mango, Bad, Gular, and Pakad are called Panch Pallava. In any auspicious work, these leaves are installed in the Kalash or they are used in other ways in worship and other demanding works.
Leaves which are Considered Holy in Worship of Hinduism
Banyan Leaves / Baragad Leaves
Doob or durva
Dhak, Tesu or Palash Leaves
Pakad or Plaksha Leaves / Ficus virens
Gular Leaves / Sycamore Leaves
Tulsi is considered the most sacred plant in Hinduism. Also, Tulsi leaves are used in all auspicious works. Tulsi leaf is most dear to Lord Vishnu. When offering Bhog to God or offering water to him, it is necessary to keep a Tulsi leaf in it. It is said that you can consider a Tulsi leaf as auspicious for 11 days, so after washing the same leaf in Ganga water for 11 days, you can offer it to God.
It is said that the worship of Lord Shiva is incomplete without bael leaves. It is necessary to offer bael leaves during the Abhishek on Shivling because it brings Lakshmi. Apart from this, Bilva leaves should not be broken on Chaturthi, Ashtami, Navami, Chaturdashi, Amavasya, and Sankranti of any month. According to astrology, if you cannot get a new Belpatra, then you can wash and use the Belpatra offered by someone else. On the other hand, Bilva leaves should always be offered upside down on Shivling.
Betel leaves are included in the Hindu religion from worship to any auspicious work. According to legend, the betel leaf was used by the gods for the first time during the churning of the ocean. Paan is called Tambul in Sanskrit. Paan or Tambool is considered to be an important ingredient of Havan Puja. According to Hindu beliefs, various deities reside in the betel leaf. Indra and Shukra are enshrined in the upper part of the betel leaf. Maa Saraswati is seated in the middle and Maa Mahalakshmi Ji is sitting at the very bottom of the leaf. Lord Shiva resides inside the betel leaf. According to Hindu belief, torn, dried betel leaves should not be used in the puja plate.
In any auspicious program in South India, while praying to God, there is a provision to keep betel seed and 1 rupee inside the leaf. Whereas in North India, a one rupee coin is offered with the betel nut of worship. According to astrology, if you are going out to do some special work on Sunday, then you must keep a betel leaf with you, it is said that the work must be completed. Betel leaves are used in setting up the vase. In ancient times, betel leaves were used to stop bleeding. By eating it, the blood flowing somewhere inside also stops. If the juice of betel is taken with milk, then the obstruction of urine is removed.
Banana leaves are considered sacred and sacred in Hinduism. Banana fruit, stem, and leaves are used during any worship. It is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in the Banana tree, hence a pavilion of banana leaves is built in the story of Satyanarayana. Whereas in South India, food is served on banana leaves. Banana has special significance in the worship of Lord Brihaspati Dev on Thursday. Bananas are offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Prasad is distributed in kale leaves. It is believed that the worship of the banana tree is good for prosperity. Kale is interesting, sweet, powerful, increases semen and flesh, and is beneficial in eye defects. According to astrology, if you worship bananas regularly on the 7th Thursday then all the wishes are fulfilled and unmarried girls can get a beautiful groom.
Mango leaves are often used for decorating pavilions, urns, etc. in Manglik functions. Doors, walls, places of sacrifice, etc. are also decorated with its leaves. There is also a tradition of planting mango leaves in pylons, bamboo poles, etc. Hanging mango leaves at the main entrance of the house brings positive energy into the house as soon as everyone enters the house.
Since Vedic times, only mango wood has been used in the havan, due to which positivity increases in the environment. It is believed that mango is very dear to Bajrangbali. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a mango leaf during the worship of Hanuman ji.
Soma leaves were offered to all the gods and goddesses in ancient times. At present, it is rare so it is not in vogue. The juice extracted from the vines of Soma is called Somaras. It is noteworthy that it is neither cannabis nor any kind of intoxicant leaves. Mon creepers are found in mountain ranges.
It is believed that the Shami tree should be planted in the house to maintain the blessings of the deities, it brings happiness and prosperity to the house. Shami leaves should be offered to Lord Shani every Saturday, due to this, the defects of Shani are reduced and bad work starts to happen. Shami plants should be planted in the northeast corner of the house and worshiped regularly. Apart from Lord Shani, Lord Ganesha is also very fond of the Shami leaf because Lord Shiva resides in Shami, that is why this leaf is offered to Ganesha. By doing this, the problems of family, job, and business can be overcome. On the other hand, by offering Shami leaf on Shivling every Monday, the defects of all the planets can be removed.
In Hinduism, the Peepal tree is called the God of Gods. It is believed that all the gods and goddesses reside in this tree. The Peepal leaf is also more dear to Lord Shiva. It is said that by offering peepal leaves to Lord Shiva, the wrath of Shani can be avoided. Offering water to Peepal on a daily basis can end the effects of inauspicious planetary yogas in the horoscope.
According to astrology, if you want to get happiness, prosperity, and freedom from debt, then on the day of Holi pluck a leaf of the Bada tree and wash it with clean water. Now keep this leaf in front of Hanumanji for some time, after that write Shri Ram with saffron on it. Now keep this leaf in your purse. According to the belief, making a lamp of flour and placing it on a Banyan leaf is kept in the Hanumanji temple, which gives freedom from debt. Banyan Leaf also has many other uses in worship.
Doob or Durva
Doob or Durva (botanical name: Cynodon dactylon) is a grass that spreads on the ground. People of the Hindu religion use it in worship. In the Marwari language, it is called Dho.
Shri Ram is written on these leaves and offered to Hanuman ji. There is never a shortage of money by offering these leaves to Lord Shiva by writing Om. These leaves are used in the wound, but the milk that comes out of it is very deadly.
Dhak, Tesu or Palash Leaves
Just as in South India food is eaten on banana or banana leaves, in the same way, Dhak leaves are eaten by serving food in North India. Both the leaves of this leaf are formed. Its leaves have been told of great importance in Ayurveda. According to Linga Purana, if 10 thousand sacrifices are given from the samidha of Palash by the mantra Om Namah Shivaya, then all diseases are destroyed. It is also called Brahmavriksha Palash.
The longer the life span, the more oxygen the Pakad tree gives. It is very auspicious to put it around the house. Its leaves are used in worship and auspicious works.
The literal meaning of Ashoka is – there is no sorrow of any kind. Ashoka leaves are used in Manglik and religious works. It is believed that by planting Ashoka tree in the house or wearing its root in auspicious time, one gets freedom from all sorrows.
The sycamore tree is considered to be the lord of Venus. The fruits, leaves, roots, etc. of this tree are not only used to cure many diseases but many doshas caused by the planets can be pacified. Its leaves are used in auspicious works.