The featured Image captures the mood of this article perfectly. Observe how The Peepul tree and the golden grass bridge the present to the past.
Flora infuses life to monuments , they breathe life into the Past.
The Peepul(Hindi) tree ( Scientific Name Ficus Religiosa) resides in the midst of this lovely 300-400 hundred year old Monument at the Sarovar Hotel In Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
The picture below has the Indian Mast tree ( Scientific Name Polyalthia longifolia) dwarf the lovely dome of another building from medieval India located at Sunset point along the Pushkar Lake.
Trees surround this gorgeous monument
The large Banyan (Scientific name Ficus Benghalensis) trees also belong to the Ficus family and like the Peepul tree are revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.
The Banyan tree symbolically towers over the ruins of the Jehangir Mahal ( 17th Century) at Pushkar and abuts a cremation ground as well.
The Ancient Shiva Temple at Pushkar along the Jodhpur Ghats was built by the Royal family of Marwar around a Bael tree ( do check my post THE DIVINE TREE) .
The lake at Pushkar is steeped in Legend and the origins go back to the Creator , Lord Brahma and the Lotus flower.
As we reflect on our deeds or misdeeds of the past, trees have provided cover since time immemorial along the Ghats of Faith at this Holy Lake at Pushkar.
Through this blog have taken you down the road of History and introduced three Sacred Trees of India which you will see repeatedly as you traverse this land of wonder.
( A fellow blogger, Guru Genie, had mentioned that he had heard of the beautiful architecture of Rajasthan, this comment has inspired this blog)
I have thus christened them as MONUMENTAL TREES .