The Trishul or Trident with three points is symbolic  of the Trinity  of Hinduism as well as the symbol of Lord Shiva, the ruling deity of the ancient city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.

AS you follow the stem of the “Trishul”, in the picture below, you will see another Enchanting Trinity of  “Three Trees”.

the trees
The Trinity

Have a closer look at the crown of the Three Trees or the Trinity as I call them.

Do see the trunks at the base  carefully.

the peepul
Three Trees form a Single Unit

The Trunks of Three Trees have symbolically merged together forming a “Unified Trinity”.

The Base of the “Trinity of Trees” is also home to a very sweet  but busy Open Air Temple.

The Shivling with the  Earthen Pot suspended over it is another Symbol of Lord Shiva.

the trunks of the three
The three Tree Trunks and the Temples below

The First Tree with Broad leaves and tiny green berries is of an unidentified tree unknown to me thus far.

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Broad Leaves and Small Green Berries of One of the Three

The Second Tree  of the Trinity is the Tamarind Tree ( English) , Imli ( Hindi) , Tamarindus indica ( Scientific name)  bears small leaves and grows tall and straight as if to touch the Blue Skies.

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Small Leaves of the Towering Tamarind Tree is the Second

The Third of the Trinity is the Revered and Auspicious Peepal Tree ( English & Hindi), Ficus religiosa ( Scientific name) .

The Tree is also called Sacred Fig and is protected by all Religions that originated from the Indian Subcontinent. It is forbidden to cut this Revered Tree.

The tell tale leaves with a central extended Point is also called “Bodhi Tree” under which Lord Buddha himself attained Enlightenment.

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Tell tale Leaves of the Third , “The Peepal Tree”

The Featured Image shows up the Enchanting Green Trinity under Lights after Sunset when Prayers are offered to the River Kshipra on whose banks the Trinity Resides.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

43 thoughts on “TRINITY”

  1. Dear Mukul, you know how much I love your country and Himalayas… But never my dream would be real… But I am lucky one that I have blogger friends and they share the beauties of this amazing places, like you, so this really makes me so happy at my desk… it is something I travel… 🙂

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  2. I find it very interesting that Hinduism features a holy Trinity, much like certain other religions. Since Hinduism is much older than these other religions, I can’t help but wonder if it influenced these younger systems of belief in some way.

    P.S. There’s a possibility that some readers will find my above ponderings inflammatory. So feel free to delete this comment if you’d like; I won’t be offended.

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    1. posts and blogs must encourage debate. The Trinity in Indian Thought Spans across every thought including Yoga, Indian Medicine, Food etc etc. Historically there is large evidence of Interaction with the Middle Eat, home to three prominent Abrahamic Religions.The 6 pointed Star in the Centre of Israel’s Flag can be seen in All Ancient Indian Temples.

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      1. I hadn’t realized that there was evidence of historic interaction between the Middle East and India, although in hindsight it makes sense. I was specifically wondering if Hindu beliefs hadn’t helped shape the teaching of Abrahamic religions, since the concept of a trinity is so prominent in modern Christianity.

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    2. I’m glad you said it. I think there are great commonalities among religions and it is the place where they come together that I am most interested in. I figure a lot of the rest is dogma.

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  3. Indian culture is just breath taking… It’s simplicity and beauty intrigue me… There are mysteries, there are unknowns, there is variety, there is truth… All within the roots of one country and it’s many people! Thanks for writing this piece Mukul!

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