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Peepal tree is considered highly sacred, as people are of the belief that Lord Vishnu and many other Gods used to reside underneath it.

Peepul plant is regarded as the representation of various Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

The tree is also believed to be associated with the Mother Goddess during the period of Indus Valley civilization.

People revere the Pipal tree and also perform a puja in its dedication.

The botanical name of Peepal is Ficus religiosa.

This holy plant is known by different names in different languages like Bodhi in Sanskrit, Piplo in Gujrati, Al or Aryal in Malayalam etc.

It is said that peepal tree protects mankind from the evil eye and also keeps away dreadful dreams.

Mentions have been made about the holiness of Peepal tree in Vedas.

Well, apart from its religious significance, Peepal tree is also known for its medicinal value.

To know about the benefits and uses of Peepal plant, read on. 

Benefits of Peepal

Peepal tree is of great medicinal value.

Its leaves serve as a wonderful laxative as well as tonic for the body.

It is especially useful for patients suffering from Jaundice.

It helps to control the excessive amount of urine released during jaundice.

The leaves of Peepal are highly effective in treating heart disorders.

It helps to control the palpitation of heart and thereby combat the cardiac weakness.

Ayurveda makes an extensive use of the leaves of peepal due to the numerous benefits it provides.

To know more about the medicinal benefits of Peepal, read on.

For constipation problem, there can be no better remedy than the consumption of leaves of Peepal.

Dry the Peepal leaves in sun and powder them.

Add a solution of jaggery and anise to it.

Mix it with water and consume it.

This concoction will ensure proper bowel movement.

The Indian basil peepal works wonders in treating dysentery. Prepare a mixture of grinded coriander leaves, peepal leaves and sugar and chew it slowly.

The leaf of a peepal plant is also considered valuable in the treatment of various kinds of skin disorders.

Pipal leaves are of great use in getting rid of mumps.

All one needs to do to avail the benefits of peepal plant is smear the leaves of Peepal with ghee and then warm it on low flame.

After that, bandage it over the swollen inflamed part of the body.

It is surely going to provide the patient with a great relief.

Even for boils, this remedy will prove to be quite effective.

In case of formation of pus, bandaging the leaves of Peepal will ensure that the growth subsides.

But, it will give beneficial results only if the problem is in its preliminary stage.

Origin of Peepal Tree

In the Hindu religion, Peepal tree has a lot of reverence and significance for people.

People worship the tree and perform a puja. But, nobody really knows anything about its history & origin.

Well, there are also some interesting legends associated with the Peepal tree.

The tree is known for its heart shaped leaves that have long narrowing tips.

The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley Civilisation (3000 BC – 1700 BC) in the Mohenjodaro city.

Excavations are suggestive of the fact that even in those times; the peepal tree was worshipped by Hindus.

To know more about the origin of Peepal tree, read on.

During the Vedic period, the wood obtained by cutting Peepal tree was used to produce fire.

In the ancient Puranas, an incident has been described in which the demons defeated the deities and Lord Vishnu hid in the Peepal tree.

Since, the Lord resided in the tree for some time; the tree holds great importance for people.

Thus, people began worshipping the tree, considering it to be a means of offering prayers to Lord Vishnu.

There are a few legends, which suggest that Lord Vishnu was born under the peepal tree.

There are a couple of stories, which say that the tree is home to the trinity of Gods, the root being Brahma, the trunk is Vishnu and leaves represent Lord Shiva.

Another popular belief is that Lord Krishna died under the Peepal tree.

Upanishads have also made a mention about the Peepal tree.

To clearly define the difference between the body and soul, the fruit of peepal is used as a classic example.

 According to the Skanda purana, a person who does not have a son should consider the peepal tree as his own child.

It says that the family will prosper and have a good name, till the peepal tree survives.

Cutting a peepal tree is regarded as a big sin, which is almost equivalent to murdering a Brahmin.

Skanda Puranas say that a person who cuts the tree surely goes to hell.

It is preferred to touch the peepal tree only on Saturdays.

It is said that once upon a time, there were two demons, namely Ashvattha and Peepala, who used to torture and harass people.

Ashvattha took the form of peepal and the Peepala disguised as Brahmin.

The Brahmin used to recommend people to touch the peepal tree and as soon as they did so, they were killed by the demon Ashvattha.

Both the demons were killed by Shani devta.

It is due to the strong influence of Shani Maharaj that it is considered safe to touch the peepal tree on Saturdays.

People are of the belief that even Goddess Lakshmi dwells in the tree on Saturdays.

Women who are not blessed with a son tie a red thread around the trunk or on its branches asking the deities to bless her and fulfill her desire.

The Peepal Tree Prayers

The Peepal tree has been worshipped since long in Hindu society. Generally women in every family have offered prayers to the Peepal tree due to its benevolent and blessing qualities. 

The Peepal tree also has many astrological connotations.

The tree is closely linked   with  the  planet  Jupiter. 

Jupiter being  the most  rewarding planet in Vedic astrology,   its   presence   is   always   regarded   as   both   rewarding   as   well   as   graceful.

Similarly, when Jupiter is afflicted in a horoscope, then a worship of the Peepal tree is recommended. 

This is one unique remedy that does not require a recommendation.

Simple Peepal tree worship turns a strong Jupiter into an auspicious one and a weak Jupiter into a stronger one.

Ayurvedic Significance:­  Ayurveda is the ancient medical practice of India. 

It is known to heal a vast majority of diseases. 

The Peepal is considered quite useful within the realms of Ayurveda. 

The bark of the Peepal tree yields tannin whereas its leaves, when heated, are quite useful in treating wounds. 

This does add to the importance of the tree, hence the worshipping.

The Peepal tree is Lord Vishnu’s abode. 

The greatness of the worship of this tree lies in the fact that whosoever worships the Peepal tree, gets a reward equal to worshipping Lord Vishnu. 

Peepal tree worship alone has the tendency to overcome all planetary afflictions

There are various ways to worship the Peepal tree. 

The simplest method is to offer jal (water) at its roots every morning. 

It is never advisable to offer jal during the afternoon or evening time.

 Another way is to light a ghee diya/lamp during evening time.

It is worth understanding that the peepal is scientifically a tree that breathes and lives like other plants and trees. 

Any worship associated with a living entity is far more rewarding and fruitful than worshipping idol(s).

So, in a sense, worshipping the Peepal tree yields quicker and better results than any other form of worship

Another interesting facet of the Peepal tree is that it grows wild. No one plants a Peepal  tree.  

It   is   advisable   that   a   Peepal   tree   should   not   be   removed/cut   unless absolutely necessary.

Peepal tree worship is recommended for all ascendants (Lagna) in one’s birth chart.

Jupiter’s placement in the eighth house in one’s chart is considered very awkward and it should be worshipped very uniquely to gain results. 

Natives with Jupiter placed in the eighth house should offer a mix of milk and water to a Peepal tree during evening

Worshipping a Peepal tree is known to provide the following results:

• Stability in thoughts and actions

• Logical thinking

• Timely Marriage (removes obstacles in marriage) • Child birth (as Jupiter is the significator for children)

• A religious/charitable bent in life

• Uninterrupted flow of income

• Multiple sources of income

• Propitiation of Lord Vishnu

• Grants wisdom with advancing age

Saturday worshipping:­ One of the many kathas surrounding Peepal tree exhibits the importance of worshipping the tree on a Saturday.

According to Brahma Purana; Ashvattha and Peepala were demons who possessed magical powers. 

They’d pursue people to touch the tree so as to kill them.

But both of them were killed by Lord Shani which signifies the importance of Saturday. 

Pray to the Peepal tree and Lord Vishnu that whatever your ancestors from the male and female linage did sinful to please forgive them and release that burden on yourself and your family.

Offer one jeneo (Brahmin thread) to the Peepal tree and one to Lord Vishnu (this you do in your mind or you can take a small picture of Lord Vishnu to the temple). 

Then do 108 Parikrama’s (circumambulation) of the Peepal tree, with each Parikrama offer a sweet to Peepal tree. 

While doing Parikrama continuously chant the mantra “OM NAMO BHAGAWATE VAASUDEWAAYA”. 

After doing Parikrama again pray to Peepal tree and Lord Vishnu and seek forgiveness. 

Also a white cotton string is wrapped around the tree as you walk 108 times.

Mother Lakshmi­ Mother  Lakshmi resides under the tree every Saturday.

Therefore, women pray to this tree and wish to be granted with a child. 

Also a red thread or a red cloth is tied on its branches hoping to have their wishes granted.

Shree Hanumanji­ Shree Hanuman used to sit upon this tree and witnessed the hardships faced by Mother Sita. 

Also, the Peepal tree used to provide shelter to Sitadevi and, therefore, the tree is considered to have a special place in the heart of Shree Hanumanji. 

Brahma Purana­ Lord Vishnu’s appearance took place under a Peepal tree as well which makes it a symbol of Lord Vishnu. 

With such imperative role to render within Hinduism, Peepal trees are considered as a god like figure.

The Trimurti coherence    Lord’s Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva used to hold their councils under this tree. 

This has led to deeper faiths within the Peepal tree. 

Ancestors­ Hinduism teaches us to respect our ancestors (Pitar). 

And the ancestor’s soul resides in this tree. 

This leads Hindus to respect and worship this tree throughout the year. 

Apart from the various reasons, there are some scientific reasons as well. Let us have a look at them:

• Largest   Oxygen   Provider­  Peepal   is   considered   to   be   the   largest   oxygen provider, along with Neem and Tulsi. 

It is widely known at several places that these trees release oxygen even at night. 

They can uptake CO{­2} during the night as well. 

Kills Bacteria­ Researchers have also proved that the interacting flow of wind as well as the sound, with peepal leaves, kills infection bacteria slowly. 

Cures Speech Irregularities­ If you lick honey placed on a peepal leaf, your speech irregularities will be cured. 

There is a scientific reason behind every Hindu belief.

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Powerful Health Beauty Uses Of Peepal Tree

Do you Remember when we were in our childhood, there was a myth that peepal trees were a house of Ghost but it was all  rumors all around, but that was not so true. 

Peepal tree benefits from ayurvedic uses from ancient period it is also known as Bodhisattva during the time of Buddhism, as Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under this native tree of India.

Peepal tree benefits since ancient times as it is rich in many nutrients & antisepsis providing a whole range of health benefits.

It can help in lowering fever, help you in getting rid of cold & also helps in treating Asthma.

Peepal Ayurvedic Uses

Ayurvedic texts and traditions praise the peepal tree for its wide range of medicinal and therapeutic properties.

This miracle tree contains various health benefits and has the potential to treat a variety of conditions caused by Kapha, Pitta, and Vata doshas.

Peepal Leaf

Peepal leaf leaves are used as an irritant, antibiotic, and ointment.

The juice from these leaves relieves nausea, cleanses the digestive tract, and keeps the skin healthy.

Peepal leaf benefits  has solid astringent characteristics, emits purgative effects when cooked and is advised for people who have severe digestive problems.

What Is Peepal Bark?

Peepal bark is enriched with vitamin K as its extracts perform various functions related to skin health.

It is brown in color, thick and rough to the touch. When applied to dull skin, it helps to balance the complexion, heal bruises, pigmentation, acne and scars.

It also cures various digestive issues & dehydration that are caused due to diarrhea by preventing cleansing the stomach impurities.

 Peepal Tree Health Benefit

Let’s know the peepal tree’s health benefits & How you can utilize its leaves, bark powder to treat Different Health issues or any side effects of peepal tree.

1. Fever

One of the numerous advantages of the peepal tree is that it can assist  in fever treatment.

If you boil a few delicate peepal tree leaves with milk and sugar, you’ll have a potent concoction that you should drink at least twice a day to bring down your fever.

This combo is also effective against colds.

2. Asthma

Peepal trees are also beneficial for Asthma, a hazardous condition because it obstructs your breathing, preventing oxygen from reaching your lungs and other bodily organs.

Asthma has become a reasonably frequent ailment, especially among young children due to rising levels of pollution in most cities.

3. Eye Pain

The peepal tree leaf uses to relieve eye pain as it can be treated by using peepal leaves.

The milk of the peepal tree, which is obtained from the leaves used during  treatment of  eye pain. You can also consume peepal leaf juice, which is good for your eyes.

4. Oral Health.

The peepal tree is also beneficial to your oral health.

To reap the benefits of this tree, all you have to do is bite on its twigs.

Chewing can help remove any bacteria from your mouth, preventing infections and ailments.

Furthermore, chewing these twigs might help  in the removal of stains from your teeth, making them appear cleaner.

5. Skincare

Peepal Trees leaves  are also used for skincare beauty products  and they can help with skin infections and itching.

Combine the peepal tree bark, ghee and lemon juice in a paste.

These pastes can be used to treat infections in the afflicted area and cracked heels.

 6. Constipation

Constipation is a problem that is more than just inconvenient.

If left untreated, lead to other issues in your body and pain disorders like piles.

It’s critical to clear your digestive system regularly to keep your body running smoothly.

The peepal tree is helpful in this situation.

Peepal leaves powder can be used with jaggery and anise seed powder to make a delicious dessert.

This drink should be consumed with milk immediately before bedtime.

This can help you get rid of the toxins in your system and relieve constipation.

7. Diabetes

Diabetes is a highly harmful condition.

It’s also a highly prevalent condition that, if not properly controlled or managed, can cause other issues.

it can also  assist in treating diabetes which can help you lower your blood sugar levels.

Powdered Haritaki fruit powder is all you need and also assists you in lowering your blood sugar levels.

8. Heart Disease

Heart disease is a life-threatening condition that can attack at any time.

You can soak some fresh peepal tree leaves overnight in a jar of water.

After that, properly distill the water and drink it 2-3 times every day.

This will keep your heart healthy.

9. Cracked Heel

Cracked heels are not only unpleasant but also embarrassing, especially if you’re wearing a low-cut gown.

Apply Peepal leaf juice to the affected region and gently massage it to soften it and treat cracked heels Side effects of peepal leaves Peepal Tree has no side effects for using it because it is 100% organic.

People who are allergic to it should conduct a patch test before taking it to ensure that it is safe to use.

Before making any changes to your food or lifestyle, you should always go with your doctor.


The Peepal tree is sacred  in India and is widely used for its numerous health advantages throughout the Indian subcontinent.

It grows in various parts of the country . It is widely utilized in Ayurveda to treat lung diseases, skin conditions, and digestive issues.

Why is Peepal tree worshipped? How can it beneficial for you?

Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion.

In Hinduism, rituals and deities are meant to inculcate the feelings of devotion and religiousness.

Every creature, in this religion, is considered equal to God.

It also emphasizes on the worship of trees.

The ancient Hindu scriptures mention the trees as a deity, which indicates the worshiping tree is an age-old practice.

Several plants have special importance and are considered sacred.

One such highly worshiped tree is the Peepal tree.

Known as Ashvattha in Sanskrit, this tree is believed to be the first known depicted tree. It is believed to be a holy deity representing the three supreme Gods- Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma.

It has a religious significance for many centuries and is being worshipped.

You might have seen the red sacred threads tied around the peepal tree.

This article enlightens the significance and uses of this holy tree.


In the sacred Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna claimed himself to be the peepal tree among various trees.

He died in the shade of this holy tree.

Hence, the beginning of Kalyug is also believed to be under the shade of this pious tree.

In Hinduism it is believed that sages in earlier days used to meditate under the cool shade of peepal tree.

Hence, today also Hindus do meditative practices pacing around the sacred peepal as a mark of worship and consider it as the form of Lord Vishnu.

Not only in Hinduism, the Peepal tree, known as the Bodhi tree, is significant in Buddhism as well.

Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment while meditating under the peepal tree.

The branches of the peepal tree are thick and wide because it is believed that it is the home of both good and evil powers. 

Lord Shani and Lord Hari used to reside there while Lord Vishnu is the origin of this holy tree.

Lord Narayana, with his better half, Goddess Lakshmi is also believed to reside in the tree from Friday evening to Saturday morning.

During that time, if anyone worships Lord Narayana with pure heart, his wishes are truly heard and his life becomes free from obstacles.

The peepal tree has religious significance in Hinduism. Its significance is associated with Goddess Durga, Lord Narayana, and Lord Shani.

This is the reason why this tree is being worshiped for centuries.

Peepal tree: the best solution to all problems

This tree is immortal and represents the cycle of birth and death as it never sheds all leaves at once.

There is also a mythological tale associated with it.

Savitri’s husband, Satyavan died in the shade of peepal tree.

She worshipped Lord Yama, the lord of death by tying a sacred thread around this holy tree.

This compelled Lord Yama to return her husband’s life.

Also, it is believed that by worshiping a peepal tree, one can please his ancestors.

If their religious rites are performed under this holy tree, they can attain moksha.

You simply need to light a lamp and worship Lord Narayana.

Be it an evil eye or black magic, worshiping Peepal tree removes all the evils from one’s life.

On the Saturday morning, before sunrise, worshiping the peepal tree and lighting a lamp can remove all the hurdles of your life.

It is also believed that if one wants to be blessed by all the nine planets then it is possible merely by worshiping this holy tree.

It is also mentioned in the religious texts that on planting this holy tree and worshiping it daily one can be blessed with the divine powers of all the nine planets because as the peepal tree grows, the wealth and prosperity are also believed to flourish.

The peepal tree is believed to be the paradise of God.

Worshiping this tree rewards one with wealth and fame.

Watering, worshiping, and circling around the people tree not only gives name and fame but also brings happiness around.

Scientific approach

A peepal tree is considered a boon scientifically as well.

This holy tree not only releases oxygen during the day time but at night as well.

Hence, it is believed to be a great source of oxygen.

It purifies it’s surroundings, killing the harmful bacteria.

It has many antibacterial properties and is hence used to cure various diseases.

Uses of Peepal Tree

This tree with divine powers holds a special place in Ayurveda.

The roots of this tree are believed to have antioxidants in tremendous quantity.

Hence, It has an anti-aging property.

Also, it is believed to eradicate all the dental problems if used regularly in a correct manner.

Apart from eradicating dental problems, it also makes one’s teeth strong and shiny.

It is significant in curing asthma, cracked heals, burns, and wounds too.

This holy tree also has the power to protect one from viral cold infections as well.

15 Powerful Uses Of Peepal Tree For Health And Beauty

 “I am Ashwattha among all trees…”

Peepal tree (popularly known as ‘Bodhi Tree’) is considered auspicious in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under this native deciduous tree of India. 

This tree is a symbol of the Universe’s never-ending expanse – indeed, it is revered across the Indian subcontinent, particularly amongst the Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, as the Tree of Life.

The Peepal is a true ‘Tree of Life’ even in the scientific sense.

Unlike other trees, it releases oxygen even at night.

According to the science of Ayurveda, every part of Pipal tree is useful for treating numerous health issues and ailments.

This tree can cure as many as 50 disorders, including diarrhoea, epilepsy and gastric troubles.

Peepal Tree Benefits and Uses

The Peepal tree possesses a rich tapestry of benefits and uses that span medicinal, cosmetic, and spiritual realms. Let’s explore them in detail – 

1. For Asthma

The bark of the Peepal plant and its ripe fruits are helpful for treating asthma.

Make a powder of the bark and fruits separately and then mix both of them in equal quantities.

Consume this mixture thrice a day for relief from Asthma.

Another way to use a Peepal tree for relief from Asthma is having a powdered form of peepal fruit with water twice a day.

Repeat this for 14 days to get relief.

2. For poor appetite

Eating ripe fruits of the Pipal tree is helpful in treating poor appetite and burning sensation in the stomach.

Peepal tree fruit is also known as the sacred fig.

3. For stomach pain

Peepal leaf is a magical antidote when it comes to treating stomach ailments.

You can make tablets for relief from stomach pain by mixing 2-3 peepal leaves with 50gm of jaggery.

4. For eczema and itching

Did you know that peepal tree bark can be used for preparing tea that is helpful in treating eczema and itching? Not only this, you can even apply the ash from peepal bark leaves to the affected areas to get relief.

Just combine 50g of ash from the bark with lemon and ghee to prepare the paste.

5. For a brighter complexion

The powder prepared from peepal tree barks can be used as face packs by combining it with gram flour.

This face pack helps in brightening the complexion.

The bark from the Peepul tree and Banyan tree are used in a lot of Ayurvedic beauty treatments.

For instance, if your skin is tanned, you can use Ayurvedic skin treatment Nalpamaradi Thailam to remove tan.

For its preparation, barks from four different species of Ficus trees are used.

You can even use Kama Ayurveda’s Turmeric and Myrrh Skin Brightening Face and Body Soap.

It has figs derived from the peepal tree as one of the key ingredients.

These figs are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that are great for the skin.

6. For cracked heels

Simply apply the milk extracted from the Peepal tree or extract of its leaves on the affected areas to cure cracked heels.

This will help in softening and healing the cracks.

7. For toothache

Prepare a rinse by boiling Peepal tree bark and Banyan tree bark in equal quantity in water. Use this to rinse your mouth regularly.

This will provide you relief from toothache.

8. For eye pain

Extract the milk from peepal tea leaves and apply it on your eyes to cure eye pain.

9. For constipation

Adding peepal tree fruit (the sacred fig) to your daily diet is a great way to get relief from constipation.

If you eat 5-10 fig fruit daily, you can solve the problem of constipation permanently. 

10. For diarrhea

One of the biggest benefits of the Pipal tree for health is in treating bleeding diarrhea.

Create a mixture by taking the soft stem of Peepal tree, coriander seeds and sugar in equal quantity. Have 3-4gms of this mixture twice a day to get relief.

11. For blood purification

A lot of health problems are a result of impurities in the blood.

The natural way to purify the blood is by having 1-2 gms seeds of peepal tree with honey.

12. For snake bite

Because of its blood purifying action, the extract of peepal tree leaves can be used to remove the poison from the body system after a snake bite.

13.For heart disease

For treating heart-related issues such as palpitations and cardiac weakness, start drinking an infusion prepared from peepal leaves.

To prepare it, infuse leaves in water overnight and distill it in the morning.

Drink this infusion thrice a day for the best results.

14. For ear infection

Warm the extract from the Pipal tree leaves and pour 2-3 drops into the ear with the help of cotton wool.

This will help in treating ear infection.

15. For impotency

Take half spoon of peepal fruit (sacred fig) powder thrice a day with milk.

This will help in treating impotence and provide strength to the body.

Peepal Tree and Mythologies

According to the Skanda Purana, Lord Vishnu the Preserver was born, and resided under the Peepal.

He likens himself as Ashwattha; (Sanskrit) or the Peepal (Pipal) tree, in the Bhagavad Gita.

The Peepal represents the trinity of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva – the roots being Bhrama, the trunk, Vishnu, and the leaves, Shiva.

There are a lot of myths, superstitions and beliefs associated with the Peepal Tree.

It’s a popular belief that watering, worshipping and circling around the Peepal Tree will bring wealth, fame and an abundance of happiness and good luck for any individual.

Women are even advised to circumambulate pipal tree to overcome their fertility problems and to pray for a long, healthy life for their husbands. 

Peepal Tree and Ayurveda

Ayurveda explains how every part of the sacred fig tree can be used for holistic wellbeing.

It works powerfully on Kapha (Water) and Pitta (Fire) Dosha imbalances. 

The manner in which various parts of the Peepal eliminate water and phlegm (sweating, therapeutic vomiting, diuretic action, and expectorant effects)

; as well as heat (skin surface and internal purgation, antipyretic/temperature reduction) has a beneficial and balancing impact on digestive and skin health.

The Peepal leaf is inherently astringent.

When heated, it acts as a purgative tonic.

Few common uses of peepal leaves are:

  • Treating persistent skin itching
  • Repairing Dry, cracked heels
  • Treating boils, pimples, and blackheads

The bark of the Peeple tree, rich in vitamin K, is an effective complexion corrector and preserver; which makes bark extractions valuable for:

  • Strengthening blood capillaries and minimising inflammation
  • Healing skin bruises faster, and increasing skin resilience
  • Treating pigmentation issues, wrinkles, dark circles
  • Lightening surgery and pregnancy marks, scars, and stretch marks.

The nutrient rich peepal leaf and peepal bark help are used as a part of numerous Ayurvedic health remedies.

Let’s now explore some powerful Peeple tree uses and benefits for health and beauty.

How to Use Peepal Tree?

The Peepal tree, revered for its significance in various traditions, can also be used in several herbal preparations:

  • Powdered Dried Leaves: The leaves can be dried, ground into a fine powder, and consumed.
  • Powdered Dried Bark: The bark of the tree can similarly be dried and powdered for use.
  • Raw Leaves Juice: Fresh leaves can be crushed to extract their juice.
  • Decoction of Bark: A concentrated liquid made by boiling the bark in water can also be consumed.
  • Skincare and Haircare Products: Many skincare and haircare products have Peepal as a key ingredient due to its beneficial properties.

These products can be used as directed for potential skin and hair benefits.

However, it’s vital to exercise caution.

Always consult with a qualified doctor before incorporating any herbal supplements into your regimen. 

Additionally, never discontinue or replace any ongoing modern medical treatment with an ayurvedic or herbal preparation without first seeking expert advice.


Peepal Tree and Banyan Tree – The Twin Flame 

The Peepal is also known as the Sacred Fig, and the peepal botanical name is Ficus religiosa.

The familiar and popular Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) is a relative of the Peepal, as are Gular/Dumar (Ficus racemosa), Pukar (Ficus benjamina) and Kamarup (Ficus microcarpa).

The Banyan, or Vata (Sanskrit), and Peepal varieties are treated as Male and Female counterparts of each other, which is why they are often cultivated in close proximity.

Banyan has similar uses and is treated as a remedy for:

  • Swelling, skin wounds, and excessive sweating
  • Uterine strengthening, vaginal diseases, and breast firming in women
  • Premature ejaculation in men

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Method of watering Peepal Tree
Peepal tree worship alone has the tendency to overcome all planetary afflictions. There are various ways to worship the Peepal tree.

The simplest method is to offer Jal (water) in its roots everyday in the morning.

It is never advisable to offer Jal during afternoon or evening time On the Thursday morning of Shukla-Paksha – Keep a water-container with full of water.

Now add some quantity of turmeric in this water, add a little jaggery or sugar, put some gram dal and put some Ganga water.

Take all the above material along with the Peepal tree located in a temple or any old Peepal tree which is worshiped, go to such a Peepal tree.

Now, put water in the root of Peepal and gradually pouring the water into the water with both hands.

While pouring water in Peepal, you can pronounce this mantra by mouth: Sri Vishnu – Sri Vishnu – Sri Vishnu. After this, after carrying water, plant seven orbits and continued by mouth – Shri Vishnu – Shri Vishnu – Shri Vishnu kept chanting the mantra.

After completing the seven orbital journey of the Peepal tree, join hands with Lord Vishnu and complete the work of Aradas and return home.

In this way, you should start this work from any of the Shukla-Paksha on Thursday and keep them continuously till 5th Thursday.

Thus, by doing this work for 40 days, you will begin to become your every work by the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

After starting this work, a few days after you start getting auspicious signs.

Your all the wishes will be fulfilled and we wish you success in your work by the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

You can also perform Lord Vishnu Puja and Homam by our well-versed and experienced priest in temple.

Peepal tree in Hinduism

In the Hindu religion, Peepal tree has a lot of reverence and significance for people. People worship the tree and perform a puja. But, nobody really knows anything about its history & origin.

Well, there are also some interesting legends associated with the Peepal tree.

The tree is known for its heart shaped leaves that have long narrowing tips.

The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC – 1700 BC) in the Mohenjodaro city. Excavations are suggestive of the fact that even in those times; the Peepal tree was worshipped by Hindus.

To know more about the origin of Peepal tree, read on. 

During the Vedic period, the wood obtained by cutting Peepal tree was used to produce fire. In the ancient Puranas, an incident has been described in which the demons defeated the deities and Lord Vishnu hid in the Peepal tree.

Since, the Lord resided in the tree for some time; the tree holds great importance for people.

Thus, people began worshipping the tree, considering it to be a means of offering prayers to Lord Vishnu.

There are a few legends, which suggest that Lord Vishnu was born under the peepal tree.

There are a couple of stories, which say that the tree is home to the trinity of Gods, the root being Brahma, the trunk is Vishnu and leaves represent Lord Shiva.

Another popular belief is that Lord Krishna died under the Peepal tree.

Peepal or pipal (Ficus religious) Tree also known as “Ashvattha” in Sanskrit is a very large tree and the first-known depicted tree in India.

A seal discovered at Mohenjodaro, one of the cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation depicts the peepal being worshiped. 

Upanishads have also made a mention about the Peepal tree.

To clearly define the difference between the body and soul, the fruit of peepal is used as a classic example.

According to the Skanda purana, a person who does not have a son should consider the peepal tree as his own child.

It says that the family will prosper and have a good name, till the peepal tree survives.

Cutting a peepal tree is regarded as a big sin, which is almost equivalent to murdering a Brahmin.

Skanda Puranas say that a person who cuts the tree surely goes to hell. 

Reference of Peepal tree in ancient texts

Bhagavad Gita : Chapter 15.1,

sri-bhagavan uvaca

urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham

ashvattham prahur avyayam

chandamsi yasya


yas tam veda sa veda-vit 

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is said that there is an imperishable Peepal tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns.

One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas.” 

Bhagavad Gita : Chapter 15.2,

adhas cordhvam prasrtas tasya

guna-pravrddha visaya-pravalah

adhas ca mulany anusantatani

karmanubandhini manushya-loke 

“The branches of this tree extend downward and upward, nourished by the three modes of material nature.

The twigs are the objects of the senses.

This tree also has roots going down, and these are bound to the fruitive actions of human society.”

Bhagavad Gita : Chapter 15.3 & .4,

na rupam asyeha tathopalabhyate

nanto na cadir na ca sampratishtha

ashvattham enam su-virudha-mulam

asanga-sastrena drdhena chittva

tatah padam tat parimargitavyam

yasmin gata na nivartanti bhuyah

eva cadyam purusham prapadye

yatah pravrttih prasrta purani 

“The real form of this tree cannot be perceived in this world.

No one can understand where it ends, where it begins, or where its foundation is.

But with determination one must cut down this strongly rooted tree with the weapon of detachment.

Thereafter, one must seek that place from which, having gone, one never returns, and there surrender to that Supreme Personality of Godhead from whom everything began and from whom everything has extended since time immemorial.” 

Some believe that the tree houses the Trimurti, the roots being Brahma, the trunk Vishnu and the leaves Shiva.

The gods are said to hold their councils under this tree and so it is associated with spiritual understanding. 

The Brahma Purana and the Padma Purana, relate how once, when the demons defeated the gods, Vishnu hid in the peepal.

Therefore spontaneous worship to Vishnu can be offered to a peepal without needing his image or temple. 

The Skanda Purana also considers the peepal a symbol of Vishnu.

He is believed to have been born under this tree.

In the Upanishads, the fruit of the peepal is used as an example to explain the difference between the body and the soul: the body is like the fruit which, being outside, feels and enjoys things, while the soul is like the seed, which is inside and therefore witnesses things. 

Legends related to Peepal tree 

Once, all the gods decided to visit Lord Shiva. However, sage Narad informed them that it was an inappropriate time for a visit.

But Indra did not heed the advice and assured the gods that there was nothing to fear when he was there to protect them.

Narad reported Indra’s arrogance to goddess Parvati.

She cursed the gods that they, along with their wives, would turn into trees.

When the gods asked for forgiveness, she promised that as trees, they would attain fame.

Thus Lord Indra turned into a mango tree, Lord Brahma became a palash tree and Lord Vishnu turned into a peepal tree.

 Also Goddess Laxmi is believed to have reside the Peepal tree on Saturdays.

Lord Krishna is believed to have died under the Peepal tree.

In classics the cutting of Peepal tree is consider as sin.

Peepal tree is also believed to be the abode of lord yama (god of death) and ancestors.

Offerings made at its roots are believed to reach them.

Another myth is regarding link between peepal and the Saturday.

According to classics Ashvattha and Peepala were two demons who harassed people.

Ashvattha would take the form of a peepal and Peepala the form of a Brahmin.

The fake Brahmin would advise people to touch the tree, and as soon as they did, Ashvattha would kill them.

Later they were both killed by Shani.

Because of his influence, it is considered safe to touch the tree on Saturdays.

It is believe that one who plant this tree get librated from the bond of life and death. 

Another legend says , It is preferred to touch the peepal tree only on Saturdays.

It is said that once upon a time, there were two demons, namely Ashvattha and Peepala, who used to torture and harass people.

Ashvattha took the form of peepal and the Peepala disguised as Brahmin.

The Brahmin used to recommend people to touch the peepal tree and as soon as they did so, they were killed by the demon Ashvattha.

Both the demons were killed by Shani devta.

It is due to the strong influence of Shani Maharaj that it is considered safe to touch the peepal tree on Saturdays.

People are of the belief that even Goddess Lakshmi dwells in the tree on Saturdays.

Women who are not blessed with a son tie a red thread around the trunk or on its branches asking the deities to bless her and fulfill her desire. 

Rituals related to Peepal tree 

Women circumambulate the peepal tree to be blessed with children or to gain a desired thing or person.

Peepal tree is planted in the temples of shani and hanuman.

The tree is worshipped on saturday, especially in the month of Shravana, because goddess Lakshmi sits under the tree on this day.

Any person who waters the tree is believed to earn merit for his progeny, his sorrows are redeemed and diseases cured.

The peepal tree is also worshipped to escape from contagious diseases and enemies. 

There is also another story about two demons, Aswatha and Peepali who made the peepal treetheir home and attacked and killed all who came near the tree.

In the end Shani bhagavan destroyed the two asuras and hence it is believed that it is auspicious to touch the peepal tree on Saturdays. 

Tribals in bengal call the peepal tree as vasudev.

They water the plant in the month of vaishakh and at times of difficulty.

In Bengal, peepal and banyan trees are married. 

A peepal tree is planted to the east of the house or temple. Eight or 11 or 12 years after the tree has been planted, the upanayan ceremony is performed for the tree.

A round platform is constructed around the tree.

Different gods like Narayan, Vasudev, Rrukmini, Satyabhama are invoked and worshipped.

All the rituals of the upanayan ceremony are performed and then the tree is married to the basil plant. 

In Tamilnadu, peepal and neem trees are planted so close to each other that they mix up as they grow.

A naga (snake) idol is placed under them and worshipped.

This is believed to bless the worshipper with wealth.

Women take an early morning bath and circumambulate these trees. 

In Awadh, if a girl’s horoscope predicts widowhood, she is first married to a peepal tree on chaitra Krishna or ashwin Krishna tritiya.

In olden days, when remarriage was forbidden for girls, young widows were married to the peepal tree and then allowed to remarry. 

People belonging to dhantale caste who reside in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh use a branch of the peepal tree in the marriage ceremony.

The branch, along with a pot of water, is placed between the bride and groom.

The village deity is installed under the peepal tree which also provides a shaded place to hold the panchayat in many places. 

On Amavasya, villagers perform a symbolic marriage between the neem and the peepal, which are usually grown near each other.

Although this practice is not prescribed by any religious text, there are various beliefs on the significance of ‘marrying’ these trees.

In one such belief, the fruit of the neem represents the Shivalinga and so, the male.

The leaf of the peepal represents the yoni, the power of the female.

The fruit of the neem is placed on a peepal leaf to depict the Shivalinga, which symbolises creation through sexual union, and so the two trees are ‘married’.

After the ceremony, villagers circle the trees to rid themselves of their sins.

Scientific Reserch 

Scientific research has revealed that among tress, Peepal is the only tree that produces oxygen in abundant quantity day and night, which is so essential for life.

Peepal provides life sustaining oxygen, which proves it to be a life sustainer.

Continuously research has also proved that the sound and interacting flow of wind, with peepal leaves, slowly but surely kills infection bacteria as well.

According to the book of Ayurveda, peepal leaves, fruits and bark are killers of diseases.

People tree has both sweet and bitter taste and has a cooling property.

Licking honey placed on peepal leaves is believed to cure speech irregularities.

Its bark yields the tannin used in treating leather.

Its leaves, when heated in ghee, are applied to cure wounds. Ingesting the bark, fruit and buds with different combination of things cures diseases related with phlegm, bile, inflammation swelling and indisposition etc.

The soft bark and the bud of this tree cure ‘Prameha’ (a disease in which sperms emanate through urine).

The powdered form of the fruit of this tree increases appetite and cures numerous diseases

Medicinal Use 

Ficus religiosa is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders.

Importance of Peepal Tree: The Tree of Life

Peepal is a tree that has been revered since the beginning of civilization and has a wide range of medicinal properties in addition to its religious significance.

Ashwattha is another name for the peepal tree. In Hinduism, the tree is revered as a holy tree.

Vasudeva, Chaitanya, and world tree are some of the other names for the peepal tree.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma lives in the peepal tree’s roots, Lord Vishnu lives in the peepal tree’s trunk, and Lord Shiva lives in the peepal tree’s leaves.

So, Why and on When People Water Peepal Trees?

The peepal tree’s spiritual significance is the paradise of God, according to Chandogya Upanishad and Atharva Ved.

Hindus believe that Lord Vishnu, with his half Lakshmi, resides on this tree on Saturday.

Due to this belief of Hindus, people consider pouring water to the roots of the tree to be good every Saturday.

Lord Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu are said to have held their councils under this tree, making it even more sacred to Hindus. Lord Shiva is represented by the leaves, Vishnu by the trunk, and Brahma by the roots.

The “Brahma Purana” also claims that Lord Vishnu was born under a Peepal Tree, so the “Peepal tree” also represents Lord Vishnu.

Because of its significance, this tree is revered as a god in Indian mythology.

Krishna’s child form is depicted on a peepal leaf in painting and sculpture. Lord Krishna is also associated with Peepal.

“Among trees, I am the ashvattha,” he says in the Holy Scripture Bhagavad Gita.

The Peepal tree is also where Lord Krishna is said to have died.

What Are the Peepal Tree Leaf Benefits of Worshipping?

The peepal tree’s religious importance are individuals who worship the sacred tree are rewarded with name, fame and wealth.

The individuals who ignore or commit the mistake of worshipping the tree suffer in life and may get struck with poverty.

Individuals can get redeemed and cured of diseases by worshipping the peepal tree.

Individuals can escape themselves from contagious diseases and enemies by worshipping the peepal tree.

According to the holy book Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, Lord Krishna resides in the peepal tree, and the individuals who loved and respected the peepal tree were directly showering their love and kindness on him.

Lord Krishna has told the peepal tree is Ashwatta, and he died under the peepal tree in the Kalyug.

The significance of the peepal tree circumambulation is that if the women do it, they are blessed with children and gain the desired life partner.

Peepal Tree Significance

In Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, the peepal tree (also known as the “Bodhi Tree”) is considered auspicious.

This native deciduous tree of India is where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment.

This tree is revered across the Indian subcontinent, especially among Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, as the Tree of Life, as a symbol of the Universe’s never-ending expanse.

Even in scientific terms, the Peepal is a real “Tree of Life.”

It releases oxygen even at night, unlike other trees.

Any portion of the Pipal tree, according to Ayurveda, can be used to treat a variety of health problems.

This tree will treat up to 50 ailments, including diarrhea, epilepsy, and stomach problems.

You are rewarded with fame, wealth, happiness, and good luck if you pour water into the tree, worship it and circle the tree.

The peepal tree is considered to be a realized soul, and hence it hears your yearning, and it responds to you in the same manner.

Planetary transits bring a lot of turbulence and hindrance in your life, and to overcome it.

It is recommended to chant Hanuman Chalisa while worshipping the Peepal tree at night time on the day of Amavasya or the new moon day.

Lord Vishnu is the origin of the peepal tree; Lord Krishna is the stem of the peepal tree.

Lord Narayan is the branch, and Lord Hari resides in the leaves and deities, and later these deities become the fruit of the tree.

What Does a Peepal Tree Puja for Marriage Mean?

If the horoscope of the girl is predicting widowhood, the girl is first married to a peepal tree on Krishna paksha of Chaitra month or Krishna Tritiya of Ashwin month.

In olden times the young widows were made to marry peepal trees, and then they were allowed for remarriage.

If the marriage house in your birth chart is afflicted by the planets like Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Ketu and Sun, then you should worship the peepal tree to get a good result.

You can enhance matrimonial happiness by worshipping a peepal tree.

Peepal Tree Significance and Remedies

The peepal tree is associated with the planet Jupiter and Jupiter is considered a positive planet.

Hence worshipping the peepal tree brings good luck for you.

The girl is married to the peepal tree to negate the prediction of widowhood in her horoscope.

The Lord of the fifth house gets negated from its malefic effect by the planets Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu and Ketu by worshipping peepal trees, and a woman is blessed with kids.

If you offer water to a peepal tree, there can be a continuous flow of income and wealth in your life.

Peepal Tree Leaf Benefits in the House as Per Vastu

The peepal tree is planted in the east direction of the house as the Vastu.

After the eight, eleven or twelve years of its plantation, the Upanayana Ceremony is performed for the tree.

All rituals of the ceremony are performed, and then the tree is married to the basil plant.

The peepal tree should be planted in the pot, and the roots of the tree should not be cut off from the roots.

According to Vastu Shastra, the God and Goddess reside in the tree and hence to be worshipped day and night regularly.

The individuals who worship the tree should live a simple life.

This is the reason it is not advisable to plant peepal trees in the house, and if it has grown on its own, transferred it to the pot with due respect to it and worshipped it regularly.

The Importance of Peepal Tree and Uses

  1. The leaves of the trees are used to cure Asthma.
  2. The milk incurred from the leaves is used to relieve eye pain.
  3. The peepal tree can cure problems like diarrhea, epilepsy, and gastric troubles.

Wrapping Up

The holy peepal tree, also known as the Bodhi Satva Vruksha, is a religious and spiritual symbol.

The bark, roots, leaves, and fruits of this wonder tree are used extensively in Ayurveda for treating lung disorders, skin problems, and a variety of digestive issues.

Significance of Peepal Tree:

Why Is it Special and Sacred?

Have you ever wondered about the significance of Peepal tree?

People regard the peepal tree as the most sacred tree in India.

Peepal tree benefits are also quite noteworthy.

Let’s explore and dive into the details of origin, history, unique features, and peepal tree significance that makes it so sacred.

History of Peepal Tree

Well, historical evidence proves that the Peepal tree grew even during the days of the Yes, you heard that right! A seal was found at Mohenjo-Daro, one of the cities of the (3,000–1,700 BC), which shows the people worshipping the Peepal tree.

Testimonials also indicate that during the Vedic times, the wood of the peepal tree was a part of the process to make fire with the help of friction.

The tree enjoys great eminence since the early days of Indian society.

Therefore, no wonder it is nothing but the king of all trees.

Ancient and Spiritual Significance of Peepal Tree

In Hindu thought and ideology, the peepal tree is associated with the Sanatan Trinity, i.e., Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh or Shiva.

According to popular belief, the tree houses the Trimurti, wherein its roots represent Brahma, the trunk Vishnu and the branches Shiva.

The gods are said to hold their councils under the tree.

Hence, the tree assumes ample spiritual significance.

Another unique feature of this tree is that its roots creep upwards.

Yes, upwards! Therefore, unlike the banyan tree whose roots fall from above to the ground, the Peepal tree symbolizes that the man moves from the mortal world to the immortal one.

Brahma Purana and the Padma Purana are some of the most common ancient texts available in Sanskrit.

It contains various mythological accounts of ancient times that relate to Vishnu.

It states that Vishnu once hid in a peepal tree when the gods lost a battle against the demons.

Therefore, spontaneous worship to Vishnu is possible to a peepal tree without needing his image or temple.

The Skanda Purana considers the peepal as a symbol of Vishnu, who was born under this tree.

Connecting Bhagavad Gita – Religious Significance of Peepal Tree

The peepal is also closely linked to Krishna, shocking right? Well, in the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord says:

“Among trees, I am the ashwattha.”

One believes that Krishna died under this tree. After which the present Kali Yuga (Man in this age ) is farthest from Mother Nature.

His social and moral standards are at the lowest during this time.

During the Vedic days, the peepal tree had another name such as ashwattha.

The great spiritual saint, Adi Shankaracharya, explains that the peepal tree represents the entire cosmos.

Shwa” in Sanskrit means ‘tomorrow’.

A” indicates negation, and “tha” means one that remains.

He, therefore, interprets ashwattha to indicate ‘one which does not remain the same tomorrow, like the ever-changing universe itself’.

However, ashwattha means ‘where horses rest’ or ‘the resting place for horses’.

In Sanskrit, ‘ashwa’ means horse and ‘tha’ means a place.

Hence, the name, ashwattha.

Several Names and Locations

In ancient times, horses were the main primary means of any type of transportation.

The peepal tree provided shelter to the animal under its sprawling, big branches and cooling shade.

The tree has several other names such as bo-tree, bodhi, pimpalla, pimpal, jari, arani, ragi, bodhidruma, shuchidruma, rukkha arayal and kaavam.

Its heart shape leaves have long and tapering tips.

Even the slightest breeze makes them rustle, giving it the name of chanchala or vibrant.

A large, fast-growing deciduous tree, the peepal is of medium size.

It has a large crown with wonderful, wide-spreading branches.

And it sheds its leaves in March and April.

The fruits of the peepal hide within the figs itself.

Although the peepal is found all over the country, it is mainly seen in Haryana, Bihar, Kerala, and Madhya Pradesh.

It is the state tree of Haryana, Bihar and Orissa.

The peepal is also found in the Ranthambore, the National Park in Rajasthan.

Peculiar Aspects of Peepal Tree

This ashwattha tree is quite remarkable because it grows both upwards as well as top to bottom.

Yes, you heard that right! The branches themselves morph into roots.

So even if the original tree decays and perishes, its underlying branches are young and continue to enclose the parent.

This eternal life of the peepal tree inspires both Indian philosophers as well as Hindu thought and mythology.

It is not uncommon to run into an ashwattha tree that is a few hundred or even one thousand years old.

The one at Bodhgaya, as well as the one in Sri Lanka, are two notable examples of such old trees.

In fact, it is one of the longest-living trees in the world to date.

Writings Of Skanda Purana

According to the Skanda Purana, if one does not have a son, you could consider the peepal tree as one.

People believe that as long as the tree lives, the family name will continue.

To cut down a peepal is equivalent to killing a Brahmin.

And killing a brahmin is one of the five deadly sins such as panchapataka.

The Skanda Purana further states that for committing such a deed, the person will go to hell.

Not only this, but all his good deeds will come to naught.

However, cutting the branches of this tree for yagna or sacrificial fire is not a problem.

Even offering its dried wood into the yagna fire are acts of great merit.

Since the tree is sacred, people place their damaged idols, old calendars, and pictures bearing figures of gods and goddesses at its base.

Parikrama or circumambulation of the holy peepal tree and pouring water on it daily destroys all kinds of inauspiciousness.

Pouring water on the roots of this tree in the month of vaishakha (May–June) begets immense virtue.

And worshipping it with devotion grants long life and prosperity.

Writings Of Brahma Purana

Some people avoid going near or touching the peepal on all days other than Saturdays.

The Brahma Purana explains the reason behind Peepal tree significance too.

Once upon a time, two demons, Ashwattha and Peepala, were harassing the people.

Ashwattha would take the form of a peepal tree and Peepala the form of a Brahmin.

The fake Brahmin would advise people to touch the tree.

And as soon as they did, Ashwattha would kill them mercilessly.

Eventually, Shanidev killed both of these demons.

From that time, people consider it safe to touch the tree on Saturdays.

Moreover, there is a belief that Goddess Lakshmi inhabits the tree on Saturdays.

Hence, people consider it auspicious to worship the tree on that day.

Women who seek the birth of a son, they tie a red thread or red cloth around its trunk or on its branches.

Extensive Medicinal Application – Benefits of Peepal Tree

The peepal tree benefits start with its immense medicinal qualities which scientists still discover even today.

These qualities are  used extensively in the field of Ayurveda.

Peepal Leaves

One can extract the juice of its leaves when you hold these near the fire.

One can also use it as an eardrop.

Also, the leaves of the peepal are useful to treat constipation.

Its leaves are also fed to camels and elephants or useful for decoration purposes.

Peepal Bark

A powder made from its bark heals wounds of yesteryears.

Meanwhile, the bark itself is useful in treating inflammation and glandular swelling of the neck.

Peepal bark helps in yielding a reddish dye.

Roots of Peepal Tree

Peepal tree benefits lie in its roots as well. Its root is useful for stomatitis, cures ulcers and promotes granulations.

Its roots are also good for gout.

People even chew the roots to prevent gum diseases.


Its fruit also offers a host of benefits, such as it works as a laxative.

It also aids in digestion.

Fruits keep a check on vomiting and are good for foul taste and thirst and heart diseases.

It is often taken in powdered form and beneficial for asthma.

The Tree Of Enlightenment – Buddhist Significance of Peepal Tree

For Buddhists, the significance of peepal tree lies in the fact that Gautama Buddha got enlightenment under a peepal tree at Bodhgaya.

Hence, it is also called the bodhi tree or the tree of enlightenment.

Traditional Buddhist records indicate that a branch of the tree was taken to Sri Lanka in 288 BC.

Emperor Ashoka’s son and daughter took it there and it was grown there.

One can see this even today.

Buddhists regard the tree as the personification of the Buddha.

Emperor Ashoka even plants peepal trees on both sides of the roads in most parts of his empire.

It is said that Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, knew about the wonderful properties of the tree.

Hence, he got thousands of peepal trees in his kingdom.

Perspective Of Science

But, if we examine the Peepal tree from the perspective of science and not that of religion or spiritualism, we find that even here, it scores high marks! People believe that this is the only tree in the world that exhales oxygen all the twenty-four hours of the day

The air that passes through the dancing leaves of the peepal destroys bacteria and germs present in the atmosphere.

And thus the significance of peepal is established as a perfect natural purifier even today.

For this very reason, in olden days, all villages had several peepal trees within their boundaries.

When you sit under a peepal tree, believe it or not, your brain cells rejuvenate.

Therefore, the ancient ashrams had several peepal trees, beneath which gurus held lessons.

Since the tree has environmental significance, Hindus accord it with social sanctity.

They also hold the view that the tree is the abode of certain astral bodies like ghosts and vampires because the environs of the tree are conducive for them.

Commensurate with Indian cultural heritage and keep in mind the significance of the tree.

India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, has a replica of a peepal tree, in bronze colour.

Importance of Tree Worship in Hinduism

Hinduism is an age-old religion that is associated with multiple gods and goddesses. Each deity has His/Her own significance.

Among the innumerable deities, Hindus have developed the ritual of worshipping trees from the ancient past.

This practice is followed even today as it is  considered to be one of the several Hindu traditions.

The Rig Veda also makes references to trees and says that trees are not to be troubled at any point of time.

They should neither be uprooted nor cut as they protect birds, animals and other living beings.

According to Hindu puranas, Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva once cursed Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu.

The curse transformed Brahma into a palasa tree while Vishnu was transformed into a peepal tree.

There are many reasons why Hindus worship trees with utmost devotion.

Some main reasons to do so are for moksha, fulfilment of desires, fertility and/or immortality.

The banyan, peepal and mango trees are the most commonly worshipped trees.

The banyan tree, specifically,

is worshipped when different types of vrat are observed.

Read on to know some other reasons why Hindus worship trees.

Trimurti Concept

According to some Hindus, the sacred trees represent the unification of the Trinity, namely, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Hence, they believe that engaging in tree worship will help them to be bestowed with the blessings of the three lords and in turn pave way for spiritual enlightenment.

The Three Worlds

Hindus associate the physical structure of a tree as a connecting link among the three worlds comprising Heaven, Earth and Underworld.

Hence, it is said that an offering made to the trees finds its way to all the three worlds.

Associated with Saints

Hindu mythology makes several references to many saints engaging in meditation in the shade of a tree.

This is why these trees are said to be more sacred than others.

There are also other connecting factors between trees and saints.

One such association talks about how the sage Markandeya hid himself in a banyan tree and prayed to Lord Vishnu to escape from the perils of the flames of a huge fire that struck earth and perished all living beings.

The banyan tree was the only unaffected living tree and the saint took refuge in its shade.

Long Married Life

In some Hindu communities, young women are first married to a peepal tree before actually getting married to their life partners.

It is believed that this action will help them to be blessed with a long married life.

A long thread is tied around the trunk of the tree to represent the mangalsutra.

The tree is then decorated with garlands and sandal paste.

Ladies go around the tree 108 times while offering their worship at the same time.

Offerings to Almighty

Fruits, leaves and flowers of some trees are used to worship the deities associated with those trees.

They are also used for various pooja rituals.

Hence, these trees are believed to be sacred and worthy of worship.      

Blessed with Progeny

Childless couples worship and make offerings to be bestowed with a progeny.

Hindu scriptures state multiple references indicating that if a person plants a tree and cares for it, the same tree will be reborn as the person’s child.

There are many trees that Hindus consider to be sacred for several reasons.

Each of these trees has its own significance.

The following are some trees worshipped by Hindus.

Peepal Tree

Hindus believe that the roots of this tree symbolise Lord Brahma while the trunk and leaves represent Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva respectively.

They are also of the belief that Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu breathed His last under this tree.

Hence, it is considered to be highly inauspicious to cut down this tree.

Banyan Tree

The banyan tree symbolises fertility and life.

Hence, this tree is offered prayers by couples who long for a child.

Like the peepal tree, this tree symbolises the Trinity and is therefore said to be unfavourable by Hindus.

Bel Tree

This tree is specifically associated with Lord Shiva.

The leaves of this tree have a trifoliate structure that are said to represent the lord’s Trishul or His three eyes.

Hence, a worship or pooja in honour of the god is considered to be incomplete without offering Him these leaves to please Him.

Ashoka Tree

Hindus relate the Ashoka tree with removal of grief.

Hence, they pay their obeisance to this tree to get rid of their sorrows and be blessed with happiness.

This tree is also associated with Kama Deva who is portrayed in Hindu mythology as the God of Love.

Neem Tree

The neem tree is highly respected by Hindus because of is multitude of medicinal benefits.

In Hindu culture, this tree is believed to represent Goddess Durga.

There is also an association with Sitala Devi as the neem tree is supposed to be Her abode.

She is believed to be the Pox mother who can cure several ailments.

Neem flowers as well as burning neem leaves is also believed to help in keeping evil spirits at bay.

The famous incomplete idols in the well-known Jagannatha shrine were created using the wood from this tree.

Some other trees that are revered by Hindus and treated by them with high regard are the banana tree, the mango tree, the kadamb tree and the sandalwood tree.

These trees are believed to be just as sacred as the trees mentioned above and their significance and can in no way be undermined.

The origin of tree worship dates back to the Vedic period when there were no temples or shrines dedicated to the Hindu deities as there were today.

Hindu puranas give them high importance and equal status as that of the gods.

Trees are worshipped in various forms by Hindus such as Brahman, living spirits and manifestation of the divine power.

Some Hindu festivals like Amala Ekadashi, Vat Savitri Vrat, Sheetala Pooja, Bakula Amavaya and Ashoka Pratipada are exclusively dedicated to and centred around the worship of several trees.

Why do Hindus Worship Trees?

Hindus have also paid great respect to trees and other plants as they are the foundation of life.

In Hindu religious texts such as the Puranas great importance has been shown to trees and plants, equating them with Gods.

It has been written to treat them as members of the family.

Scientists have stated that trees and plants are living beings.

In the Rid-Veda 6.48.17 its says, “Do not trouble tree.

Do not uproot or cut them.

They provide protection to animals, birds and other living beings”

According to religious scriptures when people plant and care for trees, those are reborn as their children.

Those who give trees for charity pleases the gods, which is shown through flowers and fruit.

Trees can provide shelter. God has created them for the welfare of living beings.

They face the sun and can protect those who come under their shade.

We cannot also discount the number of saints and sages who have offered prayers and been in deep meditation under trees.

Trees just keep giving.

During “Vat Savitri” ladies offer prayers to the Banyan tree.

It is believed to provide the fulfilment of wishes and provide material gains.

According to the Agni Purana, the Banyan tree is symbolic of fertility and can provide help to those who want children. 

The leaves of the Banana tree are also used to serve food as they are considered pure and clean.

It is also said that the Kalpavriksh known as the wishing tree came from the Samudramanthan.

Prayers are offered to the Ashoka tress to end sorrow.

Prayers are offered to the Amla tree in the month of Kartik as it is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in this tree.

The leaves of the mango tress are used in pujas.

Lakshmi, is also found to reside within a tree – the sacred fig tree.

Shitala Ma (the goddess of poxes) is considered to reside within a neem tree.

Neem has been used to treat an array of poxes and other illnesses for many centuries, as a result the neem tree is considered sacred.

Rudra, the storm god, and who is now seen as perhaps interchangeable with Shiva,

is also linked with the rudraksha tree For this reason, those who worship Shiva will often adorn themselves with mala made with seeds of the rudraksha tree. 

It is believed that the trimurti, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reside in the Peepal tree.

The roots Brahma, the bark Vishnu, and the branches Shiva, one is blessed when offering prayers and water.

Also the Tusli plant is greatly revered I wrote a blog on this before which I will share on stories.

Did you know we had a forest Goddess Aranyani? I wrote about her last year check out our blogs Today is internal forest day, our planet needs our trees for many many reasons.

Significance and Importance of Peepal Tree

For centuries, the peepal tree, or Pipal (Ficus Religiosa), has been revered as one of the most sacred trees in Hindu culture.

The Peepal tree is revered by both Jains and Buddhists.

It has been said since ancient times that when there is no hope left for a particular thing or the expected performance is not achieved.

The peepal tree will come to your rescue.

If you make offerings to the tree and conduct those rituals, all of your concerns will be washed away.

mmm, we know you must be wondering why we

worship peepal trees? You just ought to read the full blog for all your answers.

Appearance of Peepal Tree

It’s a big semi-evergreen with a thick, broad trunk.

The tree can reach a height of 30 meters (98 ft.).

It has smooth, light grey bark that peels in patches.

The leaves are long, heart-shaped, and taper at the tips.

When ripe, the fruits resemble small balls and are purple in color.

Where do you find it?

The Indian subcontinent, southwest China, and Indochina are all places where you can find this mostly because the climate in these areas is conducive to its development.

Reasons For Being the Most Sacred Tree

  • Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “I am the Peepal tree (ashvattha) among the trees.” As a result, many people believe it to be Lord Vishnu.
  • It is said that – The Trimurti – resides in the tree.
  • The sources are Brahma
  • Vishnu’s trunk and
  • Shiva’s leaves
  • It is said to be the birthplace of God and our forefathers.
  • It provides vitality and dispels harmful energy.
  • It is well-known for its healing properties. (Values of medicine)
  • It is thought to bring good health, luck, fortune, childbirth, and wisdom.Vanish All Dosh From Your Kundali

What aspects of your life can be influenced by its worship?

  • Relationships (removes all the unnecessary troubles in your marriage)
  • Youngsters (helpful for the growth and development of your children)
  • It improves your human qualities by adding harmony to your thoughts and behavior.
  • Increase the amount of money coming in (develop your business or upgrade your job skills).
  • Brings good fortune, wisdom, and luck.
  • Good health (Eradicate all health-related issues or disorders)
  • Problems with horoscopes may be overcome. Mangal dosh, Navagrah badha, Shani sadesati, Rahu and Ketu issues are just a few examples.

Things to do based on the Current Life Graphs

1. Moon: Take a bath after soaking the Peepal tree’s wood in the bathing water.
2. Mangal Grah: Take 8 rounds of the divine tree and give water from the copper vessel.
3. Mercury: On Wednesday, give green lentil (masoor) and make three rounds around the tree. Give a chameli oil diya to go with it.
4. Jupiter: Use the colour yellow to your advantage. Give yellow candy, turmeric water, and yellow flowers on Thursdays.

In the evening, give a Peepal tree a mixture of milk and water.
5. Rahu: On Saturday, give honey to the tree.
6. Ketu: Light a Deepak of alsi oil and give gangajal.
7. Shani: On Saturdays, give jaggery water mixed with raw milk, light an incense stick and go around the tree seven times, and in the evening, light a diya with mustard oil.

Rituals to pursue to get rid of Serious Problems

  • To get a son, women tie red dhaga or cloth around the tree’s trunk.
  • It is worshipped on Saturdays to bring riches because goddess
  • Lakshmi is said to sit under the tree on that day.
  • By watering the plant, you can earn benefits for your children.
  • You can achieve materialistic satisfaction by erecting a shiv ling under the Peepal tree and worshipping it on a regular basis.
  • To achieve a positive soul, recite Hanuman Chalisa while sitting under a Peepal tree.
  • Take 11 leaves from a Peepal tree, sit under it, and write Sri Ram on each one with Chandan paste. Offer them to Lord Hanuman in order to be free of all challenges and stumbling blocks.
  • On Monday, if the business is not booming, worship the Peepal tree. Take a new leaf and place it in the cashbox. For Grah Shanti pooja, peepal tree wood is used. On Saturday, take a peepal leaf and use sandalwood paste to engrave a swastika symbol on it. Place it under your seat at work and perform it for the next seven Saturdays. Collect all seven leaves on the eighth Saturday and put them in a secluded area.
  • If you water the tree every day and touch the root with your left hand, you will avoid chronic illness or disease. A peepal leaf can also be held under the pillow by the individual who is concerned.
  • Couples who are unable to conceive a child can soak a peepal leaf in water for at least an hour. Remove the leaf and position it under a branch. The couple should then drink the water, which would undoubtedly benefit them.
  • If you have For-Father’s debts, water the peepal tree for 43 days, except Sundays.
  • If you are unable to prosper in life, worship by lighting a camphor diya (Kapoor).
  • If you suspect you have Manglik dosha, soak the leaves of the Peepal tree in water and bathe in it.

Importance in terms of science

It is interesting not only from a religious standpoint but also from a scientific standpoint. A lot of oxygen is released by the peepal tree.

It is said that going around the tree in the morning would provide the worshipper with an abundance of oxygen.

This tree is also thought to have a lot of medicinal properties.

Its leaves, wood, roots, and bark are used to treat a variety of ailments.

Ayurvedic studies are also dominated by the sections of this herb.

Existence of God in Peepal Tree

In Hinduism, the peepal tree is revered and held in high regard.

The tree is worshipped, and a puja is performed.

However, no one knows anything about its past or sources.

The Peepal tree, on the other hand, is associated with some intriguing legends.

The tree is characterised by its heart-shaped leaves with long, narrow tips.

Peepal trees were first cultivated in the Mohenjodaro city during the Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC – 1700 BC).

Excavations show that the Peepal tree was revered by Hindus even at that time.

Continue reading to learn more about the Peepal tree’s roots.

The wood obtained by cutting the Peepal tree was used to make a fire during the Vedic period.

An event is mentioned in the ancient Puranas in which demons defeated the gods and Lord Vishnu took refuge in a Peepal tree.

Since the Lord lived in the tree for a period of time, the tree is revered by the people.

As a result, people started to worship the tree, believing it to be a way of praying to Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu is said to have been born under the peepal tree, according to legend.

According to legend, the tree is home to the trinity of Gods, with the root representing Brahma, the trunk representing Vishnu, and the leaves representing Lord Shiva.

Lord Krishna is also said to have died under the Peepal tree, according to common belief.

The peepal or pipal (Ficus religiosa) tree, also known as “Ashvattha” in Sanskrit, is a large tree and India’s first depicted tree.

The peepal is depicted as being worshipped on a seal discovered in Mohenjodaro, one of the cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

The Peepal tree is also mentioned in the Upanishads.

The peepal fruit is used as a classic example to clearly describe the distinction between the body and the spirit.

A person who does not have a son should consider the peepal tree as his own child, according to the Skanda Purana.

It says that as long as the peepal tree survives, the family will prosper and have a good reputation.

Cutting down a peepal tree is considered a major sin, almost as bad as murdering a Brahmin.

According to the Skanda Puranas, anyone who cuts down a tree would undoubtedly go to hell.

Worshiping the peepal tree on Sunday

According to Hindu Shastra, the peepal tree houses all Devi-Devtas.

Lord Vishnu is present in the roots, Lord Keshav is present in the trunk, Lord Narayan is present in the branches, Lord Hari is present in the leaves, and all devtas are present in each fruit.

The tree is said to be Lord Vishnu’s manifestation.

Worshipping this tree brings peace of mind, but it is important to note not to do so on Sundays.

After 8 p.m., remember not to light a diya in front of the peepal trees.

You will face serious consequences if you do so.

According to Shastras, worshipping a peepal tree brings all devi-devtas’ blessings.

Even though all days are good for worship, doing so on Sunday brings poverty into the home.

Worshipping peepal on Sunday reduces and depletes sources of revenue.

In family life, there are many challenges and problems to overcome, better to deal with them with abundant devotion.

What the Vedas and Puranas of Hinduism Say About the Worship of the Peepal Tree

Hinduism, one of the oldest religions in the world, is rich in its spiritual traditions and sacred texts.

The religion has various practices and beliefs, and the worship of trees holds a significant place among them.

Among the sacred trees in Hinduism, the Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) stands out as one of the most revered and cherished trees.

In this article, we will explore what the Vedas and Puranas, the ancient Hindu scriptures, say about the worship of the Peepal tree.

The Vedas and the Peepal Tree:

The Vedas, the foundational texts of Hinduism, are a collection of ancient hymns and verses.

The Peepal tree finds mention in some of these sacred scriptures, especially in the Rigveda.

In the Rigvedic hymns, the Peepal tree is often associated with wisdom, knowledge, and enlightenment.

It symbolizes the eternal and divine connection between the material and the spiritual realms.

The tree’s longevity and ability to thrive in various environmental conditions further make it a symbol of resilience and strength.

The Puranas and the Peepal Tree:

The Puranas are an essential genre of ancient Hindu texts that contain mythological narratives, cosmology, and genealogies of gods, sages, and legendary figures.

Several Puranas feature stories related to the Peepal tree.

According to one such legend, the Peepal tree is considered the embodiment of Lord Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism.

It is believed that the spirit of Lord Vishnu resides within the tree, and therefore, it is highly auspicious to worship and offer prayers to it.

Sacredness and Worship of the Peepal Tree:

The sacredness of the Peepal tree is attributed to its association with divine entities and its presence in various mythological events.

Hindus often perform religious rituals and offer water, milk, and flowers to the Peepal tree.

They believe that such acts of devotion can lead to blessings, prosperity, and protection from negative energies.

Moreover, circumambulating the tree is believed to remove sins and bring good fortune.

The Peepal Tree in Indian Folklore and Beliefs:

In Indian folklore, the Peepal tree is considered a dwelling place for local deities, spirits, and ghosts.

It is believed that these entities reside in the tree during the night and roam freely when darkness falls.

As a result, many people avoid sitting or resting under the Peepal tree after sunset due to superstitious beliefs.

Scientific Significance of the Peepal Tree:

Beyond its religious and mythological significance, the Peepal tree holds ecological importance.

It is known for its unique ability to release oxygen both during the day and night, making it an oxygen-provider even in the dark hours.

Additionally, the Peepal tree has various medicinal properties and is used in traditional Indian medicine for treating ailments like asthma and skin disorders.

Controversies and Debates Surrounding the Peepal Tree Worship:

Despite its popularity in Hindu culture, the worship of the Peepal tree has faced criticism from certain quarters.

Some argue that excessive tree worship may lead to deforestation and environmental imbalance.

However, proponents of tree worship counter these arguments by emphasizing the need to strike a balance between tradition and ecological conservation.

Influence of Peepal Tree Worship in Modern Times:

In contemporary Hindu society, the worship of the Peepal tree continues to thrive. People still perform rituals and ceremonies under the tree, especially on auspicious occasions.

Moreover, many environmental organizations advocate for the preservation of Peepal trees and promote their ecological significance.

The worship of the Peepal tree in Hinduism is deeply rooted in ancient scriptures, mythology, and cultural practices.

The tree holds both religious and ecological importance, making it a symbol of reverence and sustainability.

Despite debates and controversies, the tradition of tree worship, particularly the Peepal tree, remains an integral part of Hindu culture, connecting the present generation with the wisdom and beliefs of the past.

Religion and Peepal

“Peepal is called the king of trees, see a verse in its veneration: – Moolam Brahma, Skin Vishnu, Sakha Shankaramevacha! Patre-Patraka Sarvadevanaam, Vriksharaj Namostute!!

Peepal tree is considered to be of great importance in Hinduism, according to the scriptures,

all the gods and goddesses and our ancestors have also been considered to reside in this tree.

“Peepal is actually the living and fully sculpted form of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Krishna has also said that among the trees, I am the Peepal!!

It is mentioned in the Puranas that basically Brahma Rupay Madhyato Vishnu Rupinah.

That is, Lord Brahma resides in its core, Lord Shri Vishnu in the middle and Lord Shiva in the foreground.

That is, when all your paths are closed, you consider yourself surrounded by troubles from all sides, even your shadow does not support you, everything is deteriorating, then you go to the shelter of Peepal, worship them, worship them.

Request for help, no doubt your worst pain will go away in no time!!

According to religious scriptures, every person must plant a Peepal tree in life.

As this tree grows, happiness and prosperity will also increase in your house, after planting Peepal tree, it must be taken care of till it grows up, but keep in mind that you should keep Peepal away from your home.

But even the shadow of Peepal should not fall.

It is believed that if a person establishes a Shivling under a Peepal tree, then even the biggest problems are removed from his life. Amenities are available!!

After the end of the new moon of the month of Sawan and worshiping Peepal on all Saturdays of Sawan, worshiping / worshiping Lord Hanuman ji under it,

the worst troubles are also overcome if sitting under the Peepal tree, except on Sundays.

If Hanuman Chalisa is recited regularly, it is a remedy that provides miraculous results.

Break 11 leaves of peepal sitting under the peepal and write the name of Lord Shri Ram on them with sandalwood, then make a garland of these leaves and offer it to Lord Hanumanji, all the troubles will be protected.

“Miraculous Remedies Of Peepal”

“According to the scriptures, Mother Lakshmi is worshiped on the Peepal tree at 10 o’clock in the morning on every full moon,

so those who want to be financially strong, at this time worship Mother Lakshmi by lighting incense sticks while offering fruits, flowers, sweets on the Peepal tree.

And also chanting a rosary of any mantra of Mother Lakshmi, the person gets the best results of his work and he gradually becomes financially capable.

“Peepal has a boon from Lord Vishnu that the person who worships Peepal on Saturday,

will be blessed by Lakshmi and the opulence of his house will never be destroyed, take a Peepal leaf and sandalwood on it every Saturday to increase business.

Make a swastika out of it and keep it under your seat of your business place.

Change it every Saturday and keep it separate, do this continuously for 7 Saturdays, then on the 8th Saturday, put all these leaves in a secluded place and keep your mind.

Keep praying for your financial prosperity, soon your business will start flourishing by the grace of Peepal.

“Whoever bows after seeing the Peepal tree, his life increases; Whoever sits under it and performs dharma-karma, his work is completed.

“Cutting the Peepal Tree”

“The foolish man who cuts down a Peepal tree, there is no way to get rid of the sin caused by it.

(Padma Purana, Volume 7A 12) Every Sunday, under the Peepal,

the deities do not reside, but the poor do not reside.

Worship of Peepal is considered taboo on this day,

if it is very important to cut the Peepal tree, then it can be cut only on Sunday.

Peepal in Shani Dosha

By removing the bad effects of Shani’s Sadesati and Dhaiya,

to get the auspicious effects,

it is the best way for every person to worship Peepal every Saturday,

if water is offered to Peepal every day (except Sunday) facing west,

then Shani dosha There is peace on Saturday morning by offering jaggery,

mixed water, burning incense incense sticks and doing seven rounds of it, and in the evening,

a lamp of bitter oil must also be lit under the Peepal tree,

by following this rule, invisible powers of Peepal Always helps that person!!

In the 118th chapter of ‘Brahma Purana’, Shani Dev says- ‘On my day i.e. Saturday, the person who touches the Peepal tree regularly, all his works will be accomplished and he will not have planetary pain on both of the Peepal tree on Saturday.

Touching with hands, ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.

By chanting 108 times, the effect of sorrow, difficulty and planetary defects gets pacified.

Peepal in the defects of the planets

In astrology, many easy but surefire remedies have been given related to Peepal, which remove the defects of all our planets, which people of any zodiac can easily do.

8 Reasons Why You Should Offer Water to Peepal Tree

Trees and plants are backbone of our life.

The trees offer us selfless service.

The whole world is indebted to the trees.

We can’t dream a life without involvement of the trees.

In this post, I will explain as to why to offer water to Peepal tree and worship to get spiritual benefits.

Before proceeding further, we should at least put light on the trees as to why it is worshiped in India.

Holy Peepal Tree

Perhaps there are very rare numbers of the countries where the people worship and offer water to the trees.

We have many trees and plants that are worshiped and offered water.

The Peepal trees are only seen in Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

Why the people worship trees in India

Sacred Peepal Tree

We Indian worship trees.

We do offer water to the trees and other trees for the spiritual purposes.

Although we do it for spiritual purposes, there are scientific reasons too.

First of all, the trees and plants offer us oxygen which is indispensable for everybody’s life be it an animal or human being.

You can never deny the natural beauties of the nature.

The rivers, seas and mountains have always given us pleasant feeling and even a healing touch.

Different kinds of flowers and its fragrances are incomparable and incredible.

The trees have been providing us fuel since time immemorial.

The trees has selfless contribution of the different fruits and foods that we all unanimously agree.

It gives us cottons that is being used for fashionable apparels.

The paper is being used for reading and writing.

Hence, it has a great contribution for our learning and education.

We all understand the pain of the scorching sun.

No air conditioner and fans can give us pleasant that a tree can.

We get great relaxation from natural air and shadow.

The human beings are treasure houses of diseases.

The roots and herbs are being used extensively for the purpose of medicines.

Spiritual significance of the trees and plants

There are innumerable numbers of trees which are being worshipped by the Hindu People.

The most significant trees are Sacred fig (Peepal Tree),

Banyan tree,

Neem tree,

Bael tree,

Banana tree,

Tulsi plant,

Ashoka tree,


Bamboo tree,

Sandalwood tree,

Coconut tree,

Mango tree

and red sandalwood tree etc.

These trees are worshipped at different time for different purposes by Hindu people.

The trees are not only revered in Hinduism but also Christianity.

As we know the Christian people have a tradition to decorate Christmas tree.

The Demon Ravan is said to have kept Sita in the Ashoka forest.

Ashoka trees are highly important to dispel Soka (Sorrows).

The Tulsi plants have power to expel negative energy from home.

In this post, we will exclusively discuss the importance of the sacred fig (Peepal tree) and reasons why we should offer worship and offer water to Peepal tree

The 8 reasons why we should worship and offer water to peepal tree

The people do worship and offer the water in the root of the Peepal tree for various reasons.

It has high importance in the Hindu predictive astrology.

The astrologer do recommend to worship and put water on Peepal tree in order to pacify the negative influence of the planets.

Some people worship the Peeple tree to get rid of various problems such as debt, enemy and hindrances.

There are multiple reasons as to worshiping Peepal tree.

I am going to describe 7 reasons why you should offer water and worship the sacred fig (Peepal tree).

1 Concentration and power of decision

Not all the people are attentive.

The concentration and power of decision definitely take you to the next level.

You can’t succeed in life unless you are equipped with dynamic plan and strategy.

I am quite in the dark as to what relation is with Peepal tree that can enhance your concentration.

However, many books have opinion about the power of concentration.

Offering water to Peepal tree’s root can augment your concentration.

2 Logical thinking

The different people have different logical capacity.

If you have a highly logical thought you are likely to be successful in your career, profession and job. 

The logical thinking works well when one thought clearly relate to other thought.

Today, employers are in search of the people who are equipped with highly logical thinking.

If you worship Peepal tree every day, you are likely to improve your logical thinking and hence success.

3 Marital happiness

Nowadays, matrimonial discord is a household problem.

The people have been suffering a lot in their married life.

The conjugal unhappiness could be due to malefic planetary influence.

Usually, the astrologer can say if your marriage house in the birth chart is afflicted.

If your marriage house is afflicted by Saturn, Rahu, Mangal, Ketu and Sun, then worshipping Peepal tree can bring immense result.

Offer water to Peepal tree to enhance matrimonial happiness.

4 Child birth

We all have been leading a mechanical life these days.

The pollution and contamination has been the part of our life.

The food adulteration has affected the fertility of the people.

There could be astrological reason as well.

The lord of 5th house should be free from malefic affliction.

If the house of children is afflicted by malefic planets such as Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu and Ketu then there is possibility of childlessness.

Offer water to Peepal tree to enhance the possibility of getting blessed with kids.

5 Spiritual progress

The Peepal tree has ample of power to influence our life.

Our parents and grandparents have been worshiping the Peepal tree to get support of nature.

Offering water to Peepal tree can augment ample of spiritual power and progress.

6 Continuous flow of income

Money and wealth is the part and parcel of our life. It is impossible to proceed a single step without money.

It is essential to offer water to Peepal tree to get continuous flow of the money.

If you offer water to Peepal tree, it will create the ways and means to have continuous source of income.

7 Lord Shiva and Peepal tree

There are a lot stories written about the connection of the Lord Shiva and Peepal tree.

Lord Shiva blesses us with immense wealth, knowledge, power, position and authority if we worship and offer water to Peepal trees on a regular basis.

8 Getting enlightenment

The spiritual progress is the part and parcel of every people.

The history says Gautama Buddha got enlightenment after meditating below a Peepal tree.

The Hindu saints also meditate under the Peepal tree to get wisdom.

The people do Pradakshinas around the Peepal tree.

Usually, seven Pradakshina are made as a mark of worship to the Peepal tree.


There are many other stories behind Peepal trees and its connection with Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Godess Durga, Lord Hanuman and Lord Shani.

Hence, it is obvious that the Peepal tree has a great significance in our life.

Importance of Peepal Tree

India, a nation rich in culture, mythology, and history, has a special affinity with the natural world.

The Peepal tree also referred to as Ficus religiosa, is one of the most sacred trees in religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. 

It is considered to be a symbol of longevity, wisdom, and protection.

The veneration for the Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) is one of the clearest examples of how nature is deeply ingrained in Indian culture and spirituality.

The Peepal is a venerated species of fig tree that plays a significant role in India’s ecological, cultural, and spiritual landscapes.

Let’s dive deep into the importance of Peepal Tree through the below-mentioned points.

The Peepal Tree: A Foundational Ecological Tree

The peepal tree is a large evergreen tree with a deep root system and a wide canopy.

It is a keystone species that is essential to preserving the ecosystem’s biodiversity.

One of the most important benefits of the Peepal tree is that it provides a home for a variety of birds, insects, and small animals.

The tree provides shade and is an excellent habitat for birds and other animals.

The Peepal also produces a significant quantity of oxygen during the day, making it an essential component of urban landscapes for reducing pollution and fostering healthier ecosystems.

Indian Culture’s Holiest Symbol

The importance of Peepal tree goes far beyond its ecological value.

In Indian mythology and religious practices, it holds a special place.

In the Hindu religion, it is frequently venerated and connected to the trinity Gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

The tree, which represents life, wealth, and fertility, is thought to be Vishnu’s dwelling place.

It’s usual to see trees decorated with thread, idols, and representations of gods during religious celebrations that honour the peepal tree.

The peepal tree is revered by Buddhists as well.

Peepal trees, also known as Bodhi trees, are important symbols in Buddhism since it is popularly held that Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment under one.

The famous Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, is revered by pilgrims from all over the world, making it a significant cultural and religious monument.

 The Peepal Tree’s Medicinal Value

The leaves and bark of the Peepal tree is used to make medicines since ancient times under Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India.

It is well known that the tree has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial effects.

The leaves of the Peepal tree have medicinal properties and are used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat various ailments such as asthma, diabetes, and skin diseases.

One of the most common uses of Peepal leaves is to treat digestive issues.

The leaves have been shown to help with constipation, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems.

The bark of the tree is also used to treat dysentery and other gastrointestinal disorders.

A Representation of Sustainability

Peepal tree also holds environmental significance.

It is known to have a deep-rooting system that helps in soil conservation and preventing soil erosion.

The peepal tree represents sustainability at a time when the globe is struggling with climate change and environmental damage.

It is a compelling symbol and useful weapon in the struggle against environmental problems due to its capacity to thrive in difficult circumstances, its role in preserving biodiversity, and its improvement of air quality.

Peepal tree is an important part of many ecosystems and plays a vital role in producing oxygen and supporting the health of the environment.

 Most Oxygen-producing Tree

One of the main benefits of the Peepal tree is that it is one of the most oxygen-producing trees in the world and is known for its ability to purify the air.

One mature Peepal tree can produce oxygen for up to 9-10 people in a day.

Additionally, Peepal trees can also help in reducing air pollution by absorbing pollutants from the air.

To conclude, Peepal tree holds great spiritual and environmental importance and hence it is referred to as the sacred tree.

The Peepal tree is a complete ecosystem in itself and is one of the most important trees in the world.

 16 health benefits of the peepal tree that you had no idea about

According to the science of Ayurveda, every part of the peepal tree – the leaf, bark, shoot, seeds and its fruit has several medicinal benefits, and it is being used since ancient times to cure many diseases.

Acharya Bal Krishan has given the following medicinal tips for the use of Peepal:

1. For bleeding diarrhoea: Take soft stems of peepal, coriander seeds,crystal sugar in equal quantity and mix them well and take its 3-4 grams twice a day and it is very useful in this disease.

2. For poor appetite: Take ripe fruits of Peepal. Peepal fruit can also be taken for cough, pitta, blood-related problems, burning sensation and vomitting etc.

3. For stomach pain: Make paste of 2.5 leaves of a peepal plant and mix with 50 grams jaggery and make small tablets of the mixture and take it 3-4 times a day.

It will soothe the stomach pain.

4. For Asthma: Take a bark of plant and its ripe fruits.

Make their powder separately and mix them in equal quantities.

In take of this mixture thrice in a day is very effective in this problem.

Make a powder of dry fruits of peepal and take it with two to three grams of water for 14 days twice a day and this will prove very effective.

5. Snake Bite: In case of a snake bite give 2-2 spoons of the extracts of Peepal leaves three to four times to reduce the effect of the poison

6. For skin diseases: Eat the soft leaves of Peepal and the problem itching and other skin diseases are cured.

Taking 40 ml tea of this leaf is equally effective.

7. Eczema itching: Take 50 gms peepali bark ash and add lime and ghee properly and make the paste of the mixture.

Apply this paste on effective areas and it will prove soothing effects.

Take 40 ml tea of peepal bark regularly and it will also be useful.

8. Cracked Heals: Apply Peepal leaf extracts or its milk on cracked hands and heels to get best results.

9. For blood purification: Take one to two gm of Peepal seeds powder and take it with honey twice a day and it will purify the blood.

In the gastric-related blood disorders take 40 ml kwath and five gms of honey for best results.

10. For impotency: Take half spoon of peepal fruit powder thrice a day with milk.

You will get rid of impotency and give strength to the body.

Equal quantity of peepal fruits, its roots,bark and shunthi may be mixed and treat it with milk and then add sugar candy and honey in it and take the mixture twice a day and it will improve sex power.

Take equal quantity of peepal fruit, roots, bark and shunga and add sugar and honey in it.

It will increase sex power

11. For constipation: Take 5-10 fruits of peepal daily and it will cure the problem of constipation permanently

12. For Liver and spline disease: Take 3-4 fresh leaves of Peepal and mix crystal sugar in it and make its powder.

Mix the powder in 250 ml water and then filter the mixture.

This squash has to be given twice a day to the patient for 5 days.

This medicine is very effective for patient of Jaundice.

13. For Swelling in Spline: Take 10-20 gms of peepal bark and burn it out and add equal quantity of Kalmi Shora and pour it in ripe banana and eat one such banana each day and it will cure swelling of spline swelling.

14. For Hiccups: Take 50-100 gms bark of peepal and make tis charcoal and extinguish it in water.

The intake of this water is very useful for patients of Hiccups

15. For eye pain: Take the milk of the leaves of the plant and apply on the eye.

It will cure eye pains

16. For tooth disease: Take barks of both peepal and banian tree in equal quantity and mix them well and boil the mixture in hot water.

Use it for rinsing in the mouth and it will cure teeth pain.

12 Surprising Peepal Leaves Benefits

Since ancient times, the Peepal Tree, also known as Bodhi satva in Buddhism, has been used for its ayurvedic benefits.

Leaves of the peepal tree have a wide range of health benefits due to their high nutrient content.

It can help you get rid of your cold and lower your fever.

It can aid in the treatment of asthma.

Peepal tree leaf is used to treat eye pain and is also beneficial to oral health because it eliminates bacteria in the mouth and stains on the teeth.

It is also useful in the treatment of ear infections.

A popular jaundice treatment is the use of the peepal tree.

If you have a digestive problem, you can use the peepal tree to treat constipation and get immediate relief from dysentery.

It can help prevent and treat heart disease, and blockages, and is also beneficial to diabetics by lowering blood sugar levels.

Furthermore, it can be used to treat severe nosebleeds.

Top 12 Peepal Leaves Benefits

1) Peepal leaves help with fever

One of the many advantages of the peepal tree is that it can aid in the treatment of fever.

If you boil a few tender peepal trees leaves with milk and sugar, you will get a potent mixture that you must drink at least twice a day to bring your fever down.

This mixture is also effective against colds.

2) Peepal tree for asthma problem

Asthma is a very dangerous condition because it obstructs your breathing, preventing oxygen from reaching your lungs and other organs.

Asthma has become a very common ailment, particularly among young children, as pollution levels in most cities have increased.

If you boil the peepal tree leaves (or a powdered version of the same) in milk, you will get a combination that you can drink twice a day to assist with your asthma.

3) Uses of peepal leaves to treat eye pain

Pain in the eyes can be caused due to several reasons.

It can be extremely uncomfortable and even affect your eyesight if it gets too bad.

Peepal leaves can be used to treat eye pain.

The milk of the peepal tree, which can be taken from the leaves, can help with pain in the eyes.

You can also drink peepal leaf juice beneficial for eye vision.

4) Peepal twigs well for oral health

The peepal tree is also extremely beneficial to your oral health.

To reap the benefits of this tree, simply chew on its twigs.

Chewing on the twigs can help remove bacteria from your mouth, preventing infections and diseases of all kinds.

Furthermore, chewing these twigs can assist you in removing stains from your teeth and making them appear cleaner.

5) It helps with nosebleeds

If you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, the peepal tree can help.

All you have to do is take some of the tree’s leaves and juice them.

When a few drops of the peepal leaf juice are applied to the nostrils, they can provide relief from nosebleeds in a matter of minutes.

6) Peepal leaf can treat jaundice

Jaundice is a very common disease that can be very damaging to your body.

When you have jaundice, you must deal with a lengthy recovery period as well as dietary restrictions for at least six months after the illness has passed.

It can be very inconvenient.

The peepal tree can be used to treat jaundice. You can use juice leaves and sugar to sweeten it.

You can treat your jaundice fairly easily if you drink this concoction 2-3 times per day.

7) Peepal leaves benefits constipation

Constipation is much more than an inconvenience.

If not treated properly, it can cause a slew of other issues within your system, as well as painful conditions such as piles.

Clearing your digestive system on a regular and proper basis is critical to the proper functioning of your body.

The peepal tree comes into play here.

Peepal leaf powder can be combined with jaggery and anise seed powder.

This concoction should be consumed with milk right before bedtime.

This will help to clear your system and relieve constipation.

8) Peepal may help with heart blockage

Heart disease is a lethal disease that can strike at any time.

You can soak some tender peepal tree leaves in a jar of water overnight.

After that, properly distill the water and drink it 2-3 times per day.

This will keep your heart in good working order.

Peepal leaf can help prevent heart palpitations and even treat them if they already exist.

It can also help you prevent heart weakness, which can ultimately save you from future heart attacks and other worrisome heart-related diseases and problems.

9) Peepal leaves benefits for dysentery

Another great benefit of the peepal tree is that it can aid in the treatment of dysentery.

If not treated properly, dysentery can cause a significant loss of fluids and minerals from your system, resulting in dehydration, organ malfunction, and even death.

Peepal leaves can provide immediate relief from this problem.

All you have to do is chew a few leaves, some coriander, and some sugar together.

This method is certain to work.

10) Peepal leaves help with diabetes

Diabetes is a life-threatening disease.

It is also a very common disease that can cause a slew of issues if not properly controlled or managed.

Whatever field of medicine you choose, all doctors will tell you that the most important way to deal with diabetes is to manage it.

Diabetes can be helped by the peepal tree.

This is because it can help you lower your blood sugar levels.

You only need powdered peepal fruit and powdered Haritaki fruit powder.

This will assist you in lowering your blood sugar.

11) Peepal leaves benefits for skin

People’s leaves can be used for skincare, especially for skin infections and itching. Make a paste with peepal tree bark, ghee, and lemon juice.

These pastes can be used to treat infections on the affected area as well as cracked heels.

12) Peepal leaves for kidney

Peepal tree is used in various Ayurveda treatments as it contains a good amount of glucose, vitamin k, Asteroid, and Mennos.

The leaves of the peepal tree are used to treat kidney problems.


Peepal leaves are high in nutrients and anti-inflammatory.

They lower blood sugar levels, treat heart disease, improve kidney health, and help with everything from digestion to oral problems.

If you want to reap the peepal leaf benefits, make these a regular part of your routine.

Pregnant and lactating mothers should advise an Ayurvedic physician or herbalist before incorporating this leaf into their diet.

Peepal Tree Pooja

Peepal is a popular tree which is found all over India.

Besides offering a cool shade in the summer season and having many medicinal benefits, Peepal trees are also significant from a religious point of view.

Also known as Asaru, Ashwata and Pippal, the Peepal tree holds special importance in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

It has also been mentioned in many religious texts and is revered by many devotees.

Importance Of Peepal Tree Pooja

The Peepal tree is considered to be the home of Lord Shiva by many Hindus. Worshipping the Peepal tree is equivalent to the worship of Lord Shiva.

The Peepal tree is also the symbol of Jupiter or Brihaspati and worshipping it can reduce the ill effects of Jupiter and gain the positive ones for a person’s life.

Skanda Purana describes Peepal tree as the symbol of Lord Vishnu.

Peepal Pooja can bring great wealth, health and prosperity to the lives of devotees.

According to some legends, the root of the Peepal is the abode of Brahma, the trunk of Vishnu and the leaves of Shiva.

Women worship the Peepal tree in hope of timely marriage and the birth of a child.

 Peepal is also considered holy in Buddhism as Buddha had attained enlightenment under a Peepal tree, known as the Bodhi tree.

Advantages of Peepal Tree Pooja
1. Helps gain the blessings of the Trimurti Gods –Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma.

2. Effectively reduces the effect of malefic Brihaspati on one’s life.

3. Helps unmarried women find the right partners for timely marriage.

4. Helps women give birth to children faster.

5. Ensures good health and wealth for the entire family.