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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Nakshatra Vanam (Star Forest)

Nakshatra Vanam (Star Forest)

This page describes the trees that correspond to each lunar star sign. Conventional astrology dictates that planting, nurturing and worshipping respective trees by individuals according to their star signs will yield them significant growth and prosperity. In olden days, temples and parks used to plant these trees in various geometrical combinations corresponding to circles, linear and elliptical lines, representing Sree Chakra and Sudarshana Chakra etc.

SI.
No.
Constellation Sanskrit
Name
Ruling
Diety
Name of Tree in Various Languages

Malayalam English
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Sanskrit
Kannada
Botanical Name
1. Aswathy Ashwini
Aswini Kumara
Kanjiram Nux vomica


Karaskaram

Strychnos Nux-vomica (LINN.)
2. Bharani Bharani
Yama
Nelli Indian Gooseberry Amalagam
Amalaki
Amla
Amlika

Phylanthus Emlica
3. Karthika Krittika
Agni
Atthi Cluster Fig Atti
Atti

Atteeka

Ficus racemosa
4. Rohini Rohini
Brahma
Njaval Jamun Jambu
Neredu



Syzygium cumini
5. Makayiram Mrigasira
Moon
Karingali Cucth Tree Karunkali
Podalimanu
Khair, Khaira
khadirah
kalu
Mimosaceae
6. Thirvathira Aardra Shiva Kumbil Cashmere Tree Kumla
gumartek, gummadi
Gambhara, Gamari
Kashmarya, Madhuparni, Kumbhika, Gambhari
kulimavu
Gmelina arboria Roxb
7. Punartham Punarvasu
Aditi
Mula Bamboo Mulmunkil
Yeduruppu
Bams
Vamsah, Venuh
Bedru
Phyllostachys bambusoides
8. Pooyam Pushyami
Jupiter
Arayal Sacred Fig Arasu
Ashvatthamu, Bodhi
Peepal
Achyutavas, Ashvatha
Arali
Ficus Religiosa
9. Aayilyam Aasresha
Rahu
Nagapoo Messua Tree Sirunagappoo
Nagakesara
Gajapushpam; Nagakesara
Nagakesara; Nagapushpa
Nagasampige
Mesua ferrea
10. Makam Makha
Sun
Peral Banyan Tree Al, Alam
Marri, Peddamarri, Vati
Bargad, Vatavriksh
Bahupada, Vata
Ala, Alada Mara, Vata
Ficus benghalensis
11. Pooram Poorva Phalguni
Aryaman
Chamata Flame of the Forest Porasum Modugu chettu
Palash
Kimshuka, Palasa
Muttagamara
Butea monosperma
12. Uthram Uttara Phalguni
Sun
Ithi Indian Laurel Kallichchi
Plaksa
Pakar, Kamarup Plaksha
Peeladamara
Ficus microcarpa
13. Atham Hasta
Viswakarma
Ambazham
Hog Plum Ambazham
Ambatte mara, Amategayi gida
Jangli aam, Amra
Amrataka
Ambatte mara, Amategayi gida
Spondias pinnata
14. Chithira Chitra
Vaayu
Koovalam Bael Tree Kuvalum
Maredu
Bel, bael
ShreePhal, Bilva, Bilwa
Kumbala
Aegle Mermelos
15. Chothi Swaati
Indra
Neermaruthu Arjuna Tree Marutu
Tella maddi
Arjun
Arjuna
Nirmatti
Terminalia arjuna
16. Visakham Visaakha
Mitra
Vayamkatha, Vilavu
Governor's Plum Vilnkay maram
Velaga
katbel, Kaith, Kavita
kapittha
belala, belaval
Feronia elephantum




Malayalam English Tamil Telugu Hindi Sanskrit Kannada
17. Anizham Anuradha
Indra
Elanji Bullet Wood Tree
Mahila, Ilanji, Magilam
Pogada, Vakulamu
Bakul, Maulsiri
Bakula, Gandhapushpa
Pagada Mara, Bakula
Mimusops elengi Linn
18.
Ketta
Jyeshta
Nirritti
Pachotti, Vetti, Parala
Bodh Tree,Lodh tree, Chunga
kambli, kambli-vetti, kampilivetti
budigane, thellalodduga
Bholiya, Sodha
Lodra, Tilvaka, Tilva, Kramuka
balaloddi, boothagani, budigane, changa, loddi, lodhra, lodra
Symplocos cochinchinensis
19.
Moolam
Moola
Varuna
Veluthakunthirikom
White Dammar, Indian Copal-Tree, Malabar Tallow tree, Piney Varnish-Tree
Vellai Kungiliyam, VellaiKundurikam, Paini pisin,

Dupadamaru, Tellaguggilarnu, Telladamaramu
Safed dammar
Sarja, Sarjaka, Karsya, Sasyasumbara, Devdhuupa, Marich-patraka. Chhaagakarna. Ajakarna, Shaala
Dhoopada mara, Bili Dhoopa
Vateria indica Linn
20.
Pooradam
Poorvashada
Vswadeva
Samudrakai
Fish Poison Tree
samudra pazham
Kurpa
Mudilla

Dhatripala
Barringtonia asiatica
 21. Uthradam Uttarashada
Brahma
Pilavu Jack Fruit Tree
Varukkai , Varakaa, Palaa
Panasa
Katahal
Panasa
Halasina kaayi
Artocarpus heterophyllus
22. Thiruvonam Sravanam
Vishnu
Erukku Gigantic Swallow, Crown Flower Erukku
Jilledi
Safed aak
Arka,Sooryahvaya,Vasuka, Ksheeraparni, Alarka, Asphoda,
Ekka
Calotropis gigantea
23. Avittam Dhanishta Vasu
Vahni
Indian Gum Tree





24. Chathayam Satabhishak
Varuna
Kadambam Kadam Tree





25. Pooruruttati Poorvabhadra
Ajacharana
Mavu Mango Tree





26. Uthrattathi Uttarabhaadra
Ahirbudhanya
Veppu Margosa Tree, Neem Tree





Azadirachta indica
27. Revathi Revati
Pooshan
Iluppa Butter Tree





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