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Classification of Plants, Parts of Plants in Valmiki Ramayana

Classification of Plants, Parts of Plants in Valmiki Ramayana
Plants Science in Valmiki Ramayana -1
Botany in Epic Age of India – 2
BOTANY History of Indian Subcontinent – 24
By: Bhishma Kukreti M.Sc. {(Botany), B.Sc. (Honours in Botany), Medical Tourism Historian)}
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Sanskrit Epic Valmiki Ramayana one of the oldest epics in the world offer various information on plant and plant science.
204 Plants in Ramayana
Balapure et all (1) identified total 204 plants in Valmiki Ramayana (V.R.) and Tulsi Krit Ramcharit Manas (R.M.).
Balapure offered the above plant lists in following manner –
Plant name in V.R. or R.M., reference of V.R Or R.M. , Plant genus and spices, Plant family
. Classification of Plants in Valmiki Ramayana
Valmiki Ramayana offers the classification of plants as and when require –
For example in Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakand Chapter 2 (3.-2.-2) –
Nana mrig gan akeernam riksha shardul sevitam
Dhwasta Vriksha lata, gulmam durdarsha salilashayam
That shows that Valmiki e classify the plants as follows –
Vriksha (Tree)
Lata (creepers)
Gulma (Shrub)
There is mention of Trina or grass in Valmiki Ramayana too
Trina (Grass ( V.R. 2//88/22 )
Parts of Plants in Valmiki Ramayana
Valmiki Ramayana illustrates the following plant composition various times ( 2) –
Mool (Roots)
Skandh (Branch /stem)
Patra (leaves)
Pushpa (Flowers)
Fla (Fruits)
(Above information is based on information by Urmila Devi (2) )
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References
1-Balapure K.M., J.K Maheshwari, R.K. Tondon, 1987, ‘Plants of Ramayana’ Ancient Science of Life, Vol. VII No,2. October 1987, Pp76-84
2- Urmila Devi, 2018 Valmiki Ramyan me Vanaspti vigyan ka anushilan , Varenya (Research Book ) (Edi-Somendra Singh , Research Scholar) , Utkasha Prakshan , Delhi , Pp-7to 16
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, bckukreti@gmail.com , Mumbai India, 2019
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