In Hinduism, it is believed that there are five trees in the
, the king of Devas, with numerous
medicinal properties. A couple of them are also believed to be wish fulfilling
trees. The five trees in heave or swarga are together known as Pancha Vriksha.
They are: garden of Indra
Mandara – Erythrina Stricta
This tree is believed to cure physical ailments and it also reduces mental stress.
Parijata – Nyctanthes Arbor Tristis
Believed to have appeared during the churning of the ocean. This tree was brought to Dwarka by Sri Krishna at the insistence of his wife, Satyabhama.
Samtanaka (not yet identified)
Associated with fertility.
Hari Chandana – Sandalwood
Known for fragrance and cooling effects.
Kalpa Vriksha or Kalpataru – (not yet identified)
This is known as a wish fulfilling tree in Hindu scriptures. Indra took it to heaven when it appeared during the Samdudra Manthan (churning of ocean).