Ajan Trees (Ehretia laevis) are to be planted by a spiritual organization where the Palki of Sant Dnyaneshwar halts overnight during the 21-day Pandharpur Yatra. It is believed that Sant Dnyaneshwar took Samadhi under an Ajan tree at Alandi in Maharashtra.
"There is an Ajan tree (Ehretia laevis) at Alandi which has religious significance. This tree is not commonly found in these parts. We are planning to use cuttings from the original tree and plant them as a part of Mauli Harit Abhiyan," said Sachin Punekar, founder president of Biospheres.
One sapling of the Ajan tree will be planted at all of the places where the palki halts overnight during the 21-day procession. Since it is widely thought of as a tree of wisdom, a sapling will also be planted at all important educational institutions along the way, he added.