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Ficus Krishnai Tree at Taj Mahal Nursery – This Tree Leaf was used by Krishna to carry stolen Makhan

Ficus Krishnai Tree is believed to have existed during the Dwapar Yug, when Sri Krishna lived on earth. Now there is a single Ficus Krishnai Tree at the Khan-e-Alam nursery behind the world famous Taj Mahal. The Horticulture Department at the Taj, related to Archeological Survey of India also preserves many such rare varieties of tree. Ficus Krishnai is named after Sri Krishna because Krishna used the leaves of this tree, as it made a perfect utensil for young Krishna to carry his stolen ‘makhan’ (butter). Hindustan Times reports The variety is called ‘ficus krishnai’, is classified in the rare category, and is conserved amongst other varieties of that age. Botanical varieties including chandan, peelu, kadamb, harsingar, kareel and bhojpatra relate to the Krishna period and are exceedingly rare to find these days. Despite the lack of awareness regarding these trees, the Horticulture Department at the Taj, related to Archeological Survey of India, has taken initiative to preserve thes