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Hindu Stories - Rough Skin Of Crocodiles - Reason

There is an interesting story in the Hindu tradition that narrates why crocodiles and chameleons have rough and tough skin. The story is found in the Rig Veda. The story is associated with Apala, a ugly woman and Indra, the king of devas. Apala was not a good looking woman. She had coarse and dry skin. Her husband rejected her due to her ugly skin. She left home and reached a jungle. Here she made a hut and started a life away from the society. One day while searching for fruits and vegetables, she came across a strange plant. She picked up the tender part of the plant and started chewing it. It was the Soma plant. Soma plant was considered highly precious by Devas and Indra, the king of gods, had a special liking for it. The accidental extraction of the Soma juice by Apala caught the attention of Indra. He appeared before her and told her that she had extracted the Soma juice and offered her a boon for not sharing the secret. Apala only had on thing to a

Purvaphalguni Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Purva Phalguni birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Purvaphalguni Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Purva Phalguni Nakshatra Born People is flame of the forest or Butea monosperma. Hindi name of the Purvaphalguni Nakshatra Tree is Palash or Tesu Telugu name is Modugu Malayalam name is Shamata Tamil Name is  Porasum, Parasu Kannada name is Muthuga In Marathi it is known as Palas Bengali name is Polash Purvaphalguni Nakshatra born people should plant the flame of the forest. Water it. They should also protect the tree.