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Cutch Tree In Hinduism

In Hinduism, cutch tree is mentioned in Rig Veda and Atharva Veda. The tree is known as katha or kaira in Hindi, karungali in Tamil and khadirah in Sanskrit. The tree is mentioned in the Vedas frequently especially for its hard wood. It is mentioned in Rig Veda III.53.19. In Atharva Veda it is mentioned in III.6.1; V.5.5.; VIII.8.3; and X.6.6.). According to Patanjali, it has a white and hard trunk and small leaves.

According to Aitareya Brahmana, yupa or sacrificial post for yajna should be made using the trunk of khadira tree if one wishes to attain heaven.

As per Shatapatha Brahmana (III.4.4.9), the tree emerged from the bones of Prajapati.

It is mentioned in Ramayana (1.4.2) that the tree was used as yupa or sacrificial post in yajnas. The tree was also found in Panchavati forest (3.15.18).

Vayu Purana (74.9) states that the tree is used in Shradh ceremonies.

The wood of the tree is also used to prepare sacrificial ladle.

The tree is also associated with Navgraha Mangal.