This mighty Banyan tree lives and grows in a small village on the outskirts of Chennai where my farm is. Every time I pass this sight, I have an overwhelming feeling that we are so minuscule compared to this gigantic tree; makes me wonder how many generations this tree must have seen so far and how many more will it continue to see.
If you look closely you could see all the aerial roots had grown into huge trunks to support the vast canopy of the tree. What a marvelous creation! No wonder this tree is considered auspicious and you will almost always notice a temple built around this tree, whether its at a road-side or in the sprawling greens or hills; there will always be a temple in the vicinity if there is a banyan.
Incidentally, I always see children playing around here, adults resting their weary bones and women rocking the make shift cradle made out of old clothing hanging from the tree branches. This one tree is a mini hub for many such social activities in the village.
I am sure it must be one happy tree!
PS: I know I haven’t done justice to the picture as it was taken from my car on my way back from my farm. (It was a long hard day at the farm and I didn’t have the energy to take a better picture, but I am going to go down there and spend quality time clicking a much needed intentional shot of the tree…it’s the least I can do to honor the tree in my own small minuscule way)
Linking my post to Parul of https://www.happinessandfood.com/thursdaytreelove-46/