Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our world

 
An old Banyan tree by the road to Gorai in Mumbai
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29 comments:

  1. Banyan Love




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  2. Beautiful tree and a lovely capture for the day!! Lovely world you have there!!

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  3. Hari Om
    A super specimen and well 'recorded'!!

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  4. Wonderful-magnificent tree-
    It is nice to see many Banyan trees in Mumbai-(-even in VT area -within a radius of 2 km-)
    The name was originally given to F. benghalensis-from travellers-Traders ( Banias) as the local /desi term goes
    In the Gujarati banya means "grocer/merchant.The term by 1600s was in English -ref banyan tree under which local merchants would do business.& rest shade-- merchants to sell their goods. Eventually "banyan" became the name of the tree itself.
    Few even call it as Vata Vriksha of Chp 15 Gita (Inverted tree -aerial roots) or realise it is in Shree Vishnu Sahasranama as Nygrodha (with Ashwattha & O/ U dumbara --Thanks,-rgds TR

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    1. Thank you so much for the information.

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  5. This reminded me of John Lennon's hair for some reason. And the song "Imagine" which was such a favorite in my time. If only the tree could sway these hanging roots and sing .....

    Imagine there's no traffic
    It's easy if you try
    No potholes below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    breathing free for today...

    Imagine there's no corporators
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to cheat or bribe for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm optimistic
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the road will be as one

    Imagine no political banners
    I wonder if you can
    No need for decibeled slogans
    A silenthood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Smiling at the world...

    You may say I'm optimistic
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as on

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    1. That was a lovely take on one of my favourite songs!!

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  6. Great and an impressive shot of the mighty tree

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  7. Such trees are so very precious.

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  8. Wow - that is a magnificent tree!

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  9. I know I'm meant to be looking at the tree but when I see photos of India my eye is always drawn to the cars.

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  10. There are a lot of banyan trees in south Florida - some quite large and beautiful like this one. I was interested in the road, though, which looks very narrow and unpaved. Any trip on that road will take some time, right?

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  11. Nice capture... Cool and shady .. A bit spooky too.

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  12. This must be some 500 year old tree if Iam not wrong ? Nice pic :)

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  13. Nice click. Reminds me of childhood, when we would swing from the roots of the banyan tree near our house. Glorious days!

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  14. Great capture. Such a magnificent tree.

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  15. The Banyan Tree looks great..Lovely Capture.. :)

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  16. long time since I've been on some trip or something...these marvels are so beautiful everytime u see then...especially in summer time... :)

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  17. I love Banyan trees. There are just a few of them in my city now. saw many when I was in Mumbai and Pune.

    :)

    http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

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  18. such a huge banyan tree ...nice capture :)

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