Saturday, August 30, 2014

BILVA , KOOVALAM TREE - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

BAEL TREE,   SCIENTIFIC NAME :  AEGLE MARMELOS L CORREA ,   FAMILY :  RUTACEAE ,   STONE APPLE TREE -   CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


Bilva tree is called wood apple tree and its botanical name is Aegle marmelos.

Bilva tree ( Koovalam in Malayalam ) has been held sacred for many millennia by Hindus and offerings made to Shiva are incomplete without Bilva leaves.


As per our puranas , the bilva or bael tree grew from a spot where the sweat of Goddess Parvati  fell on the Mandrachal mountain, which existed in the east of mount Meru..



People who can see auras can see that the bilva tree has a strong aura, probably due to nano mercury in its leaves.   These leaves have a very pleasant aroma, and water sprinkled on the leaves shine.

The leaves emit positive energy and absorbs negative energy.  Try keeping some fresh bilva leaves at your work place desk , if there is a foul vindictive atmosphere there .  Bilva leaves have the ability to absorb positive scalar energy emitted by the Shiva Lingam.

The trifoliate leaves ( tripatra ) represents the three eyes of Lord Shiva OR Shiva’s trishul which represents the trinity of Dvaita Hindusim  – creator / mediator / destroyer.

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The coconut with three eyes is also offered to Lord Shiva. Only the middle eye can be pierces the the two are hard.  In places where Hindus have NO access to tropical tree coconuts, bilva leaves are used instead.
Goddess Lakshmi , wife of Lord Vishnu hold a fruit of Koovalam in her right hand.

The 6000 year old Ayurveda uses every part of this tree for amazing cures and prevention.

The bilva tree is resistant to any harsh condition thrown at it .

The bilva tree is usually found next to Shiva temples. Hindu puranas Shiva Purana, Padma Purana , Skanda Purana,  Devi Bhagavatha Purana etc details the procedures and protocol involving the bilva ( bael ) tree.

Koovalam wood with a resinous gum is used as yupam in various sacred yagnas like the athirathram.  

Yupam  is NOT a sacrificial post to tether sacrificial animals as tom tommed by  the white invader and their fake mutts.   


Yupam is a garuda flag  pole erected on the midpoint of eastern boundary of the yaga vedi of athiratram.  


Spread across 12 days,  Athirathram done often in my home town of Calicut is the oldest surviving vedic Yajurveda yaga.


Even a fallen bilva tree is never used as firewood.

When you have something as holy as this for Hindus, the immoral white invader must inject some poison , to drive a wedge between Shaivites and Vaishnavites ,  right?  


So here it is .

QUOTE - Brihaddharma Purana says Goddess Lakshmi , the wife of Lord Vishnu prayed to Shiva every day and offered him 10,000 lotus buds.  One day she fell short by two buds.  Remembering that Vishnu had compared her breasts to lotus buds , she cut one off and offered it humbly.  Before she could cut the other boob , Lord Shiva, pleased like pudding with her , stopped her.  Her cut breast became the fruit of the Bilva tree.- UNQUOTE


These are the types of stories churned out every single day in our national newspaper Times of India vide the spirituality column.   

Below :  " There is not one instance, not one single, solitary instance in which BR Ambedkar participated in any activity connected with that struggle to free the country.  Quite the contrary--at every possible turn he opposed the campaigns of the National Movement, at every setback to the Movement he was among those cheering the failure"  Arun Shourie in his book -- "Worshipping false gods "


And I guess all this has the sanction of enemies of Hinduism from within , the Hindu wolves in sheep's clothing , who are ruling us today.


To shore up the IMMORAL LIE of the white invader , their stooges of their FAKE mutts , created the following stotra.

Lakshmyaascha stana utpannam Mahaadeva sadaa priyam,
Bilva vriksham prayachchhaami eka bilvam Shivaarpanam.
Darshanam bilva vrikshasya sparshanam paapanaashanam,
Aghorapaapasamhaaram eka bilvam shivarpanam.


Born from the breasts of Goddess Lakshmi ( wife of Lord Vishnu ) , the Bilva tree is ever dear to Mahadeva.  So I ask this tree to offer a Bilva leaf to Lord Shiva. To have darshan of the Bilva tree, and to touch it, frees one from sin. The most terrible karma is destroyed when a Bilva leaf is offered to Lord Shiva.--   Sri Bilva Shtakam (v. 6–7)

Goddess Parvati ( wife of Lord Shiva ) resides in Her various forms in this tree, Lord Shiva is extremely fond of its leaves.   
  
Below:  Sacred Koovalam tree at Guruvayur Temple Kerala ( south nada ) 


According to the Skanda Purana, the Bel tree grew from the sweat droplets of Goddess Parvati which fell on the Mandrachal mountain.   

From then on the Bel tree emerged. Hence, it is believed that the Goddess resides in this tree in all Her forms. She resides as Girija in the roots of the tree, as Maheshwari in its trunk, as Dakshayani in its branches, Parvati in its leaves, Katyayani in its fruit and as Gauri in its flowers.

Below: Goddess Dakshayani 


Below : Goddess Maheshwari


Below:  Goddess Girija 


Below: Goddess Katyayani


Below : Goddess Gauri


Almost every Shiva temple or Devi ( Shakti/ Bhagawati ) in India will have a Bilva tree near it.  At midnight, on the evening before Durga and Kali puja, a ritual named  Bel Varan is performed .

Below: Maha Shivaratri at Kashi ghats 


Two of the most potent tonics in 6000 year old Ayurveda – Dashamularishtam and Chyavanaprasham has Bilva tree ingredients as an essential item.





Wanna have a gander into what makes a simple herbal Ayurvedic arishtam ( tonic ) with NIL side effects..  

What do these modern suited and booted allopathic doctors of Big Pharma know ?    

They know only chemical medicines with more side effects than good effects.

6000 year old Dashamoola Kashayam Ingredients:
Dashamoola  ( group of ten herbs ) -
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta

It is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

Dashamoola Kashayam benefits:
It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of pain in flanks, fever, bronchitis, cough with sputum.

Dashamoola Kashayam dose:
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.
It is advised to have a long pepper along with this medicine.

Dashamoola Kashaya Side Effects:   There are no known side effects of this medicine.

Dashamoolarishta benefits:

Indigestion, lack of taste, respiratory conditions, fistula, in diseases of Vata imbalance, vomiting, anemia, liver diseases, skin diseases, haemorrhoids, urinary tract conditions.
It is used as a general health tonic.
Dasamoolarishta is also used for ladies having problem with conception and pregnancy.
It improves immunity and strength.

Traditionally, it is used in the treatment of following diseases:--
Grahani – Malabsorption syndrome, IBS
Aruchi – Anorexia
Shwasa – respiratory diseases, wheezing, asthma
Kasa – cough, cold
Gulma -bloating, abdominal tumor
Bhagandara – anal fistula
Vatavyadhi – Vata imbalance disorders, neurological disorders
Kshaya – tissue depletion, chronic respiratory disorders
Chardi – vomiting
Panduroga – anemia
Kamala – liver disorders, jaundice
Kushta – skin disorders
Arsha – piles
Meha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Mandagni – low digestion strength
Udara – ascites
Sharkara – urinary gravels
Ashmari – urinary calculi
Mutrakrichra – difficulty in urination
Dhatukshaya – in emaciated, lean and weak person
Krushaanaam pushtijanana – improves nourishment in lean and weak.
VandhyaanaaM garbhada – useful in female infertility
Shukraprada – Improves sperm and semen quality and quantity
Balaprada – improves immunity, strength


Dasamoolarishtam side effects:   NIL.

Dashmoolarishta ingredients:
Bilva (Bael), - Aegle marmelos – root / stem bark – 48 grams
Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum) - root / stem bark – 48 grams
Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) - root / stem bark – 48 grams
Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens) - root / stem bark – 48 grams
Agnimantha (Premna mucronata) - root / stem bark – 48 grams
Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum) – root / whole plant – 48 grams
Prishnaparni (Uraria picta) -  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Brihati (Solanum indicum) -  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) -  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Gokshura (Tribulus) – Tribulus terrestris -  root / whole plant – 48 grams
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – Root – 240 grams
Pushkaramoola (Inula racemosa) - Root – 240 grams
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) – stem bark  / root – 192 grams
Guduchi (Indian tinospora) – stem – 192 grams
Amla – Indian gooseberry – fruit – 154 grams
Duralabha (Fagonia cretica) – whole plant – 115 grams
Khadira (Acacia catechu) – Heart wood – 77 grams
Bijasara (Pterocarpus marsupium) – heart wood – 77 grams
Pathya (Terminalia chebula) – Fruit – 77 grams
Kushta (Saussurea lappa) – Root – 19 grams
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) - Root – 19 grams
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) – Heart wood – 19 g
Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Fruit – 19 grams
Madhuka (licorice) – Root – 19 grams
Bharngi (Clerodendrum serratum) - Root – 19 g
Kapittha (Feronia limonia) – Fruit powder – 19 g
Bibhitaka (Terminalia bellirica) – fruit – 19 g
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) - Root – 19 g
Chavya (Piper retrofractum) – Stem – 19 g
Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi) – Rhizome – 19 g
Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla) – Flower – 19 g
Sariva  (Hemidesmus indicus) – Root – 19 g
Krishnajeeraka (Carum carvi) – Fruit – 19 g
Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Root – 19 g
Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) – Seed – 19 g
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) – Leaf – 19 g
Pippali (long pepper) – Fruit – 19 g
Puga (Betel nut) – Seed  - 19 g
Shati (Hedychium spicatum) – Rhizome – 19 g
Haridra (Turmeric) – Rhizome – 19 g
Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa) – Fruit – 19 g
Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides) – Stem – 19 g
Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea) – Stamen – 19 g
Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – Rhizome – 19 g
Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – seeds – 19 g
Karkatashrungi (Pistacia integerrima) – Gall – 19 g
Jivaka  (Pueraria tuberosa) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Rishabhaka (Microstylis wallichii) – Root – 19 g
Meda  (Polygonatum cirrhifolium) – Root – 19 g
Mahameda  (Asparagus racemosus) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Kakoli and ksheerakakoli  (Withania somnifera) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Rddhi & Vriddhi (Dioscorea bulbifera) (Official substitute) – Root – 19 g
Water for decoction – 20 liters. Boiled and reduced to 5 liters.
Draksha  (Raisins) – Dried fruit – 600 grams
Water for decoction – 2.45 liters boiled and reduced to 1.84 liters
Honey - 307 grams
Guda  (Jaggery) – 3.8 kg
Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) – Flower – 290 g
Kankola (Piper cubeba) – Fruit – 19 g
Jala (Coleus vettiveroides) – Root – 19 g
Chandana (Santalum album) – Heart wood – 19 g
Jatiphala  (Myristica fragrans) – Seed – 19 g
Lavanga (clove) – Flower bud – 19 g
Tvak  (Cinnamon) – Stem bark – 19 g
Ela (Cardamom) – Seed – 19 g
Patra (Cinnamomum tamala) – Leaf 19 g


Wanna know what goes into an 6000 year old Ayurvedic  elixir like Chyawanprash ?   

When I was young my mother gave me this daily as an energizer, brain retention/ recall  booster, immunity booster and pre-emptive tonic.   It strengthens the nervous system, digestion, absorption and assimilation of food and balances stomach acids.

The main ingredient is amla or gooseberry.

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This tonic uses Ashwagandha .

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The below instructions for making the Chyawanprash re taken out of  Charaka Samhita.

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Anti-oxidant Chyawanprash created by ancient seers , boosts immunity,  purifies blood , invigorates the liver, and eliminates toxins . Chyavanprash improves sexual performance,  protects the endocrine system,  increases hemoglobin, lowers cholesterol level, eliminates bad effects of stress/ depression,  relieves fatigue, strengthens hair and nails, fortifies the respiratory system and protects against obesity.by boosting the body’s metabolism.

You get this anti aging and fertility boosting elixir  in any Ayurvedic store in India .

Indian Name / Botanical Name          / Common Name/ Amount (Mg)
Amla   Emblica officinalis      emblica                  15,000
Vidarikand      Pueraria tuberosa         pueraria           1,200
Pippali Piper longum   long pepper     1,000
Safed Chandan           Santalum album          sandalwood     800
Elachi  Elletaria cardamom     cardamon        600
Vasaka [Adulsa]         Adhatoda vasica         adhatoda         500
Akarkara         Anacyclus pyrethrum  anacyclus         500
Arjun   Terminallia arjuna        arjun      500
Ashwaganda   Withania somnifera     ashwaganda    500
Shatavari         Asparagus racemosus  asparagus         500
Brahmi            Bacopa monnieri         bacopa   500
Tulsi    Ocimum sanctum        basil     500
Hirda   Terminallia chebula     chebula                500
Sounth Zingiber officinale      ginger  500
Manukka         Vitis vinifera   grape   500
Yasthimadhu [Mulethi]           Glycyrrhiza glabra       licorice 500
Kamalkeshar   Nelumbo nucifera       lotus flower     500
Jatamansi         Nardostachys jatamansi          nardostachys   500
Nim     Azadarachta indica     neem    500
Gokhru            Tribulus terrestris        tribulus          500
Bel       Aegle marmalos          aegle    500
Giloy   Tinospora cordifolia    tinospora         500
Bhumiamla      Phyllanthus niruri        phyllanthus      500
Kachoor          Curcuma zedoaria       zedoaria           500
Nagarmotha    Cyperus rotundus        cyperus                500
Pushkarmul [Kushta]  Inula racemosa            inula    500
Bala     Sida cordifolia            sida      500
Kakadsingi      Pisticia integerrima      pisticia             500
Jivanti  Leptadenia reticulata  leptadenia        500
Punarnava       Boerhaavia diffusa      boerhaavia       500
Anjeer Ficus carica     fig        500
Long    Eugenia caryophyllus  clove    300
Dalchini           Cinnamomum zeylanicum       dalchini               250
Tejpan Cinnamomum tamala  tejpan  250
Nagkeshar       Mesua ferrea   mesua    250
Keshar Crocus sativus saffron  200

Bilva is called Bael in English  . Its large fruit is pale yellow  when ripe.  The Hindi appellation is Bel Sripal.

The fruit takes about 10 months to ripen on the tree .  The shell is so hard it must be cracked with a hammer or a large knife.


The fibrous yellow pulp  smells good of roses, and it tastes like marmalade . Its  hairy seeds are encapsulated in a slimy mucilage.

In India we make sherbet ( lemonade ) out of the fruit pulp.    We mix some fresh lime , honey leave it to stand for a while and strain it.  It is served with ice and a dash of cardamom as an appetiser.  One large bael fruit will yield 5 liters of sharbet.


We also make Murabba ( jam ) –like how we make amla murabba ( gooseberry ). It can be preserved for a long time.

The pale green leaves are aromatic.  There are sadhus who sustain themselves on Bilva leaves alone.


Every part of the bael tree is useful  -- the root, bark, leaf, flowers and fruit –all  have great medicinal value.


The flowering season of the bael tree is during summer season from May to July.   The flowers are fragrant, greenish white and it contains honey.  The bael fruits  attain full size in December and ripen from June.

MEDICAL USES :


The seed oil of bael fruit is anti bacterial and anti-microbial.  

The flowers of Bilva tree cures vomiting .

The root as well as the bark of Bilva tree is used in the form of a decoction as a remedy for melancholia and palpitation of the heart.

The leaf of Bilva tree is useful as a preventive for diabetes.  The fresh juice of the leaves is given with the addition of black pepper in cases of jaundice. Asthma can be controlled when a mixture of dry bilva leaf powder and honey is consumed daily.  The bilva leaf juice scavenges  free radicals.

The ripe fruit is laxative and unripe fruit is prescribed for diarrhea and dysentery. People with hypertension and  expectant mothers who have morning sickness eat bael fruits.  The fruit acts against intestinal worms. The fruit assists red blood cell production and helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates. Because riboflavin is destroyed by exposure to light, fruit juice with riboflavin should not be stored in glass containers that are exposed to light. A fair amount of pectin is found in bael fruit.  Pectin is good for heavy metal poisoning, high cholestrol, prostrate and colon cancer, diabetis and GERD.



II shrii ganeshaaya namaaha II

tridalam triguNaakaaram trinetram cha trayaayudham I
trijanmaa paapasanhaaram eka Bilva shivaarpaNam II 1 II

trishaakhair Bilva patraisha hyaschidrai komalai shubhai I
shivapoojaam karishyaami eka Bilva shivaarpaNam II 2 II

akhanda bilvapatreNa poojite nandikeshware I
shudhyantii sarva paapebhyo eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 3 II

shaaligram shilaama ekaam vipraaNaam jaatu arpayet I
somayadnya mahaapuNyam eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 4 II

dantikotisahasraNi ashwamedha shataanicha I
kotikanyaa mahaadaanam eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 5 II

laxmyaa stnam utpanam mahadevasya cha priyam I
bilva vruksham prayachchhaami eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 6 II

darshanam bilva vrukshasya sparshanam paapanaashanam I
aghorapaapa sanhaaram eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 7 II

moolato brahma roopaaya madhyato Vishnu roopiNe I
agrataha shiva roopaaya eka bilva shivaarpaNam II 8 II

bilvashtakam ediam puNyam yaha paThet shiva sanidhou I
sarva papa vinirmuktaaha shivalokam avaapnuyaat II 9 II

II eti bilvashtakam sampoorNam II

Meaning :

1) I offer Bilva Patra (A Bilva Patra is so called leaf having three small leaves.) to God Shiva. This Bilva Patra is a form of the three human qualities. Good Virtue (Satva), Passion (Raja quality) and Irascible (Tama quality). This Bilva Patra is like three eyes, Sun, Moon and Fire. It is like three weapons. It is destroyer of sins committed in earlier three births. I perform pooja of God Shiva with such Bilva Patra.

2) I offer Bilva Patra to God Shiva. This Bilva Patra is very pious, soft and there are no holes on it. As such it is complete in it self. It is like three branches. I perform pooja of God Shiva with this Bilva Patra.

3) I offer Bilva Patra to God Shiva. After performing pooja of Nandikeshwar (God Shiva) by offering complete Bilva Patra (as described in 2 above) to him, we become free from our sins.

4) i) Soma Yadnya (Sacrifices and such like things) is performed to receive blessings from God, to accomplish good things in our life and to destroy our sins. ii) People who perform religious duties even for others offer Shaligram (God in the form of a very pious Stone) to God Shiva. These (i) and (ii) are very pious and good things however to offer Bilva Patra to God Shiva is much more pious thing of all. Hence I offer Bilva Patra to God Shiva.

5) i) Long time back Kings and rich people in India were donating elephants. ii) Ashwamedha Yadnya (Sacrifices and such like things) were performed. iii) At time of marriage, father of bride is donating his daughter to bridegroom, and this is considered as a very pious thing performed by him. Above i), ii) and iii) are no doubt very pious things performed however offering Bilva Patra to God Shiva is much more pious thing than all. Hence I offer Bilva Patra to God Shiva.

6) Bilva Tree is created By Godess Laxmi who is wife of God Vishnu. God Shiva Likes Bilva Tree (Bilva Patra) very much. I perform pooja of God Shiva with Bilva Patra.

7) When we see Bilva Tree and touch it, it simply destroys our sins. Even our very bad and biggest sins are removed and we become free from our sins. Hence I perform pooja of God Shiva with Bilva Patra.

8) Lower part of Bilva Patra is God Brahma, Middle part of Bilva Patra is God Vishnu and Upper part is God Shiva himself hence I perform pooja of God Shiva with Bilva Patra.

9) Whosoever recites this Bilvashtakam by sitting in front of God Shiva temple will become free from all his sins and rest in Shiva Loka along with God Shiva after his death.

Thus here completes Bilvashtakam.





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