The Great Banyan Tree, Auroville, Pondicherry

  • Banyan or Baragad or Bad/बरगद: The national tree of India.
  • One of the largest species in the world.
  • Banyan is a fig tree that has an unparalleled ability to spread its branches and aerial roots.

The Great Banyan Tree which was there even before Auroville city was laid in 1960, Pondicherry

When Sri Aurobindo and the Mother established Auroville on degraded farmlands, they chose this Auroville Matrimandir Banyan tree as the focal point. It’s from this point that their reforestation and conscious-living community would spread.


This Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) belongs to the Ficus (fig tree) family and is now probably a little more than a hundred years old.

I’m sharing my #TreeLove with #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop, a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur

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Archana · 2nd November 2019 at 20:38

A grand old tree!

    PraGun · 2nd November 2019 at 22:54

    Thanks for stopping by

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