Bael: A Fruit Borne On a Sacred Tree

Discover the mythology of bael. Native to India, this fruit and its tree are considered scared by Hindus.

Bael is "a native of India and is found widely in Asian countries like Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, etc. It is called Sivadruma by the Hindus and considered a sacred herb. It is widely found in Indian Siva temples since the herb is considered sacred to Shiva, the lord of health. The leaves of the plant are being offered to Gods as part of prayers." —India Through the Ages by Gopal, Madan
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