Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa Main specimen
Rutaceae
{ Beliefs & Rituals }

Aegle marmelos is a sacred tree for hindus. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is used in the worship of the God. The trifoliate leaves symbolize the trident that Shiva holds in his right hand.
Aegle marmelos is usually planted near a Shiva temple.

Source : Gandhi & Singh, 1989, Brahma's Hair: The Mythology of Indian Plants