Tree - Banyan
Indian fig tree, Ficus
bengalensis, whose branches root themselves like new trees over a
large area. The roots then give rise to more trunks and branches.
Because of this characteristic and its longevity, this tree is
considered immortal and is an integral part of the myths and legends
of India. Even today, the banyan tree is the focal point of village
life and the village council meets under the shade of this tree.