Glossary

Kalpataru

Kalpataru

Also known as the kalpavriksha or kalpadruma, it is a sacred, wish-granting tree that is a recurring image in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. In different parts of India, different varieties of trees –– such as banyan trees, coconut trees, Indian butter trees etc. –– are referred to as kalpataru for their numerous uses.

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