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Vriksham means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Vriksham (“tree”) refers to a factor taken into consideration, by consulting an astrologer, before marriage among the Agamudaiyans (a cultivating case foundin all the Tamil districts).—The asterisms belong to a number of trees, e.g.:—Aswini, Strychnos Nux-vomica, Bharani, Phyllanthus Emblica, Krithikai, Ficus glomerata, Puram, Butea frondosa, Hastham, Sesbania grandiflora, Thiruvonam, Calotropis gigantea, Uththirattadhi, Melia Azadirachta. Some of the trees are classed as milky, and others as dry. The young man’s tree should be dry, and that of the girl milky, or both milky.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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