Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

The Banyan Tree

Dr. R. Janadardana Rao


Heritage of the soil! Let me water thee ever
Reveal to me the secrets of ages you hide
Vedic treasure in every leaf you hold
Thy strength, thy symmetry of leaves are lessons
To me to learn of thy stoic, silent strength
Unbound, immense, of the past, present and future
Of a land immortal with intents of infinity.

All through a tree? Nay, its a tree of invincibility
Mute conveyance of solemn song “Soham” “I am that”
Of unchanging beauty, challenging eternal erosion
Of time, clime and man’s changing rhymes
Wondrous, inexplicable, beauty for eyes to see
How the seers of yore chose it as their shade
Beneath it they sang immortal songs of eternal truth
Of strength, glory, peace for all mankind
The master and the seeker in chorus sang
Of soul’s infinity, leading path to spiritual beauty
Forming Vedas, Smrities, Samhitas, Upanishads
The lore of sweet, splendourous thought-glory
All ending in Peace, Peace, Santi, Swasthi

Banyan tree! Thou art the synonym of strength
Honoured with proximity of the ancient Rishis in Ind.

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