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Tamarindus indica

Tamarindus indica

Mowgli Imli

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Bodhi Leaf Mowgli Imli

You can have lovely meals, great drinks, and watch the sunset over the rice paddies of Hampi will sitting in the shade of the tamarind tree at Mowgli Guest House.


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Nine Planets Imli

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Bodhi Leaf Nine Planets Imli

Above the Assamese capitol of Guwahati, at the Navagraha Temple of the Nine Planets, overlooking the Brahmaputra River, is a large tamarind tree shading the central shrine


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The Crutch

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Bodhi Leaf The Crutch

Near, Krishna’s Butterball Boulder, this tree is rotted through the center, and is balancing carefully on pieces of decaying wood.


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Osmania Lifesaver

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Bodhi Leaf Osmania Lifesaver

This tamarind has a special role in Hyderabad’s history: in 1908, when the River Musi flooded, 150 people clung to its branches for two days and survived. The River is now a “stinking drain.”


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Heliodorus Nail

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Bodhi Leaf Heliodorus Nail

Near an ancient monument to a Greek ambassador in 140 BC, this is one of several old tamarind trees, filled with iron rings and nails which are used by local villagers to help exorcise evil demons.


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Imli Tala

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Bodhi Leaf Imli Tala

This tree at Vrindavan was was cursed by Krishna’s partner Radha after she cut her foot on a tamarind fruit shard, and now the fruit of this tree never ripens properly.


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