Plants for Positive or Negative Energy

Positive or Negative Energy plants

Positive or Negative Energy plants (2)

Selection of plants for homesteads based on their positive/negative energy

(Nivasa sanna tharu subha – asubha lakshanam)

Section of this website mainly deals with guidelines related to planting trees nearby houses based on their positive and negative energy.

Area of this website exclusively deals with do's and donts of planting rees at homestead level.

Nivasa sanna tharu subha-asubha lakhanam

DO'S

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DONT’S

  • Do not plant Peepal (Ficus religiosa), locally known as Arayal on the eastern side of the house.
  • Do not plant Plaksham (Ficus microcarpa), locally known as Ithi on the southern side of the house.
  • Do not plant Nygrodham (Ficus bengalensis), locally known as Peral on the western side of the house.
  • Do not plant Udumbaram (Ficus racemosa), locally known as Athi on the northern side of the house.
  • One should not plant trees very close to the house so that no shadow fall on the house.
  • Trees should not be planted in front of the house.
  • Do not plant the following trees/plants within the immediate boundary of the house: Bedari (Zizyphus mauritiana), Kadaly(Musa Paradisiaca), Dadimam (Punica granatum) and Beejapoorakam (Cirtus medica)
  • Other trees prohibited for planting near residents are Palasam (Butea monosperma), Kanchanar (Baubinia variegata), Sleshamathakam (Cordia myxa), Arjuna (Terminalia cuneata) and Kranja (Pongamia pinnata).
  • Thorny plants are not recommended to be planted near the residence.
  • Latex bearing plants are not advisable to be planted near the residence, since it may affect wealth/money generation.
  • Fruit bearing plants are also not recommended near the residence.
  • Neeli (Indigofera tinctoria) and Haridra (Curcuma longa) are not recommended to be grown near the residence.
  • Construction of Upavanas (small garden) is prohibited at the southern side, south west corner (Nairathyam) and south east corner (Agneyam). In case it is constructed, it is said that negative energy will be released. Therefore one should construct Upvanam in the western, northern or eastern side of the house. It is believed that this will produce positive energy and enhance health, wealth and progeny.

PRESENCE OF PLANT SPECIES/GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES MENTIONED IN VRIKSHAYURVEDA AS INDICATORS OF GROUNDWATER NETWORK

In Vrikshayurveda, to detect the presence of ground water, specific plant species and other geographical features have been mentioned as indicators. The table given below shows the name of the plant species and the directions and depth of groundwater that they indicate. (This is purely based on their observations/ inference and therefore this is to be reinvestigated to provide scientific evidence.)

List of plant species and their geographical indication for groundwater

Sl. No.

Plant species

Sanskrit/ local name

Presence of other Geographical indicators

Directions and depth of groundwater

1

Homonoia riparia

Jalvethasa/Attuvanchi

Water scarcity area

Water may be available towards the western side of the plants species at the depth of 9 feet

2

Syzygium cumini

Jambu/ Njaval

Pale colored soil with the presence of iron, presence of from while digging at the depth of 6 feet

Water may be available towards the northern side of the plant at the depth of 12 feet

3

Syzygium cumini

Jambu/ Njaval

Ant hill(manputtu)/ termitarium towards the eastern side

Water may be available towards the Southern side of the termite hill/ ant hill at the depth of 12 feet

4

Ficus racemosa

Udumbara/ Athi

White colored snakes and stone colored like Grey tone (Anjana kallu) at the depth of 6 feet

Water may be available towards the Western side of the tree at the depth of 15 feet

5

Terminalia arjuna

Arjuna/ Neermaruth

Ant hill/ termitarium towards the northern side of the tree

Water may be available towards the west at the depth of 21 feet

6

Vitex negundo

Nirgundi/Karinochi

Ant hill/termitarium near the plants

Water may be available towards the north at the depth of 12-14 feet

7

Ziziphus maurititana

Badara/Lantha

Ant hill/ termitarium towards the northern side, presents of white lizard at the depth of 3-5 feet

Water may be available at the depth of 18 feet

8

Butea monosperma (Lam.) Taub

Plash/ Plashu

Growing together in a place, presence of rat snake at the depth of 6 feet

Water may be available just opposite to these species at the depth of 20-22 feet

Ziziphus mauritiana

Badara/ Lantha

9

Aegle marmelos

Bilwa/Koovalam

Growing together in a place, presence of black frog towards north at the depth of 3 feet

Water may be available at the depth of 18 feet

Ficus racemosa

Udumbara/ Athi

10

Ficus racemosa

Kakoudubara/ kattathi

Ant hill/termitarium near the tree

Water may be available towards the Western side of the tree at the depth of 20-22 feet

11

Mallotus philippensis

Kampillakam/ Kampipala

Presence of Kampipala on the water scarcity area

Water may be available towards the Southern side of the tree

12

Oroxylum indicum

Syonaka/ Palakapayyani

Towards the north west side

Water may be available towards the north west side of the tree at the depth of 18 feet. This water source is called Kumudra.

13

Terminalia Bellirica

Bhibheethaka/ Thanni

Ant hill/termitarium towards the southern side. Towards the western side of the ant hill

Water may be available towards the eastern side of the termite hill at the depth of 3-5 feet. Water is available at the depth of 30-32 feet.

14

Diospyros Montana

Vishatinkuda/ Valiyamalayakthi

Darbha, sandy soil, ant hill/termitarium

Water may be available between these at the depth of 33-35 feet.

Desmostachya bipinnata

Kusa/ Darbha

15

Alstonia scholaris

Saptachada/ Ezilampala

Tree basin covered with ant hill/termitarium

Water may be available towards north at the depth of 30 feet

16

Any tree species

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Frogs at the basin of trees

Water may be available towards the northern side of at the depth of 25-27 feet

17

Pongamia pinnata

Karanjam/ Ungu

Termitarium with snakes (pambin puttu) towards the south

Water may be available at the depth of 18-21 feet

18

Medhuca neriifolia

Madhuka/ Ilippa

Termitarium with snake (pambin puttu) towards north

Water may be available towards the western side of the tree at the depth of 24 feet

19

Vitex altissima

Myilellu

Darbha, Durva towards the southern side of the Myilellu and ant hill/termitarium with shining appearance

Water may be available towards the northern side at the depth of 30 feet

Desmostachya bippinata

Kusa/ Darbha

Cynodon dactylon

Durva/karuka

20

Neolamarckia cadamba

Kadamba/ Kadambu

Termitarium with snake (pambin puttu) towards the western side of the tree

Water may be available at the southern side

21

Borassus flabellifer

Tala/ karimpana

Ant hill/ Termitarium around the trees

Water may be available towards the west at the depth of 24 feet

Cocos nucifera

Narikel/ Thengu

22

Limonia acidissima

Kapitham/Vlarmaram

Termitarium with trees (pambin puttu) towards north

Water may be available around the tree (a distance of 10 feet) at the depth of 30 feet

23

Bauhinia variegata

Asmantakam/ Mandaram

Presense of Termitarium with snake (pambin puttu)

Water may be available towards the north at the depth of 21-23 feet

Ziziphus mauritiana

Badara/ Lantha

24

Haldina cordifolia

Girikadamba/Manjakadambu

Ant hill/Termitarium (left side of the tree)

Water may be available towards the east of the anthill at the depth 34 feet

25

Cymbopogan citratus

Veeranapullu/ Inchipullu

Water scarcity area/ geographical characters similar to aanupadesha where there is a presence of Karuka and Veeranapullu

Water may be available at a depth of 6 feet.

Cynodon dactylon

Karuka/ Durva

26

Clerodendrum serratum

Bhargi/Cheruthekku

Presence of these plant species

Water may be available towards the southern side at the depth of 18 feet.

Ipomoea turpethum

Thrivrit/Thrikolpakonna

Baliospermum montanum

Nagadanti/ Danti

Dioscorea deltoidea

Sukarapadhi/ Pannikizhangu

Ipomoea sepiaria

Laksmana/ Thiruthali

Nyctanthes arbortristis

Navamalika/ pavizhamalli

27

Vitex altissima

Myilellu

These trees are surrounded by wet ant hill/Termitarium

Water may be available towards the north of these plants ta the depth of 27 feet

Spondias Pinnata

Ambazham/Aamrathak

Crateava magna

Varuna/Neermathalam

Samecarpus anacardium

Bhallatakam/ Cherkurur

Aegle marmelos

Bilwa/Koovalam

Tamarindus indica

Tindukam/ Valan puli

Alangium salviifoilum

Ankola/Azhinjil

Punica granatum

Dadimum/pindara

Albizi lebbeck

Sirisa/Nenmenivaka

Memecylon malabaricum

Anjana/ Kayampoo

Barringtonia racemosa

Samudrakai/ Vanchula

Pheonix pussilla

Chittenthal/Parushaka

Abutilon indicum

Atibala/Katukurunthotti

28

Salvadora persica L.

Peelor / Ookamaram

Ant hill/Termitarium towards northeast

Water may be available towards north of the tree at the depth of 30 feet.

Ant hill/Termitarium towards the east

Water may be available towards the south of the tree at the depth of 42 feet.

29

Aphanamixis polystachya

Chemmaram