24 January 2019

Kailashnath Neem (ThursdayTreeLove)


Continuing on this e-visit to Ellora, here is a massive Neem tree. It is growing on the right side as we face the Cave 16 Kailash Temple complex. The straight trunk its vast base are eye catching.. The dense foliage hid its branching and only made it more imposing. 

Here is another view .. 

Later, I found that this tree is listed as the Kailashnath Neem under the Landmark Trees of India.

Going by the botanical name Azadirachta indica it belongs to the Meliaceae family. Neem is a common species almost all over India. This is easily the tallest Neem I have seen!
I have seen glorious trees at the Qutub Minar. Just proves that there's more to archaeological sites than the structures.. We only need to look around!

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

16 comments:

Alana said...

Such a majestic tree! I wonder if this is the tree they get neem oil from (which organic gardeners sometimes use here in the United States.)

Chandra Lynn said...

What.a.beautiful.tree!!!

Archana said...

@Alana Yes that is correct. Neem oil is from the seeds of this tree. Happy that you like this tree!!

Archana said...

Thanks Chandra Lynn!

Genevive Angela said...

You captured this tree so well:) looks like a beautiful Painting.

Shilpa Nairy said...

Trunk and roots are massive!! One of the common and medicinal tree.

Archana said...

Thank you so much Angela! :-)

Archana said...

@Shilpa Yes, Neem grows quite commonly in most parts of India. Thanks for stopping by !

d Nambiar said...

Wow! this one is majestic too. Look at those roots -- they look like strong tentacles.

Archana said...

@dNambiar Yes indeed! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Parul said...

How cool! I saw this one in Ellora. Thank you for bringing back the memories. So glad you join and I am so grateful for your support.

Anamika Agnihotri said...

Neem is a common tree in the place where I come from. I remember its fruit was used to create a paste to apply on face and as well for eating it to purify blood - Dadi maa ka nuskha. It tasted bitter and yuck.

JoAnna said...

It looks like a tree with special powers inviting me to sit among its roots and listen and dream.....

Archana said...

Thanks Parul. Happy to participate!! :-)

Archana said...

@Anamika - yes Neem has high medicinal value. Thanks for sharing these tips!

Archana said...

@JoAnna .. Yes indeed. Those roots do seem to say something... Thanks for stopping by.. :-)