The supremacy of the 'Audumbara' Tree (Attimara)

The supremacy of the 'Audumbara' Tree (Attimara)
The supremacy of the 'Audumbara' Tree (Attimara)
Audumbara tree

       It appears when God Ugra Narasimha killed the demon Hiranya Kasyapa, the agony and pain he felt due to the poison which had polluted HIS fingers did not subside due to any nursing or treatment. When Goddess Ganga and all other Gods and Goddesses failed in their attempts, Goddess Laksmi, it appears, took the fruit of the 'Atti' mara(Audumbara tree) and gave it to HIM. Then only the pain mitigated and disappeared. Since then the 'Audumbara' tree has become sacred. If the ferocity of incanation of God as Ugra Narasimha had not subsided and disappeared it would have become a grave danger to the whole of creation.

       Even God Dattatreya, it appears, used to meditate under the 'Audumbara' tree. HE, it seems, would always live under the 'Audumbara' tree. Lord Datta himself has also said that HE lives in the 'Audumbara' tree.

       If we interpret philosophically also, 'Ambara' means the principle of 'Akash' (space). It has no form or shape. In the same way God also is
formless, shapeless.

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