Puttur: Bhat Introduces Rare Rudraksha Tree in Coast
Daijiworld Media Network- Puttur (SR/VA)
Puttur, Sep 24: Professor Shyam Bhat of Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore has introduced the rare Rudraksha trees in the coastal region by growing it himself at his residence in Kabaka village, here.
Right from the vedic period the Rudraksha trees which have special medicinal properties is found mostly in the South- East Asian Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Iran, Java, Timor (Indonesia) and parts of South Asian Kingdom of Nepal, Haridwar and Koodala Sangama in Karnataka.
When Bhat was a professor at Manipal College of Dental Studies he had asked few Nepali students to get these plants from their place. He later thought of experimenting with it by growing it himself in his native place. Bhat planted almost seven to eight Rudraksha plants in 1997 which have grown into huge trees now.
The tree grows 50 to 100 feet tall and the leaves which remain green throughout the year resemble the leaves of a Mango tree.
Shankar Bhat, son of professor Shyam Bhat is currently taking care of the Rudraksha trees. Speaking to Daijiworld he said that the tree can be grown from Rudraksha seed as well but it’s a lengthy process as the seed takes two years to grow into a plant. He also said that the trees which his father had grown have benefited them to a great extent in the past four years.
There are several varieties of Rudrakshis such as Eka mukhi, Dwimukhi, trimukhi, chathurmuki, panchamukhi and so on. Ecah one has its own value and it can fetch over lac or crores of rupees as it is very uncommon and had international demand.
Shankar Bhat also informed that very soon he will create a website - divinerudraksh.com which will give special information on the rudrakshis grown in the trees cultivated by his father.