Ashwani submitted this entry 10 years ago


Interesting tidbit from Wikipedia - In historic Kashmir, the tree was planted near Hindu holy places under names derived from the goddess Bhavani. Later in Muslim times it continued to be a major garden and landscape tree and dominates many historic gardens,[3] now generally called chinar. For example, a famous landmark in Srinagar is an island on Dal Lake where four chinar trees stand, named Char Chinar. As another example, a 627-year-old chinar tree has been found at Chatargam, Chadoora, Badgam district, Kashmir.
Samir wrote this 10 years ago
A tree like the Maple tree - very typical to Kashmir
Ashwani wrote this 10 years ago

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